Looking for a Free First Day of Kindergarten Sign? We have preschool up to 12th Grade!

First Day of Kindergarten Sign (Plus Preschool-12th grade)

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I’m sending a child off to kindergarten this year, which means it must be documented with a first day of kindergarten sign! Since I’m cheap and don’t like paying for printables, I made my own. If you missed last year’s First Day of School Signs, I made a free cursive option (although if you use […]

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PARKING LOT for toys and cars. Sorting and color matching games for toddler

PARKING LOTS AND BOAT DOCKS: Free Busy Bag Printables

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Rollin’ out another busy bag for you guys! I have been working on these parking lot series for the different types of transportation.  The idea came from a kind blog follower who had printed the last transportation busy bag where your kids sort whether the vehicle belongs in the air, on the land, or the […]

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Play Dough Mat Busy Bags- SUMMERTIME EDITION

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Good News! We have new summertime edition play dough mats! Here they are in action:  Our play dough mats make wonderful gifts! See our other versions in our shop I am so excited that so many of you have loved my original Play Dough busy bags. Check the original play dough printables here.  I thought it’s finally […]

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Get Children Reading This Summer: FREE Summer Reading Program & Games

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Having four kids home for the summer is so fun! But I would be lying if I said I didn’t get Pre-Summer anxiety wondering how I am going to entertain these monkeys for 10 weeks. Here is the family Store we did last summer. It was really fun.  And we always start with our summer […]

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Bike Ride Scavenger Hunt For All Ages!

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Summertime is here and I am already feeling my children’s busyness kick in. It seems that our days start out with rainbows and unicorns but by the time dinner time and bedtime come along our magical fairy land has been corrupted by a tornado and a fire-breathing dragon (me). As I was debating which closet […]

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Making Slime Without Borax, and instead using these more common household products

Making Slime Without Borax Or Liquid Starch (And add these fun foam balls)

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Making Slime at home is all the rage today. And so is making slime without Borax! Why make slime without Borax you might ask?  Because now kids don’t have to put their hands in a household chemical in order to make some easy slime recipes! All thanks to contact solution. Yep. That’s the easy ingredient. […]

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How to Make Edible Slime

How to Make Edible Slime

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How to Make Edible Slime Kids love to play with gross things. They also love to put them in their mouths and would probably eat them if at all possible. Well, why not let them enjoy the best of everything by making edible slime that they can play with? Here’s how to make edible slime […]

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How to Make Glitter Slime

How to Make Glitter Slime

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How to Make Glitter Slime Sparkly slime is the glamorous counterpart to regular slime. It’s still gooey and fun but glittery slime is also prettier to look at. Use this easy recipe to change up your kids regular slime routine or as favors for a Frozen or Disney Princess themed party by placing small amounts […]

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child playing with slime

3 Slime Recipes to Make at Home

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How (and Why) to Make Borax-Free Slime Kids love slime! Making slime with your kids is a terrific bonding exercise, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. And if you’re wondering how to make slime without borax, we have you covered — keep reading. Making slime is pretty similar to conducting a science experiment — the […]

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PLAY SCENES PRINTABLES

MULTI-PURPOSE PLAY SCENES- 10 Free Printables Scenes for play doh, markers, toys, finger puppets, etc…

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Check out these MULTI-PURPOSE PLAY SCENES – Here you will find 10 Free Printable Scenes for play doh, markers, toys, finger puppets, etc… Your kids will love playing with these.  Stick them to the wall for a finger puppet theater. Or use it as a scene for little animal figures.  Draw some animals in the […]

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Teaching kids diecrtions farm busy bag

PRESCHOOL FARM GAME BUSY BAG- Fun and Easy way to teach directions

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Check out this adorable activity. There is so much to learn and do with this game.  It comes with a board with slits in it, 20 cards and 14 adorable scene pieces.  I labeled a small canvas bag to hold all the pieces. This is the perfect activity for teaching direction vocabulary.  Teaching them words […]

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BEAD and BUTTON Color Sorting BUSY BAG

BEAD and BUTTON Color Sorting BUSY BAG

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Want a fun and easy activity to teach color recognition and fine motor skills? For only $1? THIS IS THE BEST COLOR SORTING! Buy a weekly pill-box. I bought mine from the dollar store! SCORE!  Cut out small colored papers for both sides of the pop up lids to cover the day of the week. […]

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COLOR WHEEL BUSY BAG- plus FREE PRINTABLE!

