Author Archives: Angela Conley
Dora has had a rough life. She was cuddled and drooled on by a loving toddler. Then she lived outside in the sandbox for a while to really get a feel for the outdoors lifestyle. Today she had an accident and broke her leg. Poor Dora. Don’t worry, the doctors are here and we’ll fix […]
Grow your own green onions at home in 10 days! This is a great growing project for young children because they grow so fast the kids can see their plants grow day after day. What you need: – bunch of green onions – jar or cup – water What you do: 1. Cut the top […]
Our kids love to sing a song or create plays with an audience. We’ve all heard “Mom, look at this” a million times. They love to show us that they are good at things. Sometimes we feel the need to take imaginative play to the next level. Maybe your kids spend a lot of time […]
My daughter whispered to me a few days ago that we were definitely going to catch the Easter Bunny this year after some failed attempts at catching a leprechaun last week. This coloring page captures the desire our young ones have to catch the magical creatures we tell them stories about. These are the dreams […]
Ever have to run into work for 20 minutes with your kids? I know I’ve had to do it a couple of times to grab a few things or get something printed after hours. Why not make it a unique and fun experience? If you have a photocopier (and your boss doesn’t care if you […]
My daughter wanted a rainbow cake for her birthday…ok, maybe I planted the seed a little bit because I wanted to try this. It was fun to make and she totally LOVED the results. The process is super easy. Use your favorite white or yellow cake recipe or mix. Separate the batter into as many […]
This project is so cool and you can spend as much time putting together as you want. Make the chain large or small. We made one about 15 feet and it only took 15-20 minutes for us to figure it out and build it that long. Basically, you weave them in a way that they […]
Read With Your Kits (or rather your Kids) Make it fun and exciting. Enchanting. Fantastical. Did you know that on March 2, parents, teachers, and kids nationwide will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and reading with the Read Across America project? You should too!
Print this sock coloring sheet for your Fox in Socks activity! Just click on the sock below to download and print!
Think before you speak. This idea is something that’s hard for kids (and often adults) to remember. Here are some guidelines to share with your kids. Before you speak, think about what you are going to say. Is it true? Is it honest? Is it inspiring? Is it necessary? Is it kind? Print this out […]
Making this air fort with the kids was so much fun and easy! Here’s what you need: – the biggest sheet you can find – packaging tape – fan To start, tape one of the long sides down to the floor. Place the fan at one end. Flip the sheet over the fan […]
Happy Valentines Day from the MomTrusted.com Team! Just click the image above to download the printable coloring page.
Did you know that an Octopus has THREE hearts!?!? That makes this guy the most likely candidate for our Valentines Day creature. :) Just click the image below to download and print this free Valentines Coloring Page!
I know this has been done about a million times…but it’s just so cool! :) So here is our version of the project. What you need – canvas or canvas board – spray paint (optional – if you like the metallic boards you’ll need this) – crayons – heating device What you do If you […]
A couple of weeks ago Susan posted an awesome art technique that uses bubbles to paint! It looked so fun we wanted to try it too. So here are a few pictures of our weekend art project. Enjoy!
Ask each child how many people they have in their family. Have them draw a picture of each family member as well as a picture of them self. Each person shouldn’t be bigger than 1/3 – 1/6 of a regular piece of paper so cutting the paper before giving it to them will help keep […]
Bring in baby shampoo, baby oil, baby powder, baby lotion, baby wipes, and baby food. Have the kids wash their hands in the sensory table. Smear each on a piece of paper. What do they look like. Are they good paints or not? Put a bit of each in different containers. See if the kids […]
Have the parents bring in a picture of the child when they were a baby (1-6 mos old) with the child’s name on the back. Put all the baby pictures up on the bulletin board or wall. See if the kids can guess who each baby is. If you have a current picture of each […]
Print these scribble block letters for your toddler or preschooler to trace and color to get more familiar with their alphabet. Download the full set here – The full set includes the alphabet coloring sheet above and all the individual letter coloring sheets below. or Choose from the individual sheets below alphabet coloring sheet letter […]
We’ve been following several preschool blogs and websites for a while now. A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine asked me for some preschool teacher resources. On that list was a hand full of blogs from a first hand perspective. I love these sites and visit them regularly…so I decided to start sharing […]
It’s fun to let your imagination run wild when on nature walks. This weekend we were in an enchanted forest. We were on a hunt for banana slugs and fairy homes in mushroom villages. We also had a close encounter with a hibernating bear cave and had to move on quickly and quietly as […]
Kids have such great wisdom. My 7 year old daughter wrote this little song and I wanted to share it with you. :) Advice from Kids #1: “It’s OK to be me. It’s OK to be yourself. Just be OK to be yourself.” Did your child write or say something profound? Share it with […]
Nature walks with the kids in the fall is so much fun. Inevitably you end up with a handful of leaves, pine cones, and other goodies that were just perfect. This coloring page really embodies the feeling of being outside, fall time, and finding the perfect leaf. Click to download the free printable coloring page. […]
After Thanksgiving this is how I feel… ;) This quote is perfect for your post Thanksgiving feast. “Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.” – Kevin James
To make your own bow for decorations, cards, or gifts follow these simple instructions. Simply take a piece of ribbon and fold it close to the end, making a loop. Where your fingers are holding them together, place a drop of glue, and continue to hold. Do the same for the other side, using a […]
Re-create this scary simple vampire pumpkin design idea with a white “casper” pumpkin or paint your own pumpkin white. We used Sharpie Paint Pens to add the vampire face and features. Be sure to share your Vampire pumpkin with us on our facebook page SEE MORE PUMPKIN DESIGN IDEAS HERE!
Re-create this super simple Frankenstein pumpkin design with a green pumpkin (I believe this variety is called Blue Max) or paint your own pumpkin green. The trick here is really getting the right shape for your Frankenstein head. To decorate, we used Sharpie Paint Pens. We sketched many face options but stuck with a simpler […]