DIY Squishy Stress Balls

Everyone gets stressed even our kids. It is very common to see both kids and adults struggle with anxiety. “Releasing tension with a stress ball can be very calming and therapeutic”, says Erika Burdick. Try this easy DIY stress ball and watch the stress disappear.

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Learn what your body is saying to you

As parents we all know that when hunger strikes, a tantrum can follow quickly! Teach kids to get in tune with their body and learn cues from what their body is telling them.

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Gingerbread Play Dough

What are your favorite smells during the holiday season? One of our favorite scents is Gingerbread. We decided to make a play dough recipe that is a no-bake recipe so the kids can help make it, too.

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Teepee Cones for Thanksgiving

These are a delicious and fun addition to your fall party. Kids and adults will enjoy making these and eating them this Thanksgiving season. A great activity in the classroom or at home.

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Halloween Crafts- Fall Fun on News 12

Fun and easy interactive Halloween Crafts for you and your kids to make. Adorable spiders, craft stick puzzles, sensory bags, monster hats and Halloween Story Stones…

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Bubble Fun- Summer Fun with News 12 LI

We all love bubbles whether you are one years old or one hundred years old. They are beautiful, magical and so much fun. Elizabeth Hashagen and Anne Caminiti show you there are lots of ways to have fun with bubbles this summer. What’s that, you don’t have bubbles at your house? No problem! We have […]

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Long Island Nature Preserves and Gardens

It is a beautiful day outside and you want to head outdoors. Being a resident on Long Island we are lucky to be surrounded by such natural beauty. Not only do you get to walk through picturesque scenery but you can capture some amazing photos with your family.   Long Island inhabits beautiful wild flowers, […]

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Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip and Food Coloring

Some of our favorite holiday traditions can be harder with little ones. I always search for different ways to modify something to be a little more little kid friendly. Finding out that cool whip plus food coloring is an easy way to “dye” Easter eggs was a great find and the result is beautiful. In […]

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Easter Bunny Peep Race Cars

Want a fun Easter dessert idea that the kids will love to make? This is an edible activity that any true PEEP lover will enjoy making and eating.

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Marshmallow Fun

There is so many things you can do with Marshmallows besides eat them! They are great to incorporate into sensory activities and fine motor skill activities. Tune into News 12 Long Island for Winter Fun Ideas on Thursday, February 18th, 2016. Starting at 5am during the morning show with Elizabeth Hashagen.

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