How to Make Giant Bubbles

Last year we visited Nuremberg, a city in Bavaria, Germany.  The main kid attractions like zoo and the train museum were fun, but the highlight of every day was a stroll through the cobbled streets of Old Town, and not…
DIY Faberge Eggs with Kids

For better or worse gone are the days of Russian Royalty.  They may be gone, but their stuff is not.   At a recent auction in Finland a 12-piece sitting room set from Romanov’s Winter Palace was sold for half a…
Eyedropper Art

It’s a quick filler activity for those times when our schedule gets disrupted, or baby is about to wake up from a nap and there is no point in starting a longer craft session/ board game, or even when a war…
How to make the Imperial Russian Crown

Crowns have been around since prehistoric times. If you wonder why look at the animal kingdom.  Lion’s mane.     Photo Credit: Kevin Pluck/Wikimedia Commons  Deer’s antlers.     Photo credit: Bill Ebbesen/Wikimedia Commons  Hoopoe’s crown of feathers.     Photo Credit: J. M.…
Bean Art

When it comes to art I like activities that benefit and entertain all three kids (aged 2, 4, and 6).  Dry beans certainly fit the bill.  They each pick how they want to go about it, and they each learn…
Ooey-Gooey Fun

If you are looking for a quick, fun activity with relatively little clean up then try our Ooey-Gooey art.  My kids love to play with stuff they can moosh and squash with their bare hands, but if your kids are…
Creating Beautiful Spaces – Fairy Garden

     Happy Earth Day!  We just finished English, Math and Science for the day and to honor the Mother Earth and everything it provides us we will spend the rest of the morning picking up the garbage on the…
Rainbow Rain

We have had our share of spring showers this year.  One day watching the raindrops sliding down the kitchen windows my 6-year old exclaimed, “Imagine if each rain drop was a different color!”  So, we decided to do just that…
Titanic Day

Today marks 103th anniversary of the Titanic disaster.  On April 10th, 1912 the “unsinkable” Titanic started on her maiden voyage with 2,223 passengers and crew.  Four days later it hit an iceberg and sunk in the wee hours of April…
Organizing Kids Artwork

Three scribbles and it’s a masterpiece.  Don’t you dare to throw it away, mom!  And not that I don’t like my kids artwork.  I really really do!  It’s just that there is so much of it!  If this struggle is…
St Patrick’s Day

We don’t pay attention to boring things.  Sometimes I forget this maxim.  In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day I read my kids a couple of children’s books about the holiday.  Check mark.  Reading is done.  And then I asked them…