Nature Scavenger Hunt (& Free Printable!)

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You know we have to make Stone Soup after reading the book, right? I’m sure you knew that. And your kids are going to love it. But before we can make stone soup, we need to have the stones. Why not head outside and go on a little scavenger hunt in nature. First on your […]

Stone Soup

Stone Soup

There are many versions of this story, as it is an old tale. I’m featuring Stone Soup by Marcia Brown today. I always remember reading this story as a little girl. My class made its own version of the infamous soup. It stuck in my memory because it’s a life lesson, a story of virtue, […]

Paper Plate Ladybug

A Paper Plate Ladybug

I’m sure your little bug will absolutely fall in love with this paper plate ladybug, inspired by our story of the week, Little Buggy. It’s a quick and simple project to complete that’s a lot of fun to play with, too. The hardest part is waiting for paint to dry, and that goes pretty fast. […]

Little Buggy

Little Buggy

I found Little Buggy by Kevin O’Malley to be a charming coming-of-age story from a completely different perspective. We all know the usual bit of a kid learning to overcome the odds and find respect both from themselves and others. Little Buggy, though, puts a spin on it. You see, he’s just a little ladybug, […]

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    Oh, how I loved this book as a kid. This is just one of those absolute classics, right? Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett (illustrations by Ron Barrett) holds a special place in my heart. I’ve even given it as a baby shower gift. Of course, now it’s a movie […]

Jackson Pollock PB&J

Jackson Pollock PB&J

In Olivia, she likes to visit the museum on rainy days. Her favorite painting is one of some ballerinas by Edgar Degas. She, of course, imagines herself as a famous ballerina onstage. (What little girl doesn’t?) But there’s another painting that she just doesn’t get – it’s from Autumn Rhythm #30 by Jackson Pollock. That […]

Pirate Ship Snack

Pirate Ship Snack

Who doesn’t want snack time to be at least a little more fun? Well, after you’re done reading The Pirate Queens, you can nosh on these simple pirate ship snacks. They’re easy to prepare and get rave reviews from the kids. All you need is: cheese (pre-sliced deli cheese is the easiest) bread toothpick Cut […]

Olivia

Olivia

This has got to be one of my all-time favorite kids’ books! It’s definitely not hard to see why Olivia by Ian Falconer is a Caldecott Honor Book. First of all, how about those illustrations? I love their simplicity. Done entirely in shades of red, black, and gray, the pictures are full of amazing depth. […]

Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Apricot Granola

Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Apricot Granola

So, after you’ve enjoyed your epic pillow war with your personalized pillow cases, you’re going to need some energy the next morning. Why not this super yummy granola that is gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free? Normally my husband is not a big granola fan, but he chowed down on this one. I loved that […]

Personalized Pillowcases

Personalized Pillow Cases

Do you remember how fun sleepovers were when you were a kid? Staying up late, eating junk food, and watching movies. Those were the days. Now I just try to make it to 10. Reading The Pillow War made me think of sleepovers and fun sleepover activities. After all, if you’re going to have a […]