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The Make & Play Vault

You know how we love a good messy sensory art project here at MPMK. So far we’ve tackled DIY finger paint, […]

Today we’ve got a very sweet playtime activity from our newest contributor, Alli.  I love the dramatic play aspect of […]

We’re taking a little break from Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life today and highlighting an intriguing winter science decor project […]

I always try to make an extra effort to do some special activities with the littles this time of year. […]

Allison’s here today helping us check off #14 on our family activity Advent list: easy and lovely paper snowflakes that […]

I’m thrilled to introduce you guys to our newest MPMK contributor, Alli. She’s an amazing mama, photographer and kiddo activity […]

So I know I suggested decorating ginger bread men in lieu of gingerbread houses in this year’s 24 family Advent […]

Kaley’s here today sharing a cheerful and modern DIY Advent calendar – the perfect home for our 24 Family Advent […]

image source Yesterday, I shared my favorite Advent calendars.  Today, I thought I’d provide some help filling up your calendar […]

With Thanksgiving coming up (here in the US) there are plenty of opportunities to talk about thankfulness with our kids. […]

It’s officially the holiday season. What I love most about this time of year are all the special activities I […]

Only a few more days until Halloween. Which means there are only a few more days until the overload of […]

I’ve discussed in the past our family’s evolution from throwing picture perfect birthday parties to establishing birthday traditions instead. Recently […]

Ah, fall – I adore this time of year, especially now that I have kids.  There’s so much potential for […]

It’s gooey. It’s gummy. It’s like glue. It’s oobleck! I love activities that correlate with children’s books, and this is […]