Gear up for for your pregnancy with some great maternity wear from Kid to Kid! Here’s some great fashion ideas to get you started on building your wardrobe! Have a friend who needs some maternity wear? We sell gift cards too, which are perfect for the upcoming holiday season!
Pair a bold top or dress with tights or leggings for a fun, bright look that’s simple to put together.
This outfit looks classic, simple to wear, and comfortable.
More into neutrals? Try this simple neutral blouse paired with a classy blazer and a simple necklace.
Jackets, blazers, and cardigans are great to pair with your new maternity wear as they can stay open in front.
Grab a simple cardigan and use a bright statement necklace.
Solid colors mean you can mix and match outfits easily. This look goes great with jeans too!
Long shirts and leggings are wonderful for pregnancy. It can pair with comfortable leggings
and boots like in this outfit. This fuchsia is a nice color without being too bright and can match with lots of neutrals.
Simple and classic! Use a cute print t-shirt and a colorful scarf for a simple, comfortable look.
A scarf is a comfortable accessory that can keep you warm in winter and look cute in summer.
We love this coral and white look.
After a long day at school, kids are often wanting a snack. It’s easy to grab snacks from the pantry, but those aren’t always the healthiest or most filling between school and dinner. Here are some quick, healthy, after school snack ideas for your kids. Share your favorite after school snack in the comments!
Veggies and dip
A classic and quick after school snack is veggies and dip! You can cut vegetables like peppers, cucumber, and use ready to dip veggies like carrots and sugar snap peas. Pair these with a yummy dressing like ranch for a quick and healthy snack that’s easy to prepare.
Fruit and nut butter
Add some protein to a sweet snack like pairing fruit with nut butter. Apples and peanut butter are a classic snack. Top these with some granola for a crunch, filling snack. Don’t forget ants on a log with celery, peanut butter, and raisins.
Yogurt dipped fruit and pretzels
A simple DIY snack is to dip fruit or pretzels into yogurt and put it in the freezer. This healthy treat will be a hit for all members of the family and is easy to prepare. You can mix and match different fruits and yogurt flavors too! Try strawberry yogurt on blueberries or pineapple yogurt on a banana. Yum!
Pinwheel roll ups
Grab some cheese, lunch meat, cream cheese, and veggies, layer those onto a tortilla and roll them up. Slice these to make pinwheels that are yummy and healthy. These also last great in the fridge and make a great lunch too!
Quick pizza bagels or toast
You can make a quick pizza bagel or pizza toast at home! Layer your bagel or bread with cheese and toppings, then broil in the oven until the cheese is melted. It’s a great snack that’s also easy to add yummy veggies on top too! You can even top zucchini slices with cheese instead of bread.
Kids’ room can be so fun! It’s a great place to play with colors, patterns, and more! Many of our stores also sell kids’ furniture so keep an eye out at your local store. Here are some adorable kids’ rooms and nurseries to serve as awesome inspiration for your kids’ rooms!
We LOVE this polka dot nursery! Switch up the accent colors to work for any gender!
Plus the neutral dots can match tons of interior accents and patterns.
Make other colors and patterns pop with a dark statement wall.
You could even make this into a chalkboard wall with some chalkboard paint!
This teal, gray, chevron, and safari themed room can be great for a boy!
Swap out blue for another color too and it’s a great themed room for inspiration.
Mixing bright colors is fun for a kids’ room! Orange and green make a great pop of color.
Love the green on the floor for an outdoor feel.
Can’t paint? Don’t worry. This eclectic room incorporates tons of personality
and color with accents and different furniture and prints.
We’re so excited for back to school! It’s one of Kid to Kid’s favorite seasons. The back to school trends are so cute this year. Read more about what’s popular for back to school in this blog. Here are some great ideas for getting back into the swing of school and cute ideas to brighten your kids’ day.
