Pretend Play Restaurant with Real Food

Learning about ordering foods and how to pay We enjoyed this activity while the pre-school was on summer break. If your kids don't want to eat some lunch because they want to play more and hard to stop, this idea might help. How we did I named my imagination restaurant "Hop and Pop Cafe." (As... Continue Reading →

Surprise Egg Youtube: Pretend Play Ideas

Make your surprise Eggs without buying Do you know, "surprise eggs?" Have you ever watched the youtube channel that keeps opening surprise eggs with fun music or soothing voice? First, let me explain about those surprise egg videos. These videos are for the little kids' viewers, and what they show is ripping the wrapper, open... Continue Reading →

LEGO Activities: Balance Scale

LEGO Balance Scale STEM Project  When my son was 4 years old, it was a BIG Lego phase for him. He was so into looking at the Lego building app and followed the instruction to building what he wanted. We made a LEGO balance scale and weighed candies. It was fun, and it turned out... Continue Reading →

Art Activity with Kids: Button Tree

Button art and craft ideas for kids Here is a boredom buster idea for preschoolers. We had so many old buttons in a container, so we tried new art and craft activities. Decorate a bare tree with a bunch of buttons! What We Used *CAUTION: Buttons are choking hazards, so this activity is NOT for... Continue Reading →

Art Activity with Kids: Head Collage & Drawing

What is inside your kids' head? I found a fun kids art activity called "Head Collage" from the website education.com. Their project uses cut-out pictures from magazines etc., but we didn't have any magazines or catalog at home. None! We modified the instruction, and we drew the items on the construction paper and cut them... Continue Reading →

Toothpick Flags with Kids

How to Make Your Own Paper Flags on Toothpicks When my son was a toddler, he needed attention 24/7. If I still had some extra energy, I made some toothpick flags for snacks or dinner. Kids can focus on decorating those flags while grown-up needs to work! Then the dinner looks more fun and yummier... Continue Reading →

Introducing Camouflage for Kids (Part 1)

What is camouflage? According to a National Geographic article, camouflage is a defense mechanism or tactic that organisms use to disguise their appearance to mask their location, identity, and movement. How can I teach my son about this? I searched from Pinterest and randomly found a great website called "Frugal fun for BOYS AND GIRLS."... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play Idea: Inspired by Legend of Zelda

Mommy. Call me Link. Where is my bow? When my son turned 5, he became a massive fan of the video game "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." He loved the whole world of that game, and his real-world turned into the Zelda world. He started to call himself Link, and he couldn't stop... Continue Reading →

My Milk Toof and My Son’s Baby Tooth

Polymer clay ideas: Making your favorite characters When my son was 5 years old, his first baby tooth came out. As his parents, we felt so happy for him, and we told him about the Tooth Fairy. We told him to place it underneath their pillow, and the Tooth Fairy will visit while you sleep,... Continue Reading →

How to Make Bath Bombs with Kids

DIY bath bomb at home! My son loves to take a bath, especially soaking himself in the fizzy bathtub with a bath bomb. (I do too!) Fancy little guy! I found this excellent YouTube tutorial, and we tried! What We Used We watched this YouTube video. There were many bath bomb recipes and DIY videos... Continue Reading →

Making Your Own Pizza with Kids

How to Make Pizza with Kids at Home Making pizza with kids is an entertaining activity. My son had so much experience with pretend play pizza cooking, so he knew what he should do! What We Used Pizza dough (We got our pre-made dough from Trader Joe's)Pizza sauceTopping (We used fresh tomatoes, black olives, and... Continue Reading →

Pancake Art with Kids

Weekend Special Pancake Breakfast Ideas for Family When my son was three years old, we found one YouTube video making pretty pancake art with a squeeze bottle. It was so colorful and amazing!! My son got so into that video, and we watched over and over again. One day we found "That" squeeze bottle at... Continue Reading →

Introducing Perler Beads for Little Kids

Start with 2 Color Design When my son was 3 years old, he regularly requested me to make Super Mario Bros characters with Perler beads (Iron Beads). So many days, he watched me while I was working on them. One day, right before he turned 4 years old, I asked him, "Would you like to... Continue Reading →

