10 Tips To Prepare Your Garden For Spring

Before the first buds of Spring appear, there’s a lot of things you can do to prepare yourself and your garden for the coming year. These 10 garden tips are adapted from this helpful online resource. 1. The tools of the trade Take an inventory of your equipment, replacing any items that are no longer fit for purpose. Thoroughly clean and polish your tools if they haven’t been used for awhile and resolve to keep them well maintained all year round. 2. Take stock Get to know your garden again by giving it a general tidy, removing dead leaves and […] Read more »

30+ Backyard Science Ideas

  Your backyard is full of amazing things to explore and wonderful creatures to learn about. There are over 30 fun backyard science ideas listed below so grab a few supplies (you probably have most of them already) and head outside with your kids! Some of these just need an outdoor space so if you don’t have a backyard, pack a picnic lunch and head to the nearest local park! Click here to save this on Pinterest. Click here to save this on Pinterest. Explosions and Eruptions Make a bottle rocket (pictured above) Exploding baggies are tons of fun Another exploding […] Read more »

20+ Picnic Tips + Menu Ideas

Going on a picnic with your family is a great way to get away from the hustle of daily life. There’s something about them that bring us back to a time when things were simpler and slower. Get away from it all with a family picnic and create some beautiful memories in the process with these 20+ picnic tips + menu ideas. Save and share this on Pinterest Shown above (clockwise from top) 1. Planning a perfect picnic 2. Veggie pasta salad 3. Cheddar biscuits 4. Picnic planning and tips Picnic Menu Ideas Crunchy and tangy bacon coleslaw Colorful lentil […] Read more »

Make Colored Chalk

Drawing and writing with chalk is a great way for your kids to express themselves. Whether you have a chalkboard, or use the driveway, you can make colored chalk for hours of fun.     First find a mold for your chalk. Anything from a toilet tissue roll or small paper cup to fancy candy molds will work. Mix together 1 cup of Plaster of Paris with 1 cup of water. Add color to your mixture using powdered tempera paint. Experiment with making swirled colors by adding the paint and stirring very little. Blend well and let stand for a […] Read more »

Kids DIY: Decorate A Flower Pot

If you’re looking for a fun afternoon crafting project with your kids, without it costing you a fortune, decorate a flower pot by picking up a few inexpensive flower pots and using craft supplies that you have lying around your house. One of the nice thing about using a pot as the basis of a craft activity is that it offers a different “canvas” than usual. Unlike the flat expanse of white paper, the shape and size of different types of pots can make for a wide variety of projects, and can remain interesting to kids. In fact, you can […] Read more »