Free Printable Summer Paper Dolls

Free Printable Summer Paper Dolls

Get these free printable paper dolls ready for summer with a set of light and colourful summer clothes! Having already tried winter and spring/autumn clothes, our paper dolls are heading into summer with a new set of free printable clothes. What do we wear in the...
Math in Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Math in Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Math in Nature scavenger hunt for kids sends the players on an outdoor chase for nature treasures. While looking for items to check off their lists, the players learn interesting facts about nature, while practising basic math. In a scavenger hunt game, each player...
Fairy Lanterns from Mason Jars

Fairy Lanterns from Mason Jars

Turn mason jars into a set of fairy lanterns with frolicking silhouettes of enchanted creatures! Update! You can watch a video of me making lanterns here. The post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Two years ago, I made a set of Halloween and...
How to Make a Bean Teepee for Backyard Play

How to Make a Bean Teepee for Backyard Play

If you’re looking for a kids’ gardening project this summer, try building a bean teepee. This natural play tent is a fun addition to the backyard and a perfect hideout for little explorers. Last summer was our first as home owners, and we were as...
Flower Canning Pretend Play

Flower Canning Pretend Play

The end of summer, and it’s time for canning. Can my son stay away? Of course not! And while we’re still washing fruits and vegetables, he has already canned twenty jars! A lot of the posts in my blog are ideas of what parents can do for kids. This one is...
Flower Petal Candle Holders

Flower Petal Candle Holders

Before autumn overtakes our garden, we decided to preserve some of our summer memories in the form of dried flower petals. From them we made flower petal candle holders. The last summer hooray! Over the last few years, we have tried growing quite a variety...
Watercolour Pencils Rain Art

Watercolour Pencils Rain Art

On a rainy day, grab your watercolour pencils and head outside to make rain art together with kids! We have had a lot of rain this month. Not quite what we expected moving back to the prairies, but we certainly aren’t complaining. Every time the rain is over,...
Watermelon Ship: Summer Engineering Project

Watermelon Ship: Summer Engineering Project

In the midst of the summer, there are few things that are better than a sweet succulent watermelon. And not only as a snack! Some make watermelons into a keg, and some carve it into a piece of art. We decided to make our watermelon into a ship. Well, after eating...
Cave Art for Kids

Cave Art for Kids

While drawing on the walls is normally not allowed, this cardboard cave is an invitation to do just that. Become a caveman and make cave art! It all started with a book. I can recite Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson from memory, and truth to tell, I often do. There were a...
DIY Outdoor Play Kitchen from an Old Shelf

DIY Outdoor Play Kitchen from an Old Shelf

After a long and snowy winter, our backyard looked desolate, but we didn’t feel discouraged. Instead, we embraced the chance to give it a makeover. In no time, dreaming and planning was in full swing.  “Here we’ll put a sandbox, and there’ll be...
Flower Sensory Bin for Kids

Flower Sensory Bin for Kids

They can pour it, mix it or even climb inside of their soup bins and wiggle bare toes around! A delightful spring activity for toddlers that addresses all the different senses. I never remember being so exuberantly happy over the coming of warm weather when I was a...
Underwater I Spy Jars

Underwater I Spy Jars

Yesterday we spent a wondeful day by the lake. When we got home, loaded with all the treasures a little boy can collect at the beach, Budster and I decided to create our own underwater world in a jar. About half an hour from where we live, there is a little provincial...

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