Hidden Splendor Blog

Plastic Egg Fun!

For weeks we have been counting the days until the official start of Spring. And, today is the day! Spring is a time of fresh new beginnings. Baby animals and birds are being born. Plants poke their heads up through the ground after a long Winter’s nap. They shed their warm coats, opening up their buds […]

Rescue resource for “I’m bored” days!

Family Activity Book Miraculous, Magical Moments in Minutes:  Over 500 Quick, Easy Activities for Adults and Children to Share  by Becky Baxa Available from Amazon.com see details below.   This book is available from http://www.Amazon.com in both paperback and electronic versions. This book would make an excellent resource for days  when kids declare “I’m bored”.    […]

Packing Peanut Play – Indoor Snow?

The doorbell rang.  I ran through the house and threw open the door. A smile pulled up both corners of my mouth as I could not contain my excitement.  As the roar of the delivery truck faded in the distance I reached down to pick up today’s box with wonder.  Daily arrivals brought gift orders […]

Christmas Gift Idea: Inspirational Book

Are you looking for a special gift  for that someone special?   Do you want your gift to have meaning and have an uplifting effect on the recipient ? If so, check out Becky Baxa’s latest book.  It is sure to entertain and inspire you! What Kind of Chocolate Are You?   The parallels of chocolate and […]

Christmas Gift Idea! Family Activity Book

Family Activity Book Miraculous, Magical Moments in Minutes:  Over 500 Quick, Easy Activities for Adults and Children to Share  by Becky Baxa Available from Amazon.com see details below.   This book is available from http://www.Amazon.com in both paperback and electronic versions. This book would make an excellent Christmas gift! Order your copy today from  http://www.Amazon.com […]

Play-Dough Snow!

As I opened the cabinet door a small tube of glitter hopped out and bounced across the counter.   What a marvelous idea!  Today is a perfect day to make “snow” play-dough.    This is a perfect activity, both in the making of the play-dough  and also in continued play, for the holidays.   Making and playing with […]

Snowman Building “Kit”

We had our second snow of the season yesterday.  It included a slippery layer of ice that shone in the sun like glass.  Our outdoor view was transformed into a sea of diamonds in the sun’s reflection.  Yes, winter had arrived with a mighty announcement that the season was here to stay. Then it struck […]

Traditional Handprint Turkeys

The traditional hand print turkey never gets old.   Today we re-visit a post from November 27, 2013.     This activity is fun for both young and old and is a classic treasure. Each year when my kids were little we would make a hand print turkey. The boys would write their name under their creation […]