12 Items Too Cool for School

Want to make Back to School a big hit in your house? We know it's all about the gear, right!Here are a few fun & helpful items that will thrill the kids as they head into a new school year!  12 Back to School Items Kids w...
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Camping Activities & Adventures for Families

I'm not going to lie to you -- I don't do tents!  Sorry, there's just something about a thin piece of material and the possibility of bears or snakes in the area that kinda freaks me out! But family camping doesn't always mean tents....
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Solar System Activities for Kids

Have your kids ever asked those amazing questions about the sky and space?  How far away are the stars?  What is life like on another planet?  And what about aliens? Yep, full of curiosity and questions -- such a good thing!...
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A Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods Birthday Party

My daughter is a HUGE fan of the Percy Jackson books.  She began reading them two years ago and has continued to be fascinated with Greek Gods and mythology ever since.  So for her 10th birthday party, she wanted to plan a Percy ...
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Kids Love a Curse: Fun Non-fiction Stories to Engage Young Readers

Both of my kids are huge fans of non-fiction books & stories.  When they were younger, neither was interested interested in the fiction readers that came home from school.  It was a big struggle to get them to practice reading...
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Boats, Water Fun and Things that Float for Kids

This week's linky will Discover & Explore Boats, Water Fun & Things that Float! Kids can explore a number of science and engineering ideas by trying to build their own boat and playing around with the concept of sink and float.&nbs...
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Plan Your Own Under the Sea Party

What a fun week we had with our Discover & Explore Oceans linky!  There was such a wonderful variety of activities and ideas shared that I thought I would put together a planning kit for your own Under the Sea Party!...
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Back to School Shopping - SIMPLIFIED!

We'd like to thank Walmart for sponsoring this post and supplying parents with a great new option for back to school shopping.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Last year, back to school shopping for us was insane!&n...
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Science for Kids: DIY Water Rockets & Physics

Welcome to this week's linky where we will Discover and Explore Space Exploration! Kids are always very intrigued by what they see in the sky and can be captivated as you tell them about rockets, astronauts and the far reaches of the unive...
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Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Vacation

Don't you just love family vacations?! The opportunity to get away and explore someplace new! The time away from the daily schedule and all the things that need to be done at home :) The packing, unpacking and repacking (ha!)...
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8 Beach Books, Crafts & Activities for Kids

Beach books, crafts and activities for kids to do this summer!Don't you just love a day at the beach?There are so many things to do!The smell of the air, the warm sand and the hunt for shells -- yep, that's what I call some summer fun!We ha...
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Summer Book Exchange: Owl & Mouse Activities

We were involved in a wonderful book exchange program this summer that was coordinated by my friend Kim from The Educator's Spin on It.  The Summer Book Exchange included 30 bloggers who each chose a great book for summer reading, cre...
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Exploring Lighthouses & Vacation Fun {Add Yours too!}

  I love today's theme for the Discover & Explore linky!  Ok, I really love all of our themes but this one is really fun because we get to talk about Vacations! I adore vacations -- heading out to explore a new place, relax ...
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5 Fun Firework Activities for Any Time of the Year

  I know most people associate firecrackers with the 4th of July but kids love to see fireworks no matter the time of year!  We had some really fun ideas for easy crafts and activities shared on our Discover & Explore Patrio...
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15 Amazing Vintage Summer Reads for Kids

I'm a huge fan of kids lit! I know, no surprise there if you've read even a few of my posts which include more than 70 themed Book Lists for Kids.But even more than kids stories, I'm a big lover of vintage & classic children's book...
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