5 Activities When Your Kid is Home Sick

It stinks seeing your kid sick and miserable. And if you’re anything like our family, your kid has been home sick and miserable a lot this year. So I put together 5 easy, low-key activities to do with your kids when they’re on the mend, but not ready to go back to school.

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St Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin

Looking for an activity to keep your little leprechauns busy and out of trouble? Well, you’re in luck! This St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin is easy to setup and will keep your littles entertained all March long.

And the best part? Most of the items for this sensory bin can be purchased at your local grocery or dollar store. But if you’d rather have it all shipped to your doorstep, check out the shopping links below.

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5 Easy Valentine’s Day Activities

Looking to spend some koala-ty time doing activities with your kids? Here are 5 easy Valentine’s Day themed activities and crafts to do with your little ones this month. Valentine’s Day puns not included (for the most part).

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How to Dye Rice

The easiest way to customize a sensory bin

For our Valentine’s Day sensory bin, I decided to try something new for the fill – dyeing rice. I had avoided making anything so complicated for our seasonal sensory bins, but I really wanted a red and pink fill for this festive sensory bin.

Overall, it took less than an hour to dye the rice and was easier than I anticipated. And everything you need to make this sensory bin fill can be picked up during your regular grocery store trip.

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Snow Painting Sensory Bin

How to enjoy a snow day, but still stay inside

I love snow days. There’s nothing more fun than bundling and playing outside in a winter wonderland with my kiddo and dog. But I can only really handle 2 or 3 days of snow before I begin to dread the bundling and unbundling process.

Insert snow painting sensory bin. I put some snow in our sensory bin, added some paint supplies and colored water, and voila! We had fun playing in the snow without the hassle of dressing everyone up in layers of clothing to go outside.

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Cincinnati Holiday Trains 2021

ALL ABOARD for holiday train season!

Enjoying holiday train displays has been a staple festive activity in our house since my son was a baby. Around Cincinnati are 13 holiday train displays and ride-on train attractions. So hop on board, and enjoy holiday train season before it choo choos out of town.

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Santa in Cincinnati 2021

Ready for your close up with jolly old St. Nick?

How lucky are we that Santa is making so many stops around the Queen City this year? There are many great places to visit Santa – and snap a photo or two in 2021. Check out our list of the best spots to see Santa in Cincinnati for Christmas 2021.

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Cincinnati Holiday Lights

The best spots to be dazzled by holiday lights in 2021

Nothing captures the magic of the holiday season quite like being surrounded by thousands of dazzling holiday lights. I’ve pulled together a list of the best spots to see holiday lights around Cincinnati in 2021. Here you’ll find both indoor and outdoor options, as well as walkable and drive thru displays.

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