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”

Happy Holiday Learning

Tired of the consumerism of Christmas? Have you and your kids ever wondered about what other holidays are celebrated this time of year? Check out these fun learning clips available for free on You Tube and experience the joy of celebrating community, hope, healthy habits, new beginnings, miracles, heritage, and culture. You might just findContinue reading “Happy Holiday Learning”

New Year’s Craft Celebration

Whether you will be celebrating at noon or at midnight tonight here’s some fabulous, free, and fun ways to protect your pocketbook while you party. Paper Plate Count Down Clock is a great way to learn to tell time as well as celebrate midnight (or noon as the case may be). Rice Noise Makers areContinue reading “New Year’s Craft Celebration”

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”