1. Tin Foil River Outdoor Water Play

    One of the very first things I pinned on Pinterest was a tin foil river.  I have often wondered if this activity would actually be worth it.  Does this actually…

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  2. Make a PVC Pipe Water Shooter Toy

    Here's a fun idea for a water shooter toy that can be made out of PVC pipe! We have had SO much fun playing with this homemade water shooter.  It's…

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  3. How to Build a Changeable Water Wall

    This fun DIY water toy can be built and re-built again! After building a wall with tubes and funnels for playing with rice, the boys and I wanted to build…

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  4. Simple Boredom Busters for Summer Afternoons

    There's nothing like a lazy summer afternoon... Lemonade and a good book on the front porch, playing in the sprinkler, riding bikes to the ice cream shop... Okay, we don't…

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  5. How to Build a Water Balloon Launcher

    A water balloon launcher is a great project for a hot day! For a couple of summers we've been wanting to figure out how to make a really awesome water…

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  6. Dinosaur Activity for Kids - Ice Eggs Excavation

    Excavate dinosaurs from ice eggs!   We did this fun dinosaur activity to help use up some of the boys' restless energy the week before baby sister was born, and…

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  7. Sand Box Play on a Budget

    I must confess, I have a love/hate relationship with sand boxes. My boys LOVE to dig.  It's one of the main things that they want to do outside, and they…

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  8. Ocean Tub Pretend Play

    A couple weeks ago, Gresham (age 6) had the idea to put a little blue food coloring in some water to make it look like an ocean for his toy…

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  9. Our Visit to Horn Creek Family Camp

    This summer, we took our first ever family vacation and spent a week at Horn Creek family camp.  Horn Creek is a Christian retreat and conference center near Westcliffe, Colorado.…

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  10. Group Play Activities for Toddlers

    This past week, I worked in the one year old class at my church's Vacation Bible School.  Well, at least I did for three days until my youngest two sons…

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