Colleen is a former Kindergarten teacher and early childhood educator turned stay-at-home mommy. She's an educational consultant with Usborne Books & More and has a passion for literacy and early childhood education! She enjoys reading and spending time with her toddler, G.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 13:07

Shaving Cream Clouds with Rainbow Raindrops

So G really wanted to do a “rain craft” today, but ughhh Monday…. I didn’t feel like scraping glue off the table or scrubbing paint when we were done, so I pulled out this super simple SCIENCE idea that I’ve been saving for a while.

Monday, 06 June 2016 13:29

Pasta Threading

What do you do when it's 7am, you've reheated your coffee twice already but haven't DRANK any yet, ANNNND now your child asks to "do a craft mama?”

Thursday, 26 May 2016 14:28

Rain Painting

IT'S RAINING AGAIN! It's been such a wet spring here in MD and I just couldn't stay inside for another second, so I took this wet, soggy opportunity to try rain painting!

Friday, 20 May 2016 14:59

Toddler Dot to Dot

G & I were doing some crafts this morning, and I had a bunch of extra office supply dot stickers out....soooo I decided to give her a fun little pre-writing activity to do with our leftover dots!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 18:54

Bird Feeders

With warm, spring weather here I decided to do an outdoor craft with G to help decorate our tree and give our birds a special treat.

Friday, 19 February 2016 20:24

Stamping Shamrocks

If you are looking for a super simple but fun St. Patrick's Day art project - HERE YOU GO!

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 20:40

Stamping Letters

Now that G is (almost) 3, I'm trying to stimulate her interest in learning letters!

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 19:51

Color Match

Winter is finally here -- seriously! It was 10 degrees out this morning! Ugh! Anyway, now that I can't get G out to the playground and running around outside as often, I started prepping some games to play.