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

3 Books for Hungry Young Minds

Books, Brain Food|

Encouraging an interest in reading in your children is something that must start from an early age. You can do this by reading books for hungry young minds to your kids on a regular basis. The sound of your voice relaying tales will captivate them and build an interest in reading on their own as they learn how. Since the focus here today is on little minds that are "hungry" for knowledge, then your child [...]

Sense of Hearing – Mystery Sounds Experiment


Do a fun and simple experiment with your little ones to teach them about their Sense-of-Hearing.  See how many "mystery sounds" they can identify! Explain to them that their ears help them hear sounds.  KidsHealth explains in more detail how the ear is made up of three different sections:  the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. These parts all work together so you can hear and process sounds. Read more about your [...]

Flower Moon

Books, Brain Food|

‘Flower Moon’ written by Gina Linka is a story of twins Tally and Tempest.  This is the story of sisters and what they grow to do with their lives in their families.  One summer these two sisters learn more about themselves while on summer vacation while working with a carnival Tally is the twin that seems to learn the most over this summer.    ‘Flower Moon’ is a middle school novel that teaches how [...]

Gluten and Dairy Free Pizza

What to Eat|

There are plenty of recipes out there for gluten free pizza, but this recipe is both gluten and dairy free pizza. This recipe is great because you can either make your own cheese or you can buy a vegan brand like Daiya - I swear it tastes just like cheese. This is a recipe for two 8-12" pizzas or one large 14" pizza, so maybe make one for the adults and let the kids choose their [...]

Lunch Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

What to Eat|

Do you and your family celebrate and take part in St. Patrick's Day traditions?  How about preparing them a St. Patrick's Day themed lunch? We collected some cute kids' lunch ideas for you to enjoy.  Although St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday this year, you could still prepare them a themed lunch at home, or send them to school with it on the Friday before.  They will love it!   IPackLunch packed a St. [...]

Kids Birthday Cake Ideas


Today we have some kids birthday cake ideas to get you thinking about the next cake you'll make. Ordering a cake from a supermarket is such a no-no and you know which ones I'm talking about: the quarter slab 60% icing monstrosities kids seem to love... Okay, if someone handed me a piece of Costco cake I wouldn't turn it down but I also wouldn't feel very good about it. And yes... I would probably [...]

Words of Wisdom: Stephen Colbert

Your Daily Zen|

I absolutely love Stephen Colbert - and who knew he was such a parenting wiz. When it comes down to relationships and parenting - you have to have a sense of humor. You just have to laugh and I feel like they do a lot of laughing at the Colbert household. Below are some words of wisdom from his interview with BuzzFeed. You can read the rest here.   Stephen Colbert is a superior father [...]

5 Creative Ways to Recycle Egg Cartons

Money Savers, What to Do|

Throwing away an egg carton seems like such a waste, right? I always feel like I'm missing out on some kind of space-saving opportunity or craft project. Check out a bunch of ideas for making the most out of your used egg cartons and check out 5 creative ways to recycle egg cartons: Papier-mâché Save up those egg cartons and create your own paper maché that you can store for future craft projects! [Read more] [...]

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 [...]

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