Stone tracing art for kids activity and post by Joanna Walker of The Blue Barn. Hello, I’m so excited to be here. I’m like a giddy school kid today who maybe ate too many red skittles! I was over the moon when Jean asked me to come over and share on her beautiful site. She’s been […]
Have you done splatter painting with kids? If so, you know how fun this action art activity can be. There’s splatter painting and then there’s splatter painting. And kids like it all. It’s a matter of how much you flick your wrist How much and what kind of paint you use How big your canvas […]
A kid friendly backyard encourages active outdoor play. Here’s how to set one up plus 11 key elements to consider for your outdoor play space, such as sand & water, privacy, toys, and plants. I’ve been working on making the backyard at our new house enticing for the whole family, but especially turning it into […]
I’m all about making learning fun. If it’s fun and hands-on, it’s more likely to be remembered. We all know this, right? But as with many things, it’s sometimes more easily said than done. I find that I can grab spontaneity by the horns at times, but other times it’s helpful to have a list of concrete […]
Are you beginning to make your summer bucket list yet? How about adding some DIY outdoor games to play in the backyard or when camping? Kids love games… Kids love rocks… Combine the two and you have a winning combination! Creative, inexpensive, and fun Games don’t have to come in a box and they definitely don’t need […]
Everybody loves a rock, right? Byrd Baylor would say Everybody Needs a Rock. Maia went through a phase as a toddler and preschooler where she would pick up and collect rocks anywhere we happened to be. Piles of rocks. Now it’s usually just a special rock here or there. And a budding interest in geology. We like […]
As I mentioned yesterday in my post about shaving cream for kids and how I think the shaving cream manufacturers got their target customer wrong, shaving cream is the most requested art material in our house. Kids just have so much fun with it! Here are 60 ideas for using shaving cream for kids art, play, […]
This melting ice science experiment is a simple and very rewarding science experiment for kids of all ages. The addition of color highlights the tunnels and crevasses that the salt makes in the ice as it melts.