What Do We Do All Day?

No Yard. No TV. No Car. Just two small boys, the big city and lots of crazy.

I blog about kids' books and playful learning activities for families.

Space Alien Coloring Page

How are you doing so far this summer? Do you need a few coloring pages for an on-the-go busy bag? Pack a box of crayons, some blank sheets of paper and this space alien coloring page from children’s book author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg ....more

Simple Counting Game to Teach Subtraction Skills

We are kicking off the first week of Camp Mathematics with a simple, quick and fun counting game. This math game looks deceptively simple but it exercises kids’ logic and reasoning skills. It’s a good early math activity in preparation for addition and...more

15 Engaging First Grade Read Alouds

When you’ve curated...more

Summer Must-Do: Ice Cream in a Bag

It’s the fourth week of S.T.E.A.M. summer camp and this week the theme is our sense of taste. Well, duh. Of course we are going to make ice cream! ...more

Brain Teaser for Kids: Math Cube Riddle

Puzzles and riddles are terrific mind-stretching activities to help you raise kids with growth mindsets and good executive function skills. Put together this...more

14 Books to Inspire Kids to Follow Their Dreams

We all want to know the secret to helping our children realize their dreams. While I can’t pretend to have the key to help you with that, I can offer you a list of books which may inspire your kids to follow their dreams and passions. These are all picture book biographies about people who never gave up, who went after their dreams, even when they might have seemed impossible to others ....more

Science Craft for Kids: Milk Carton Candles

It’s the third week of S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp and this week the...more

Sanity Saving Indoor Magnet Game

One morning when we were stuck indoors my attempt to redirect the kids’ boundless energy away from chaos and towards constructive creativity resulted in a...more

Geometry Magic: Turn 2 Circles into 1 Square

It’s been a while since my son and I made math art magic with Möbius strips and it was time for some more math fun, this time we explored the geometry magic and accomplished the impossible! (Melodramatic, much?) We turned two circles into one square. “Inconceivable!”...more

16+ Books to Read if You Like Harry Potter

Harry Potter is well known as one of those books that makes...more