Harry Potter Activities for Kids

Harry Potter Educational Activities for Kids

The costumes and props used in this post were provided by Oriental Trading. My boys have recently become HUGE Harry Potter fans. They love watching the movies and they both asked to be Harry Potter for Halloween. I love using what they have a passion for to encourage learning. With Harry Potter there are so … [Read more…]

Santa’s Wonderland Inspires Children at Bass Pro Shops

Santa's Wonderland Inspires Children at Bass Pro Shop

A corner of the North Pole at your local Bass Pro Shops! We believe in the tranquility and calm that comes with going outdoors. One store that has been encouraging families to get outside s Bass Pro Shops. As the holiday season approaches, they offer a family fun activity called Santa’s Wonderland that encourages everyone … [Read more…]

Dream Big Disney Princess When It’s Pley Time

Disney Princess from Pley

My daughter is self-appointed royalty. For her, the Disney princesses represent the best qualities: strong, brave, hard-working, and artistic. Overcoming obstacles in their lives, each character has strong qualities that inspire her to grow as an individual. She naturally gravitates towards toys that highlight these admirable heroines but as a parent who believes in educational … [Read more…]

Universal Orlando Resort Countdown: Fun Activities for Kids

Universal Orlando Resort Countdown

Photo Credit:┬áMelinda Johnson of┬áMelinda Jae Photography My family is planning a big trip to Universal Orlando Resort this summer. We visited once before but since it was 4 years ago the boys remember very little about the trip. To get ready for our vacation, we have been searching the Universal website and watching fun YouTube … [Read more…]

Shark Week: Educational Activities for Kids

Shark Week Educational Activities

Take a Bite out of Learning and Fun with Sharks! Sharks rule the oceans. It is the reason Shark Week was brought into existence by the Discovery Channel in 1988. We celebrate these fascinating creatures that are propelling scientific research into fighting cancer. Surprisingly, they exist in all depths of the ocean, from a few … [Read more…]

Shark Week Tinker Tray

Shark Week Tinker Tray (1)

Open-Ended Play is Jawsome! Sharks are very popular in my home. Each family member actually has an opinion on what is the coolest shark species and reasons for their belief. Thus, we have been reading about sharks, visiting them and watching television programs about them. Applying information about sharks, however, can be a little challenging. … [Read more…]