How to Create a DIY Craft Kit

With so many camps and activities being cancelled this summer, parents are forced to get crafty (pun intended) coming up with ways to keep their kids busy this summer. My solution? Setting up a DIY Craft Kit for kids to dig through and create with when boredom hits. The best part? A DIY Craft Kit […]

How to Create a Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course

There have been so many fun movements for communities to come together in a safe, socially distanced way such as craft walks, neighborhood sing-alongs and of course birthday celebration car caravans. Living on a busy corner in our neighborhood we wanted to put a smile on the face of people who walk by…in a safe […]

How to Make a Mystery Letter

The one perk of this whole Covid Quarantine? The art of letter writing is getting the love and attention that it deserves! While adults like me might prefer personalized stationary like this, kids prefer a more fun and interactive approach. My solution? Mystery Letters! No, I’m not talking about sending creepy letters made of scraps […]

St. Patrick’s Day Science Experiments

There are TONS of adorable St. Patrick’s Day crafts out there (and if you don’t believe me, check out my Pinterest board), but sometimes my inquisitive kiddos are looking for a bit…more. And no, that doesn’t mean more “devil’s dandruff”…err…glitter. Instead, they are looking for St. Patrick’s Day activities that involve exploration and discovery. Yours […]

Winter Break on a Budget

Let’s be honest…we all totally blew through our budget for the holidays this year. I mean, if you were able to leave Target without spending at least $100, you are my personal hero. But for us mere mortals who spent way too much on eating out and last minute gifts the past couple of weeks, […]

Nature Centers Across Chicagoland

Looking for a way to get your kids engaged in screen free activities?  Then look no further than your local nature center.  There are many outstanding nature centers across Chicagoland where you can get lost in the beauty of the Midwest, no matter the season….and so many are free!  So get out there and get […]

Low Prep Sensory Play Ideas

Messes. Dirt. A tandem of toddler tornadoes reign in our home. But here’s the thing….about a year ago I decided to stop fighting it. All it did was stress me out and make me a crabby mom instead of a fun one. Now we embrace the mess of sensory play fun…colored rice? Shaving cream? Paint? […]