3 Fun Card Games for Preschoolers

Card games can be a wonderful way to enjoy family time together, but especially when young kids are involved you need to find the right game. It can't be too simple or the grown-ups get bored and never want to play. Similarly, it can't be too complex or the kids get frustrated...

Egg Drop Experiment (Newton’s First Law)

We've been having fun with science experiments for kids lately and this one was a huge hit. It's called the 'Egg Drop' experiment and it demonstrates Sir Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion.

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2014: Perfect for Little Scientists!

Ever since we visited the Hayden Planetarium in December, the munchkin has been fascinated by space. And while this morning's blood moon happened behind a cloudy sky here in Vermont, fingers crossed we won't miss the annual Lyrid meteor shower.
Can You Canoe Lyrics

Can You Canoe? (Song of the Month)

Posted On 22 Mar 2014
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We recently discovered the folksy tunes of the Okee Dokee Brothers and our favorite song is 'Can You Canoe.' Have you heard it? It's become one of those songs we always sing together in the car or while baking in the kitchen.

Sinister Liquid (Watercolor Painting with Droppers)

The other day we tried a new art activity where we used droppers to drip watercolor pigments onto paper. I called it 'Dropper Painting' but within a few moments the munchkin decided it was something else entirely. This was not dropper painting. Oh no. It was something far more...

What Does the Fox Say?

Today a friend introduced us to a song called 'What Does the Fox Say?' and… this song is something else. If you haven’t heard it before it’s kind of a techno/pop version of 'The Animal Sounds Song,' but with a lot more attitude.

Frozen Winter Ice Ornaments

This week we took advantage of freezing temperatures here in Vermont and made frozen decorations for our yard. We un-molded the finished ornaments this morning and they are so pretty! With temps headed well into the negatives this week I'm looking forward to seeing them hanging...

DIY Votive Holders for the Winter Solstice

Tomorrow (December 21, 2013) is the Winter Solstice, which means that in the Northern hemisphere it will be the longest night of the year. We thought it appropriate to celebrate this astronomical phenomenon with a craft project about light.

All I Want Is You (Song of the Month)

For as long as he's been mine, the munchkin and I have loved to sing songs together. Especially in the evenings when I'm making dinner and it's been a long day, singing a happy song can brighten things up and bring in the good vibes. So here's a song we've been singing a lot...

Halloween Handprint Ghosts (Preschool Art)

We got creative this weekend and made Halloween ghost art with the munchkin's handprints. Isn't it cute? I love how small my son's hand still is and how much he enjoyed painting with me. At one point, while brushing green and purple paint on the canvas, he turned to me and said:...