Naturally I do not believe a playground will change their opinions of bees, but I think it will be a platform for imaginary play and a little exercise. After searching around online for play structures I was shocked to find them starting at $600 and going upwards of $3000. Dropping a thousand dollars on a pre-designed playground is not our style. So I have collected today 10 DIY playsets that I find awesomely creative. Enjoy!!Read More
I am excited to share this project with you today! We have a few consistent challenges at our house, and two of the big ones are screen time and sleep. I try to limit our kids to 1 1/2 hours of screen time a day, and our son often pushes for more. I needed a simple visual to show him when the "jar" gets filled each day.
The screen time mason jar was an instant success. Our kids enjoy monitoring their 30 minute increments and show strategy in their decision making. For example now our son might play an educational computer game for 30 minutes and then choose to save his remaining time for a tv show (we use a visual timer to help measure time).Read More
Our house is all about simple. When we host a party, I make one thing from scratch and the rest is semi-homemade. Today I'm going to share a super-easy pumpkin mix that is kid-friendly and peanut free. Our son has a peanut allergy and my husband has a tree nut allergy. With the exception of almonds we are a nut free household. Most pinterest popcorn recipes call for peanut butter, so I decided to make our own!
Autumn Pumpkin Popcorn Mix
1/2 cup corn and 3 tablespoons oil (modified recipe here)
Pop popcorn in a popper or stovetop with a pot and lid. Salt to taste. Mix popcorn, pretzels, and candy to preference. We used a brown paper bag to shake it up. Chocolate syrup to taste. This is incredibly easy to make and the perfect blend of salty and sweet. And how can one go wrong with candy pumpkins? Happy Autumn!
I collected a batch of fresh snow in tubs for the kids to play with. Chose simple ingredients: milk, a little powdered sugar, and vanilla. The kids mixed to taste.
They decided to add sprinkles. It added a bit of cheer to the ice cream color!
The result was lightly sweet and similar to ice cream.The kids enjoyed the project because they could accomplish it without help. And they could immediately eat the result (unlike something we need to bake).
I recommend eating right away as the texture changes as it melts. A fun activity on a cold winter day. Especially when it is too cold to play outside!
Have you ever made snow ice cream?