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October 29, 2019


The Witch who lived on Potion Lane was decorating for a Halloween party.

“I hope it’s spooky enough,” she fretted to her Spider Melvin.

Melvin crouched on the bannister frowning. 

He had a cold and couldn’t go out to trick or treat. 

His nose felt twitchy. When he sneez...

October 29, 2018

Halloween is just around the corner and for this month’s craft challenge we chose googly eyeballs.  My son Jake was fascinated with this great big bag of craft eyeballs. “What can we make with them”?  he asked.  Hmm, what indeed,  I thought.  I could just make a silly picture b...

November 17, 2017

Have some fun with Thanksgiving crafts, activities and recipes for kids this year. Cornucopia treats, mazes, turkey crafts and Charlie Brown Thanksgiving cups!

September 8, 2017

Growing up both my parents worked, but Mom was always home to make dinner and us kids always helped out.  Being in the kitchen was a daily activity. In the afternoons we made waffles, sandwiches, rice crispy treats and lots of other things.  Eventually I learned to follow recip...

September 1, 2017

Clean up your room!  What a mess!  Often, this can be the chorus of a parent.  I can’t find my markers; I can’t find my shoe – that can be the chorus of kids. 

     After 25 years of running a playroom,  I’ve stepped on my share of action figures and ro...

August 18, 2017

Super fun Craft Challenge:  Glue!

I don’t know whether it’s all the school supplies showing up in the stores right now but my son Jake is obsessed with them.  Maybe it’s the idea of going back to school, I’m not sure.   Jake has autism, and sometimes it’s tricky knowing the why...

July 27, 2017

I love the idea of a picnic- Lounging outside, kids running around playing, a nice shady spot and delicious food.  But I’ve been to plenty of picnics that are filled with sticky messes, no shade, bugs and something we forgot to bring – like the bottle opener for the drinks.  So...

July 13, 2017

    Summertime is in full swing, and while the kids have a little time off before school starts up again, we may not have time to go camping at a typical campsite. So- what to do?  Why not camp in the wilds of your living room or backyard?  Kids can make a night of it...

June 21, 2017

Welcome to, What’s in the Crayon Box - June Issue

    Today in the Crayon box is -  Mystery Craft Challenge!!  What’s that, you say?  Well it goes like this: 

    We start by writing down on little slips of paper, numbers 1-20.  These numbers will represent th...

July 8, 2016

In this article I wanted to talk about reading to children.  Most parents already know the importance of reading to children, but a recent study conducted by the UCLA Center for Healthier Children found that only 44.5 percent of Californian children between birth and the age of...

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