Cozy Up with Cost Effective Winter Crafts

Let’s face it, it’s been a pretty bummer year for ‘real snow’ activities in the Midwest but that doesn’t mean you have to ‘snow blow’ a lot of cash traveling to Vail for skiing! You can have plenty of winter fun right here in your own kitchen! Science Fun: Add together science+winter and it =Continue reading “Cozy Up with Cost Effective Winter Crafts”

Free Things to Do When the Snow Comes Through

I originally wrote this post when it was a much, much snowier winter, but just because there aren’t any real flurries doesn’t mean you can’t whip up some of your own. Oh, the weather outside is frightful….and so are your kids because they’ve come down with cabin fever! Here’s my tips for keeping your kidsContinue reading “Free Things to Do When the Snow Comes Through”

Warm Up with Some Winter Workouts

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Cold Weather Cabin Fever Craft Corner

Despite the mild weather lately there’s still at least two more months of winter left! Here’s some sweet, simple, low-cost craft ideas to help you beat that cold weather cabin fever. Rainbow Snow: Nope, it’s not the dreaded ‘yellow snow ‘that your parents told you not to eat. I found these ‘massive mess sticks’ AKAContinue reading “Cold Weather Cabin Fever Craft Corner”

Chill Out with a Kid’s Winter Book Review

So far it hasn’t been the snowiest of winters, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the flurries inside these winter themed kids’ books. Look for them at your local library or check out the links for the free read alouds on You Tube. In Amadi‚Äôs Snowman by: Katia Novet Saint-Lot Amadi, a young boyContinue reading “Chill Out with a Kid’s Winter Book Review”

Warm Up With More Winter Books

Cold, dark January nights got you down? Grab a cup of hot chocolate and some fuzzy blankets, light a roaring fire in your fireplace, and cozy up with some of these winter themed books! Anna’s Wish by: Bruno Hachler tells of a young girl who lives in a city where it hasn’t snowed in ages.Continue reading “Warm Up With More Winter Books”

Kids Winter Book Review

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but these winter themed books are warm and delightful! Pick them up at your local library for free or enjoy them as free read alouds on You Tube at the links provided. Before Morning by: Joyce Sidman was difficult for me to figure out at first, but give itContinue reading “Kids Winter Book Review”

Noon Year’s Kids Activities

Got some littles that aren’t going to make it till midnight? Why not celebrate by counting down to nap time instead? Here’s some fun ways to party like little rockstars! Take a Hike: Bundle up the kids and take a walk through the woods. Take time to discuss what the animals do to ‘celebrate’ theContinue reading “Noon Year’s Kids Activities”

No Cost New Year’s

I originally published this post last year, but these activities are still great if you are looking for some kid/family friendly activities to celebrate with this New Year’s Eve. Christmas is officially done and my bank account is officially empty. Yet I find myself with one more week of winter break from school and twoContinue reading “No Cost New Year’s”

Last Minute Gift Giving Guide

Have you found yourself a gift or two short when those last-minute house guests come calling? Here’s a few quick gift ideas you can whip up at the last minute. Keepsakes Made by the Kids: If you have kids, some paper, and some finger paint you can create this quick and easy handprint wreath orContinue reading “Last Minute Gift Giving Guide”