I recently purchased some pretzels for a snack for the kids and myself. I was thinking about how I love chocolate covered pretzel rods. In fact, we even made some ourselves this past Christmas. This gave me the idea to make some pretzel bark. It is super simple to make and the kids just love helping out.
Posted by Vicky @ Mess For Less at 7/18/2012 04:45:00 PM
If you're like me then you have lots of peeled crayons lying around. I don't know how this happens exactly. Who wouldn't want to keep a wrapper on a crayon? Apparently, my kids. They have so much fun peeling the wrappers off. Today's activity is a way to use those unwrapped crayons and create some fun kid art at the same time.
You will need:
- Hot glue gun
- Cereal box
- Unwrapped crayons
Posted by Vicky @ Mess For Less at 7/16/2012 11:39:00 AM
My kids love going out to get frozen yogurt. Their favorite thing is to pick toppings for their frozen yogurt from the sundae toppings area. If you've ever been to a frozen yogurt shop, then you know that this can get pricey fast. I decided we could do something similar at home with sundae toppings we already had around. Actually, I did need to buy some ice cream (on sale of course!) but we had everything else.
This matching game was inspired by the show Play With Me Sesame. If you have never seen it, it's where the Sesame Street characters play games and "interact" with kids. On a recent episode, they played a game where they had to match socks on a computer screen. This gave me the idea of creating a hands-on sock matching game. This was very easy to create with some basic supplies.
Looking for 4th of July desserts? Today I will share some patriotic cupcakes we made for the 4th of July. They can easily be adapted to any day by just changing the colors of food coloring used.
Colorful buttons are a great thing to have in your crafty mom toolbox. You can use them for all kinds of fun learning activities like counting with muffin cups, stringing on a necklace and even stacking.
I am very excited to share that I am an Educational Activity Blogger for Gummy Lump! Gummy Lump is a shop that carries unique and quality toys that kids love. They also have a blog where they share some fun ideas for parents to make memories with their kids. That's where I come in. On the Gummy Lump blog you will find posts from me that you won't find anywhere else - even on Mess For Less. So if you are looking for some ideas and inspiration come check out my posts there.
Here is a preview of what you will see:
Using buckets and sand toys to create a sand bakery and then pretending to sell our creations.
Di you know there are a ton of games and activities you can do with plastic cones? These versatile toys are great for indoor or outdoor use.
Kids strengthen their fine motor skills by peeling stickers and using them to create faces.
Did you know you can use a chunky puzzle for more than just doing a puzzle? Learn how we made a farm using some puzzle pieces and our imagination.
I do hope you'll join me at the Gummy Lump blog for my future posts and some terrific ideas and advice from other moms. See you there!
Posted by Vicky @ Mess For Less at 7/02/2012 04:00:00 AM