A day of play with Sweet Suite at Home

Wondering how fun a virtual show could be? I’ll admit I was right there with you. Well, Sweet Suite was a decidedly different virtual event and it surpassed all of my expectations and then some. See what kind of fun was in store and what kind of SWAG was delivered.

Social and emotional learning with Miniland Educational

Miniland emotions

Miniland Educational has been helping educators give kids the tools they need to express themselves through play for years, but I’d urge parents to check them out as well. These are strange times, and sometimes that calls for an educator’s toolbox. 

DIY miniature fairy swings

RR Maileg mice on swing

DIY miniature fairy swings for toys, fairy gardens, and more. We crafted these for our Maileg Mouse house, but they can be used for play or display.

Creativity for Kids gardening kits make any staycation fun

Creativity for Kids volcano

I know all you mamas out there are trying your best to help your kiddos cope with the new restrictions and fears that we all are experiencing. At this point, I’m looking for any way at all to eliminate some of those worries, and I am so thankful I had some educational fun stashed away from Creativity for Kids.

Music Studio Pack: where tech meets music

Tech Will Save Us Music Kit

These kits seem like toys at first glance with their bright colors and cardboard housings. But, these are real musical tools that kids can utilize to learn the basics of music, layering, and even a bit about musical theory. I bet you will be surprised by the kinds of music your kiddo can create with just a few DIY kits.

The perfect preschool activity: Big Gem Diamond Painting

Creativity for Kids Big Gem Diamond Painting unicorn

It’s such a rewarding feeling when you find a project that your child really clicks with, and this kit from Creativity for Kids is definitely on that list. My little one was so into the placing of the gems for her unicorn project that she spent hours perfecting her piece and I had to convince her to stop working on it each time we had to end craft time.

Summertime magic with Creativity for Kids

Magic bean plant with kids

If I was giving this summer a name, it would most definitely be the summer of magic. All things Harry Potter are huge in our house, the kids spend their time creating magic potions, and everything we do is looked at through a lens of magic. It makes perfect sense that the kids should also be growing their own magic beans and creating a magic unicorn land with the help of Faber-Castell, right?

Slime-making fun with WeCool

Glitzi slime stretching

When the slime craze first started, I had no idea how big it would get. I guess I assumed that once everyone had made slime a few times, it would lose its novelty. Oh boy, was I wrong. This is the look I got when we tried out some slime-making fun with WeCool.   The … Read more

Lunchbox love: origami paper towels

Brawny paper towel origami

The new Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels with perforated quarter-size sheets makes it easy to add to lunches and fold into all sorts of shapes – use the full sheet, a half sheet, or a quarter sheet. I may never be able to pull off the themed lunches that circulate the internet, but I can make any lunch *seem* themed by the simple addition of Brawny® origami.