Treasuring Memories With a Kid-Made Treasure Box Ornament

Treasuring Memories With a Kid-Made Treasure Box Ornament

Art and Craft Activities for Kids I love making holiday decorations with the kids but I was looking for a way to put more meaning into the ornament. So when I was invited to take part in The Kid Made Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop hosted by Crafty Mama in ME I wanted to come up with an activity that...
Nov 20, 2017 No Comments
Photo Face Collage: A Social Skills Activity for Recognizing Feelings

Photo Face Collage: A Social Skills Activity for Recognizing Feelings

Autism Not surprisingly, most children love making collages. So making a Photo Face Collage is an excellent activity for combining social skills and recognizing facial expressions. Children will have fun with this game while they are building a variety of skills!   This page...
Jun 14, 2017 6 Comments
Calm Down Kit for Older Children; Developing Emotional Self-Regulation

Calm Down Kit for Older Children; Developing Emotional Self-Regulation

Anxiety Sarah (my website partner) and I work organically. As play therapists, we set goals and intentions but we will always follow the child’s lead when an issue comes up. The same is true of our blog. We set a plan of what we are going to write about for the month,...
Mar 09, 2017 22 Comments
Some Problems Can’t be Solved

Some Problems Can’t be Solved

Anxiety Sarah and I are play therapists who also practice positive parenting. Over the years we have spent a lot of time helping children process their feelings, talk about their problems, and practice problem-solving. I cannot express how rewarding it has been. We have...
Feb 23, 2017 6 Comments
Nature Treasure Hunt Mandala Scavenger Hunt & Visual Processing Activity

Nature Treasure Hunt Mandala Scavenger Hunt & Visual Processing Activity

Art and Craft Activities for Kids Being out in nature and creating beauty makes a heart happy. When one can combine nature, beauty and learning it is a bonus. With all the beautiful mandalas being shared I was inspired to take the kids out and create our own. This time making the mandala became a...
Aug 24, 2016 5 Comments
Florida’s Friendship Advice: Letter Writing for Kids

Florida’s Friendship Advice: Letter Writing for Kids

Autism Spectrum Disorder Information, Resources and Activities Having special needs can be lonely. To help the kids that we work with feel connected and supported we will set up kids as pen pals and encourage letter writing for kids so they can share their feelings and get some help from a friend.   This page contains affiliate...
Jul 24, 2016 55 Comments