14 Fun Indoor Family Games (No Board Necessary)

Fun indoor family games to play when you are stuck inside at home.

Family time often means game time, but not everyone likes board games. Or perhaps there is no game at home suitable for all ages. Along with yesterday’s creative indoor family activities, these fun indoor family games are good alternatives when everyone is stuck inside. All of these are super simple so players of all ages can learn quickly, and much… Keep Reading →

16 Indoor Water Play Ideas for Kids

Indoor water play activities for kids.

My kids absolutely love playing with water. Indoor water play has saved me on many a bad-weather day or when the kids were especially cranky and I needed a quick activity to keep them busy. It’s such a simple concept and it cleans up so easily. (Just make sure you have a towel — or… Keep Reading →

12 Awesomely Easy but Incredibly Ugly Indoor Activities for Kids

Easy indoor activity ideas for kids that actually keep them busy

I am of the opinion (since you ask) that what parents want are easy and effective activities to keep their kids busy, especially when they are stuck indoors. They don’t need (or want) to spend more time setting up a project then the kids spend engaged with it. Am I right? If you’ve been following me… Keep Reading →

Friday Links & Lovely Things {Indoor Active Play Edition}

Playground equipment with Battle of Brooklyn map

Neighborhood Find of the Week: Raise your hand if your playground equipment has a built in history lesson! Isn’t this cool? Indoor Active Play Ideas of the Week: It’s getting cold out and even if you can’t get to the playground your kids still need to get their wiggles out. I love this informative post… Keep Reading →

15 Fun Family Activities for Black Friday

fun family activites for black friday

15 Black Friday Alternatives to Shopping I have always been amazed at the way Americans clamber for a great deal the day after Thanksgiving. I mean, did we really just spent a holiday expressing gratitude for family, friends, health and all the other non-material blessings in our lives only to wake up 3am to score… Keep Reading →

Friday Links and Lovely Things {Thanksgiving Edition}


Indoor Plant of the Week: Hippeastrum. The plant you see above is commonly called “Amaryllis”, which is actually a different plant, though in the same family. I love growing bulbs indoors in the fall and winter. Their cheeriness makes me so happy. Plus, it adds a little something to our “view.” Yes? How have you… Keep Reading →

Mini Pumpkin Prints Art Project


This week during the school holiday the boys and I took the opportunity to do one of our favorite easy fall-themed art projects: printing with mini-pumpkins. I blogged about this back in 2009, but it’s sort of a sad little post so I’m doing a re-fresh. We bought a few mini-pumpkins on our way home… Keep Reading →

Fine Motor Skills Practice With Acorns

5 ideas for Fall Fine Motor Fun!

On our way home from school yesterday Kiddo and New Kid spotted a treasure trove of nature’s finest manipulative: acorns. Perfect for fine motor skills practice! We brought them home and of course the first thing we had to do was wash them. They were collected from an urban sidewalk afterall and we have all… Keep Reading →