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Panda Face Food Art

My Little Chefs have always loved playing with their food. When they go through periods of not wanting lunch we change it up to make it seem different. We might use a lunch tray instead of a plate, deconstruct their sandwich, put things on a stick, anything out of the ordinary. We do the same for afternoon snacks when everyone gets home because it is fun, they are always hungry at that time. I thought it would be fun to make an after school snack using one of our favorite play foods, ...

Tie Dye Butterfly Shirt Embellishment

This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated by product or payment. All opinions and experiences are truthful and my own. This post contains paid links. School has been in for a month now, because we are on year round school. It seems like we are always worried about school clothes for one reason or another. With 5 kids I have plenty of shirts that look nice except for that stain on the front right where everyone can see it. I hate to get rid of a shirt like this so I let my kids ...

4th of July Roundup: 7 Great Ideas

We love the 4th of July holiday. The colors are so bright and fun, we love to BBQ, and of course my kids look forward to fireworks at night. Here are 7 easy crafts and easy recipes to get you excited about this holiday. Patriotic Old Fashioned Candied Popcorn 4th of July Printables Woven Party Placemat Popsicle Stick Waveable Flag Red, White and Blue DIY Necklace Uncle Sam Craft Easy Star Button Wreath Firecracker Crackers

4th of July Woven Party Placemat

We are excited to bring you a couple new holiday easy crafts this week.  My son is out of school until he starts Kindergarten in Sepetember, so doing crafts is always a joy for us.  It is a great time to sit down with him and spend some one on one time.  Having a little sister now, he doesn't get as much time with me as he used to. I remember doing paper weave crafts when I was younger, and thought this would be fun do with with my son.  This is something we haven't done before, so ...

Taffy Town

  I'm always up for going somewhere different and FREE with the kids.  This week we decided to check out Taffy Town which is located in downtown Salt Lake City.  If you haven't been there I highly recommend it.  They give FREE tours of their facility.  This tour is a formal tour and only offered Monday thru Thursday at 10:30 a.m. OR 2:30 p.m.. These tours need to be scheduled 2 days in advance. Where is it located? 55 W 800 S, Salt Lake City, Utah How much does it ...

Our Flag – 4th of July

Flag Day is on June 14th so I wanted to read a book with my son about flags and the importance of Our Flag.  I found a Little Golden Book by Carl Memling titled Our Flag.  This is a great book that gives history on the changes of the flags of the USA.  I find this book a great one for kids of all different ages.  The pictures are bright and colorful.  The text is simple and easy to follow.  The explanations on each page are brief, but are still able to tell a lot about the history of ...

Ghost Falls Trail

The weather is warming up here and we have been anxious to start hiking. This is something we enjoy doing. My girls like discovering new things and as parents we like getting our kids active. At the beginning of the summer we take a few smaller hikes and then extend the distance as the summer progresses. Ghost Falls Trail has two trail heads. We took the longer trail which is about 3 miles round trip. It took us 2 hours round trip to complete this hike. My 3 year old walked all but 10 minutes! ...

The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart

When I was pregnant with our daughter, I had a friend give me the book The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart.  Right away I was caught up in the illustrations by Christine Davenier.  When I got home that night I had to read this book.  It is a longer story which would be great for the older ages.  My daughter, who is now 1, will not sit through the entire reading of this book.  Along with the length, the language is a little harder to understand for the younger ages.  Gerry, "The ...

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Need some Father's Day inspiration? We have five fun father's day crafts to share with you. Woven Tie Father's Day Gift - used with your favorite 2 liter and some double sided patterned paper. Best Dressed Printable - Free printable to add to your favorite 2 Liter or popcorn! Father's Day Text Art - Use your own words then create the text art using a free online program. Father's Day Printable - Frame it or add it to your father's day gift. Father's Day Gum Printable for ...

Copperton Park

Do you live out on the West Bench like we do?  Well, this is a GREAT park for you to go to.  It is located in Copperton Utah which is a small town close to the Copperton Mine.  The Copperton Park has 9.93 acres for your kids to run around on and enjoy. Where is it located? 8791 West Park Street, Copperton Township How much does it cost? FREE! Is food allowed? Yes! This is a public park.  There is a Pavilion available to be reserved.  Whenever we go, which is during the day, ...

Father’s Day Gum Wrapper

I have already told you my girls LOVE planning for holiday's. The day after Mother's Day they started planning an easy craft for Father's Day! One thing they all decided is that Dad likes gum. He always has a pack in his car, on his dresser and in his church bag. My three year old now shares the love of gum (much to my dismay) and knows where to search to get a piece when she wants one. Dad doesn't like this so he tries to remember to hide his gum. In honor of our Dad who loves gum I have ...

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat

We have all heard a lot about bullying and the effects it has on children and adults.  I wanted to find a book that would reinforce what bullying is, and what role we play in bullying.  That's when I found the book Llama Llama and the Bully Goat.  I loved the illustrations in this book along with the great lesson it gives.  It is about a llama and his day at school with a bully who is a goat.  It talks about what to do when someone is bullying you or a friend, and how the teacher ...

