Cars 3 Coloring Pages, Activities, and Recipes

When we were preparing to go to Disneyland two years ago, I realized that my daughter had never seen the Cars movie. Knowing that we would be spending time in Cars Land, I wanted to prepare her so that she would know what she was seeing at Cars Land. I had her watch the Cars movie and she fell in love instantly! She immediately wanted to watch Cars 2 and has been watching those two movies on repeat for the past 2 years. We were more than just a little excited when we learned about Cars 3!

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A few weeks ago, I surprised my daughter by taking her to the Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour. I surprised her by giving her one of the brand new Cars 3 LEGO Junior sets. I gave it to her and told her that she needed them to play with on our road trip to this fun event. I am SO sad because I took the cutest pictures of her when I gave her the LEGO goodies and told her, but the pictures were lost somehow. Just imagine pretty much the most animated 5 year old hearing just about the best news she has ever heard, then times that by about 10! She was SO excited!  [Read more…]

Camping Hunt Preschool Activity and Backyard Campout Ideas

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. All opinions are my own.

Backyard Campout Ideas for Familes

I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge camper. Since being married, we have camped annually at a family reunion and that has been about the extent of my camping adventures for the past eight years. Last summer, we wanted to try camping in our backyard before family reunion came around so that our four year old could get used to the idea of sleeping in a tent. Family reunion was her first real camping experience and we wanted to be totally prepared for it. I have heard of people taking their camp trailers to camping locations close to their home for the first time each season as kind of a trial run for the year. I loved that idea! It is a great way to make sure you have everything you will need when the time comes to actually go camping.

Backyard camping is the perfect solution for our family right now. We are still a pretty young family and are still getting the hang of things in the camping world. Since our first backyard campout, it has become a favorite of ours. There are a few things that can make backyard camping special. [Read more…]

Autumn Scavenger Hunt Preschool Activity

 

By now, you have probably noticed that we really love doing simple scavenger hunts around here! I think they are a great way to let toddlers and preschool aged children take a moment to really pay attention to the world around them. My daughter loves doing hunts with me, so I continue to make them for each season. It is another reason for us to go “hunting” together! These are perfect for preschool or joy school settings as well.

To add to the collection, now there is an Autumn Scavenger Hunt!

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Halloween Hunt Preschool Printable

I never really realized how much I love Halloween since I became an adult. I LOVE Halloween! Here is the funny part… I HATE being scared. I don’t love haunted houses and absolutely hate scary movies. That isn’t what I love about Halloween though. I love the changing seasons, the home decor that gets to come out, the costumes, and the fun little traditions that come along with Halloween. One thing that I absolutely love about the Halloween season are all of the fabulous Halloween ideas that show up on blogs. One of my favorite places to go for Halloween ideas is Cupcake Diaries. She does an awesome Halloween series each year and I am always blown away with the awesome ideas that people have each year!

30 Days of Halloween on Cupcake Diaries

I was invited to share a Halloween idea as part of the Cupcake Diaries 30 Days of Halloween and I am so excited to bring you my next preschool printable activity…

A Halloween Hunt Preschool Printable!

Halloween Hunt Preschool Free Printable

If you have followed my blog for a while, you have probably seen that we love to do preschool hunts around these parts. I have [Read more…]

Summertime Finger Painting Ideas

Now that summer is officially upon us, kids seem to think they need to be busy all of the time! My daughter is 3 years old and even though she isn’t on a summer break from a normal school routine like a lot of kids are, she still seems to get the summer boredom. That is so hard on moms! I love to let her play outside, but sometimes it is too hot to play outside.

I like to have a few backup activities that can be done inside on the days that are too hot to go outside. One of these activities is finger painting! I feel like finger painting is something that children of many ages can enjoy. It brings a whole new level of creativity for kids when they can get their hands dirty! To stick with a summer theme, I came up with two different summer finger painting ideas that are pictures your kids can create.

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Summer Hunt Preschool Activity

This post is sponsored by HP Instant Ink. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I remember when my family got our first printer. It was really big and we had to use the printer paper with the holes in the sides of it that were all connected together in order to use it. The thing I remember most about it was how loud it was! It was loud and it seemed to take forever to print anything in black and white. Printers have come a long way since then. I love having the ability to print in color, at my house, without fancy paper, and in seconds! Technology is a beautiful thing! The only thing that has kept me from printing a lot of the things I would like to is the ink. I hate going to the store to buy more ink! It is an unexpected expense that I seem to have to make a special trip to the store for. There have been numerous times that I have wanted to print something, but decided against it because it would use too much ink. Have you ever found yourself saying things that you know that your own mother said word for word? I remember my mom telling me I couldn’t print something because it would use too much ink. These exact words seem to escape from my lips every, single day with my daughter.

Well, guess what? I will NEVER run out of ink again and it is a beautiful thing! HP Instant Ink is a program that HP created that you can sign up for and your printer can instantly tell HP when it is running low on ink. The ink shows up on your doorstep and you don’t ever even have to order the ink. It saves you up to 50% on ink and saves you a trip to the store!

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Watch the video all about our HP Instant Ink journey and how it will change everything for us now that we will never run out of ink.

To celebrate the ability to print out whatever we want, I made a fun summer hunt preschool activity printable!

