Wonderful glittery and soft valentines day playdough

Play dough is always something we have around for the kids to use in our house. It is such a great sensory medium for kids to use, and given tools to play with it they can play for hours. We decided to make some Valentines Day Playdough when it was time to make a new batch of playdough since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Even as my kids get older they still love sensory ideas. They will play in bin or with play dough for hours. We make our own play dough a few times a year and Continue Reading...

Christmas Around The World

When Christmas time comes I work hard to teach my kids the REAL meaning behind the season. I also try to teach my children about how other countries celebrate Christmas differently then we do. A perfect way to do that is to visit the Christmas Around The World exhibit at Meijer Garden’s. We visit Fredrick Meijer Gardens frequently during the spring and summer. I have always had great intentions of going to their wonderful Christmas exhibit, but things always get busy during the holidays, surgeries come up, or little ones are to colicky to bring out in public ūüôĀ . Continue Reading...

Festive Christmas Learning Ideas that are Memorable and Fun

One of the things that I love doing in our homeschool is doing fun activities with our kids to teach them the true meanings of each of the holidays. Mother Goose Time always makes sure to include holiday celebrations in their monthly shipments. Every month there is a holiday one of your packages will be any holidays celebrated during that month. Today I am going to give you a look into our recent festive Christmas learning ideas from our Mother Goose Time curriculum. When going over each of the different symbols of Christmas we make sure to talk about what each of Continue Reading...

3 Valentine Day Sensory Bin Ideas

Sensory Bins are used regularly in our house. Not only do we have fun learning using them but 1 of the ways to get Ethan calmed down is tactile activities, sensory bin being one of them. For Valentine Day we made a few different sensory bins for the boys to explore. We have made MANY different sensory bins for the boys, you can head over to our sensory bin page to check out all of them including some more Valentine day ideas ones. Some times we just reuse Valentine Day Water Bead Sensory Bin What’s Inside The Bin? Water Beads Continue Reading...

Family Friendly New Years Eve Party Ideas

For the last 15 years we have spent every New Years Eve at a friends house or our own home both have always been with all of our children. We could go out to parties or things of the like, but that is just not us. Spending time together as a family is what makes us most happy. Well, matter of fact I haven’t even had a SIP of wine or any alcohol in over 5 years, but especially since I started my chemo meds for RA.¬†Each year we celebrate by having some family friendly New Years Eve party ideas Continue Reading...

Over 80 Ways To Teach Kids The TRUE Meaning of Christmas

This post contains affiliate links, read my Disclosure for more information. With all the hassle and bustle of the season, many of us forget to remember the true meaning of Christmas. So today I though I would share with you some ways we practice celebrating the TRUE meaning of Christmas and some other ideas from around the web. We have done this with an Easter post, and it is always a viewer favorite around the holidays.   Some years we take time to learn about how different countries celebrate the holidays. We shared about our Hannukkah unit that we did Continue Reading...

Over 100 Gift Ideas For Boys

Welcome to another gift guide! This gift guide is for anyone who is looking for a gift idea for boys. Since I have 5 boys we have plenty of experience in what toys are worth the money and what ones are just not worth it. Most of the items on this list are Gift ideas that we have in our house, they are used regularly, and actually hold up to the use of boys. Because lets face it boys are just rougher with their things then girls are. There is something on this list for everyone. From arts & crafts, to science kits, Continue Reading...

50+ Gift Ideas For The High Spirited Child

  Welcome to my Christmas Gift Guide for the high spirited child! Some of us over at iHomeschool Network are putting together a Niche filled gift guide¬†in many different¬†categories. With all the different guides¬†there is something for everyone on your holiday gift list this year. I have parents ask me regularly what are some gift ideas for the¬†high spirited child since I have a few of them. They want things to keep the kiddos busy but don’t want to put them in front of a Television screen all the time. So what better thing to do then put a list Continue Reading...

Hassle Free Easter Dinner Honey Baked Ham ~ Easter #ad

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from the HoneyBaked Ham Company from Business2Blogger. All opinions are those of my children or myself, please read my full disclosure for more information. Do you have those holidays that you are just not looking forward to cooking a big meal for the family? The Honey Baked Ham Store has just what you need to make your holiday meal extra delicious, super easy, and quick. Without giving up the quality meal you love to provide for your family. I know on the holidays I spend quite a bit of my time in the kitchen preparing Continue Reading...

Jello Easter Ideas

  While at the store picking up last minute things for our Easter Brunch and Annual Easter Egg hunt with the cousins I cam across this kit for $.99 it came with an Easter Jiggler mold and 2 boxes of strawberry Jell-o. I planned on getting Jell-O anyway and pretty much got the mold for free since 2 boxes of Jell-o would have cost the same. So we made these cute Jell-O jigglers for the kids to eat at our Easter party for the perfect Jello Easter Idea We followed the directions on the package, for making Jello Jigglers and Continue Reading...

Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats

I saw this cute recipe on Pinterest, and thought it would be a very simple recipe for the kids to help make for Easter! These Easter Egg rice krispie treats are so simple and are so festive, well and of course delicious! Easter Rice Krispie Treats: Ingredients Needed: Rice Krispie Cereal Marshmallows 1 bag 3TBS Butter Big Plastic Easter Eggs Wax Paper Easter Themed Sprinkles (optional) Directions: Make your rice krispie treats according to the directions. We make ours in the microwave. 1 bag of small marshmallows and 3 TBS butter in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir, put in Continue Reading...

Easter Egg Decorating ~ 4 Fun and Easy Ways to Decorate Eggs

Welcome to Day 5 of our Easter Egg decorating ideas, today is the last day of our Easter Egg Decorating series, and is a round up of all the ideas that were shared this week. What was your favorite Easter Egg Decorating Idea? Leave a comment and let me know! Here are a couple pictures of all the eggs put together in a basket that was set on the table for our Easter Brunch with our family! The kids enjoyed eating them up in no time. On Day 1 ~ we shared our recipe for making our Easter Egg Dye, Continue Reading...