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A color wheel is a fantastic and fun way to teach colors, blending colors, primary and secondary colors, complementary colors.  With the use of the clothes pins it also teaches fine motor skills.  This can be an activity the kids can grow with, continually teaching new skills according to the child’s age.  Print one colored […]

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HOW TO MAKE AN ART CART!

ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY: How to Make an ART CART for Kids!

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Want a way to encourage creativity and teach lasting skills?  Make an ART CART! I keep my cart in the kitchen, near the dining table.  For us it is the perfect place because I am in there all the time so it is easy for me to help when needed. Also it is a safe […]

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best busy bags ever

THE BEST BUSY BAGS EVER: TONS of ACTIVITIES

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This is the best place to find the most adorable and entertaining busy bags. They are easy to assemble and the printables are FREE in our Facebook Group if you are following us on Instagram and Pinterest. Otherwise, get them for super cheap in our shop. These learning activities are designed to teach endless skills. My […]

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GROCERY SHOPPING BUSY BAG (free printables)

Grocery Shopping Busy Bag PLUS Printables

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GROCERY SHOPPING Go shopping for some fresh fruit. This game comes with 5 different grocery lists and a shopping cart. Pick a list and put the correct amount of fruit into the basket. My boy loves to pretend to eat them after he finishes and spreads them out again on the table ready for another […]

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scrabble tile busy bag - FREE PRINTABLES

Scrabble Busy Bag with PRINTABLES

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SCRABBLE BUSY BAG My son is three and knows all his letters and sounds but when playing this game he read his VERY FIRST WORD so I am very happy about this particular busy bag! He picks out his “magic card” he calls it. Then finds the letters that are on the card, puts them […]

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farmers market busy bag - Free Printable!

Farmer’s Market Busy Bag Idea

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If you haven’t seen our busy bag ideas, you really need to. They are super adorable and we have TONS of busy bag ideas on our site now! I am obsessed with busy bags because it’s something quick that I can grab on the run that will keep my toddler entertained and busy while we […]

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15 TEACHER GIFT IDEAS: FREE PRINTABLE “THANK YOU” TAGS

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These teacher gift ideas are part of the #LIGHTtheWORLD initiative. This day’s theme, is “Jesus Taught Others” To see the themes for the other days, see: LIGHT THE WORLD: 25 Ways in 25 Days. As part of today’s theme, we are showing appreciation and love for the TEACHERS in our lives! I know a lot of […]

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Secret acts of kindness

SECRET SERVICE: Serve in Secret to Show Love, Kindness, and Humility- FREE PRINTABLE

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  Christ was our perfect example of serving with humility. He never asked for praise or recognition  To serve with humility means to do it for love and kindness and not for praise. A fun way to do this is to do “secret service”. At the end of the post there is a list of […]

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free printable play dough activity mats

Play Dough Activity Mats Busy Bag: Printables!

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If you don’t already know, I’m slightly obsessed with busy bags at our house. We probably have over 100 of them. Here’s the magic in action: These make awesome gifts! You can get them for super cheap in our shop. I designed these play dough activity games to teach skills for molding shapes of familiar objects […]

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Family Thankful Tree

Family Thankful Tree with FREE Printable Leaves

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and this year I really wanted to help my kinds understand why we celebrate it. Sometimes with the excitement of Christmas around the corner we don’t give much time or thought to thanksgiving. So I loved the idea of making a tree and then having the kids write something […]

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Printable Zoo Quiet Book: So fun and easy to assemble!

AT THE ZOO: An adorable, EASY to make quiet book!

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I’m so excited to announce another quiet book!!! It’s “zoo” themed and it’s adorable! If you haven’t assembled my previous printable quiet books, go check out the video tutorial before you start! The book includes 7 interactive pages and 42 pieces to teach hand to eye coordination, shape recognition, colors, patterns, animal recognition, animal habitats, problem […]

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Printable First Day of School Signs (FREE)

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SIGNS: FREE PRINTABLES *Pre-School- 12th Grade*

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Since I was a kid, I have always loved back to school time! All the school supplies and organizing materials lining the stores, and the transition into fall weather and all the holidays! With the rise of Pinterest, a new tradition has entered into many of our lives: Back to School Pictures using First Day […]

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