Posts filed under ‘Fun Things To Do With Your Kids’

It sounds like rain …

DIY Rainsticks

Super Crafty Suzanne originally shared this idea for a cheap, easy, and fun project for kids with Good Morning Connecticut, but I’m even more excited about her posting the idea on her site, see the post here. Who would have a guessed an old wrapping paper tube, some crafts you have on hand and a few beans could turn into something so wonderful. I truly cannot wait to share this project with my children. They’ve never met a rain stick they didn’t like.

Map storage tube

At work I often use expandable mailing tubes that would also be perfect for this project. These tubes have plastic or metal caps on each end that would make sealing the ends a neater and more permanent solution.

If you make your own version of a rain stick, we’d love to see pictures or hear your story. Post them here or email us at Don’t forget to check out our other Fun Things To Do With Your Kids ideas – let us know how you like the content so far and what types of activities you’d like to see more of.


November 5, 2008 at 9:59 pm 1 comment

How was your day?

Photo from Flickr via Chocolate Monster

We may be a day behind with this post, but Hey better late than never right? I’m hoping you had a chance to relax and unwind and enjoy the simpler things in life this Labor Day weekend. We had lots of aspirations of our own planned for the weekend (none of them actually coming to fruition), but all in all, I’m loving the way things turned out on their own.

Since I’ll be leaving soon on business, I wanted to take the time to really enjoy my children this weekend. And enjoy them I did.

Our weekend consisted of:
– Trips to the Park
– Homemade Smores
– A little Play Dough action
– Homemade Pizzas
– A Day Trip to the Zoo
– Bubbles in the Backyard
– Sewing a new pair of pajama pants for my daughter
– Babysat a friend’s son for a few hours, the kids LOVED it!
– Having a wonderful friend over for dinner off the grill
– Watching my son fall in love with wooden trains
– Potty Training with Tigger (more on this to follow)

See what I mean an absolutely perfect weekend, so c’mon tell me how did you enjoy your children over this holiday?

September 2, 2008 at 11:25 pm 2 comments

Sunday Afternoon

Here’s a cute project for you and your little ones to try this weekend. Downloadable DIY paper airplanes, how cute are these!

This one comes to us via Creative Park , be sure to check out their other great projects too.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

August 24, 2008 at 7:49 am 1 comment

Make your own Bottle Cap Tees

Bottle Cap Tee
Wondertime: Joys of Parenting Young Children

Who knew you could create something this beautiful using a rubber band, a T-Shirt, a bottle cap, a marker, and a few drops of alcohol? Your kids will love this project and so will you. Originally adapted from

We can’t wait to get start with this one, how about you? We’d love to see photos of you completed project, just post them here until we get our email accounts set up.

July 15, 2008 at 7:32 pm 1 comment

Muffin Tin Buffets

Tanja from On that note… a mother of 2, has come up with an extraordinary way to get children to REALLY enjoy mealtime. Her “12 course meal” can be configured into millions of different combinations, and is a great way to get picky eaters to eat from each of the food groups. 
The 12 Course meal featured here consists of cheddar, bananas, cheerios, raspberries, granola, ham, teddy grahams, turkey, gelbwurst, string cheese, carrots, and goldfish. What a wonderful idea Tanja, please keep them coming!

July 9, 2008 at 8:19 am 1 comment

Go on A Nature Scavenger Hunt

 This is the first entry in a series called Fun Things to Do With Your Kids.
Coastalgirl: Nature box

Looking for something extraordinary to do with your kids today? Something that will not only entertain them, but also educate them too? Well, here’s an idea from Coastal Girl that is sure to do the trick. This personalized nature hunt will have your little one scouring the great outdoors in search of items all colors of the rainbow. This idea is not only thoughtful and educational, but a great way for your child to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the environment. Make some memories with your child today. Bravo CoastalGirl, keep up the great posts.

July 8, 2008 at 10:37 pm 1 comment

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