We Tried a Candy Making Class at Sweet Pete’s

We recently tried a candy making class at Sweet Pete's in downtown Jacksonville and had fun getting messy with chocolate and stuffed with sweets. We signed up for the Candy Apple class, but due to a mix-up and apple shortage we ended up doing the Smashing Pumpkins class. No complaints from the 5-year-old about the … Continue reading We Tried a Candy Making Class at Sweet Pete’s

Keane Interest: Toyopia, Lowes Build and Grow and a Halloween Win

In this edition of Keane Interest we take advantage of the free military day at MOSH, attend a Lowe's free Build and Grow workshop and I get to announce Halloween contest win thanks to Tom and Sheri's Iron in a Bottle. There's also a chance to win a free movie download for Love and Monsters! … Continue reading Keane Interest: Toyopia, Lowes Build and Grow and a Halloween Win

Get Nostalgic with Toyopia at MOSH Jacksonville

MOSH’s main exhibit until 5/16/21 is a Toyopia, a vintage toy wonderland with life-size games and tons of nostalgia. We took advantage of the free military day on Veteran’s Day, but MOSH is free for kids all through November! There’s lot of stuff to play with in Toyopia- life size games like Battleship, a video arcade (all … Continue reading Get Nostalgic with Toyopia at MOSH Jacksonville

Science Fun: Ivory Soap in the Microwave

What kid doesn't want to put something weird in the microwave and see what happens? Satisfy their curiosity with this fast, easy (and super clean!) science experiment with Ivory Soap. Why Does it Need to be Ivory Soap? It's important to use only Ivory Soap for this experiment. When Ivory is manufactured, they whip a … Continue reading Science Fun: Ivory Soap in the Microwave

Water Beads Make for a Fun Sensory Play Experience

While looking for something different to play with, we ran across these water beads that make for a neat sensory play experience. They can also make a big mess if you have a kid who likes to squish them! But it is still neat to watch them grow and then stick your hands in a … Continue reading Water Beads Make for a Fun Sensory Play Experience

A Day of Play at the Greenhouse Playhouse in Jacksonville

There's a new place to play for the under five set, at The Greenhouse Playhouse in Jacksonville Beach, FL. We checked it out last week and had a pretty good time, from jumping in the ball pit to racing boats at the water table. It's a good place for the little ones to explore and … Continue reading A Day of Play at the Greenhouse Playhouse in Jacksonville

We Made Chocolate Emoji Bars and Totally Nailed It

My son loves chocolate and I love doing crafty things, so a "make your own emoji chocolate bars" kit sounded like the perfect blend of two of our favorite things. It looks fun! It looks easy! We got this! ...or do we? We started with this Chocolate Emoji Maker kit compliments of Zimpli Kids.When I … Continue reading We Made Chocolate Emoji Bars and Totally Nailed It

Urban Air is Worth a Trip Over the Ditch

I used to make fun of the whole "cross the ditch" phrase, but I get it now. Anything on the other side of the intracoastal feels like a million miles away when you live at the beach, so something has to be pretty good to make us drive over a bridge. Urban Air Adventure Park … Continue reading Urban Air is Worth a Trip Over the Ditch

Free Fun for Kids: Story Time at the Library

If you are looking for free activities for kids, always check out your local library! We've been going to storytime at our library since my son was a baby. Every library in Jacksonville has activities for children and I'm betting libraries all over the US have similar programs. If you are local, you can check … Continue reading Free Fun for Kids: Story Time at the Library

An Adventure at the Hands On Children’s Museum in Jacksonville

Our toddler adventure for today was at the Hands On Children's Museum in Jacksonville, FL. I went in expecting it to be on the science-y side, but it ended up being more like a museum of real life.  There was a grocery store, bank, veterinarian, cafe, theater, etc. I'm not really sure where the "museum" part … Continue reading An Adventure at the Hands On Children’s Museum in Jacksonville