Igniting Young Minds2020-12-14T11:22:03-07:00

DIY Homemade Italian Seasoning

Money Savers|

Salad dressing, meats, soups - it seems like so many of your recipes require Italian seasoning and why haven't you ever tried to make your own? I'm sure you have all the seasoning laying around anyway and if you don't - they're relatively inexpensive and you'll have homemade Italian Seasoning for months! When you're done getting all creative in the kitchen - why not put your plethora of spice into a mason jar? They're airtight [...]

Baked Vegetable Egg Roll Recipe

What to Eat|

If you've ever had a craving for Chinese food you know you're looking for something salty and satisfying. Problem is, most of it is deep fried. Well we're here to the rescue with a healthier version of everyone's favorite: the baked vegetable egg roll. You'll Need Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 Tablespoons soy sauce 1 Tablespoon minced ginger 1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce 1 Clove grated garlic 2 Tablespoons canola [...]

3 Creative Growth Charts

I Want That|

When I was little, my parents tracked my height on the wall in our kitchen. Little pencil marks are notched up the wall, keeping track of my growth over the years. It was always so exciting to see how much I'd grown. But there are so many more fun options available nowadays that make tracking your child's growth easier and creates a lovely keepsake when he or she is all grown up. Here are 3 [...]

Yoga for Children

What to Do|

If you're already super into yoga, you probably know the benefits already - and if you're not doing yoga, what are you waiting for!? A great way to take it to the next level would be getting your children involved with it too. Yoga for children obviously isn't going to be as strenuous as some of the yoga strains out there today - and definitely will not take place in a 104 degree Fahrenheit sweat [...]

Make a Sun-Earth-Moon Model

Mini Scientists|

Does your child ever ask you questions about space?  This is a great way to introduce the relationship between the sun, Earth, and moon.  It's a fun hands-on way to show how the Earth orbits the sun, and how the moon orbits the Earth. You will need: Yellow construction paper (for the sun) Blue construction paper (for the Earth) White paper (for the moon and connectors) 3 small brads Scissors Ruler Template from Enchanted Learning Alternatively, if [...]

3 Things to Make with Avocado – Kid Approved!

What to Eat|

 I don't have to tell you how great avocados are for you. But I do have a couple of things to make with avocado - and I didn't include guacamole since if you're anything like me I'm sure you all have your own recipes!   ALT - The Avocado BLT   You'll Need 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise 8 (1-ounce) slices whole-grain bread 4 Large leaves romaine or Boston lettuce 1 Large ripe tomato, thinly sliced 1 Sliced [...]

Birthday Party Ideas for Girls


When you google birthday party ideas for girls, you're always going to have that 9/10 pink ratio. Everything is pink or a princess party. Granted, lots of girls want a pink princess party but we're going to give you a few other options. Yes, there may be some pink in this inspiration post but switch it to your daughter's favorite color.  Now, personally I wasn't a party kid. My mother would usually take us to [...]

Kid Approved Recipes: Chicken Fingers

What to Eat|

Who doesn't love a plate of chicken fingers - and who doesn't love guaranteed kid approved recipes? These chicken fingers have a secret though, they're made with almond meal instead of flour which sounds crazy of course, but you can't taste the almond. It just adds a little healthy touch to a favorite meal of kids everywhere, is gluten-free and there's no shame in that! You'll Need 1lb Boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 Cup almond [...]

Fix Jeans with Holes: Felt Faces

What to Make|

Kids are rough on their clothing. And that can get rough on your wallet, especially when you find yourself needing to replace clothing on a regular basis. I mean, kids grow out of their clothes fast enough as it is! That's why I really fell in love with this idea. There's no need to toss out old jeans with holes in the knee when you can turn the hole into a cute (or scary!) face. [...]

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