holidays

alphabet egg hunt: uppercase and lowercase letter match
April 2, 2014 No Comment

alphabet egg hunt: uppercase and lowercase letter match

Kids need to learn the letters of the alphabet. And even if we play with the letters for ten minutes a day, it adds up–and before we know it, our ...

springtime easter sensory bin: egg hunt and count
March 30, 2014 No Comment

springtime easter sensory bin: egg hunt and count

Huge thanks to Lauren, of Tutus & Tea Parties, for writing this smart and totally cool springtime craft post.  Lauren is a certified elementary educator, and she writes about the ...

april fools' pranks and jokes for kids
March 26, 2014 2 comments

april fools’ pranks and jokes for kids

      Seriously, April Fools’ Day is one of my favorite holidays, and I know that’s not normal. I just think April Fools’ Day gives us a good excuse ...

april fools' candy bugs: funny trick for families
March 19, 2014 4 comments

april fools’ candy bugs: funny trick for families

 originally published in 2011     April Fools’ Day is practically upon us, and I thought that before I served the kids jell-o in their juice cups tomorrow (seriously, how funny ...

lent ideas for kids and families
March 6, 2014 No Comment

lent ideas for kids and families

      Lent is here. And this year, rather than have Lent be a time when my kids complain and moan because they can’t have dessert every night, I ...

secret message valentines: homemade, candy-free, totally cool
February 11, 2014 2 comments

secret message valentines: homemade, candy-free, totally cool

    Longtime fans of the ole homemade Valentine, I’ve had to get a little more clever and crafty as the kids get older. But I still want them writing, ...

valentine's day class party ideas, 2.0
January 31, 2014 6 comments

valentine’s day class party ideas, 2.0

       For many years now I’ve been roped into being Room Parent for my kids’ classes, and though I do love the opportunity to meet other families from ...

musical hearts: reading, moving, & crazy-fun kid game
January 30, 2014 No Comment

musical hearts: reading, moving, & crazy-fun kid game

      The snow and freezing cold temps has cause my three kids to be on energy overload lately. They need to burn steam. They need to run, jump, ...

teachmama.com top 10 blog posts of 2013
January 2, 2014 2 comments

teachmama.com top 10 blog posts of 2013

The year’s anew so there’s no better time to wrap up 2013 and start 2014. But as I move ahead, looking at my blog calendar and trying to carve out ...

20 questions game: homemade, personal, and fun party game for kids of all ages
December 29, 2013 2 comments

20 questions game: homemade, personal, and fun party game for kids of all ages

  While the kids are busy shakin’ their party shakers or rockin’ out to some Bingo Bonanza, the adults can have their New Year’s Eve fun, too. Actually, everyone can have ...

new year’s eve bingo bonanza
December 27, 2013 2 comments

new year’s eve bingo bonanza

    Every  New Year’s Eve that we join forces with a few other families, we make Bingo our go-to game for the kids. And the kids—and parents–love it. But ...