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

DIY Bubble Recipe

Mini Scientists|

There's something about blowing bubbles that just excites kids like no other. The idea of going outside and chasing those bubbles around is almost enough to transport me back in time to when I was little doing the very same. To bring that little bit of magic to your child's life, we've found a DIY bubble recipe you can whip up yourself in no time. This recipe is from Buggy and Buddy. Ingredients: 2/3 cup [...]

How to Make Your Own Crayons

Money Savers|

Well I bet you didn't think there were any uses for old, worn down crayons, now did you? This is a fun little rainy day activity since your kids will want to spend hours testing out their new giant multi-colored crayons. I guess first ask yourself, do you have the fridge space to hang all of these masterpieces? Anyway, you're probably never going to have to buy crayons again after you learn how to make [...]

One Thing At A Time

ItsySparks, Your Daily Zen|

Do you ever feel overwhelmed and think it feels impossible to get all that you have to do, done? You are not alone! Breathe. And then say to yourself “One thing at a time.” Have 3 loads of laundry to put away… from last week!? A LONG holiday to do list? Or something similar? Say, and repeat to yourself, “One thing at a time.” Put one shirt away, then one pair of socks, then one [...]

Watercolor Valentine Project

What to Make|

We love Valentine’s Day! We love feeling the fuzzy warm spirit in the air, and seeing all of the festive heart shapes everywhere. This year, the boys are definitely excited about exchanging Valentines with friends and family! It's so cute! It's only 4 days away and we thought this fun watercolor project would be a great Valentine’s gift from kids. Each watercolor craft will come out unique as they add their personal touch to it [...]

Rainy Day: Indoor Activities for Kids

What to Do|

Whether it's a snow day at school or a literal rainy day inside, we all know that kids need stimulation. I'm sure you've read millions of posts on indoor activities for kids but these ones are tried and tested to make sure your kids don't go stir crazy when they're trapped indoors. Fort Making Seems a little old school, right? Regardless, kids love constructing these pillow castles and it gives them a private (temporary, of [...]

3 School Approved Sandwiches Your Kids Won’t Trade

What to Eat|

School lunches are a hard for a slew of reasons, potential allergies aside, trying to transport healthy options isn't the easiest task. Bruised fruit, squished sandwiches, lost lunch containers... We looked high and low for some great sandwich options, so we'll take a little of the guess work out of your lunch prep and give you a few new school approved sandwiches to throw into the rotation. Smoked Turkey Sandwich With Paprika Mayonnaise Ingredients 2 tablespoons mayonnaise [...]

Activity Jar

Your Daily Zen|

Collect your fun ideas and activities in a jar. Sit with your children, and brainstorm ideas and activities in advance. Use craft sticks or paper, and place them all in a recycled jar or box. You can collect ideas for just about anything: “Healthy Snack Ideas” “When I feel Mad, I Can…” “Things I Can Play on My Own” “Fun Rain Day Ideas”...what would you put in this jar?

Sense of Taste – Taste Test Experiment

Mini Scientists|

Here’s a fun experiment you can do with your little one to teach about their sense of taste. Explain to your little one that they have 5 senses: 1.  Taste 2.  Sight 3.  Hearing 4.  Smell 5.  Touch In this experiment, we will focus on the sense of taste.  Our sense of taste comes from the taste buds on our tongue.  (You should also know though, that our sense of smell also affects what we [...]

Latest Trend: Rainbow Loom Bracelets

Trends, What to Make|

Remember friendship bracelets? All of those spools of embroidery thread? Making the Chinese Staircase or the Diamond (full disclosure: I could never quite get the diamond quite right) You would knot your strings and pin it to your pants so you could work on your creation anywhere, and had holes in most of the knees of your jeans... Those were the days! It seems that there's a new trend for boys and girls aged 8-12: [...]

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