Easter Bunny Crafts

easter bunny crafts

Easter is almost here and I want to share these easter bunny crafts that are cute as well as functional. Easy crafts are the best, especially when you are crunched for time. This easter bunny craft can be made within 15 minutes after gathering supplies. Don't worry most of the supplies are common crafting items. My kids are loving the EOS chapsticks. I'm not sure if it is because of their very distinct shape or because all their friends seem to have at least one. They have been begging me to get them each one and I finally caved because I thought it looked like an egg. Little Chef A saw the aqua color and thought if we speckle it with black paint it would look like a robins egg. Yes … [Read more...]

Colors – Free Ipad Apps for Active Learning

free ipad apps colors

We have been working on colors in some fun ways incorporating active learning. Ipads are a great way to learn colors. There are many free ipad apps available. These are 4 we have found enjoyable. We all learn in different ways. Technology is a great way to learn with more senses. Colors N Shapes - I love the progression in this game. It shows you what you need to find as well as verbally giving directions. The first level has 3 of the same shape but different colors. You need to choose the correct color. If you get it wrong the one you chose disappears with music so you are left with 2 options. The directions are repeated until you get it correct. You are given the option to repeat the … [Read more...]

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Funtopia

funtopia climbing

We had an opportunity with 3 of my Little Chefs to check out Funtopia located in Lehi, Utah. I love discovering new things to do in Utah. My girls had so much fun that the hour went by quicker then they wanted! That is how I know this place was a hit. Funtopia is located in Lehi just a few blocks south of the roller mills. It is booked by the hour. I would recommend you reserving a spot. You will need to fill out a waiver which may be done ahead of time using their online form. The first 10 minutes is instruction and preparation. The remaining 50 minutes is for you to climb. That time will go by super fast! How it works is your child will choose from 26 different climbing … [Read more...]

Spring Sweepstakes with Little Passports

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I have always enjoyed Melissa and Doug products. Little Passports is a new company that intrigues me. The idea of learning about a new place each month sounds like something my kids would enjoy. We can't travel to most places but I would love to teach my kids about as many places as I can. This seems like a great way to expose them to different places. Little Passports has partnered with Melissa and Doug for a Spectacular Spring Sweepstakes! Enter The Little Passports and Melissa and Doug Spring Sweepstakes today! One lucky winner will receive the … [Read more...]

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Let’s Create Expo Winner

let's create expo

The Let's Create Expo (formerly known as the Original Scrapbook USA Expo) is this weekend! If you have been watching their facebook page you know they have some really great sponsors and a fun weekend planned. I just saw a $20 kids admission on Saturday from 10-2 that includes a swag bag and a choice of 3 crafts in the Kids Create Area. I know 3 of my girls would love to do this! I gave more details when I announced the Let's Create Expo Giveaway here. Thanks to all those who entered for the tickets. Our two lucky winners who will each win a one day admission ticket to the Let's Create Expo this weekend are:  Angie G. and Stacy S. Please contact me within 24 hours to claim your … [Read more...]

Get To Know LDS Apostles

lds apostles conference packet

General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints occurs the first Sunday in April and October. I have created a general conference packet to get to know the First Presidency and LDS Apostles to keep hands busy but hopefully not mouths as we watch. In this packet you will learn three facts about each person and will have a corresponding activity or food item to reinforce that fact. In my home we watch conference on our television. I like my kids to listen but it can get long for them. Giving them something to do that connects them to the person they are listening to will help them make a connection to that person. They will want to listen because they will know … [Read more...]

7 Different Types of Easter Scavenger Hunts

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One of my favorite things about Easter is hunting for eggs. When I was young I searched for plastic eggs as well as wrapped candy and jelly beans. While Easter Scavenger Hunts are not the purpose of Easter, it is a fun tradition that I have continued with my kids. I love watching my kids become excited about the hunt before and during the easter hunt. Another way I prepare my kids to have an even better holiday is through different Easter Ideas such as a printable countdown, melted crayon eggs, and mini baskets. On the years I have small children who didn't quite understand how to collect Easter eggs we would practice. By the time Easter came with the real hunt, you know the one that … [Read more...]

Third Spring Craft Blog Hop

Welcome to the third in a four-part spring craft blog hop challenge for the spring season! This hop will run from March 18th - May 25th. This will be the longest and biggest of the hops. I'm excited about that! We're challenging you to create a craft project that reflects Easter, recycled crafts, Earth Day, Mother's Day, Teacher's Day, May Day, Cinco De Mayo or a General Spring theme. Please join us in this challenge and link-up your crafty creation at the bottom of this post and have it shared on 19 blogs! Meet all 19 hosts! Each host will be sharing their own craft to kick off the Spring Craft Blog Hop challenge, so make you visit each host to see their fabulous … [Read more...]

Recycled Denim Bracelet

recycled denim bracelet

A recycled denim bracelet is a low cost craft idea for kids. We all have jeans with holes. Perhaps you may cut them off and make them into shorts like I do, or a blanket like my mom. As an alternative how about creating a recycled denim bracelet that uses denim as the main material with a couple supplemental trimmings costing less then $2. Supplies Old pair of denim pants Prym Dritz Fray Check Sealant Fiskars Stick Rotary Cutter Omnigrid Mat With Grid 24x36 2 different trimmings Wood Flower With Multi Buttons - or a snap if you choose needle and thread Cut a one inch strip of your jeans pant leg across from one side to another. The width of the jeans I am using … [Read more...]

A Simple Hanging Bath Towel

A Simple Hanging Bath Towel

Do your towels end up on the floor and not on the hook? Mine fall down all the time no matter how creatively I put it on the hook. Today I will show you how to create your own simple hanging bath towel. In just a few minutes and some twill tape you will not have your towel fall on the floor again! Supplies: Prym Dritz Fray Check Sealant Wrights Twill Tape White Towel Sewing Machine Thread Black and White Instructions: Cut your twill tape 4" long. Use fray check on the ends so they do not fray. I use this stuff on anything that will fray. It works perfectly.  Fold your towel in half. Using a ruler mark one inch from the fold on both sides of the towel. I put one … [Read more...]