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Recycled Stuffed Animal Catch All Bin and Happy New Year!

Recycled Stuffed Animal Catch All Bin and Happy New Year!

The minute I saw the recycled stuffed animal chair on JesusSauvage I was totally inspired and desperate to try out something similar.  Like so many households we have acquired an insane amount of stuffed animals, including a gigantic tub of beanie babies from my...
Trash For Teaching, Thank You

Trash For Teaching, Thank You

In the spirit of gratitude, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Trash for Teaching, not once, but twice this past week.  First, I went with the second graders at my school to design and create weather instruments.  I was so blown away by this incredible...
Tools For Toddlers – The Importance of Tinkering

Tools For Toddlers – The Importance of Tinkering

I watched Gever Tulley’s awesome TED talk recently about letting children play with “dangerous” objects.  I really enjoyed it, especially since I am often confronted with gasps and head shakes from other parents when they see my children explore with...
Sensory Boxes for Babies and Toddlers – Part Two

Sensory Boxes for Babies and Toddlers – Part Two

Sensory boxes from cardboard and duct tape were such a big hit at play group a few weeks ago, I decided to make more.  I would love to make a whole sensory box city some day.  That would be so cool.  Anyway, these were a big hit as well.  The first one was a big box...
Happy Halloween – DIY Candy Headbands

Happy Halloween – DIY Candy Headbands

If you’re anything like me, the idea of your kids consuming heaps of candy for Halloween is not exactly appetizing, so a bunch of us moms have gotten together to share ideas of candy fun that doesn’t involve eating. Yay!  By the end of the week we’ll...