halie ellis [ Coast Mountain Mama ]

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Brobo the Nightlight
Brobo the Nightlight

The cuddliest nightlight stuffy’s around and you can take them anywhere! Can’t go wrong with this one. Dryden adores his so much he insisted we buy one for a friend’s birthday, he even drew the picture above. Here is a link to the real deal.

Sponge Balls
Sponge Balls

Sponge Ball DIY: Materials: Large Scissors Elastics 2 Sponges for every sponge ball needed Directions: Cut two sponges into 3 or 4 strips, layer them back together making two equal layers. Tie an elastic around the center and voila! Sponge balls. You can mix and match colors and use them for all kinds of fun […]

Birthday fun and a live Piñata!
Birthday fun and a live Piñata!

Dryden’s robot and WALL-E inspired 5th birthday was a huge success! The live Piñata (above) was dad with a robot head. We told the kids he stole the loot bags and they had to use the sponge bombs to soak him before he would give up the goods. I must admit, it was a special […]

Jim Henson on Making Puppets
Jim Henson on Making Puppets

Jim Henson was a puppeteer, screenwriter, film director and producer. You may remember him as creator of The Muppets and voice behind Kermit the frog. Such an innovative man! Below is a video with various simple puppet making tutorials. Enjoyed it so much, thought I should post and share….

Owlkids’
Owlkids'

With three magazines and numerous books covering various age groups, Owlkids’ publications reach more than one million youngsters and their parents every year. Chirp, chickaDEE and Owl Magazines are all part of Owlkids, Each magazine is geared toward a different age group: Chirp for ages 3-6, chickDEE ages 6-9, and Owl for ages 9-12. The […]

Geocaching
Geocaching

Pack a picnic and head to the park for a fun, free family adventure!! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Find out how to register and begin hunting for […]

Sleep-In Secrets
Sleep-In Secrets

Sleep-ins used to be far and few between at the Wolfgang residence, until just recently when someone shared a simple secret. Here it is; if you want to sleep in on Saturday mornings, you need to set up ahead of time Friday nights! To begin, arrange your child’s favorite toys on their bedroom or on […]

Color Me Post Cards
Color Me Post Cards

In an attempt to bring back the written word to our lives, I would like to introduce my newest creation, “Color Me Post Cards”! All three designs have a clean, elegant and playful composition for children to color and write a quick note on the back. These post cards are a wonderful activity and a […]

Fun and Yucky Recipes!
Fun and Yucky Recipes!

This post was inspired by a neighbor in search of some fun and yucky recipes to pass the time. This list of favorites is dedicated to her and others looking for some messy manipulative ideas. From slime to gunk to silly putty and Papier-mâché, to good old fashioned playdough. I hope that you enjoy them […]

Preschool Travel Kit – The Home Made Kind
Preschool Travel Kit - The Home Made Kind

In only 5 more sleeps the Wolfgang family will be heading east to visit family and friends.  Surely this will be exciting for Dryden, only problem is, our families couldn’t live further apart.  With two, two hour trips to the airport, two five hour flights and two eight hour trips North to South, half of […]

Play All Day-Taro Gomi
Play All Day-Taro Gomi

The “Wolfgang” will be flying east and taking a road trip to see friends and family this summer.  I have been on the search for some fun ways to keep our little guy busy on our travels.  I found this little original at Indigo on a trip to the city with my son.  It’s packed […]

Automoblox
Automoblox

Automoblox put your little car/truck lovers in the designer seat!  Not only are they fast and fun on any surface but they encourage creative thinking and building through play.  There are several different models, all with interchangeable parts. Have the best gift at the birthday party, they are a must see and a must buy […]

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