How to Paint with Your One Year Old & Several Creative Activities to Try

So I am very, very mess adverse. Yet I love art, and so does Anderson. It is a huge conundrum over here.  Thankfully, several years in the classroom have taught me a few tricks to get creative, while keeping the clean up to a minimum. Continue reading “How to Paint with Your One Year Old & Several Creative Activities to Try”

Literacy: Print and Play Alphabet Cards with Ten Gameplay Options

These Print & Play Alphabet Cards are a super easy way to start building foundational literacy skills. Whether you’re a teacher using them as a whole class or Center activity, or a mama building skills in your little, they’re a fun, play-based way to grapple with letters.

The activity on my Teacher Pay Teachers store has the introduction for Seven Activities. Including Memory, Snap, Hide & Seek, Sequencing, and Mystery Letter. While this blog post gives you three more ways to use these cards! 10 activities. 1 quick download. Continue reading “Literacy: Print and Play Alphabet Cards with Ten Gameplay Options”

Kid Travel: Eating Essentials

Keeping kids fed on the go can be a feat. One thing no one told me about becoming a mother is that I would quickly become a feeding gear sherpa, with pockets upon pockets full of snacks. Figuring out what are the most nutritious, easy travel options is enough to make your head spin. Whether a plane trip or simply a restaurant trip, everything you pack along needs to be combat and light. Continue reading “Kid Travel: Eating Essentials”

Kid Travel: Print & Play Travel Activities

spring style inspirationAnderson is a seasoned traveller. I mentioned in his 1-year post that he’s been to 21 cities in his first year of life. We’re about to set off on yet another jet plane in search of some sunshine. Many of you asked how we keep him busy on all the plane, train, boat, and car rides he’s been on or how we make travel with kids seamless (FYI: it’s not. But, to us, the chaos of travel with littles is worth it in the end).

So I figured I would share these Print & Play Travel Activities that I made for a dear friend who is about to get away with her niece and nephew for spring break. These activities are for older kids, but if you have kids who are at the colouring, bingo-playing, scavenger hunting age, these are for you! Continue reading “Kid Travel: Print & Play Travel Activities”