Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift: DIY Chalkboard Gift Basket
April 26, 2017 – 6:16 am | No Comment

A ‘thank you’ gift for Teacher Appreciation Week that is a fun project for kids too!
by Liz Mangelsdorf
This decorative DIY chalkboard container is perfect to hold  special little gifts. I put together these gifts for …

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Easter Egg Decorating Idea #3: Painted Bling Eggs
March 30, 2017 – 7:57 am | 4 Comments
Easter Egg Decorating Idea #3: Painted Bling Eggs

What’s in Your Craft Closet?
I was at Michael’s last week to pick up some river stones for our bathroom sink, what a neat idea to freshen up a room and add a spa feel, but …

Easter Egg Decorating Idea # 2 – Doodled Eggs
March 29, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Easter Egg Decorating Idea # 2 – Doodled Eggs

Easter is one of my favorite holidays and I have such fond memories of decorating eggs with my mom and then enjoying the huge Easter egg hunts at Granny’s house with all of my many …

Coaching Kids through Chores Builds Self-Worth
March 27, 2017 – 9:04 am | No Comment
Coaching Kids through Chores Builds Self-Worth

Encouraging Kids to Help Around the House Makes them feel Valued
Putting one’s house in order can help get your child’s inner self in order too. Remember how good it feels to fold and put laundry …

Easter Egg Decorating Idea #1: Papier Mache
March 26, 2017 – 6:28 pm | 2 Comments
Easter Egg Decorating Idea #1: Papier Mache

Easter Egg Decorating Idea #1: Papier Mache
 
I found this cute idea for making Easter Egg Placecard holders and decided it would be fun to do. I am on a quest this year for creative ideas …

10 Tips for a Successful STAAR Testing Week
March 20, 2017 – 10:08 am | No Comment
10 Tips for a Successful STAAR Testing Week

Here are 10 ways to help our children be successful with STAAR testing
 
Whether we agree with standardized testing or not is a non-issue when it comes to our children in the classroom. They have to …

17 Green and Gluten Free Foods for St Patricks Day
March 13, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
17 Green and Gluten Free Foods for St Patricks Day

 17 Green and Gluten Free Foods for St. Patrick’s Day
Your kids will get a kick out of seeing a table covered in green food and they might be surprised by all of the foods they …

5 St. Patricks Day Traditions to Start With Your Kids
March 10, 2017 – 8:00 am | One Comment
5 St. Patricks Day Traditions to Start With Your Kids

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy
St. Patrick’s Day!
by Kerrie McLoughlin
Kids love any excuse to make a day extra special, so why not March 17 of every year? You certainly don’t need to be …

50+ Ways to Show Kids You Care
February 27, 2017 – 3:22 pm | One Comment
50+ Ways to Show Kids You Care

It is so important to show kids we love them every day of the year. While many of these we do naturally, we might not do them often enough or sometimes we just need to …

Easy Valentine Gift for Teachers: Decoupage Valentine Bookmarks
February 4, 2017 – 1:16 pm | No Comment
Easy Valentine Gift for Teachers: Decoupage Valentine Bookmarks

Homemade Valentine Gift for Teachers
I was at a craft place with my daughter recently and kids were decorating animals with decoupage. I hadn’t thought about decoupage in years but remember loving using images, scraps of …

5 Kwanzaa Crafts for Kids
December 26, 2016 – 8:30 am | No Comment
5 Kwanzaa Crafts for Kids

Kwanzaa is a wonderful African tradition to teach your family about this holiday season, and there are many simple Kwanzaa crafts for kids that you will have fun creating as a family as you learn …