- Family Cookbooks: A Way to Immortalize Your Best Recipes!
Putting together a family recipe cookbook is a great idea for many reasons. It preserves your time-honored recipes, perhaps passed down from generations past. It’s a way of recording memories of good meals — and good times — spent together. It’s a way to leave behind a legacy of sorts. And it makes an extremely meaningful gift that will really be appreciated.
- 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.
- 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!
- United Nations Day
Hope, love, friendship, sharing, understanding, tolerance, equality, peace, caring. United Nations Day is October 24th, so why not center your child’s creative play on this idea? Perhaps your children are too young to understand the diversity among the nations. That’s …
- Quick Project: Silly Hats!
Now that your kids have places to create their unique works of art, it’s time to test these spaces out! Here’s a fun and quick way to inspire one-of-a-kind creations using your “creative spaces!” I helped the kids make a …
- School Supply Make-Over
Did you try the dry erase roll as a cover to your child’s back to school supplies? Use it on a notebook, folder, binder, etc. The creativity is endless, even if you simply leave it blank! Or, take our cue …
- Gardening Fun with Kids (Or How to Prove Plants Don’t Just Show Up in Stores!)
When I was five years old, we moved into a new house. The backyard wasn’t very big, but my father immediately turned the whole thing — I mean, the whole entire thing — into a garden. I helped him plant …
- Making a “Scene” in the Sand
What’s in your beach bag? If you’re like me, the beach toys in your bag include plastic shovels and buckets, and various sand molds for some good digging, sand-castle-building fun. Why do I like sand, whether it’s on the beach …
- The Art of Peaceful Negotiations, Kid Style
We have peacekeeping missions all over the world — yet I still believe the single most important one must begin at home. With our own kids. Helping kids solve problems peacefully is a key parental responsibility. Yours and mine. Left …
- Father’s Day = All Special Men’s Day
Be sure to circle Sunday, June 19, on your calendars, dear readers. Because in case you didn’t already know, that’s Father’s Day! The idea of Father’s Day is actually attributed to Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington. She was only …