Crayons are a staple for teachers, parents, and in every child's art supply collection. But if you have little ones at home, you know it won’t take long for all those beautiful, perfectly pointed crayons to be worn down, the wrappers torn off, and each one most likely broken into pieces, often too small to hold. But rather than toss them in the garbage, follow these steps to transform them into something new and usable again.
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Fall is the best time to be outdoors. It’s still warm enough to be out without a coat and the leaves are just beginning to fall from the trees, which offers up an amazing lineup of activities on their own. So when hayrides and fall festivals aren’t an option, here are some other ways to enjoy the outdoors with little ones this season.
There are so many benefits to art activities in childhood, but that mess is a chore! And some days you’re in the mood for a messy art project, and some days you're not. Check out these activities of various levels of mess to bring artwork into even the most paint-phobic households.
On the hottest of summer days, nothing is more appealing for kids (and parents!) than ice-cold popsicles. Just grab the kiddos and the supplies you need, like a popsicle stick mold, sticks, and a blender, and get started. It won’t take long to whip up any of these delicious homemade popsicle recipes.
Water play is key to so much development in the toddler years, and in the summer it’s just plain fun. Here are some surprisingly easy go-to water play ideas. And, although there’s always a bit of sloshing, these ideas have considerably less set up and clean up than a free-for-all water table.
Moms with little ones quickly learn to do kitchen tasks one handed, and they quickly learn the little tricks that make meals easier to manage. Here are 8 kitchen shortcuts and the everyday utensils you need (and probably already have) that make them way more useful than you think.
When Michelle was tasked with keeping nine 2-year olds quiet for a preschool graduation, she turned to painter’s tape. This run-of-the mill everyday object proved to be far more fun and entertaining for her toddlers than any toy could have been. Here are 4 of her go-to everyday objects that’ll entertain a toddler far longer than any toy could.