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Alternative to Tub Town

Did any of you play with Tub Town by Lakeside when you were little? I used to absolutely love that toy. My mom would suction it to the side of the tub and I could give the little people showers, have them jump off the diving board, ride up the elevator… oh the memories. :) Anyway, I periodically look for…


The Wonder Closet

Every year for Christmas little kids seems to gravitate towards one or maybe two toys while the rest sit on the sidelines. I see it happening the last couple days at our house and it reminded me of an idea my mom came up with: the wonder closet. When we were little my mom would put toys and games up…


Christmas Luminaries

Another awesome mom shared a craft she did with her little ones. She turned a great tradition into a fun activity! Thanks Sarah!! Christmas Luminaries Fold down the top 1/3 of white bakery bags (like brown lunch sacks but white, I got mine at Michaels).  The folding can be hard and create lots of ripped bags, so if you’re impatient…


Homemade Gingerbread House

The continuation of Jess’s homemade crafts and treats… Making the Gingerbread House This takes commitment!  Here is a link to a great article on how to make an authentic from scratch Gingerbread House, which I did for the first time this year. They are not joking when they say you need to enjoy the process.  It really was one day…


Hide and Seek

I think everyone has played hide and seek at one point or another, but you can also turn it into a treasure hunt where you hide an object instead of yourself. Walk around with your child to look for the secret treasure. You can let them know if they are getting closer or farther away if they are getting frustrated….


Sing, Dance and Be Silly

When we get really bored at home I play some dance music and act silly. When I can be silly, it’s very contagious and the kids immediately start dancing around and singing. What a great way to get some energy out, have fun, and make memories with your kids! You can also turn it into a follow the leader game…


Fluffy White Ghosts

My son brought home a ghost from preschool… it looked like he made it with white puffy paint, but when I asked the teachers they said it was shaving cream and glue! It looked like too much fun not to try at home. Here’s the list of supplies you’ll need: a bowl and spoon colored paper shaving cream glue white…


How to Make a Rainbow Cake: Directions and How Kids Can Help

Welcome guest blogger Anna Sparks! I love this rainbow cake that she made and wanted to share with everyone…. Just take a look at the picture and you will want to make this cake with your kids! I saw this online and just thought it would be so much fun to make. Also the different dyed cakes started me spinning…


Day Out With Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016

Thomas the Tank Engine™, Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt™ are visiting the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois for Day Out With Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016. It’s a special opportunity for your train fans to ride on the life-sized characters they love. We took my son and it was a memorable experience for us. He couldn’t contain his…


Free Movies at Goodrich Quality Theaters

Goodrich Quality Theaters is offering free movies this spring (now through May 1, 2011) on Saturdays and Sundays at 9am and 10am for all ages! If you are interested check out the films and details on the website: http://www.gqti.com/freemovies.aspx Goodrich Quality Theaters Randall 15 IMAX 550 N. Randall Road Batavia, IL 60510 (630) 225-8400