4th of July Books for Kids!

Below is a list of patriotic children’s books that are great for the 4th of July! They are broken up into three groups- baby to age 2, ages 3-5, and elementary age.  Most of them are picture books, but there are a few chapter books thrown into the mix for elementary age.  Have fun reading to (and with) your children!
Baby-Age 2:
Corduroy’s [more]

Mom Moment #2- Highchair Freefall

Mom Moment #2- Highchair Freefall

So the other day my baby fell face first out of his highchair and onto the floor.

That’s pretty much the extent of this story.


The long of it is I was washing J’s straps.  I put him in his highchair for lunch and put his tray on and we proceeded with lunch as normal.  When he was done, out of robotic [more]

4th of July Sensory Tub

4th of July Sensory Tub

Well I made my first sensory tub!  It was pretty cheap and easy.  The cool thing about sensory bins is that they appeal to kids for many years. Every time you pull them out, they will discover something new to play with and explore all over again.
Materials Needed: filler (rice, pasta, or gift shreds), random gadgets to explore that are [more]

Gift for Dad- Baseball Footprint Plate

Gift for Dad- Baseball Footprint Plate

I know, I know.  I am SUPER late posting a Father’s Day gift idea.  You know what’s even sadder?  J and I just gave this gift to his Daddy yesterday.  The good thing is that he loved it no matter how late it was!  This was actually pretty easy and inexpensive.

Materials: Plain white plate (I got this one at Walmart [more]

Fun with baby- Fruit and Vegetable Play

Fun with baby- Fruit and Vegetable Play

So after the colored ice catastrophe, a simple phrase has been in my mind lately- “Keep it Simple, Stupid!”

One of Jackson’s favorite things to do is to play with fruits and vegetables.  He loves taking them out of the basket, putting them back in, rolling the fruit, etc.

Talk to your baby while he plays naming the fruit or vegetable for [more]

Fun with Baby- Water Play/Colored Ice

Fun with Baby- Water Play/Colored Ice

A fun summer idea!
(Disclaimer: Watch your child during the entire activity because of the choking hazard.  I tried this with my one year old and, after trying it out, I think it is a little old for him.  He tried to eat the ice.  I would wait until your child stops putting everything in their mouth to try this activity.)

Materials [more]

Archive for Food List for Every Letter

Foods That Start with the Letter…

Here is a list of foods that start with each letter of the alphabet!
This is a helpful list if you are studying a particular letter and want to go ALL OUT!  U, X, Y, and Z were a little hard, but I persevered!  Lol.


A-   apples, applesauce, animal crackers, avocado, asparagus, apple pie, artichokes, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, american cheese, angel food cake, alphabet soup, angel hair pasta, apple jacks cereal, acorn squash


B-    Bananas, banana bread, bread and butter, biscuits, broccoli, bears (teddy grahams), blueberries, blackberries, blue jello, beans, beets, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, bok choy, bran, beef, brownies, bacon, buttermilk, buns, burritos

C-    crackers, cookies, carrots, cucumber slices, cantalope, coconut, cabbage, cake, candy, cashews, catfish, cauliflower, cobbler, coke, cod, corn, cranberries, crepe, croutons,  (also cheese, chips, cheetos, chicken, cherries, chocolate, and cheerios for “ch”)

D-   deviled eggs, doughnuts, Debbie cakes, dreamsicles, drumsticks (ice cream or turkey or chicken), Doritos, devilsfood cake

E-    eggs, enchiladas, edamame, elbow macaroni, english muffin


F-    fritos, French fries, fish sticks, fruit roll-up, fried food, fudge, French toast, fig newtons, fruit salad, fajitas, fruit loops cereal, fettuccine

G-    grapes, granola, graham crackers, green jello, green vegetables, green yogurt, goldfish, gingerbread, garlic bread, gum, gravy, grits

H-   honeydew melon, honey nut cheerios, hot food, ham, hot dog, hamburger, hash browns, Hershey bar, hoagie, honey, hot peppers, hummus, Happy Meal

I-     ice, icing, ice cream, ice pops, Italian food, iced doughnut, Indian food

J-     jello, juice, jalepenos, jam, jawbreakers, jelly, jellybeans, jumbo shrimp, jolly ranchers


K-   kiwi, kix, kettle corn, Special K bar or cereal, Klondike bar, kabob, kale, key lime pie, kettle corn, kosher pickles, kung pao chicken, kit kats,

L-    lemonade, lasagne, left over’s, lucky Charms, Life Cereal, lettuce, lentils, lima beans, lobster, lollipop, limes, lemons, leeks,

M-  melon, marshmallows, milky way, m&ms, macaroni, mango, mashed potato, melon, rolls, meatloaf, mandarins, mustard, ministrone, marshmallows, muffins, marmalade, mashed potatoes, mushrooms, mints, macadamia nuts, mayonnaise, maple syrup, masala, meatballs, mozzerella, milk, meat, Mexican food

N-   nuts, nachos, nectarines, noodles, nuggets, naan, Nequik, Nestle chocolate, nectarines, nachos, nutella, Nerds, nuggets, navy beans, Nutterbutters,

O-   oranges, oatmeal cookies, oyster crackers, oatmeal, onions, okra, olives, onion rings, omelette, orzo, Oreos, olive oil,


P-    pears, pineapple, popcorn, pretzels, pasta, pita bread, pickles, pumpkin pie, pears, peaches, peach cobbler, potatoes, potato chips, peanut butter, pralines, pizza, peanuts, pie, pudding, pork, punch, pastry, pancakes, pistachios, plums, pound cake, pop tarts, Panini, pimento, peppermint, papaya, peas, prune, pomegrantes, pepperoni, purple food (grapes, jelly, etc), parfait, parmesean

Q-   quaker oats, queso, quesadillas, quinoa, quiche

R-    rice, radish, ribs, roast, rack of lamb, red beans, relish, rubarb, raisens, raspberries, ravioli, rigatoni, romaine lettuce, rice crispie treats, rye bread, red pepper, red onion, rosemary bread, ranch, red potatoes, ragu

S-     swedish fish, sugar snap peas, saltine crackers, strawberries, syrup, sausage, sauerkraut, soup, steak, shrimp, scallops, stew, spinach, sourdough bread, sushi, spaghetti, salami, string beans, sweet potatoes, sandwiches, salsa, squash, salt, stroganoff

T-   toast, tomatoes, tomato sauce, turkey, teddy grahams, tamales, tofu, tacos, tuna, tater tots, talapia, tangerines, tortillas, teriyaki, tortellini, truffle, tea, toffee, tartar sauce, trout, tapioca, turnips, taquitos, twix, tiramasu


U-   upside down cake, ugli (it’s a fruit), uncooked food, unleavened bread

V-    vegetables, Valencia oranges, vanilla wafers, V8 juice, vanilla flavored food such as pudding, yogurt, or ice cream, venison, veal, vinegar, vegetable soup, Vienna sausageveggie burger

W-  water, watermelon, watercress, wheat bread, wings, waffles, walnuts, wafers, wontons, wasabi, wild rice, whipped cream

X-   xmas cake or cookies

Y-   yellow food, yams, yellow squash, yogurt, yolk, yucca


Z-    zucchini, zucchini bread, zebra cakes, animal crackers who live at the Zoo, ziti, zest

You can download a cute PDF of the food below!  It is a helpful page to keep on the fridge when doing a letter of the week!  

ABC foods PDF document to download


Do have any foods that I should add?  Please comment below!