Winter

Winter-themed kids projects and activities

Upcycle plastic containers to make these lovely and simple yarn-wrapped snowflake ornaments!

Make: Yarn-Wrapped Snowflake Ornaments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I absolutely love the month of December – we have family birthdays, I almost always get to play in a little snow, and everything feels bathed in the warm glow of holiday…

Make a hip pine tree garland with modern layered patterns (free templates included)!

Make: A Modern Patterned Pine Tree Garland

For anyone trying to entertain kiddos while simultaneously navigating your way through a hectic holiday schedule – this modern pine tree garland DIY  is for you. This lovely project is one of my favorites because it’s super versatile, keeps the…

Make gingerbread and snowmen with these festive winter play dough mats! Add spices, peppermint and glitter for a fun winter sensory experience. | via barley & birch

Make: Gingerbread and Snowmen Sensory Winter Playdough

It’s officially winter! The snow is here early and it is brrr-eezy and cold. If you’re looking for a cozy indoor activity for restless littles, you’ll love these gingerbread and snowman winter sensory play activity! The setup is quick and…

Make a DIY thin ice game from simple supplies you already have! An awesome fine motor skill and sensory activity for kids!

Make: A DIY Thin Ice Game

Did you play thin ice when you were little?? It was such a simple game, but so much fun! We’re celebrating 90s Week and when looking for some game inspiration, I ran across a picture and thought, “I could make…

Discover a few fun and easy ways to help your child develop and practice basic life skills this winter.

Discover: Montessori Winter Practical Skill Activities

We’ve been celebrating Montessori learning all week, and I couldn’t end without hitting upon one of the cornerstones of Montessori education – practical life skills (Not familiar with the concept? You can find a great introduction here from Montessori Guide).…

This fun wintry little invitation to create combines Montessori-style exploration and mindful play and quiet exercises in meditation. | via barley & birch

Make: A Mini Winter Sensory Garden for Kids

‘Tis the season to be…stressed? Resist, friends! I may be in the minority here, but winter is quite possibly my favorite season of them all, and too wonderful to rush through feeling frazzled and fatigued! As an added holiday stress…

barley and birch best buttery soft pretzels with pink salt sprinkles

Eat: Pink-Salted Soft Pretzel Hearts

Hungry for a homemade Valentine’s Day treat that isn’t loaded with sugar? These scrumptious, buttery pink-salted soft pretzel hearts are a DIY treat that’s sure to please ANY valentine (especially the bread lovers on your list!). Not-so-secret secret: I am…