Harry Potter Activities for Kids

Harry Potter Educational Activities for Kids

The costumes and props used in this post were provided by Oriental Trading. Games were provided by Pressman Toys. My boys (and I) are HUGE Harry Potter fans. They love watching the movies and they were both Harry Potter one year for Halloween. My son even decorated his room with a Harry Potter theme! I … [Read more…]

Mall Santas: Visiting the North Pole in NJ

Mall Santas in NJ

Updated for 2020! Includes virtual Santa experiences! It’s that time of year again! Santa flies, strolls and parades into malls all across New Jersey. We are lucky to be NJ residents as our selection of malls is vast making the holiday season even more exciting and festive. Although it seems that Santa arrives earlier and … [Read more…]

Charmed by Magic Sketch: A Unique Writing Tool for Kids

Charmed by Magic Sketch

It is difficult when you watch your children resist writing. When they are asked to fill out ditto sheets at school, it can get frustrating because it is not always re-writing repeatedly until their fingers are exhausted. When we can make writing fun and interesting they want to do it. It’s amazing how much I … [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…]

Learn the Alphabet: Spring Edition

learn the alphabet spring edition

Spring into the Alphabet with Fun ! It is never too early to start exposing your kids to letters and words. Although letter recognition is not a focus until preschool and kindergarten, it is important to introduce letters to your kids as early as possible. This starts by reading to your kids every night beginning … [Read more…]

Create Your Own Superhero Day: Superhero Activities for Kids

Superhero Day

As my boys get older, I find that they need to be more entertained especially during the summer. To help engage them I decided to develop themed days based on topics they really enjoy. I found that my boys really enjoyed having themed days and/or weeks. They loved helping me plan the activities and creating … [Read more…]