It’s important to instill a sense of gratitude in your child from a young age. Teaching your Little to say a simple thank-you can help foster a lifelong mindset of gratitude. Using the All About Me photo book template, I created a custom ‘I am Thankful’ photo book, and completed with my 3-year-old daughter, Clara. It was incredible to get a glimpse into her world, and the keepsake we created is absolutely priceless.
The Photo Sticker Sheets from Pinhole Press are so versatile. I love getting creative with them! From DIY Tic Tac Toe to cute back to school DIY Bookmarks, they’re such a fun craft supply to have! I recently picked up a new phone case and thought it would be fun to create my own personalized case with photos of my family on it using the stickers.
Children often succeed with learning when they are interested in what you’re teaching them. Nothing interests a child more than seeing photos of themselves! Take advantage of this interest and use photos of your child, and those who love them most, to help them learn and grow!
My kiddos head back to school next week and we’re gearing up for the season with backpacks and binders and pencils galore. Both of my kiddos love to read and set lofty reading goals each school year, so I thought I’d use some of my leftover Photo Sticker Sheets from my previous projects to create a few fun DIY Personalized Bookmarks for their reading.
There’s nothing sweeter than a tiny Picasso gifting you a finger-painted masterpiece, or a classic noodle necklace. Children’s art is so much more than mindless play. Time with crayons and paints can help foster a child’s creativity, improve their fine motor skills, and more. Read on to discover the lasting impact that personalized art can have on your child’s life. Read More “The Benefits of Personalized Art for Kids”
Last week, I shared a fun DIY Personalized Tic Tac Toe Game and it gave me a burst of creative inspiration to create more personalized games for our family. My kiddos loved seeing their faces on game pieces, so I thought that I should do the same on another one of our family favorites, Checkers. For this Personalized Checkers Game, I created pieces for each member of the family so that we each had our own game pieces to play with.
We all have an idyllic vision of what The Fourth of July is supposed to look like. Kids running through sprinklers, grandiose parades with marching bands, and burgers sizzling on the grill. But Mother Nature is almost as unpredictable as tots in their terrible twos, so even America isn’t immune to having its birthday party ruined by the weather. In the event of a rainy Independence Day, these All-American movies are sure to be loved by kids and parents alike.
There’s no better way to honor the US of A than spending the day off playing some family-geared backyard games. These kid-approved activities pair perfectly with hot summer haze and barbecue days. An added bonus? They’re engaging and exciting enough to keep even the busiest of littles occupied all day long. Read More “Fourth of July Outdoor Activities”
My kids go on summer break at the end of this week and after making up an entire week’s worth of snow days, they’re ready to milk all they can from the sweet summer months. With all the adventures we have during the summer, I’m often guilty of forgetting to document the fun. As a mom, it’s my sworn duty as memory keeper to ensure I preserve our memories for years to come so that when I’m a grandmother, the first thing my grandchildren will do when the visit is sit on the floor with our photo albums. It’s a lot of pressure! As someone who is passionate about memory keeping, I tend to get carried away, can you tell?
Unbeknownst to the hellish little gremlins we call children, learning new things can actually be exciting. The STEM field is growing rapidly, with a 14% increase in jobs expected by 2020. These Valentine’s Day themed STEM activities probably won’t grant your little nugget admission to Harvard, but it might help them learn a thing or two.