Melissa & Doug June Post – Summer Memories Box

Summer is about creating childhood memories. Memories of fun with friends at the park or family on the beach. Memories of a full summer, of stories to share when school starts again. That’s what I write about in my most recent post for Melissa & Doug. […]

51 Lantern Crafts

Whether you’re ringing in the New Year or enjoying the darker night sky, colourful lanterns are always a fun addition. From paper to recycled materials, I’ve gathered 51 of my favourite lantern craft ideas that you can try with the kids at home. […]

Mosaic Pumpkin Colouring Activity

Colouring seems to be the topic of conversation these days. It’s a great developmental tool for kids, a tool they love, and I’m sure you’ve read about the benefits of adults getting in on the colouring act. Halloween is the perfect time to work on a colouring project together, like this Mosaic Pumpkin. […]

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Back to School Friendship Bracelets on the Melissa & Doug Blog

Homework. Sitting in the classroom. Getting up early and going to bed earlier. Yup, back to school is full of change for many parents and kids. My latest post for Melissa & Doug talks about the friendship part of returning to school. […]

51 puppet craft ideas

Putting on a puppet show can be great fun. I even wrote a post on the Melissa & Doug blog on how families can use puppets for creative storytelling fun. You can buy some elaborate puppet designs for play or why not let the kids get a little creative and make your own puppets. […]

DIY Autograph Books on the Melissa & Doug Blog

We’re heading back to Disney World this summer for the first time in a long time. Though my kids are older, my two daughters have requested that we make time to visit some of the Princesses this year. In preparation for our visit we decided to forgo buying autograph books and instead make our own. You can see the full DIY process on our latest Melissa & Doug blog post. […]

DIY Kits from ETSY Canada

The One of a Kind Show and Sale wrapped up recently and of course the ETSY Marketplace was a buzz with people. I can’t help but feel inspired to call on my own creativity but the hardest part of DIY projects for me is not the doing but rather coming up with the creative idea. That takes talent and what better spot for creativity than Etsy Canada. These DIY kits contain everything you need to feed your inner crafter. […]

Meditation Chain on the Melissa & Doug Blog

It’s true, what we do as adults influences our actions as parents. We can only hope more of the good versus the not so good is what our kids pick-up. I think my experimentation with meditation lead to the idea behind my February post for Melissa & Doug. […]

Banking Memories on the Melissa & Doug Blog

In case you didn’t hear, we’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Melissa & Doug, contributing to their amazing blog The Playtime Press. Creative Play Every Day for 2015. My first post is live and is very fitting as we enter the month of February, the month of love. […]

7 Alternatives to Pumpkin Carving

For many families Halloween means a visit to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin (here are some tips that may help). Usually the pumpkin is destined to become a Jack-o-lantern but if you have little ones who aren’t ready to handle the carving yet want to be involved, try some of these pumpkin carving alternatives. […]