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Activities For Big Kids

Tips to Safely Start Your Safari

Tips to Safely Start Your Safari

There’s a big world out there waiting to be explored. When you head out on your next adventure, follow these essential field tips to stay safe and be responsible: WEAR PROPER CLOTHING: Wear appropriate shoes and clothing to protect you and keep you warm, or cool,...
Creative Ways to Use Shrinky Dinks

Creative Ways to Use Shrinky Dinks

We all know and love Shrinky Dinks, those pieces of plastic art that shrink all up to make cute little play things! My kiddos love to make Shrinky Dinks, and with ALEX Toys’ extensive line, I was inspired to find even more ways to use these amazing little craft kits...
Fun Summer Activity: Face Painting

Fun Summer Activity: Face Painting

Warm days, picnics, frozen treats, and fun in the water…these are just a few of the things that come to mind when I think of summer. Summer is here in full swing, and if you’re like me, you’re looking for fun and entertaining ways to keep the kiddos busy...
Learning from Paper Airplanes

Learning from Paper Airplanes

Aviation is a big deal in my husband’s family. His grandfather was a flight instructor, his dad ran a flight school, and he got his pilot’s license at 17. He hasn’t had the opportunity to fly for a few years now, but he uses his flight knowledge for his job every...
Creative Ways to Play Traditional Games

Creative Ways to Play Traditional Games

My six-year-old, four-year-old, and three-year-old mastered color matching quite a while ago, but they still really enjoy putting together the color matching focused button art game from ALEX. Since it’s fairly easy for them at their ages, they’ve gotten...
Celebrate Spring with Giant Paper Flowers

Celebrate Spring with Giant Paper Flowers

My Giant Paper Flowers is one of my all-time favorite ALEX products. It’s not just because it was one of the first products I helped create for ALEX, it’s because this one really has a wow factor. Take brightly colored tissue paper that’s been cut into whimsical...
ALEX’s Doodle Cake Crayons are Doodles of Fun!

ALEX’s Doodle Cake Crayons are Doodles of Fun!

As an occupational therapist and parent, I love checking out new crafts. My favorites are the ones that keep the kids happily occupied, while working on their motor skills without them even knowing it. ALEX’s Doodle Cake Crayons delivered all that and more! The kids...
5 Easy Ways to Go Green

5 Easy Ways to Go Green

Any day is the perfect day to set green goals and make some changes for your family; becoming more eco-conscious is a goal we should all make, not just on Earth Day! “Going green” doesn’t have to be an entire lifestyle change, though. There are many easy and simple...
DIY Spin Art Bunting in Five Easy Steps

DIY Spin Art Bunting in Five Easy Steps

I fondly remember making spin art with a little machine when I was a kid. So it’s been on my list of toys to get the kids for some time. I knew they’d have just as much fun as I did watching the paper spin and the colorful paint splatter. And ALEX’s Fantastic Spinner...
Shrinky Dinks Magic

Shrinky Dinks Magic

My kids had a fantastic time making these “Cool Stuff” Shrinky Dinks! Shrinky Dinks are made out of a special plastic that shrinks down in the oven, so it’s like making your very own toys! This particular kit has fun robots, vehicles, and other pre-cut shapes to...