As an artist and designer, I believe art is a great way to express yourself, including day-to-day feelings. This is one of the reasons I’ve loved my daughter’s daily Reflections pages, where she draws and writes how she is feeling each day. Check out this exercise and perhaps incorporate it into your day-to-day too!
Reset and Relax: Avoiding 3 Mistakes When Teaching Kids Self-Care
It can feel like a daunting task when you need your kids to learn to relax and reset. Fortunately, there are ways you can teach your kids self-care without falling into an expensive trap.
Best Art Gifts for Kids
Here at Arts and Bricks, we’re BIG fans of creative kids (and that’s every child)! This round-up of arts and crafts gift ideas is full of products that foster children’s creativity and “artsy” making. Our list is specially selected for elementary-aged children, children 5 to 12.
Why we love the Prodigy Math game for elementary-aged kids
To my son, Prodigy is an epic adventure game where he uses MATH MAGIC to win battles and earn pets and prizes. As a parent, Prodigy is a free math game that allows me to feel good about allowing him screen time.
DIY Fairy Garden Ideas
The best fairy homes use natural materials, especially gourds, rocks, twigs, moss, acorns, seeds, and leaves. Explore our inspirational Fairy Garden pictures.
Our Family’s Joyful Pumpkin / Gratitude Pumpkin
This fall, be mindful of what brings your family daily JOY by writing gratitudes on a family pumpkin. Here’s how we’re doing it.
Which Animal is Fake?
This is a Halloween edition of our family’s animal name guessing game for kids. Test your knowledge of vampire, ghoul, and ghost-named animals!
Education First: Pave the Way for Your Child’s Bright Future
Actionable parenting tips on how to model the value of education to your children.
Sidewalk Chalk Mosaic Art
Have you ever looked at your bucket of sidewalk chalk and thought, “What do we do with this?” Today, I’m here to inspire you with a very simple, family-friendly outdoor chalk mosaic art project.
Magazine Collage Ideas for Kids
Instead of throwing away old magazines, save their brightly printed pages for use in magazine collage artwork that you can make with your kids!
Create a Holiday Handprint Craft and Keepsake
Take a few minutes to make this simple Holiday Handprint Craft. Display your craft as is or turn it into a vinyl keepsake.
Make, Mail, and Share a Hug
Learn how to make, mail, and share a paper hug from your child!
Cardboard Faces with Nature Hair
Soak up your last days of summer sunshine outside with your little ones making and photographing this adorable nature craft!
DIY Scratch and Draw Art Project
This simple project uses oil pastels, black paint, and card stock to make rainbow drawing fun.