Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series: Plastic Soda Bottle Pirate Ships

Think Outside the Toy Box | Plastic Soda Bottle Pirate Ships | Chaos & Kiddos

This week's challenge for summer activity fun with the Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series was plastic soda bottles. I admit, this one had me stumped for a bit, but I couldn't be happier with where we ended up. The boys were so excited and had a blast playing with their plastic soda bottle Pirate Ships. After washing out the soda bottles, the first thing I did was wrap them up in some colorful duct tape from my daughter's stash (seriously, she has an entire collection). Once … [Read more...]

Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series: Super Hero Soccer with Glow Sticks

Think Outside the Toy Box | Super Hero Soccer | Fun with Glow Sticks | Chaos & Kiddos

On Friday, I announced the Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series which I'll be doing with these lovely ladies: From ABCs to ACTs View from the Fridge The Everyday Momma Probably Crafting The Mad Mommy Our first challenge was glow sticks! I decided to put a twist on a backyard favorite of ours and created: I used the 10" glow sticks that are long and skinny and best for making necklaces and bracelets. You can purchase them online if you don't have any handy and they come with the … [Read more...]

Super Easy Valentine Craft – Snow Day Project

Easy Valentine Craft | Chaos & Kiddos: Mommy's Survival Guide

As you all know, we've been snowed in practically forever (Check out Stay-at-Home Moms: I Salute You! ). Or so it seems. Between sickness and poor weather, we've seen nothing but the four walls of our tiny home for weeks. So it was time to dig deep and hit the craft cabinet for a project. What is the craft cabinet? Well, in truth, it's a cabinet and a drawer, but essentially, it's a hot spot where I stash go to supplies, crayons, paper, Play-doh, and other quick attention getters. Here's a … [Read more...]

10 Sorting Games for Your Math-Loving Child – Sorting Bears by Eureka

Sorting Games for Your Math-Loving Child | Chaos & Kiddos: Mommy's Survival Guide

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, please refer to my Legal Policies and Terms of Use. The opinions here are entirely my own.  When J's teacher told me he really enjoys math and that sorting toys would be a great idea for Christmas, I ran straight over to Amazon Prime and began the hunt for the perfect toy. I bought about a million puzzles, little projects and a whole slew of other games. But none so far can compare to these bad boys: 50 Counting Bears with 5 Cups by … [Read more...]