Category: (5-8 years) Kindergarten – 3rd Graders

Book Review: The Pea in Peanut Butter by Allyn Stotz

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Read our review of the children’s picture book The Pea in Peanut Butter by Allyn Stotz. more

Raising Money Smart Kids – Setting Savings Goals

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Learn how to set savings goals with your children. Angie Mohr, author of Piggy Banks to Paychecks, offers tips on how to teach kids about saving money. more

Celebrating Seuss

Fun ways to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and promote reading

In honor of this favorite icon in literature, we’ve come up with a few fun ways to celebrate his birthday and promote reading and creativity in kids. more

Kids Are Authors Contest Sponsored by Scholastic

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Scholastic Book Fair is sponsoring a Kids Are Authors contest! Here are the details. more

Review: Soft Kitty Plush Toy from the Hit Show The Big Bang Theory

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Check out our review of the Soft Kitty Plush toy from The Big Bang Theory. more

Games that Teach Kids

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The use of games, activities, and other hands-on methods get children and teens involved in the learning process instead of just being observers. Here is a short list of some of my favorite games that teach kids. more

Date Night… with Your Kids

Date night... not just for parents anymore! Make it a family affair.

Five creative ways to celebrate family date night and bond with your kids. more

Kids and Body Image

Kids and Body Image

Five ways I helped – and continue to help – my daughter with her body image. more

Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Here are some of my favorite websites and links to articles with fun ideas and St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids and families to enjoy. more

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

If you’re looking for last minute Valentine’s Day ideas to use with your kids, check out these fun ones. Happy Valentine’s Day from Creative Kids Ideas! more



Have a Happy and Creative Valentine's Day!

Today’s a busy holiday, so this post will be short and sweet – kind of like my two little Valentines are! :) I simply want to wish you and your family a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Also, if you’re looking for last minute Valentine’s Day ideas to use with your kids, check out these fun ones below:

How to Make a Valentine Mailbox for Your Child’s Valentine’s Day Cards and Gifts – Do you need a way to hold your child’s Valentine’s Day cards and gifts? Don’t worry. It’s still not too late to make one! This fun and functional valentine mailbox is a simple and inexpensive craft project to make with kids at home or at school. It can be customized for each child, so it’s suitable for boys and girls. The best part about this cute kids’ craft is there’s no need to spend money on supplies, because it’s made entirely from construction paper and recycled materials.

Recycled Jeans Valentine Pouch – I saw this cute Valentine’s Day craft for kids the other day and fell in love. It’s made from an old pair of blue jeans and a few other simple items. It’s a win-win idea. You get rid of some of those old holey jeans that are lying around, you and your child have fun making the craft together, and your child gets a stylish and unique way to hold her valentines or decorate her doorknob.

Valentine’s Card Homemade from the Heart – Need some last minute valentines cards? Instead of spending money on store-bought ones, try these quick, easy-to-make ideas for making your own cards. The thought and creativity you put into these will make your Valentine feel even more special!

Still want more? Here are a few other Creative Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Creative Kids Ideas!