This year make your own needle felt poppies to wear on Remembrance Day. We had fun with this one talking about what the day means and explaining to the kids what sacrifices service men and women have over the year. First gather a foam pad, your felting needles, red felt, and black wool or felt. … Continue reading DIY Remembrance Day Poppies
It’s not easy with the newest round of lock downs and restrictions as some parts of the world continue to struggle with COVID. As we grow weary of doing more remotely here is the list of some great ideas for any scout troop, team, or group to help them get through the latest rounds of … Continue reading 20 Ideas for Remote Learning and Kid Activities
With the Holiday break right around the corner and many winter camps still being impacted by COVID here is a great game for the entire family.... a criminal family! Create Criminal Profile First you need to create the criminal profiles, complete with finger prints. For your profile get dressed up in a disguise and take … Continue reading DYI: Family Mystery Game Criminal Mastermind
Halloween is around the corner and if you are still scrambling for a costume idea why not consider yourself royalty this year? Here are the instructions to a 3 step royal crown fit for a King, Queen, Prince or Princess! Supplies: - perforated aluminum (This can be purchased from local hardware store in different patterns … Continue reading Easy Last Minute Costume: DIY Royal Crown
We always have jars around the house; from pickles, or pasta sauce in all different sizes. There is also spare change hiding in the couch cushions or the junk drawer. So here is a quick craft with the kids to put that jar to good use and find the spare change a home. Supply list: … Continue reading Easy Mason Jar Piggy Bank
This summer all of the local summer camps are closed. Here is our plan for having an amazing summer regardless! Make a Plan. Set some goals. Get rewards. The kiddos picked 3 to 5 things they wanted to work on this summer. Owen picked archery, art, music, outdoor exploring while Michael picked music, art and … Continue reading At Home Summer Camps
This one was a challenge. I asked Owen what he wanted to be for Halloween. His typical kid response was a vampire. I told him, why don’t you pick something a bit more original that would be fun to make. We decided to look through the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for … Continue reading How to Make a Hippogriff Costume
For some reason we’ve gotten into making Gnome houses. We’ve made so many, we now have a village! Here are our top 5 fairy or gnome houses for your garden this spring/summer. 1. The Tree Stump A neighbor was trimming trees and a few branches were quite thick. So we took a stump. With just … Continue reading Easy DIY Gnome Village
Quarantine and communication skills with a 3.5 and 7 year old can be a challenge. Not only are we more or less stuck indoors, we are now also the teacher, coach and their only companions for going on 8 weeks. It’s no surprise that we start to wear on each other. I was starting to … Continue reading How 2 mason jars helped save my sanity!
One thing that I have not done in years is have a beauty routine. Other than occasional make up; washing my face with soap and water, and applying sunblock has been the extent of it for most of my 20's and now into my 30s. Naturally, the abuse I put my sensitive skin through is … Continue reading Natural Journey – Skin Care
As the world continues to come to grips with COVID19 and the impact it has had on our lives the world is becoming more and more restless stuck in quarantine. I'm lucky in so many way as we have not fallen victim to the virus nor have we had to become a hero during it. … Continue reading Ways to stay connected during COVID19
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