Halloween Baking: It’s Time to Get Ready for Halloween!

Pumpkin Muffins

I love Halloween, but only the cute and fun aspects, not the horror and gore. I remember being terrified as a young child to visit certain houses at Halloween. To this day, I don’t love staring at the scary decorations. In my adulthood, I have embraced what I term the “fun part” of Halloween for ME and that is the pumpkins, black cats and creative costumes. Our neighbour across the street always brings over fun and delicious Halloween baking for the kids to enjoy. It has become part of our Halloween tradition. Do you have any Halloween traditions that you … Continue reading

Halloween Safety {Giveaway}

Halloween Safety

Teaching children about Halloween Safety including tips like never trick-or-treat alone (get your free safety tip printable here) is extremely important. Children need to understand that when it is dark outside, there are additional safety hazards that present themselves. Many people light up their Jack-O-Lanterns with real candles. This has never sat right with me! When I was a Kindergarten teacher, I came up with the idea to light up our pumpkins with a battery-powered flashlight instead of a candle. This way, you don’t have to e concerned with children (you know, the little ones who aren’t watching where they … Continue reading

Halloween Ideas {Artsy Play Wednesday}

Halloween Fun

Halloween is rapidly approaching. Excitement is in the air! I would like to share with you some Halloween ideas with you…. Ghost Favour Bagalope Halloween Decoupage Jars Toilet Paper Tube Mummies Peek-a-Boo Ghost Ghost Pencil Toppers Link Up Your Child Friendly Posts Below… BLOGGERS: Please feel free to link up your FAVOURITE crafts and activities for children from YOUR blog. Thank you for sharing your amazing posts with our large audience of readers on three blogs. By doing so, you are also giving us permission to use your link and an image from your post in future Artsy Play posts. … Continue reading

Decorating for Halloween {Giveaway}

Happy Halloween

This past weekend, my children and I decorated for Halloween. I absolutely LOVE to decorate for Halloween. The kids get SO excited and the fun decorations bring such joy and excitement into our home. One of my favourite stores that make such fun and CUTE (because I’m not all about the scary side) decorations is Hallmark. Hallmark always has such a fun variety of decorations for every holiday. While the children and I LOVE decorating for Halloween, I know my husband starts to cringe a wee bit inside. Halloween brings EXTRA excitement and noise to our home, which sometimes…..well, watch … Continue reading

Pumpkin Ideas for Kids {Linky}

Pumpkin Memory Game

There is no denying it now, it is definitely Fall! During the fall, there are apples, leaves and pumpkins absolutely everywhere we look. Today, I would like to feature a few of my favourite pumpkin ideas for kids from crafts to fun food and even a game! Pumpkin decorating doesn’t have to be just left for Halloween. Why not consider giving your child a pumpkin early and let their imagination go wild! Click on the image above for more kid friendly pumpkin decorating ideas. It is no secret, that I really do love to see fun food ideas! While we … Continue reading

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Ideas for #Halloween {Round Up and LINKY}

With Halloween quickly approaching, I thought I would share some fun Halloween ideas with you to put you in the spooky mood…. Halloween Printables FREE Printable Halloween Tags Halloween Themed Food Hotdog Mummy Rice Krispie Treats – Halloween Style Deliciously Moist Pumpkin Cake RECIPE Halloween Snack and Math Activity How to Bake and Puree Fresh Pumpkin Halloween Healthy Snack Mummy Oreo Pops Spooky Turkey Potato Pie Monster Munch Halloween Crafts Pom Pom Spider Craft FREE Personalized Halloween Colouring Pages FUN Halloween Musical Shakers Ghost Pops Baby’s FIRST HALLOWEEN Craft – Foot Prints Glow in the Dark Bat Canvas Halloween Educational … Continue reading

Top 10 Sensory Activities for Toddlers ~ Artsy Play Wednesday {LINKY}

Hosted by: Capri + 3Multi-Testing MommyShannon’s View From HereBaby Giveaways Galore Welcome to Artsy Play Wednesday, a weekly post featuring activities, crafts, recipes and more wonderful ideas to share with your children! Each week, we will have a Featured Activity for you to check out along with an opportunity for you to link up your child friendly activities or to check out ideas for you to do with your children! If you are a blogger and you have a post that you would like to be featured, please fill out this Featured Post form. I look forward to seeing you … Continue reading

Halloween with @Hallmark_Canada #HallmarkPressPause {#GIVEAWAY}

Halloween is one of my favourite times of year. The excitement that surrounds it is contageous! Hallmark Canada has super cute Halloween decorations! I’ve always loved Hallmark and they never disappoint me when I visit their seasonal decorations section. Yes, I’ll take one of everything please. This year, one of my favourite Halloween decorations is the Whoo’s Watching Me? Singing Owl Interactive Plush. It is super cute and I just love the moving eyes, the music that it plays and the spooky eyes that appear in the tree in which the owl is perched when you press the button. The … Continue reading