Fun Kids Art Activities for Spring Break

At this point in the season, we are dreaming of the end of winter and love to start planning spring break ideas just to get ourselves warm. Cameron has tried on every bathing suit she owns. Twice. And Kane has his suitcase at the ready. So the kids were super excited to try out a few new travel activities for OOLY!

Creative Learning to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

At the end of every school year I try to help our kids avoid the infamous summer slide by spending a little time each day working on math, reading, and writing. But I also recognize that they’ve worked so hard all year and I aim to make it at least a little more playful, and OOLY has the perfect colorful school supplies to do just that! We do a variety of activities, but I always find workbooks to be a good supplement to the other games and projects we have planned for the summer.

Kids Creative Journals

Our daughter is in a constant mode of creating. She loves to knit and sew and seems to be in an endless loop of sketching, planning, and making fabric store shopping lists. She has several projects in various stages going on at once — all of which creates a lot of fantastic creative mess. Using Color-Pop and Pocket Pal notebooks as creative journals have been such a great way for my daughter to focus her energy and work through her creative process. I could see any kiddo using them for whatever creative projects they’ve got in the works: LEGO designs, story writing, nature sketching. Journals are an excellent tool for kids’ imaginations!