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I don’t have to tell my daughter that printing out activities would take too much ink anymore! She has loved printing out her games that she plays online and I have loved printing off different preschool activities for us to do together, like this summer hunt.

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5 Awesome Sidewalk Chalk Activities

We played these sidewalk chalk games and had fun in the sun with Banana Boat as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #BestSummerEver

5 Awesome Sidewalk Chalk Activities

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Last week we were freezing, getting huge amounts of rain. This week has been crazy hot! That is what the weather likes to do to us in Idaho. As soon as the sun comes out, we all want to be outside! We have the sweetest neighbor kids who like to come over and play with my daughter and I wanted to come up with some fun sidewalk chalk activities that they could all play together and that the parents could even get involved in! Here are 5 sidewalk chalk activities that will keep your family busy this summer!

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Color Hunt Outdoor Preschool Game Printable

Color Hunt Outdoor Preschool Game Activity Printable

I created my color hunt preschool activity and had fun in the sun with Banana Boat as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #BestSummerEver

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I love finding fun activities that can be turned into something that is educational too. My three year old is at a pretty crucial age for learning. Thankfully I have an awesome teacher husband who can give me suggestions of different preschool activities I can do with our daughter each day that will be best for her particular stage. He mentioned that having activities where preschool aged children can match up different things and solve simple puzzles is great. He suggested doing some sort of preschool scavenger hunt with her where we could implement colors too. That is where the color hunt preschool game printable was born! [Read more…]

Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids

I felt the magic of swiss herbs in Ricola® Herb & Throat drops as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #swissherbs

I haven’t ever really celebrated Earth Day before. Back when we were newlyweds, Dave and I went to an Earth Day celebration at the park and he rapped as Danger Mouth. The crowd was pretty much made of 12 year old girls and they thought he was basically the greatest thing ever. It was one of the funnier memories of our newlywed life and it is what I think of anytime I think of Earth Day.

Earth Day celebration #swissherbs

Now that I am a mom, I love finding ways to celebrate holidays with my daughter. Since I am pretty sure Danger Mouth is going to be coming out of “retirement” anytime soon, I tried to come up with a few different ways that I could celebrate Earth Day with my daughter. I don’t plan on becoming a major environmentalist, but I do like that we have Earth Day because I do believe that we are so blessed to have the beautiful Earth that we have. I think it is important to do our part to take care of the Earth and find ways to celebrate this beautiful world.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate Earth Day with kids, without having to completely change your lifestyle.

#1 Take your kids to the park and let them play, but teach them the importance of cleaning up their garbage. You could even have a race to see who can pick up 10 pieces of garbage in the park first. Just make sure to teach them safety as well. Don’t let them pick up dangerous items such as glass, cigarette butts, etc.

Celebrating Earth Day #swissherbs

#2 Go through your [Read more…]

Super Bowl Activity for Kids

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In my world, there are three good things about the Super Bowl.

1. The food.

2. The commercials.

3. Professional football season is finally over.

Can I get an amen?! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good football game. I just love high school and college football games. I haven’t been one for NFL games… unless it is the Super Bowl.

Just when the holidays are over and you start making resolutions, Super Bowl Sunday comes around and gives us the ultimate cheat meal. Can you tell that my Super Bowl Sunday revolves around the food?

Well, when we throw a Super Bowl party, everyone brings different snacks to munch on, thinking people will scarf it all down. The problem is that EVERYONE does this, so there is a lot of food leftover. If you are hosting a Super Bowl party? Why not buy some Rubbermaid food containers for your guests so they can take home an assortment of food that was at the party?

Awesome idea, right? Well it just got even better! What do kids do during the Super Bowl? I would say that most kids under the age of 8 aren’t going to sit down and watch an entire football game. That leaves the moms in the crowd left to keep them entertained and out of the way of the TV. I decided that this year, I am going to do something extra special! I am going to have the kids use Sharpie markers to color on the Rubbermaid containers that their family will take leftovers home in!

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Here is what you need for this project…

Rubbermaid Take Alongs and Sharpie Markers

*Rubbermaid food containers

*Sharpie markers

*Table cloth

Make sure to get your Rubbermaid containers and Sharpie markers at Target! They have a mobile text line that will give you coupons for both of them! Text COUPONS to TARGET (you literally write in Target where the phone number would usually go). From January 25 through February 8, Target will have a coupon for $1 off of any Rubbermaid food storage and another one that is $1 off Sharpie 4 pack or larger. That is a great deal! How awesome is it that Target will text you their coupons now? I love technology!

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Lay out your table cloth to protect your table from the Sharpie markers and sit the kids up to the table with the Sharpies and the Rubbermaid containers. I put my daughter in a pajama shirt just to be sure that she didn’t get permanent marker on her clothes.

Super Bowl Coloring Activity

She was SO excited to be able to color with markers. I don’t usually let her color with them, so this was a total treat for her. I think the kids on Super Bowl Sunday will feel the same way! They will be able to color with permanent markers!

Super Bowl Kid Activity

I decorated a Rubbermaid container with the Sharpie markers too while my daughter enjoyed scribbling all over the container, the table cloth, and her hands.

I think this idea will be a total hit with kids on Super Bowl Sunday and it is a piece of artwork that their parents can actually use!