Toddler & Preschooler

Best play activity for toddlers: rice box

I owed this one to my toddler for a while.  Somehow all my boys were always crazy about digging: in a sand, in a baby cereal, on the side of the road.  Give them a couple of free minutes and they’ll dig their way to China.  With my toddler gaining more and more independence, my [...]

How NOT to do an art project with your kids

Two kids.  One itsy-bitsy art project to unleash their creativity.  No brainer supplies.  No difficult directions.  Tons of room for self-expression.  Setting it up outside, on a warm sunny day, to enjoy the fresh air and easy mess clean up.  Can’t go crazy-wrong, right?  WRONG!   The idea is rather sudden, so we are getting [...]

Kids’ Favorite Fall Craft – Leaves Coloring Project

Leaf coloring is inevitably one of my little one’s favorites.  Right after decorating pumpkins and running wild around the house screaming.  Though this one is less noisy (A LOT) and less expensive: no need to bargain with the kids how many pumpkins we are getting this time – they can have all the leaves in [...]

Five Easiest Halloween Crafts for the Little Ones. Crafts for Toddlers.

My favorite crafts have two things in common: they don’t have a perfect final result and they allow maximum room for kids’ creativity to soar into the sky.  Even for the littlest crafters.  Especially for the littlest crafters.   Every single one of these crafts my kids enjoyed at some point of their yearly Halloween Party [...]

Fun games and activities to teach kids about Art

While the fall colors and winds are slowly overtaking the playground, we love to revisit our favorite museums.  That is art museums.  Here I already shared what a big hit art museums are in our family (Visiting art museums with kids. Real treat for family fun).  The best thing is, that art is not reserved [...]

An educational visit to the farm

“Where do you want to go?” “Moo. Miau.”  My toddler’s answer rarely deviates.  “We have two cats at home!  Do you want to go the playground instead?”  “No.  Moo.  Miau.”  Well, at least we don’t have a “moo” at home.  Or, when I don’t look at the mirror, I’d like to think that way.  Though, [...]