Summer Sanity: Looking for Ideas to Keep Children Busy and Parents Sane

What is Summer Sanity?A series of posts for parents to gain ideas and inspiration for how to keep their children active, learning and happy during the long summer months. Help WantedWe are currently looking for Guest Posts on the topic of activities, educational fun, crafts and more! You do not have to be a “blogger” or have a blog in order to Guest Post on Multi-Testing Mommy! If you are interested in writing up a post to be shared this summer during our Summer Sanity event, please fill out THIS FORM. Interested SponsorsThere are ad spaces available at the bottom … Continue reading

A Fun Way to Help Raise Money for Breakfast for Learning

This is a guest post submitted by Egg Farmers of Ontario and Beatrice Bastedo. Easter long weekend is right around the corner – A holiday, all about having fun with the family, and packed with opportunities for getting crafty with your kids. Egg Farmers of Ontario want to help you get crafty and give back. They have teamed up with Breakfast for Learning to launch a new online contest called the ‘Eggs-Factor.’ It’s an innovative online egg design contest where you get to let the creativity flow through the mouse and onto the screen.How does the ‘Eggs-Factor’ help you and … Continue reading

Baseball Cards: Collecting With Your Kids

This is a Guest Post written by A Busy Dad of Two. I’m a father of two school age children who enjoys music, movies & technology. Originally from New Jersey, I been searching for good New York Style pizza here in Ohio and sadly, I’m yet to find it. I love the kind of racing where horses make left turns but not the kind where cars do. I think Jim Henson was a genius. My favorite color is blue. I believe it’s important to laugh every day and that everything happens for a reason. Read my blog at www.abusydadottwo.com and … Continue reading

Spring Fling at the Rogers Centre {50% off DEAL} and {GIVEAWAY}

Do you live in the GTA? Are you still looking for ideas for how to spend your March Break with the kids? Look no further! Spring Fling is being hosted at the Rogers Centre. What is Spring Fling? Spring Fling is Canada’s largest indoor carnival. There will be midway fun, thrilling rides and family entertainment everywhere you look. Your family can visit Barbie’s World and interact with 26 exotic animals from Reptilia! There is definitely something there for everyone in your family. March 10 – 16, 2012: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily ROGERS CENTRE Peachy Buy is offering a … Continue reading

Happy Family Literacy Day!

Today is Family Literacy Day! I hope that every family can find some time today to engage in some family literacy activities. Here are some suggested activities: ABC Bread Snacks Play a game. Read some books. Write a story together as a family. Go on a word hunt. For more family literacy ideas, feel free to read last year’s post on Family Literacy Day! Pin It Check out Multi-Testing Mommy’s Giveaways

Spark Your Imagination Story Starter Cards (GIVEAWAY) #Canadian

Last week, I posted a Review for Spark Your Imagination Story Starters. I was so excited to get the review posted so that all of you could read about it and agree with me that these fun games would make a perfect stocking stuffer or Christmas gift that I forgot to include the Giveaway (I know, I know, the best part, right?!). How could I deny you readers the amazing opportunity to win a set of Story Starter Cards for your family to enjoy?! I’m so sorry. Let me refresh your memory about these amazing Mom Made in Canada products….Spark … Continue reading

Kid Decorated Pumpkins

Kids just LOVE to be a part of decorating for Halloween, but some of the Halloween Traditions, like carving a pumpkin aren’t 100% safe for young children. Yes, there are “child safe” knives out there, but pumpkins are very HARD and therefore difficult for young children to cut. What can you do to get your child involved in pumpkin carving and Halloween decorating? Here is a list of idea: Stick up Halloween Window clings Draw Halloween pictures and signs and hang them up Help scoop out the seeds of a pumpkin Sort the seeds out of the pumpkin “gunk” (this … Continue reading

Halloween Cobweb Sensory and Fine Motor Activity

Buy one of those cobwebs in a bag at the Dollar Store (gotta love Dollar Stores!) and hide creepy creatures inside of it. Boy, was it ever difficult to find creatures that weren’t choking hazards wee ones! Children love to feel, stretch and pull the cobweb apart a hundred times in search for spiders and creepy crawlies galore. Other items, good for older children to find, include pumpkin seeds and Halloween plastic rings. If you’d like to learn how to make Halloween Shakers, check out our Halloween Shakers post.

Halloween Fine Motor Activity

Use children’s chopsticks to pick up pumpkin seeds, it was an exciting and fun challenge. It also kept the kids entertained for quite some tiime!This is the 2 year old’s version of a Jack-o-Lantern!And, this is a 5 year old’s version! What a simple activity, but it was so much fun. Did you know that cooked pumpkin seeds can last in a ziplock bag for an entire year! They are so dried out that they don’t go moldy at all. I made so many last year that we will have them for crafts and activities for years to come 🙂 … Continue reading

#FREE Personalized Halloween Colouring Sheets

FreckleBox.com has some FREE Colouring Sheets up for Halloween that you can personalize for your child with their name! There are two sheets that are super cute: Check out Multi-Testing Mommy’s Giveaways Toy Clearance Sale at chapters.indigo.ca. Shop now to prepare for the holidays! Some posts on Multi-Testing Mommy have been sponsored, see MTM’s Disclosure for more details.