Posts By jenn0324

jenn0324I'm a WAHM to a 7-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl. Left the full-time work field in criminal justice and mental health to be at home with my children. Haven't lost my sanity yet! :-)

Medication Chart for Kids

Since we had to add 2 more medications to The Older’s daily practice, I decided it was time to get organized. I can remember a lot of things, but not 5 medications, one of which is only taken on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday basis! I ended up getting an erasable chore chart and some reusable stickers from…

Make Your Own Musical Instruments

It’s no secret that The Younger loves anything creative. She loves singing, dancing, and playing instruments, so I decided making homemade instruments would be a fun activity. First I gathered everything I needed. I got some dried beans, rice, bells, and some stickers and markers. Then I pulled some paper plates and plastic cups from…

Hiding Vegtables in Sauce

I’m always looking for ways to increase veggies into The Olders diet. Because of his sensory issues it’s hard, and before tonight the only vegetable he’d eat were canned peas. Nothing else. Ever. I knew he would, however, eat the heck out of pizza, so I figured rather than fight it, I’d just add to…

Water Balloon Activities

I love playing with water balloons, and I love watching my kids play with them. There’s something so innocent and joyful about an afternoon playing with something so easy! I decided to share 10 of my most favorite activities we do with water balloons in the hopes that you enjoy these with your kids as…

Tracing Cookie Cutters for Fine Motor Skills

The Younger and I are working on fine motor skills, and tracing cookie cutters is an activity she loves. It’s easy to prepare for this activity and easy to clean up, so it’s one of my favorites! Sometimes we pick a theme to follow (summer, animals, letters, etc.), and sometimes we make a mural that…

Reusing Jar Candle Tops

I’ve had 4 Yankee Candle jar toppers sitting in my kitchen drawer for about 6 months. Every time I open the drawer, I think I need to throw them away, but you know me; I just couldn’t do it. I finally found a use for them! Call me crazy, but it worked well This was…

Easy To Hold Sponge Shapes and Stamps

The Younger was getting frustrated when we would do activities with stamping or sponge painting. It was hard for her little fingers to grasp onto the stamps, and a lot times she would drop the sponges into the paints or wasn’t able to control them to paint how she wanted to on the paper. She…

Reusing Dish Soap Bottles to Make Water Toys

I’ve been doing this for a few years, but this is the first time I’ve done it in the pool, simply because this is the first season we’ve had a pool! It worked well, and the kids were entertained for a l-o-n-g time. All it took was an empty and rinsed out dish soap bottle…

May is for… Barns

I decided today would be the day we made the barn to house the sheep we made the other day. I figured that we’re going to need a home for all the animals we’re going to make this month anyway, so it made sense to make the barn today rather than wait until the weekend….