Ashlee Kasten

Ashlee Kasten is a published author, freelance writer, speaker, podcaster, and “professional encourager” who lives for the opportunity to breathe life into discouraged moms. When she’s not writing, you can find her sorting through mountains of laundry, kissing scraped boo-boo’s, or homeschooling her four children. She has been married for over ten years to the man who still gives her butterflies.

 

Connect with her now at ThePurposeOfMotherhood.com or on Instagram @thepurposeofmotherhood.

Ashlee Kasten
Playing with unicorn sensory rice.

Sensory Activities

Unicorn Sensory Rice

This unicorn sensory rice is simple to make and full of color. Use it to make your own sensory bin to keep little hands busy for hours.

Playing with a snowy animals sensory bin.

Sensory Activities

Snowy Animals Sensory Bin

This Snowy Animals Sensory Bin is perfect for exploring animal tracks and learning about how animals survive winter. Your little one will want to play for hours!

Valentine’s Day Q-tip Painting Activity

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Tactile Arts and Crafts

Valentine’s Day Q-tip Painting Activity

This adorable Valentine’s Day Q-tip Painting Activity is perfect for little hands. Conversations hearts and Q-tip flowers make this tree extra special!

Valentine's sight word game.

Braille and Literacy, Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Valentine’s Sight Word Game

Turn sight word practice into a game with this Valentine’s Sight Word Game. This Valentine’s Day activity is both inexpensive and easy to create!

Valentine's Gingerbread House Craft

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Tactile Arts and Crafts

Valentine’s Gingerbread House Craft

Gingerbread houses aren’t just for Christmas! This adorable Valentine’s Gingerbread House craft is the perfect activity for a wintery day!

Winter-themed I spy sensory bottle.

Sensory Activities

Winter-Themed I Spy Sensory Bottle

This Winter-Themed I Spy Sensory Bottle is a great way to keep little ones busy on a cold day. With just a few supplies, you can create this unique activity!

CVC word snowball toss game balls labeled with letters.

Braille and Literacy, Education

CVC Word Snowball Toss

Learning consonant-vowel-consonant words is easy and fun with this CVC Word Snowball Toss activity. Grab some artificial snowballs and let the games begin!

Close up of a hanging paper snowflake.

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Tactile Arts and Crafts

Hanging Paper Snowflakes

When the weather turns frosty, have fun indoors with these Hanging Paper Snowflakes. You’ll turn your living room into a winter wonderland!

Sparkle Snowball Cookies

Cooking and Kitchen Play

Sparkle Snowball Cookies

These sparkle snowball cookies are simple to make. The fun sprinkles make them an afternoon treat sure to delight your kids!

Three tactile alphabet cookies spelling B O G

Play, Sensory Activities, Tactile Arts and Crafts

Tactile Alphabet Cookies Using Sugar Cookie Playdough

Learning the alphabet can be fun with these tactile alphabet cookies. Try out this educational activity using homemade sugar cookie playdough.

Cardboard Christmas Ornament Craft

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Cardboard Christmas Ornament Craft

Let your kids get involved in the tree decorating with this simple, inexpensive Cardboard Christmas Ornament Craft. All you need is an old box and some imagination.

DIY gratitude fridge magnets

Tactile Arts and Crafts

Gratitude Fridge Magnets Craft for Kids

Looking for a fun way to encourage gratitude in your home? This gratitude fridge magnet craft is not only adorable but also easy to make.