Books about Camping

just me and my dad

Looking for some books about camping?  Here are just a few that we are enjoying... Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer is a sweet book all about a Little Critter's camping adventure with his dad!  Big Brother actually received this book for his birthday and we have read it several times.  It is a short read with cute, colorful illustrations that includes all the elements of a great campout: … [ Keep reading… ]

Digging for Bugs in the ‘Mud’

mud playdough

We're beginning a brand-new CAMPING thematic unit!  The one thing that I like the least about camping is all the bugs...but they seem to be absolutely intriguing to kids. Want to encourage your child to dig for bugs in the "mud" without getting muddy (or coming in contact with real bugs)?  This is a fun chocolatey-smelling version of playdough that can double as mud! Here's what you'll … [ Keep reading… ]

Old Fashioned S’more Maker :: Product Review & Giveaway

s'more maker

*This giveaway has ended.  Please check back for other great giveaways!*   Making s'mores is a quintessential part of childhood.  Nearly every time I have a s'more, I think about this scene from the movie The Sandlot.       I don't know about you, but the idea of an open flame and young children is enough to make me put aside my childhood love of s'mores in the … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!


There were sixty amazing ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few: Science Sparks shares this awesome idea for creating your own catapult!  Big Brother would LOVE this! If you are without snow like we are, My Oatmeal Kisses shows you how to have a snowball fight without snow! Celebrate Every Day with Me shares this fun idea for a Marshmallow Fight!  All 3 of the boys in our house … [ Keep reading… ]

Winners of ‘Give them Grace’ Books

give them grace

  Out of the 470 entries, the winners of the five copies of Give Them Grace (via are:   Comment #62:  Liz who said, "Am currently reading this book! It is indeed an amazing book! Would love to win one to give to a friend! Thanks for opportunity!" Comment #254:  Rebecca who said, "Your comment that “This book challenges you not to give more “law” and instead give … [ Keep reading… ]

Snow Day Science

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Guest Post by Shelisa of Think Magnet Kids It's never too early to use the Scientific Method with your kids, well debatable with your 6 month old.  ;)  I've seen a variety of "scientific method" terms and lists through Googling.  Use what feels right to you and remember, this isn't NASA, it doesn't have to be perfect. Snow Days are a very playful day and valuable teachable moment! Keep a … [ Keep reading… ]