Cooking with Kids

Cooking with kids is rewarding as a family bonding activity, a creative outlet, an educational opportunity, sensory exploration, and for learning basic life skills. Includes kids' recipes, tips for cooking with kids, and favorite kids' cookbooks.

Spider Web Crafts and Activities :: The Ultimate Guide

The Ultimate Spider Web Crafts and Activity Guide

Spiders and spider webs are all around us—an important part of the natural world that we are all familiar with. Halloween has laid claim to spiders because of many people’s fears and misconceptions. Personally, though, I find spider webs beautiful. And spiders, if not beautiful, don’t scare me. (Don’t get me started on cockroaches, though!) Whether you…

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What I Love About Summer with Kids

Hello Summer

Well hello, Summer! And welcome. Yesterday pretty much epitomized what I love about summer, so I thought I’d share… Note: I’m trying something new and embedding a few of my Instagram photos, thanks to a tip from my friend Tiffany at Peanut Blossom. What I Love about Summer with Kids 1. Starting the day slowly,…

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Snippets, Photos, and a Question

Watercolor Paints

I have so many blog posts and photos to share with you. So many!  My photo file is full of photos of artful activities that we’ve been doing and I have a lot more ideas in lists, notebooks, and in my head. Yet, when I sat down to write a post last night, I came…

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How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

Given our love of peanut butter playdough, peanut butter nest snacks, and peanut butter cups, I thought we ought to try to make an Easter version of the divine combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Maia and I first planned to make peanut butter cups in egg shapes. I saw a few posts on Pinterest, and…

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21 Spring Crafts Kids will Love

21 Spring Crafts Kids will Love - Easter Crafts, Flower Crafts, Bird Crafts, and More

We like to celebrate Spring and Easter by crafting together using the themes and colors of the season: Fresh spring flowers—daffodils, tulips, dogwood, rhododendron, azaleas, peonies The light greens of newly emerging spring leaves Pinks all around us when the redbuds are in bloom The happy yellow of daffodils, sunshine, and fuzzy chicks Bird song…

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Easter Crafts for Kids, Spring Art Ideas, and Yummy Recipes

Easter Crafts for Kids in The Artful Spring eBook

Are you ready for spring yet? I so am. And I’ve just decided I’m going to start thinking about spring—pastel colors, flowers in bloom, Easter crafts for kids, birds singing, sweet strawberries, and gardening barefoot—no matter what the weather is doing outside. This winter has been longer and colder and snowier than I would have…

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Kids in the Kitchen :: Baking up a Mystery Chocolate Dessert

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My kids have always enjoyed helping me in the kitchen—measuring, pouring, mixing, tasting. But in the past year, Maia (now 8) graduated herself to cooking on her own.  She started with familiar dishes from her much-used copy of Pretend Soup, such as popovers, strawberry surprise muffins, number salad, and blueberry pancakes. Then she moved on…

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A Halloween Gingerbread House

A Halloween Gingerbread House

I’m embarrassed to tell you when we made this Halloween gingerbread house. But I will anyway. Maia LOVES making gingerbread houses and basically has them on the mind all year round. She wanted to make a beach-themed gingerbread house and I said we would when we went to the beach. We didn’t make it there…

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