Free Printable Bucket Filler Valentines for Kids – You Fill My Bucket

Spread the message of kindness throughout your child's classroom with these Bucket Filler Valentine's Day cards! - Free Printable "You fill my bucket, Valentine!"

With the kids starting preschool, last year was the first time they exchanged Valentine’s Day cards with their friends. And Valentine’s Day happens to be one of my favorite holidays! Of course, it is also my birthday, so I might be a little biased… But there are other reasons I love it too! If you’ve read any other posts in my blog, you probably know how important the concept of kindness is to me. And Valentine’s Day is just another great opportunity to spread a little extra love and kindness throughout our communities. It is also important to me that the kids … Continue reading

Chinese New Year Craft for The Nian Monster

Chinese New Year Craft and book for preschoolers - Tissue Paper Lantern and The Nian Monster - A great way to learn about different cultures and traditions.

It is so important to me that my kids are exposed to and learn about diversity and other cultures. That is why I am super excited to be participating in this year’s #ReadYourWorld Multicultural Book Day, which is on Friday, January 27. You can learn more about Multicultural Book Day at the end of this post.   Disclosure: Andrea Wang sent us a free copy of The Nian Monster, but all opinions are my own. For your convenience, this post also contains affiliate links. The Nian Monster by Andrea Wang   We read The Nian Monster, written by Andrea Wang. My kids are afraid … Continue reading

11 Unique Gifts for Preschoolers

11 Unique Gifts for Preschoolers! My preschoolers LOVE these ideas! And I love that these gifts foster imagination, build fine motor skills, and more! Save this list for birthdays and Christmas!

[Disclosure: For your convenience, this post of Unique Gifts for Preschoolers contains affiliate links that support Me Plus 3 Today at no additional cost to you. Thanks!] We are very fortunate to be surrounded by people who are will to give my kids gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions. As I look around the kids’ playroom, I see so many unique gifts for preschoolers. And since I’m someone who loves to shop second-hand sales, I’ve also found a lot of interesting toys that I never would have thought of if I was browsing online or at the store. … Continue reading

Christmas Coloring Pages – Free Printable Greeting Cards

Free printable Christmas coloring pages - These printable Christmas greeting cards are the perfect way for your kids to spread cheer this holiday season!

As I work with my kids to teach them about kindness and helping others, one of our favorite activities has become delivering cards to seniors and the elderly. Since the holiday season is quickly approaching, I have created some simple Christmas coloring pages of printable greeting cards so we can give out Christmas cards during our next visit. And I’ve made these available for free download at the end of this post! With the Christmas coloring pages, the kids are able to put their own personal touch into each card while also giving the printable greeting cards a more handmade appeal. In the past, we … Continue reading

Beyond Recycling: 8 Easy Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Beyond Recycling: Easy Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle - Unique ideas to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Disclosure: For your convenience, this post of ideas to celebrate Earth Day contains affiliate links from which I make a small commission at no additional cost to you. There are a lot of basic ideas that most of us have heard in order to celebrate Earth Day. Typically we hear about planting a tree, recycling, or carpooling. But what else can we do to really make a long-lasting impact that extends beyond Earth Day? I have been passionate about the environment since I was a kid. Even back then, TV channels like Nickelodeon and Disney were teaching kids about the importance of the … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Craft – Turn Kids into Love Bugs!

My Little Love Bugs - Personalized Picture Valentine's Day Craft - These would make a cute gift for grandparents or for kids to make at daycare or school to send home to parents! - www.MePlus3Today.com

Disclosure: This Valentine’s Day Craft post contains affiliate links. I may make a small commission from purchases made via these links. Thanks! Now that I am home full time with the kids, I am trying to fill some of our time with craft projects. I really enjoy doing crafts and the kids do really well with having some structured activities during the day. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I had been seeing a lot of different “love bug” ideas floating around. I decided to change it up by adding a picture of each child, turning them into the “love bugs!” … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea – Gifts for a Cause – Make a Difference Monday

Valentine's Day Gift Idea, a gift that Gives Back - I love the idea of giving a gift for a cause! - www.MePlus3Today.com

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, and I will make a small commission from purchases made via these links. Thanks! As I did my holiday shopping this year, I tried to make an effort to purchase from businesses that give back. I browsed through many gift guides that listed gifts for a cause, like this one from She Lives Free. She also created a round-up of several other gift guides with even more ideas for gifts that give back. Eventually I came across a company called That’s Caring. I ended up buying the muffins and coffee gift box for my mother-in-law from … Continue reading

9 Greeting Cards for Your Funny Valentine

9 Greeting Cards to Make Your Funny Valentine Smile - www.MePlus3Today.com

This post contains affiliate links. I make a small commission from purchases made via these links. Thanks! Valentine’s Day used to be one of my favorite holidays. I realize that to most people it is just another “Hallmark holiday.” But it’s more than that to me, because it is also my birthday! I’ve always loved having my birthday on Valentine’s Day. It’s not really a major holiday, but it was enough to make my birthday always feel extra special! But since losing Chaz, like all other holidays, it has lost it’s magic. And now it almost feels even worse because it is … Continue reading

This New Year Join the #DeedADay Movement with 100 Good Deeds

I was gifted a 100 Good Deeds bracelet to review and share with my readers. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. For many, beginning the new year means starting work on new goals and/or resolutions. At least, that’s how it is for me! In a previous post, I mentioned the fact that I am working on making SMART goals this year instead of a typical resolution. I’ve actually been putting a lot of thought in to what I hope to accomplish in 2015, and how I plan to do it. These goals definitely won’t be a … Continue reading

Skip the New Year’s Resolution… Make a SMART Goal Instead!

*This post contains affiliate links from which a make a small commission from purchases made. Thanks! Well, 2014 is coming to end and we’re heading full speed into 2015. It’s about this time of year when almost half of Americans begin making those “New Year’s Resolutions.” You know, they are typically something like “To lose weight,” “To get fit and healthy,” and/or “To get organized.” And how often are these resolutions accomplished? According to Statistic Brain, only 8% of the time! Since the odds aren’t really in your favor of achieving your New Year’s Resolution, why not try something different … Continue reading