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Valentine’s Day Mad Libs
This past weekend Lesley and I held our very first Galentine's Day celebration. Galentine's is a new concept for me ...
Fork Painted Christmas Trees
Today marks the last day of winter break for the girls and they are certainly ready to go back. Things ...
This morning I woke up to a house full of Christmas cheer and the scent of pine. Earlier this month ...
Pine Cone Birds
Each camping trip, I try to think of, and bring with us, an outdoor-themed craft. It is a good break ...
About a month or two ago, a co-worker brought in a case full of little blue bottles with roller caps ...
Reindeer Christmas Ornaments
Christmas is now in full swing at the Cummins household! This past weekend was our annual Christmas decorating day with ...
Teaching Kids to Sew: Why It’s Important and How to Do It
By Jennifer Kessler Photo credit: craftindustryalliance.org Teaching your little one how to sew sounds like a wonderful idea. I started ...
The beginning of the month of October marks a very important holiday in my family - Halloween Decorating Day. By ...
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Ali and I wanted to hike during our Michigan vacation. And who can blame us? Have you seen those gorgeous ...
Popsicle Stick Bird Feeders
Maddie has taken a big interest in birds. She loves to spot them as we drive and has enjoyed watching ...
Valentine’s Day Dream Catchers
In this week's post, I told you all about our Valentine's Day week of celebrating all of the love around ...
Egg Carton Snowmen
This winter has been cold and snow-filled so far. Looking back on January (so glad to be able to finally say ...
Dirt Cups Made with Apple Cider Ice Cream
It's apple season! Which means apple-cider-everything is back on the top of everyone's mind. Or at least it is in ...
Paper Bag Monsters Inspired by I Need My Monster
Maddie loves anything that has a dark side. As I mentioned earlier this week, she has LOVED the Halloween season ...
Patriotic Felt Baskets
This year's Fourth of July celebration looked a lot different for us. In fact, this summer has looked a lot ...
Unplug Yourself with a “Little House” Dinner
By Seisha Lock of Education.com Imagine if you didn't have a cell phone, a car, light bulbs, television, grocery stores, or ...
Pot of Gold Blindfold Game for St. Patrick’s Day
This winter when visiting my mom over winter break, my nephew invented a game. Rather, he re-invented a classic birthday ...
Valentine’s Day Love Bugs
Our Valentine's Day traditions are usually pretty minimal. Don't get me wrong. I love Valentine's Day, but in the wake ...
Cookie Cutter Artwork
One of my favorite parts about the holiday season is the abundance of mailers and catalogs in the mail. I'm ...
Top DIY Toy Ideas for Kids
By Nancy Shaw Your baby is actually taking off now, and as you chase the small one down the road, ...
Disguised Turkeys Inspired by Turkey Trouble
We have never had a Thanksgiving book before. In fact, I must shamefully admit that the time between Halloween and ...
Witch Brooms Inspired by Room on the Broom
Last year, Maddie was enthralled with the movie version of Room on the Broom. I can’t remember how we found ...
Plastic Baggie Ice Cream
During the summer months, or more honestly half of spring and fall, the girls and I join my mom for ...
Color Eruption Experiment
Each winter, I think about how difficult it is to entertain kids inside. Summer is a welcome relief of being ...
Milk Carton Watering Cans
This summer I had a grand plan. The grand plan that I have every year. I was going to plant ...
Cookie Dough Bar
This past weekend, we celebrated Maddie's second birthday with the Nurture Her Nature family. Even as I type that sentence, ...
Easter weekend has become a busy, busy time. It rivals Christmas in the number of activities that we do and the ...
Spring Paper Plate Flowers
If you didn't know by now, my family celebrates every holiday. My home calendar even tells me the obscure holidays for ...
We have had an amazing winter this year. The snow has been at a minimum, there have been very few ...
Simple Valentine’s Day Treat Bags
I love Valentine's Day. I should correct, I love holidays. Valentine's Day is just one of the many that gets ...
Popsicle Stick Planter
It has been a great winter. Well, a great winter for a person who doesn't love winter. I suppose if ...
Snow Spray Paint
Snowmen, snowball fights, and sleds are all trademarks of winter that bring a smile to most kids' faces. When snow ...
Glitter Snow Globes
It was New Year's with two little ones, so naturally we were in need of some glitter. I was planning ...
Paper Plate Angels
Whether your kids are home for winter break and you're desperate for an activity or you think your home just ...
Salt Clay Snowman
When my sister and I were little, my mom found a recipe for clay made from salt and we made ...
Coffee Filter Snowflakes
We make these snowflakes each year. I made these as a kid, although we used construction paper, and the girls ...
Easy Christmas Ornaments
The holiday season is upon us! Because Story is all about the presents, I am always searching for ways to ...
Last year, Riley and I enjoyed making turkeys out of toilet paper rolls for Thanksgiving. She enjoyed the gluing and ...
Leaf Rubbing Placemats
I've toyed around with the idea of buying placemats for the girls for quite some time. Dinnertime, or really any ...
The girls and I made these footprint ghosts last year, and I was excited to pull them out of storage ...
Though I don't like to admit it, the change of seasons is here. Fall is wiggling its way in, and ...
Bottle Cap Stamps with Sponge Ink Pads
Riley moved to a new building for preschool this summer. The Academy is still part of her daycare but is ...
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Every year, I take the girls to our community's 4th of July parade. They enjoy ...
Cheerio Ice Cream
This was a simple craft that we conjured up with some extra craft supplies. What the girls really wanted was ...
Cinco De Mayo
Cinco de Mayo can be a fun fiesta day for kids and a wonderful way to learn about another culture's ...
Earth day is right around the corner. How will you celebrate? We've used this celebration to learn all sorts of ...
I order my diapers through Amazon Prime. It saves me haggard trips to Walmart but also leaves me with a ...
Some weekends are full of activities and feel like you are going all of the time. This weekend was one ...
Fun with Science!
The Color Scientist What You'll Need: Food coloring, at least the primary colors Clear plastic containers Eyedropper Scientist gear (optional ...
Games for Creativity
Games: Bad Guy Game I'm Thinking Of Scribble Stories Bad Guy Game This is a game Story invented to pass ...
We first discovered Moon Sand at a local church Easter festival. Unlike sand, the texture is soft, and you are ...
Honeycombs and Bees Craft
I can't take credit for the craft. It was a project that Riley brought home from daycare, but it was ...
Painted Shapes Canvas
This simple craft has very few guidelines. Perfect for toddlers or small kids but engaging enough for older siblings to ...
Paper Plate Fans
It's getting hot out there! This weekend, it was just cool enough that I couldn't justify turning on the air ...
Post-it Note Spelling
One morning, I turned around from my cleaning to discover yet another mess had been made behind my back. Sound ...
Spring is just around the corner! With that comes up and down temperatures with usually a fair amount of rain in the forecast ...
Zoos are inherently fun. They offer animals from around the world and often have several animal-themed attractions. Nurture the experience of your ...
Tin Can Luminaries
I love using things we already have around the house for our crafts. It saves a trip to the store, ...
Easy Homemade Valentine’s Creations
Each Valentine's Day the girls come home with a bag full of generic Valentine's Day cards from the daycare Valentine's ...
Snow Ice Cream
Tired of all the snow days? Has the snow lost its novelty? Try this super fun, easy, and yummy way ...
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