Make Your Own Solar Lantern / Tuki

DIY Simple Solar Lantern Solar Tuki inspired by the book Chandra's Magic Light

Wait!  Don’t throw out that solar garden light in your garden that’s been kicked over and broken!  If the solar panel and light still work, here’s a lovely way to recycle it.  Make your own solar lantern to place on a table, hang from a tree, or line a path (my children use it as a […]

Flying With Kids

How to make flying with kids smooth sailing

With the main travel season of the year approaching, I thought I’d share some of the tricks and tips we used the last time we took a trip home.  Each direction of travel was composed of a car ride, 2 short-haul flights, and a Trans-Atlantic flight which took us between 19 & 24 hours each […]

Make a Snow Monster from the Rudolph Movie

Snow Monster craft from the Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Movie

Wow!  Christmas seems to be making an earlier appearance each year…or am I just getting older?  The Trees are up in the store windows and the Christmas DVDs are on the shop shelves.  One of my favourite Christmas movies is Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer from 1964.  Today we’re making the snow monster from the movie. Snow […]

Autumn Leaves on Mom’s Library & A Giveaway

Autumn Leaf Activities

I know it’s getting closer to winter, but I’m in denial and wanted to enjoy the colours of autumn one last time!  This week I’m featuring some lovely autumn leaf crafts that will bring some beauty into your home and help you decorate for Thanksgiving if you live in the States.  Don’t forget about our […]

A Year in The Secret Garden Review & $100 Giveaway

A Year in The Secret Garden, A Review of 'April'

Come follow along on a special adventure!  Valerie Bodayr & Marilyn Scott-Waters have created an amazing book of fun and educational activities to accompany The Secret Garden.   About the Book Title: A Year in the Life of the Secret Garden | Author: Valarie Budayr | Illustrator: Marilyn Scott-Waters | Publication Date: November, 2014 | […]

World Prematurity Day: Hope & Rainbow Crafts

World-Prematurity-Day-Hope-and-Rainbow-Crafts-feature

If you’re not aware, our first child, Tristan, was borne extremely premature at 28 weeks and 5 days (79 days before his due date).  You can read more about it here and here.  Today is World Prematurity Awareness Day and I’m going to share with you some of the important work that has been happening […]

Reunion Island Eating on Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop

Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop - Reunion Island Meal - Crystal's Tiny Treasures

Hello, Bonjour, and Hola! Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop!  I’m pleased to be back again this month to co-host this fantastic resource of multicultural ideas for children.  I really love looking through and seeing how others around the world are helping their children learn about other cultures.   The Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop […]

10 Christmas Tree Decorations for Young Kids

10 Kid made Christmas Tree Decorations

Have you started thinking ahead to the fun you’ll have with your children in the run up to Christmas?  No, we haven’t yet been making Christmas crafts, but I’m already gathering ideas and finding the supplies so that everything will be ready to go when the time comes.  More preparation now means less hassle and […]

Sky Dancers Review & A Literary Giveaway

Sky Dancers and Native American Heritage Month

I like to teach my children about many cultures, and I’ve always been interested in the varied cultures of Native Americans.  Every culture and every person has their own story, and today I’m happy to be sharing with you the story of the Sky Dancers by Connie Ann Kirk and illustrated by Christy Hale.I received […]

The 25 Frugal Days of Christmas

25 Frugal Days of Christmas 2014

Are you seeking a meaningful Christmas season that doesn’t break the bank? If so, look no further! The 25 Frugal Days of Christmas are here! Join us as 25 top bloggers bring you ideas, tips, and resources to help you make this Christmas full of BIG memories on a tiny budget. Check back each day […]