5 Summer Vacation Ideas

The kids are almost out of school, for traditional schools that is. What are you going to do to keep them busy all summer? We like to get creative, go on hikes, find new parks, go on new adventures, read books and so much more. Here are a few fun summer vacation ideas your kids might enjoy. Nature Scavenger Hunt to help with investigating the outdoors. Cardboard Box Cars - it's amazing what can be created with boxes! Summer Fun Calendar to keep you busy. Summer Fun Sailboat ...

Neptune Park

Twice now we have been to Neptune Park. The first time we went it was windy but we enjoyed it so much we had to go back. This time we took our own lunch and had a picnic first then played on the toys. Where is it located? 452 W 400 N, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045 If you come from I-15 get off at Pioneer Crossing and go west as far as you can, UT-68. It is close after that. How much does it cost? FREE! Is food allowed? Yes! This is a public park.  There is a Pavilion available to ...

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores

I grew up reading many of the Berenstain Bears books.  I fell in love with them as a kid and wanted to share these with my children as well.  Over the next few months I will be reviewing 1-2, each month, of the Berenstain Bears books.  I hope that your kids enjoy these books as much as mine did.  I know my son really enjoyed the book this week which is titled The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores. How do you get chores completed at your house?  How do you incorporate this ...

Save Up to 50% on Select Craftsy Classes!

(This post contains affiliate links which means, I will be compensated if you purchase after clicking these links.) Have you seen all the fun classes they have at Craftsy? Knitting, cake decorating, sewing, jewelry and many many more! You will not want to miss out on Craftsy's Birthday Flash Sale! Get select online classes at up to 50% off for a limited time only. Many of these classes will not be at these low prices again soon. Hurry, offer expires May 11th at 11:59pm MT. Shop ...

Legacy Regional Park

    Recently we needed to make a trip up to Bountiful to pick up some shirts for the Wasatch Back Relay.  I decided it would be fun to make a day trip out of it and find a fun park to visit.  We found Legacy Regional Park located in North Salt Lake.  My son was so excited to get out and play because of the climbing sets of the park, as well as the splash pad. Where is it located? 1140 West 1100 North, North Salt Lake How much does it cost? FREE! Is food allowed...

The Night Before Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and I have a great book for you to read with your kids. The Night Before Mother's Day is such a fun book.  This is not the first The Night Before books that we have purchased for our house.  Stay tuned next month for another. During the book, The Night Before Mother's Day, a dad and kids get Mom out of the house so they can prepare surprises for her for Mother's Day.  What's great is that all of these surprises can be done by your kids.  I know ...

Old Farm Park

We are excited to share a park that has both a traditional playground and a splash pad. Old Farm Park Where is it located? About 13600 South 3250 West in Riverton, UTAH How much does it cost? FREE! Is food allowed? Yes! This is a public park. Are strollers allowed? Yes! In fact there is a paved pathway that pretty much goes around the park. I did see people out there doing laps for exercise. But this isn't advised when you have other kids on the playground and/or splash pad. How ...

The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners

We are excited to be sharing the book The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners.  I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel I shouldn't need to continue to remind my child when to say "thank you" and "please".  No, I don't need to remind him every time, but frequently.  And, what about manners at the table, or at a friends house?  This is a great book to read with your children.  We all need a review of what good manners are, and why they are so important. After we read the book ...

Mother’s Day (Kids) Free Printable

For the past couple years when I think about Mother's Day  and what I should post I always come to the same conclusion...I don't want to post a craft to make with the kids because then I have to (get the opportunity to) make it with them. But then they give it right back to me and I am required to act surprised. Not that I am not big surprises, but it just feels strange and not genuine to me. This year I have created a printable that even mom's can print for their kids and still be at least ...

Jump ‘N Bounce Family Fun Center

Jump 'N Bounce Family Fun Center We are excited to tell you about a Family Fun Center that we drive by twice a day, 3 times a week, on our way to and from school.  I am asked, almost once a week, "can we go bounce today?".  It's a great place to go with friends, but why not have a Birthday Party there? Where is it located? 7988 South Welby Park Dr. (4550 West) Phone 801-280-7988 According to their website: From Interstate 15 take Exit 297, get in the far left lane. ...

How to make an easy Hummingbird Feeder for kids

Hummingbirds are so fun to watch. Making your own Hummingbird Feeder is actually a lot easier then I anticipated. It can be done with recycled containers! The next time you or your kids drink anything out of a plastic bottle that has a screw on cap keep it and put it aside for this project. The next time you eat something out of a short squatty plastic container with a lid keep it and put it aside for this project. Hummingbirds send out scouts at the beginning of May, two weeks before ...

Pancakes For Supper

While at the library my son saw the cover of the book, Pancakes For Supper, and wanted to get it right away. It has a picture of a HUGE stack of pancakes. Pancakes For Supper was a fun book to read.  This is a story about a little girl who gets bumped out of her parents' wagon.  She flies through the air and lands near a variety of wild animals.  Each one threatens to eat her, however, she offers different items of clothing to each of them.  For example, she offers her blue coat to the ...