What could be more random and fun than Shark Week? It’s a week to celebrate sharks, a creature that inexplicably feared more than others, despite the fact that they don’t actually want to eat people. People celebrate Shark Week by watching cheesy “Sharknado” movies and learning about sharks. I thought I’d try something different this […]
It’s August so it is hot around here! I know some people are headed back to school. Maybe because outside it is simply too hot. Whether you are heading to the neighborhood pool or you are staying in your yard, here are some water games and water play ideas for keeping you cool during your […]
One of the fun things I have done for my kids this summer to keep track of our summer fun was create a simple summer activity passport for her! It’s a way to keep track of the fun we’ve had this summer as well as encourage the kids to decide which activities we want to […]
When I think of summer, I think of reading. I love to encourage free reading all summer long, and finding reading programs with book-ish rewards only adds to the fun.
In honor of the recent Pioneer Day (the Utah holiday that celebrates the arrival of the Mormon pioneers to Utah in 1847), we try to do something pioneer related each year, since my husband’s family is from Utah and it’s a part of our Mormon heritage as well. This year (to go along with Strawberry’s […]
On a hot summer day, what does one do for “Princess Preschool”? We play with ice! Building with ice is not easy. My daughter wanted to make an Ice Princess’ castle (as my daughter intended), but it sure is fun to try your hand in stacking the sliding blocks during an outside ice play exploration!
Last spring, we read a fun book called I’m a Dirty Dinosaur, in which the illustrations were created with actual mud. Of course, we had to make our own mud paintings! The same author has another book, I’m a Hungry Dinosaur, in which the illustrations were created with cocoa powder, chocolate, and sprinkles, so of […]
When my son was 4 years old, he loved watching Finding Nemo, which led for a deep love for the coal reef and all the creatures the main characters in the movie encountered there. Sea turtles, sting rays, barracuda, jellyfish, and of course clown fish. All of these coral reef creatures were friends. Whenever we visited […]
Summer time. It is finally nice enough to go outside and we are finally done with school, so we have the time. Where do we like to head? Well, other than the pool, the playground is our destination of choice. One of the best parts of the playground is the abundance of opportunities for imagination, […]
He pauses from taking a bite of his sandwich and stares out the window. “Wow, Mom,” he says, returning to our world. “I just keep thinking of ideas for stories!” I had given him access to a recording program so he could dictate the story he had told me the day before. He had spent an […]