LEGO Math Activities: Probability and Odds

Inspired by the Galton Board We visited the science museum, and my son was so impressed by the machine that shows how probability works. It might be called the Galton Board or the bean Machine. We got the inspiration from them and made the marble run toy with legos. https://youtu.be/Vo9Esp1yaC8 https://youtu.be/6YDHBFVIvIs What We Used Lego... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play Ideas: YouTuber

Welcome to my YouTube channel! Some YouTubers are massive stars for my son. He does not really pay attention to the movie stars or singers, but he always checks on his YouTuber's update. Of course, he wanted to have his own YouTube channel, but we told him not until you are much older... So we... Continue Reading →

LEGO Math Activities for Kids: Number Cars

Counting Numbers 1 to 10 with Cars!  I was making numbers from 1 to 10 with Legos (I don't remember why. Just bored?). Then, my son - who was very into the Pixar movie "Cars" and anything cars related - gave me a fun idea, "Let's turn them into cars!". This was a great way... Continue Reading →

Table Setting and Manners for Kids

Introducing how to set the table and eat properly We played with food toys all the time back then, and I wanted to try something new. We used real utensils and tried a formal table setting like a fancy restaurant or party. I didn't even know how to set the table right, so we learned... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play Ideas: Cooking Show

Kids can enjoy cooking without using a stove My son loved to watch kids cooking show. One day he told me, "I wish I can cook what they cook." I thought he was too little to use a big knife and gas stoves back then, so I made ingredients with pipe cleaners, leftover felts, construction... Continue Reading →

Indoor Garden Ideas for Kids: Mung Bean Sprouts

Enjoy seeing how the seeds sprouting! We grew mung bean sprouts for the first time. Crunchy and refreshing, I love to cook them in soup or ramen! I did research the youtube tutorial videos first and seems like a straightforward process. I didn't want to buy extra stuff for this project, so I upcycled the... Continue Reading →

Cardboard Tube Racing Car Track

A fun way to learn physics! We found the long cardboard tube in our garage, so we played car racing! My son learned which type of cars run faster than others, and how the tube angle matters for the speed. We can learn friction and practice observation skills with fun! What We Used Cardboard Shipping... Continue Reading →

LEGO Activities: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Making a favorite picture book character with LEGO We decided to make Lego art with our favorite picture book. We picked many people's classics, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (Eric Carle).  We gathered the Lego we have at home and made it on the Lego baseplate. What We Used "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (Eric Carle) /... Continue Reading →

Color Mixing with Play doh: Secondary Colors

Fun & Easy Way to Teach Kids Colors It's like a magic for little kids to see the color change after some kneading play doh. This is an easy and fun activity to identify colors! We played a secondary color project. What We Used Play doh (Red, Blue, Yellow) Photo by andrew jay on Unsplash Step by Step... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play for Kids: Fashion Show with Felt

Runway Fashion Show with Colorful felt We found out the felt can stick to our clothes easily. We layered colorful felts top on our sweaters and had a fashion show at home! Pick your favorite colors, and design your clothes! You can check some fashion shows on youtube to get some inspirations. Kids can see... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play for Kids: Pizza Shop

Play doh pizza with many toppings We played the play doh ice cream shop and that was so much fun, so we used the leftover toppings for pizza shop play! Fun innovative customize toppings and super quick delivery service! What you need Play doh (Any color)Any small stuff (For example small Lego, buttons, beads, googly... Continue Reading →

Pretend Play for Kids: Ice Cream Shop

Play Doh Ice Cream with Fun Toppings! When we went to the ice cream shop, my son was always amazed by their topping options. I gathered small stuff from our home as ice cream toppings, and we made an ice cream shop for pretend play. What We Used Play doh (Any color)Construction paper or any... Continue Reading →

EASY Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids: Cat Tails

Easy Craft Ideas for Preschoolers He grew up with two cats since he was born, so everything he wants to read was picture books with cat characters. The cat in the hat, Pete the Cat, Splat the Cat, Have You Seen My Cat? Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse, and so on! He LOVES cats! We... Continue Reading →

Making LEGO foods with Kids

Everything is awesome! Build your favorite dish! Make our favorite food with Lego was so much fun! We searched our favorite food images (on the internet or books) as our reference. It was kind of hard to pick which food we will work on since there are not many color options in Lego, but it... Continue Reading →

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