Categories
Art and Activities

The Best Tea Advent Calendars for 2021

My kids are advent calendar enthralled. So let’s talk about the best advent calendars and specifically the best tea advent calendars for 2021! We do a big family Christmas Countdown Calendar, chocolate advent calendars, and have a darling Very Beary Christmas calendar from when I was a kid.  In fact, my kids are so into […]

Categories
Art and Activities

The Best Way to Create Holiday Magic with Kids

It seems like the winter solstice/Christmas/holiday season arrives earlier every year. So that means it’s time to start thinking about how to create holiday magic with kids! And while I usually resist busting out the holiday decorations too early, like most people, this year I’m going to give in. Everyone is searching for the little […]

Categories
Art and Activities

8 Awesome Pumpkin Activities and Crafts

The changing seasons always bring new and fresh ways to play, explore, create, and learn with kids. And since pumpkins and fall are basically synonymous… Here are 8 Awesome Pumpkin Activities and Crafts to try! From painting pumpkins to play doh pumpkin sessions, there’s a little something for any age or stage. And if you’re […]

Categories
Parenting

Creative Parenting Hacks

In my parenting journey, I’m constantly trying to come up with new and creative parenting hacks to everyday challenges. If mild sickness strikes, there is fear around routine vaccinations, or we’re struggling with emotional meltdowns, here are a few creative parenting hacks that help me and my family. Please keep in mind, none of the […]

Categories
Art and Activities

The Best Fall Activities for Toddlers and Kids in 2021

Even thought school just started and it’s only the beginning of September, I’m already starting to think about the best Fall Activities for Toddlers and Kids in 20201. Especially with another season of Covid Holidays on the horizon, we’re craving a burst of seasonal creativity. My kids are really interested in the Autumn Equinox and […]

Categories
Art and Activities

The Best Creative Summer Activities

As we head into summer, I think we are all looking for an extra bit of inspiration with creative summer activities. So I’ve put together a Creative Summer Boredom Buster chart featuring some of my favorite Barefoot Carrot activities, crafts, and even a recipe. This free PDF has links to detailed blog posts with all […]

Categories
Nature

11 Awesome Nature Activities for Summer

It’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner! I know we’ll be repeating these 11 awesome nature activities for summer. From mud pies to herb bouquets, arts and crafts, and in between, there’s something for everyone on this list. Mud Pies I found these cute little muffin tins and pie pans at […]

Categories
Art and Activities Cardboard Creations

The Ultimate Summer Ice Cream Cone Craft

If there’s one thing that is almost universally loved by kids, it’s ice cream. And what better way to celebrate the fun of sweet treats than with a ice cream cone craft? Okay, maybe a real sweet treat is the best celebration of all. But this super fun, simple, and eco-friendly ice cream cone craft […]

Categories
Art and Activities Cardboard Creations

How to Make a Toy Ice Cream Cart out of a Cardboard Box

Have you seen the cute little Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart toy? Our neighbors have one and it was a huge hit with our kids when we went over to play. When Covid put a hold on indoor playdates, we came up with a really fun and FREE! idea to turn a cardboard box […]

Categories
Art and Activities Cardboard Creations

Recycled Rainbow Match Game

Today I want to share a quick, fun, and nature-based activity that is great for days when you need a little extra incentive to go outside, the Recycled Rainbow Match game. For all the time we spend in the backyard, garden, playing outdoors, going to parks, hiking, and exploring, my kids still sometimes protest going […]

Categories
Recipes

Barefoot Carrot Smoothie Recipe

Introducing a delicious and parent-approved smoothie that is creamy, sweet, and even has vegetables… The Barefoot Carrot Smoothie recipe! Feeding a family with diverse nutritional needs, food allergies, and preferences is a challenge. And while my kids aren’t the most adventurous eaters, I usually have success getting them to eat lots of fruit and at […]

Categories
Garden

4 Magical Fairy Garden Ideas

When it comes to imaginative play, fairy gardens are one of the most fun ways to spend creative time outdoors. Today I want to share 4 magical fairy garden ideas that will inspire more time playing outside. There’s a wonderful sense of connection to the Earth when playing around plants. And building fairy gardens helps […]