Lego Creativity Activity

Legos are one of our favorite activities. There really is no end to the possibilities. My kids love to make buildings, create new worlds, cars, animals, you name it they have created it. They can make anything their little hearts desire. It is a great way to challenge their creativity.

Recently, I read an article about open-ended play and invitations to play. It is a great way to reintroduce old toys, show new ways of playing with toys, and allows the child(ren) to try something they may not have considered trying before.

I decided to try using the invitation to play concept and give my kids an idea for how to use their Legos in a different way. Self Portraits. I found this idea on Pinterest and I couldn’t help but think of how fun and unique it would be. The kids always try to build THINGS with their Legos. I am not sure they ever considered building an art project starring themselves.

So I got out all of the kids Legos and baseplates and told them what we were going to do. I showed them an example and I let them do their thing. The results were remarkable. It gave them so much entertainment (me too if I am being honest!)

Give it a try and see what beautiful creations your kids come up with. You may be surprised at how they see themselves.

Ties for Easter!

Easter may not be until April but you know the old saying, “the early bird catches the worm!” well in this case the early shopper catches the tie! Or something like that.

Ties are a lovely way to dress up a casual look. Ties are a great way to make a statement and add incredible style to a comfortable and casual look. On Easter you may want your boys to look dressy but still be able to run around and enjoy themselves. By adding a tie to a more casual style he can be dressy and casual all at once.

Troy James Boys has some awesome ties that add style, and class to any outfit. Check them out on our website. Many of them are available for as little as $6.

Handmade Pre-Tied Neckties for Boys by Troy James Boys, Style: Black and White Stripe): This classic black and white striped tie pairs well with any look. Black is such a universal color you can pair it with just about anything and look classy, sophisticated, and stylish.

Handmade Pre-Tied Neckties for Boys by Troy James Boys, Style: Pink Plaid): Are you looking for a more springy look? This pink plaid tie screams spring and pastel. It will lend a little springy step to your little man’s Easter look.

Handmade Pre-Tied Neckties for Boys by Troy James Boys, Style: Blue and Yellow Plaid): This blue and yellow plaid tie is fun, bright, and bold, for a great Easter look. Who wouldn’t love to add this handsome fella to their Easter ensemble.

Kids Yoga: Youtube Workout

This year has been one for the weather records here on the west coast. We have gone from a massive drought to a massive amount of rain. We cannot complain too much, we DESPERATELY needed it, however, you try keeping track of 3 kids under 8 that aren’t allowed outside for days or weeks at a time and need that physical activity. We have recently discovered a way to help keep the kids a little more active indoors, Yoga.

Both my husband and I are very active people. We have a little home gym in our garage that we use daily. The kids do love our elliptical and will occasionally “play” on it, since they still think running and walking is fun. However, it can get boring after a while. They like to try new things, and I love Yoga, so they are used to seeing it done. I found this kids Yoga channel on youtube that we can play on our tv. The kids love the fun poses suited for them and their smaller bodies. I am constantly impressed with how flexible their little bodies are and how many poses they can accomplish that are beyond this momma.

Cosmic Kids Yoga features expert Yogi Jaime. She finds poses that are perfect for younger bodies, and targets poses that help with mindfulness, calmness, strengthening, and empowering kids. She is very easy to understand, follow, and she is incredibly likable! We put the channel on after incredibly hectic days when the kids need to calm down, if they didn’t get a lot of physical activity that day, or if they are complaining about growing pains (which my oldest has constantly!) We have found it adds a level of ease to our daily interactions.

Check it out, you may just find that it is a great addition to your child’s, and your own, life!