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    Budget Friendly Spring Activities with Children: Chalk Art

    “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso. “Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” -Walt Disney Two famous quotes from two famous individuals who left an extreme impact on our world as we know it today. When I see these quotes, I think of the ways I am engaging with my son daily. Recently, we have participated in many forms of art projects. And while my son thinks these are the best activities ever, I couldn’t help but to think of all the ways I could be participating more in his creativity! I want to explain…

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    Budget Friendly Spring Activities with Children: Sensory Bags

    Spring is one of the prettiest times of the year, in my opinion. It’s the transition from winter to summer. As Cheryl says in Miss Congeniality, “…because it’s not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket!” I love the warmer weather that comes with spring and the fact that you can begin to enjoy the sun a little and spend more time outdoors. However, we all know that spring doesn’t promise the end of the rainy season. During spring, sometimes you have to come up with ways to keep your little one(s) entertained while you are cooped up indoors. I am all to familiar with…

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    Budget Friendly Spring Activities with Children: Flower Growing Kits

    What kind of flowers grow between your nose and your lips? **Wait for it…………….. Two-lips!! ???????? Okay, so that might have been a bit corny. But I thought it was a cute little segue into today’s spring activities topic: flowers! (I promise to not have anymore corny jokes coming up in the rest of this post). When I think of spring, the first thing that pops into my mind is a flower and all the happiness that comes with holding one in your hand. Flowers bring about a sense of hope that a new chapter is coming and if you smell the flower long enough, you begin to appreciate some…

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    Budget Friendly Spring Activities with Children: Colored Oats

    Needing a spring activity to do do with the kiddo(s) while staying put at home? I have just the thing! Being a work-from-home mom, there are days when it’s not ideal to have to leave the house. Work can overflow into life and it is what it is! On those particular days, I have to get creative with my toddler and conjure up some toddler friendly activities. This week, I created an activity that was both fun and educational. It incorporated some science and some art. Being able to do this activity together made me even more excited! We Made Colored Oats! Colored oats are just that- colored oats! We…

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    Budget Friendly Spring Activities with Children: Going to the Zoo

    Spring has sprung! The weather is changing (constantly) and we are happy to get out of the house. There are many activities to do with young children during the spring time. But which activities can you do that are budget friendly and won’t break the bank? Recently, I became a work-from-home mom to my 16 month old toddler. To say he is a busy little boy is an understatement! I had all these visions for what I wanted to do with him when I became a work-from-home mom. Obviously, many of the activities available for toddlers cost money. Not that I mind paying for my toddler to make memories, learn,…