Helpful and Fun Back to School Ideas {LINKY}

Blank calendars

I have to apologize to those of you who don’t have school-aged children or Grandchildren! My blog has been over-run with Back to School content. At least my content has been sprinkled with some good recipes like: Both of these would make GREAT additions to your child’s lunch bag, for those of you who DO have school-aged children! Last week, we had a few bloggers link up some fantastic ideas surrounding Back to School that I would like to feature. These blank calendars can be printed out for your child to use to keep track of projects or for the … Continue reading

A List of Outdoor Activities for Kids ~ #ArtsyPlay {LINKY}

Outdoor Activities

With the weather getting warmer, we are finding ourselves enjoying the outdoors more and more! We have compiled a list of some fun outdoor activities for kids in order to have some extra fun during these warm weather months. 1. Capri + 3 – 5 Simple Bubble Solution Recipes 2. Life with Moore Babies – Musical Sidewalk 3. JDaniel4’s Mom – Patriotic Wind Sock 4. Life with Moore Babies – Colorful Ants 5. Artsy Momma – Water Balloon Games 6. Multi-Testing Mommy – Bubble Fun 7. Crafty Journal – DIY Foam Flyers 8. Raising Wild Ones – Rainbow Pinwheel 9. … Continue reading

Printable Mother’s Day Gift ideas

MOTHER Acrostic Poem Printable

I have created these 5×7 Printable Mother’s Day Gifts for you to use. It is as simple as printing them out and putting them into a picture frame. If you are on a budget, you can find inexpensive photo frames at the dollar store. If you are looking for something a little fancier, consider looking at your local craft store where they have larger frames and matting options. Click on the images below to print. More Printable Mother’s Day Gifts Mother’s Day Coupons Mother’s Day Letter Even MORE Printable Mother’s Day Gifts World’s Best Mom Certificate All About My Mom … Continue reading

Flower Crafts for Kids Round-Up ~ #ArtsyPlay {LINKY}

Flower Crafts for Kids

Artsy Play Wednesday will now be featuring many of YOUR crafts in themed round-up posts each week. To see what themes are in the weeks to come, please see the image at the bottom of this post! By linking up, your post may be featured and shared across all of our social media and blogs! The more crafts you link up the higher your chances of being chosen. This week, we have gathered a collection of ideas for Flower Crafts for Kids. 1.  Planting a Rainbow Sensory Board – HOUSE OF BURKE 2.  Lollipop Flower Bouquet – CRAFTY JOURNAL 3.  KandinskyFlowers – RUBBER … Continue reading

Creating and Maintaining a Child Safe Email Account {Tech Tuesday}

Feel free to follow my blog with Bloglovin. Protecting children when they are online can be a daunting and difficult task. In truth, the safest child is the offline child; however, that is also an unacceptable solution (especially when you consider the fact that you’re reading a post about secure email for children). One of the activities my daughter loves to do is to send emails to her friends and relatives. However, email is also the most common source of unsolicited communication on the internet (hence why many mail services provide spam filtering and the like). We knew we needed … Continue reading

5 Days of Canadian Teachers Pay Teachers Stores {Giveaway}

Teachers Pay Teachers

My friend Lisa Marie from The Canadian Homeschooler is hosting a wonderful opportunity for ANYONE who enjoys providing their children with fun and educational activities at home during her 5 Days of Canadian Teachers Pay Teachers Event. Each day this week, Lisa Marie will be featuring a new teacher and product (think printables, activities, templates) from the Teachers Pay Teachers site, one of my favourite sites ever! The Teachers Pay Teachers Store is an open marketplace where teachers can share, sell and purchase affordable, original teacher resources. It is also a place where parents can go to find activities for … Continue reading

At What Age Can Children Walk to School Independently?

What age can children walk to school independently

I’m sure you have heard of Kathy Buckworth before, she is an award winning writer, public speaker, spokesperson and television personality. Yesterday, Kathy spoke on CFRB 1010 Radio on the topic of children walking to school independently. I was also privy to a group discussion on this exact topic which got me thinking about my own children. Recently, I have found myself questioning how much independence or lack of independence I am giving my daughter who is about to turn 9 years old. I think back to when I was 9 and I was walking to school (a 15 minute … Continue reading

Sensory Bins for Kids ~ Artsy Play Wednesday 3/19

Artsy Play Wednesday

Hosted by: Capri + 3 Multi-Testing Mommy Shannon’s View From Here Country Fit Family 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! Fill out this Featured Post form if you are a blogger and you would like to be featured.   FEATURED ACTIVITY I absolutely LOVE sensory bins for … Continue reading

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win a Sands Alive! Kit and a Michaels Gift Card!

Michaels Gift Card Giveaway

What are your favourite arts, crafts and activities to do with your children? What arts and crafts can your children do independently? In my opinion, it is important to provide your children with a mix of activities including ones that they can do independently and ones that require adult assistance. It is fun to do arts and crafts with your children, but it is also important for children to learn the skill of independence in order to gain confidence in their own creative skills. Have you ever heard of the debate between process versus product? Back when I was in … Continue reading

Arts and Crafts for Kids ~ Artsy Play Wednesday Giveaway Hop Continues

Artsy Play Wednesday Giveaway Hop

Do your kids love to do arts and crafts? I love arts and crafts. I admit that I don’t find as much time for crafts as I would like to, but I still love them. I encourage my children to use their imaginations and make something using their creativity on a regular basis. Sometimes, they run out of ideas and ask me for one and often this occurs at a time when I might not have an activity ready and at my finger tips. This is where Artsy Play Wednesday comes into play for me. I can look back at … Continue reading