How do you catch the tooth fairy? Help the kids make a tooth fairy catching kit, plus more creative tooth fairy ideas. We especially love these tooth fairy crafts for preschoolers! How do you memorialize losing that first tooth? I love seeing each child's unique approach on how to catch the tooth fairy. My six-year-old was telling me that the tooth fairy forgot to leave … [Read more...] about How Do You Catch the Tooth Fairy?
Pretend towns are popular in children's museums, and it's no wonder when you consider all the life skills kids gain by role playing town and city life. Last month, Antsy Pants sent us their new Market Kit to try out. After putting it together (I helped a little), the kids decided to turn the rest of the living room into a small pretend town. As I watched them play, I … [Read more...] about Life Skills Kids Gain by Playing Pretend Town
Learn how to extend imaginative LEGO play with these DIY play scapes that promote storytelling. You might also enjoy this LEGO minifigure fairy hack. We are a LEGO loving family. Mike and I build LEGO sets as at-home dates (we're working on this one at the moment). My kids save up their money for sets year round. My kids also use our existing LEGO sets to build their own … [Read more...] about Extend Imaginative LEGO play with DIY Play Scapes
Looking to think creatively? Grab a cardboard box and see what you can turn it into. Nothing gets people thinking outside the box like cardboard boxes! How Cardboard Boxes Will Make You More Creative The ability to think creatively is one of the most useful skills we can develop in our modern, highly automated world! Creative thinking is required for problem solving, … [Read more...] about How Cardboard Boxes Will Make You More Creative
I came up with this fun dinosaur pretend play idea while Mike was out of town on a business trip. I like to find fun things to do when Mike is out of town, and these DIY dinosaur eggs were definitely a hit! I came up with the idea because Parragon Books had sent us the book 1000 Extreme & Extraordinary Dinosaur Facts, which is full of all sorts of amazing facts about all … [Read more...] about DIY Dinosaur Eggs: Set the Scene for Pretend Play