Welcome to the Play Ground!
Here is where you will find all things that are fun and easy for kids of all ages. Games, crafts, party ideas and maybe some advice here and there. So, go have some fun!
Over the years, Matt has taught me a great moto. When it comes to raising kids, you can’t force good behavior, happiness, or high quality choice making. Actually, that is true for anyone, young or old. The way to inspire those around you (including you kids)...Read More »
How to get your kids to Unplug this Summer!
Meet Sawyer’s New Friend!
The kids and I were at the pool one day, the sun was shining, the weather was perfect, and with the pool noodle in hand, Sawyer (my 3-year-old) had the nerve to get bored! He was...Read More »
Daily Doable: No More Teachers, No More Books!
Hallelujah! Finally, school is out for summer! I have been anticipating this day more than anyone, even my kids. Ok, teachers have anticipated it more, I bet. I love having free time with my kids. I...Read More »
Let me start by saying that I’m no expert. I don’t have a degree in child psychology and I’m not a doctor. I am, however, the mother of a child with ADHD for 9+ years. What I will claim is...Read More »
How to Create Memorable Birthdays!
First of all, shout out to my littlest guy, Sawyer! He turns 4 today! He is an angle without wings. Really, to know him is to love him. He is so full of happiness and fun and...Read More »
Seriously, what is hotter for grade school boys right now than Legos? I’ll tell you, NOTHING! If you want a sure fire way to please a bunch of little boys do a Lego party, you don’t even have to have...Read More »
Paint Can Leprechaun Trap
This trap was inspired by our first trap (which failed miserably). Our first trap ever was the classic prop a shoe box up with a stick, put some gold under it, and let the little devil take the...Read More »
Sleeping Pills for Leprechauns
This, by far, is one of my favorite leprechaun traps to date. My kids take a natural hebal supplement at night called melatonin. It’s a safe, non addictive, natural sleep aid and its a staple in our house....Read More »
Quick Sand Leprechaun Trap
He’s cute, right? His name is Darby O’Gill and he comes to play our game every St. Patrick’s Day. What game, you may ask…..well, the game where my family and I put our heads together and trying and...Read More »
Fly Paper Leprechaun Trap Tutorial
In my opinion, St. Patricks Day is one of the most highly under rated holidays. It is dedicated to green beer and pre-pubesent teens looking to annoy each other with pinches. It can be so much more!...Read More »
Valentine Idea for Boys: Plants vs. Zombies!Read More »
How to Validate Your Kids on Valentines Day!Read More »
Peanut Big Top Circus
The Greatest Show on Earth
Welcome back to another AMAZING party by my friend at FatCow. Angelina and I got acquainted when I started my blog this past summer and after talking on the phone...Read More »
“You Are Priceless” Gift Idea Tutorial
You see what I did there? Gold wrapping on a candy bar, gold coins, and a gold gift card with a personalized $100 bill message? Get it? “You are Priceless”? Yeah, it’s pretty cute. I actually...Read More »
Ok, best party ever! Have you ever tried to put together a class party for a bunch of 3rd graders? It’s super hard! They are too old for stories and simple crafts, too cool to do anything cute or silly,...Read More »
The Things You Can Do In a Matter of Moments
Sharon Neilson: The Balloon Lady
Yes, she is the “balloon lady”, the woman who does washable masterpieces on kid’s faces, the beautiful clown. This is the founder of
DIY Princess/Vampire Cape Tutorial
Where do I begin with this. It started out of a need…several years ago, when my oldest daughter and her best friend were choosing Halloween costumes. Yes, that’s where it all began. Abby (bestie of Olivia) needed a...Read More »
DIY Gum Ball Necklaces
Are you ready? Are you ready for the cutest, easiest gift/activity you can possibly do? Here it is…string gum balls on wrapping string like beads. Wear. Eat. It’s that simple. This tutorial is actually included in my
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
You’re seeing this, right? I mean, fist off check out this picture I took. I gotta say, I’m getting pretty good. But also, check out this sweet, inexpensive, beautiful, meaningful (is that enough adjectives for you)...Read More »
Series: Last Day – Recipe Made by Kids for Kids!
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