Humble brag: my kid is not yet two, so he hasn’t seen Frozen yet. But holy moly, you don’t need to have a kid with Frozen Fever to see that we are having an epidemic. If your kids are crazy for Frozen, you may as well harness that energy with some fun Frozen crafts. And don’t worry, I’ll get my comeuppance! By the time the next big Disney film is entrancing the toddler set, my son will be old enough to be swept right up.
Valentine’s Day is coming! Have you received any of those super gross conversation hearts yet? Instead of choking down those chalky abominations, create a teachable moment with your kids! Coffee Cups and Crayons shares a simple, fun science experiment to put those conversation hearts to good use.
Happy almost new year! Winter weather starts getting serious in January. These are some fun indoor activities that your kids can do when they need a break from playing out in the freezing cold.
It can be tough to motivate your kids for outdoor play when it’s freezing cold. Here are some super fun outdoor activities for kids that are worth bundling up for.
Merry Christmas! Now that the gifts are unwrapped, are the kids getting a little bit antsy? If it’s too cold, snowy, or rainy to play outside, your toddler probably has some energy to burn. Try one of these indoor activities to beat cabin fever.
Are you rich with candy canes right now? Teach your kids about the scientific method and have a little fun at the same time. My son is 21 months, so he’s not old enough for this cool candy cane science experiment, but I’m filing it away until he’s bigger and bringing candy canes home from school. I love that Dayna at Lemon Lime Adventures took a sugary treat and turned it into a fun, teachable experience instead.
It’s pinecone season! I’ve always been a pinecone fan, but now that my baby has grown into a wobbly toddler, I love them double. Crafting with pinecones is fun, and crafting with pinecones that I collected on walks with my kid is double run! Go on a pinecone walk with your kiddos, and try some of these cute pinecone crafts.
Coming up with handmade gift ideas for grandparents can be a little bit tricky, especially if you want to get your kids involved in the making process. If grandparent gifts stump you like they do me, you’ll love this list of DIY ideas from How Does She. The list includes ideas that you can make start to finish and ideas that your kids can help make, no matter what age they are. What they all have in common is that they’re sweet, sentimental, and personal. Your basic 1-2-3 punch when it comes to grandparent gifts.
Need something to entertain the kiddos at Thanksgiving or your tree trimming party? Set up an ornament-making table! They’ll love seeing their creations on your tree, and maybe you can sneak in a few minutes for grown up talk and a mugful of nog while they’re crafting. Some of these kid-made ornaments may require more supervision than others, so choose the one that will work best for your kids.
Let your kids get in on the Thanksgiving decorations with these Thanksgiving crafts.