Author Archives: Playful Project Mom Cindy
- O ‘Family’ Tree, O ‘Family’ Tree, How Lovely are Your Branches
Now that you have your beautiful ornaments, you need somewhere to hang them. Here are a few suggestions:
- Good Tidings We Bring to You and Your Kin
This quick and easy ornament is a beautiful way to capture everyone in your family. Whether your immediate family is big or small, everyone will enjoy the finished product. Did I forget to mention how easy this is? Trust me! You will have time to do this! It also makes a beautiful gift for those hard to buy for, like grandparents!
- Storytelling Props
On one of my recent holiday shopping sprees, I noticed a great child’s toy. It was simple in nature. In fact, it was something you and I could create on our own — a tiny pouch filled with 10 to 15 tiny trinkets. The instructions were for the child to select five trinkets out of the pouch and create a story around these items. So, if you have created an “I SPY” holiday wreath, either as a game or for your holiday card this year, consider having your children use the items from the wreath to create their own year-in-review story.
- “I SPY” Christmas!
My kids love playing “I SPY.” It never gets old in the doctor’s office or wherever we go. So, last year I thought it would be fun to turn our Christmas card into an “I SPY” game. At first glance it looks like a simple holiday wreath card, but look more closely and there is much to find!
- Sibling “Iron Chef” Showdown
In thinking of male chef role models, the television show “Iron Chef” gave me a fun idea for my boys to emulate. What we got out of the sibling “Iron Chef” challenge was a surprisingly tasty afterschool snack and a very fun activity! Here’s how our showdown played out.
- Cooking With Your Boys Measures Up!
Typically, cooking is stereotyped as a “woman’s job,” but I disagree. The kitchen is one room in the house that definitely shouldn’t be labeled “no boys allowed.” In fact, Santa delivered my boys their first play kitchen before they even had a baby sister!
- A Gem of an Idea! Playing Creatively with Toys
When our puppy developed a sweet tooth for plastic and destroyed several of the play foods that came with my kids’ Step2 play kitchen, my kids were disappointed. How were they going to play in their kitchen without any food
- Creative Moments with Toys
Toys. They sometimes look simple in nature, but it’s the power of your child’s imagination that makes them run.
- How to Make a “Unique” Store-Bought Halloween Costume
Here are some simple ideas to make your child’s Halloween store-bought costume “pop.”
- Halloween Costumes Evoke Storytelling and Imaginative Play
Halloween may quickly pass, but that doesn’t mean the costume party has to end! What story does your child’s costume tell? Is it a fairytale or perhaps an explorer expedition? Take the opportunity to utilize your child’s costume in a creative, storytelling fashion!