Call me weird but I thought I would share a post on the list of grocery items I keep around to make homemade fun activities for my kids – Less than $25. I figured it may be best to do this since I am usually using up lots from my pantry and then having to buy more. In addition, I am usually crying on the
After visiting a farm last week, I had all these Granny Smith apples to use in recipes. This is one of the recipes I decided to make with some of the apples. Ingredients: For the crust: 4 cups pastry flour 3/4 cup cold, unsalted butter 1 tsp salt 5 to 8 TBSP ice water Mix flour and salt together. Mix in the butter until it looks
To make: 4 cups play sand (I used pink sand) 2 cups cornstarch 1 cup water glitter (optional) Directions: Mix sand and cornstarch together. Add water in increments until the mixture begins to look like damp sand. Add a little more water if necessary. The mixture should be damp, not too wet and should be able to hold together when formed into a shape. If
My daughter loves playing in sand. I saw this idea for making moon sand from Tammy over at creativekkids.com. I modified it and used canola oil instead of baby oil. M kid loves it! She played with it for a good while, about 45 to 50 minutes or so when we first made it. And she always wants to keep playing with it. I may
Kids love to play with sand! If you live next to the ocean, park, or a place that have sand, try to collect some for your little one. Otherwise, play sand can be purchased at Walmart around $4.95. Dump it somewhere on the ground or in a bin and let the kids explore. The possibilities are endless – scoop, dump, pour, build a sand castle,
It is never to early to teach kids how to wash dishes or how to do a few minor, kid safe house chores. This is sensory activity for them, too. The idea of seeing, touching, smelling, and even hearing the sounds of the water and the dishes as they wash them. Not to mention, they are developing their motor skills! Whenever I am making a
My toddler really enjoys nibble trays. We try to do nibble trays every so often, especially on Tuesdays which we have set aside as Library Days. Usually, I get the trays prepared before heading out and put it in the fridge. When we return home, lunch is ready! NB: I do not keep the crackers in the fridge; they remain out until ready to serve.
On April 7 to 18, 2013 we went to Grenada to visit my family. My sister and one of my brothers were the only ones who knew were were coming. My mother was so surprised to see us! Yet, she, along with everyone else were so happy to us, especially to see our two girls. They had never seen them before! At the time, baby Brianna was 3