Add notes and jokes in lunches
We love this simple little idea to make your kid smile. Add cute notes and jokes to their lunchbox for a nice little surprise and a reminder of home. Get these cute fruit note printables for free from Happy Home Fairy. You can also draw on plastic bags with permanent markers and you can draw on paper bags too! Check out these adorable drawings one dad did on his kids’ lunch bags.
Plan weekly outfits for easy mornings
Check your local weather, then plan out your kids’ outfits for the whole week. This creates less of a morning hassle with outfit planning. Plus you can always make sure you can find a matching pair of socks! Finding that you need new clothes for your kid? Stop by Kid to Kid for some great kids’ fall fashions. Find your local store with our store locator.
Create a homework calendar
Constantly working with your kid on their homework last-minute? Create a homework calendar to track all the homework and when that homework is due. That means less last-minute homework cramming! You can create tons of easy DIY calendars including chalkboard and dry erase calendars. Check out this magnetic dry erase board DIY.
Hold a weekly backpack clean out
Backpacks are a catch-all for lots of old homework, teacher’s notes, lunch bags, and more. Plan a weekly backpack clean out at the end of each week. Take care of any trash and make sure all of next week’s homework is ready to go before the busy weekends hit.
Here’s to a successful and happy new school year from all of us at Kid to Kid!
Crunchy peanut butter bananas
We love these quick banana treats for breakfast. Roll a banana (or even an apple) in nut butter
then roll it in rice cereal. Learn more about this recipe.
Freeze and reheat pancakes
Making breakfast in bulk is a great way to save time and money. Make a big stash of pancakes then freeze them.
They last for two months and reheat in about a minute in the microwave. Get more info here.
DIY instant oatmeal packets
Save tons of money by making your own instant oatmeal packets. This calls for instant oats, brown sugar,
powdered milk, salt, and cinnamon. However you can also add your own seasoning! Get full instructions.
Chocolate protein breakfast smoothie
A smoothie is a great on-the-go breakfast! This nutrition packed one calls for fruit, breakfast powder,
peanut butter, and ice. Get the full smoothie recipe here.
Breakfast banana split
Yummy! Make a breakfast version of a banana split with fruit and yogurt or cottage cheese.
See more options and a full recipe from Food Hero.
Enter to win a Kid to Kid gift card!
It’s our second Halloween Costume Contest at Kid to Kid! Take a picture of your kid in their Halloween costume on Instagram
and use #kidtokidcostume to be entered to win. Your profile must be public to be entered so we can see your submission.
Get your costume at Kid to Kid this year and sell last year’s costume for cash or 20% more in store credit!
Grand Prize: $100 Gift Card
The photo with the most Likes gets the Grand Prize!
Additional Winners: $50 Gift Card
Four additional winners will be chosen to receive $50 gift cards
Enter by November 3, 2014
Upload a photo of your costumed-kid on Instagram.
Use #kidtokidcostume to be entered.
Make sure your profile is public.
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Make your own giant wall stickers!
See how from ThisLittleStreet.com
Paint a chalkboard wall for your little artist.
Get directions from 2LittleSuperheroes.com
String up a simple ribbon mobile.
See the full how-to from HowToNextForLess.com
Give toys a place to rest with this stuffed animal hammock.
View the process from LemonSqueezyHome.com
We love creative family time. Follow this little guide to put on a great puppet show.
Design and gather your puppets
You can make easy puppets from socks or paper bags. Grab some glue, yarn, pompoms, markers, and googly-eyes to make your puppets. You can also make paper puppet drawings and put them on sticks. Don’t forget about finger puppets from felt or rubber gloves. Here’s a great post from HandmadeCharlotte.com on seven different types of sock puppets. If you don’t have puppets, you can also use stuffed animals or other toys as the stars of your show! Think about what types of puppets you have and what shows you can put on with them.
