Awesome LDS App for General Conference

Awesome LDS App for General Conference

WHere can I find an LDS app for kids? I was recently introduced to a new LDS app for a smart phone or tablet and it is amazing! With General Conference coming up, I knew I had to write a quick review for anyone looking for a mobile solution to keeping kids quiet during GeneralRead More

Halloween Activity Pack Extraordinaire

Halloween Activity Pack Extraordinaire

What crafts and activities can I do with my toddler or preschooler this October? I am so excited to announce the newest activity pack in our store, our Halloween Activity Pack. I may be biased, but this is the best activity pack so far! Honestly! I had so much fun creating it and my kidsRead More

Paint a Canvas Bag to Hold Library Books

Paint a Canvas Bag to Hold Library Books

How do I decorate a canvas bag to use as a library bag? Canvas is known for its durability, which makes it the perfect material for a library bag. Add some paint and a little artist and you’ve got something durable AND adorable! After all of our recent trips to the library, I knew weRead More

L is for Leaves Toddler Activities

L is for Leaves Toddler Activities

What toddler activities can my toddler do to learn the letter L? I was so excited that our L is for leaves unit just happened to end up at the beginning of Fall. It was so fun to learn about leaves while all of the leaves outside are changing colors. To find out more aboutRead More

Cut and Paste Preschool Activity Pack

Cut and Paste Preschool Activity Pack

Where can I find fun printables to encourage fine motor skills? Another awesome activity pack has just been added to our store. It’s only $1.99, just like all our other activity packs, and this one features cut and paste activities! It includes our ever popular Gingerbread Man cut and paste page, plus 12 other activities.Read More

Toddler School K is for Kitchen Unit

Toddler School K is for Kitchen Unit

How can toddler school help my child learn letters? What a great week to learn about the letter k and the kitchen. Finally my toddler can make lunch for me. Haha! If only, right? Smiley Man did really enjoy his trays and letter work for this unit. I enjoyed all of the fine motor, letterRead More

10 Essential Tools for Toddler and Preschool Learning

10 Essential Tools for Toddler and Preschool Learning

This free guide includes 10 essential tools for toddler and preschool learning. Using these tools can help foster independence, creativity, and fine motor skills. Click here to get 10 Essential Tools for Toddler and Preschool Learning Why do preschool activities with your child? Independence Developmentally appropriate activities teach your child to do things on his orRead More

Teach Numbers and Counting with Tot Trays

Teach Numbers and Counting with Tot Trays

How can I teach numbers and counting to my child? Recently, I’ve been asked a lot how I teach numbers and counting. I do have a few activities that are specifically for numbers and counting, but I realized that most of the number stuff I do is in tot school. So, I decided to makeRead More

15 Creative Ideas for Sensory Bin Fillers

15 Creative Ideas for Sensory Bin Fillers

What can I use for sensory bin fillers? Ever since my post about How Sensory Bins can Make Your Child Smarter, I’ve been itching to do more sensory bins with Smiley Man. Unfortunately for me, I ran out of ideas for sensory bin fillers (also called sensory bin bases). Soooooo, I brainstormed and came upRead More

Use DIY Colored Salt Instead of Craft Sand

Use DIY Colored Salt Instead of Craft Sand

What’s an inexpensive alternative to craft sand? Craft sand is a beautiful sensory material that always gets my creative juices flowing, but sometimes I just don’t want to spend the money for it. Luckily, there is a super inexpensive alternative that I’ll show you. Colored Salt! What’s cheaper than salt? I bought 3 containers ofRead More

J is for Jungle Toddler Curriculum

J is for Jungle Toddler Curriculum

What is a fun theme for the letter J? For the letter J we learned about jungles. It was kind of a weird mix between lions and frogs and trees, but it turned out to be really fun. Smiley Man loved this theme which was good because we spread it out over about 3 weeks.Read More

Inexpensive Birthday Gift Ideas for Kids

Inexpensive Birthday Gift Ideas for Kids

Where can I find some inexpensive and unique birthday gift ideas for kids? I think birthday gift shopping for kids is deceivingly difficult. I often think, “I’ll just get a toy. Easy.” But then I get to the store and stand there like a deer in the headlights. I guess if my budget was limitless,Read More

Expert Advice on How Sensory Bins Make Your Child Smarter

Expert Advice on How Sensory Bins Make Your Child Smarter

Why use sensory bins? If you’ve been on my site at all, you know that I love sensory bins! I feel like they are such a great learning tool. When my kids use them they are super engaged, notice more detail in things around them, and even get better finger and hand strength. The resultsRead More

Shape Activity Pack

Shape Activity Pack

How do I teach my child shapes? I am pleased to announce another activity pack for sale now in our store! This is a shape activity pack and it’s chock full of great shape activities for toddlers and preschoolers. If you’ve been wondering how to teach shapes to your toddler or preschooler, then look noRead More

Flag Collage for Independence Day

Flag Collage for Independence Day

What’s a fun flag craft my kids can do for Independence Day? My kids are loving collages at the moment. I think they just love to glue things. Since I had so many extra red, white, and blue items left over from our 4th of July banner, I thought we should use them for aRead More

Easy Kids Craft for the 4th of July

Easy Kids Craft for the 4th of July

What is an easy kids craft for the 4th of July? I really felt like our house needed a little festive decor and since I’m not big on decorating, I thought I’d make my kids do it. Haha! A+ parenting right there. I thought of this easy kids craft that is perfect for the 4thRead More

Thin Letter Preschool Alphabet Printables

Thin Letter Preschool Alphabet Printables

How can I use alphabet printables to teach my child the letters? Alphabet printables are a wonderful way to expose your child to the letters of the alphabet. There are so many different ways to play with these thin letter alphabet printables that are fun and educational. If you’ve seen any of my Toddler CurriculumRead More

Toddler Homeschool Curriculum I is for Insect

Toddler Homeschool Curriculum I is for Insect

How do I teach the letters to my toddler? You may have noticed that the blog has been a bit quiet lately. Life has been crazy (see this post). On top of it all, I stopped nursing baby Sport and my post-partum depression got a lot worse. Annoying, since it did the exact opposite withRead More

Spring Crafts and Activities for Kids

Spring Crafts and Activities for Kids

Where can I find some fun spring craft ideas? Summer is almost here, which means you only have a few days left for Spring crafts and activities. I put together a list of our favorite spring crafts and activities from Moms Have Questions Too for you to peruse and enjoy. This list includes ideas forRead More

Pirate Ship Craft

Pirate Ship Craft

How do I turn a piece of paper into a boat? Today I am going to show you how to do an awesome pirate ship craft. It starts with an origami boat. Origami is a great way for kids to practice fine motor skills and spatial awareness. Paper folding seems to be a lost skillRead More