No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating–Safe, Last-Minute Play Idea

Hi there! Thanks for visiting! If you’d like to read more kids’ activity ideas and family travel tips, follow our blog on pinterest, subscribe by email, and/or join the conversation on the Nothing if Not Intentional facebook page!  Glitter glue. Have you shared its sparkly awesomeness with your toddler or preschooler? Until the other day, […]

Five Ways to Repurpose Kitchen Utensils

Hi, thanks for visiting!  We’d LOVE for you to hang around. Like us on facebook or follow our pinterest boards to be sure you don’t miss an update! Pots, pans, and wooden spoons make for great baby band instruments. But the kitchen junk drawer has lots of potential for older kids, too. Here are five […]

Sensory Bags

  Sensory Bags It’s hard to find activities that appeal to both our six-month-old and our two-year-old, but sensory bags work for both girls! Have you heard of them? They’re a clean way to let your kiddos squish, squeeze, and explore. There are lots of examples of sensory bags floating around Pinterest, but I first came […]

Playing through Winter

For me, January, February, and March are the toughest months of the year. The holidays are over. Sunshine is scarce; the days are short. It’s cold.  Stinkin’ cold. So stinkin’ cold that a two-year-old might walk outside and promptly say, “It really cold. My teef (teeth) hurt.” On top of all that, it’s flu season. We […]

S is for Spider–Easy Halloween Craft, {Healthy!} Snack, and Sensory Bin

Hi there! Thanks for visiting. We’d LOVE for you to hang around!  Like us on facebook, follow us on pinterest, and/or subscribe by email to be sure you don’t miss an update! Our public library is renovating, so toddler storytime for October was canceled. Bummer. But some friends suggested we invite our library group to our […]

Bubble Wrap: Trash or Toy?

Who doesn’t love popping bubble wrap!? At first, I thought the answer to that (supposedly rhetorical) question was going to be “my daughter.” The other day, I busted out the bubble wrap with the hope of exposing my toddler to the satisfying joy of squeezing and popping everyone’s favorite plastic packaging. But it was hard work. […]

An Introduction to Gel Balls and Water Beads

Our big girl is 25 months old. Like most kids, eighteen to twenty-four months was a period of rapid growth. Her vocabulary exploded. She started forming  (slightly more) complex sentences with helping verbs, pronouns, and conjunctions. These days, she’s giving us a lot of lengthy monologues: “Mommy, my waffle down in my belly already. Sofi (the […]