When my friend Vanessa told me about advent calendars I thought they were the neatest thing & fell in love with the concept. Here are 18 ideas for creating DIY holiday calendars, as well as the family traditions we put in our Hanukkah calendar.
This guide to making a custom lift-the-flap board book is brilliant. Using an old board book and some photos, the author made custom books for three toddlers. Behind each flap is a picture of someone the toddlers know or the toddlers themselves. Neat!
The Laptop Buddah Board is one of the best toddler entertainment investments I've made in a while. The concept is simple: you paint on the board's surface with water and watch your thoughts come alive in bold black strokes. As the water evaporates your art disappears and you have...
If you have a toddler who loves construction vehicles, then this time lapse of an overnight bridge demolition is going to fascinate them. With several diggers, dump trucks and a crane taking apart a bridge while classical music plays in the background, it's neat to see these...
Michele over at A Yummy Mommy has a fantastic tutorial on how to create DIY wood photo blocks. Stacking blocks (and tumbling stacks) is a classic toddler pastime so why not add family pictures to the mix?
This week's find isn't for the kiddos but for mom and dad, or even grandma and grandpa: lucky penny keychains. Each custom keychain has pennies from years in your life when something significant happened.
These velcro blocks from Chasing Cheerios are probably the coolest twist on traditional blocks I've seen in a while. Strips of velcro glued to inexpensive wooden blocks = a whole new world of building possibilities! I think the munchkin would get a kick out of defying gravity...
It's supposed to be another scorcher today with temps in the mid 90's, so when I saw this adorable popsicle kit I had one thought: I want. The Zoku-Quick Pop Character Tool Kit is a set of 14 stencils and faceplates that allow you transform homemade pops into all sorts of fun...
Every day our children do so many things that amaze and delight us - but at the end of the year, how many of those moments do we remember? This memory jar idea from Inchmark is an easy way to capture all those little things, then remember them together on the New Year.
Mama & Munchkin
My name is Ari. I'm a work-at-home mom to a 4-year-old boy, known here as The Munchkin. Sweet Happy Life is all about the art projects, activities & recipes that we love.
This Week’s Menu
Su: Spinach quiche & sweet potato fries M: Kale pesto pasta T: Winter couscous & kale salad W: Southwestern hash & roasted butternut squash Th: Baked ziti & salad F:Slow cooker enchiladas, mexican rice & challah Sat: Leftover night
The munchkin and I are loving this fun story about 10-year-old Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III's attempts to capture and train a dragon. I see all the books in this series in our near future. See more of our favorite chapter books »
Adult Supervision Required -
Unless otherwise noted, all the activities on this blog require adult supervision at ALL times. (You probably already knew that, but just in case.) :)