Gingerbread Unit for Preschoolers

Is it the warm, spicy scent? Maybe the playful, colorful decorations? Perhaps it the feisty way they were characterized in Shrek? Something about Gingerbread Men makes them a Christmas favorite and th...

5 Picture Book Inspired Ornaments Kids Can Make

Tis the season for giving. My kids love to make ornaments and other gifts. They love being able to proudly gift a friend or family member something they made or pull out their own ornaments to decora...

Kid Made Painted Wooden Spoon Teacher Gifts

When December hits and I start making my Christmas gift list I am always struck with the “oh no! What do we gift their teachers?” thought. Do you have this moment? I used to teach preschoo...

Kid Made Carpenter Christmas Tree Ornaments

Can children truly make an ornament on their own that someone will proudly hang on their tree? I think so. We love making ornaments to give as gifts and I cherish the ones that I pull out of our Chris...

8 Perfect Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love Books

When my twins open their gifts on Christmas I want them to be excited but I also want them to unwrap something that they will use over and over all year long. Being avid bookworms and emergent readers...

3 Easy Ways to Make Magnets: Kid Made Gifts

My kids have been composing their Christmas lists since last January, but I am determined to help them think more about gifting this holiday season. I love their infectious enthusiasm for Christmas an...

Polar Express Story Time

In my eyes, The Polar Express is one of those rare, perfect picture books. From the first time this was read to me as a child it swept me away and hooked me forever. That might seem dramatic, but whil...

Star Bright Christmas Ornament

Our living room feels aglow with lights from the Christmas tree and our star lights twinkling in the window from my snuggly nook on the couch. I have my coziest socks warming my toes, a blanket pulled...