Set the stage and plan the script
There are tons of ways to make a puppet stage. An easy temporary setup is to use a tension rod and a sheet in a doorway. You can also craft reusable stage using cardboard. This how-to from alistmakerslife.com shows you have to make a cardboard stage! How cute! You can also drape a table with a sheet or table cloth and hide behind it for your puppet show. Now, plan your show! A good idea is to act out scenes from movies, TV shows, books, or bedtime stories. Have your kids write their own story too.
Start the show and have fun!
Everyone get comfy in the audience and get the actors and puppets ready. Now dim the lights and start the show! Don’t forget snacks too. A puppet show is a great way to build creativity and have a fun family night. It’s also a way to have fun together screen-free. It’s also a perfect party idea for your next birthday or family party.
Photo and more puppet ideas via Spoonful.
Don’t have a sprinkler? Don’t fear! You can create you own with just a 2-liter plastic bottle and duct tape. Simply remove the label from the bottle, poke holes in the bottle with a nail or other small sharp object, and duct tape the bottle to end of your garden hose. The more water pressure you apply, the bigger the sprinkler!
Bring the water park home
Enjoy the water park in your own backyard with your basic swing set. Position the sprinkler so the water falls on the top of the slide, and watch your kids squeal with delight as they zoom down the slippery slope. For safety reasons, be sure the water doesn’t fall on the ladder or other potentially dangerous parts of the play set such as monkey bars. To add to the fun, fill a kids’ plastic or blowup pool with water at the base of the slide so they land in a splash. Be sure to fill the pool in the morning so the water gets nice and warm. You can even find cheap water toys at Kid to Kid to play with later.
Water bag piñata
This one is great for kids with a lot of energy! Fill a large plastic trash bag with 1-2 gallons of water and tie a knot around the top so the bag is water tight. Secure a rope around the bag underneath the knot, and then tie it to a strong branch. Blindfold a child and let them take a whack at the bag with a bat. Watch the swinging bulge burst and send a torrent of drench on your blindfolded sun buddy. Be sure to set a line a safe distance away for all the other children to stay behind.
Don’t forget the treat!
If ever there was a time for messy treats, now is it! For a quick and refreshing treat, bring out juice popsicles or ice cream sandwiches. Or, if you’re feeling ambitions, try this chilly and delicious frozen pink lemonade pie. Once your kids are thoroughly sticky and blissfully covered in goo, send them back through the sprinkler to rinse off.
Whatever you do to stay cool with water play this summer, have fun!
Summer is in full swing! Drop off your gently used items at Kid to Kid for cash or 20% more in store credit to update your kids’ wardrobe. Now is also a time that you probably find that your kids have outgrown items or the styles have changed. Here are some tips for what’s popular for kids this year.
Nautical styles and colors
Summer is the perfect time for nautical themed clothes and are a huge hit this year for kids and adults. Kids’ nautical attire is usually more colorful. Fun images and prints include fish, ships, anchors, seahorse, and coral. Don’t forget nautical colors like navy blue, white, red, ivory, gray, corals, and browns. Nautical patterns like stripes are also popular for summer for both boys and girls.
Tie dye and ombre dye
Tie dye, dip dye, and ombre are also a big hit for summer and can be for boys and girls. More often you’ll see these items on girls’ clothing. The most popular types of tie dye and dip dye this year only include two colors, instead of the traditional multi-colored dyes. Many of the styles include a white item with colored dip dye either at the top or bottom. You can also try to DIY these dye jobs at home with items you already have.
Colored and patterned shorts
Patterned and colored shorts and pants are a hit for boys and girls. Colored shorts for boys are usually in more bold colors like blue, red, or brown. Girls shorts tend to be more colorful with coral, purple, and teal. Patterns are also popular. Choose a more neutral pattern so it can pair with more items, likes stripes or dots.
Don’t forget the shoes!
Sandals and flip flops are always popular for warm weather, and kids’ shoes can get worn quickly. Get some updated shoes at Kid to Kid including flip flops, sandals, gladiator sandals, and more!