Olympic Themed Activities that get Kids Moving

 Watching the Olympics can be a great family activity!  Kids will rarely see sports such as ski jumping, luge and biathalon unless it's during the Winter Games. The athletes make it look so easy as they compete -- they've had a l...
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Artic Book and Craft Activities

  Well, we're getting another winter storm tonight.  Obviously the cold weather is going to hold on a little longer.  So instead of shaking my head, I thought I would embrace the idea of winter with a few fun ideas that were...
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Quick DIY Valentine Box for Kids

Super easy DIY Valentine Box that can be made at the last minute!Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I'm sure your kids have been thinking about what they will give their classmates this year.Will it be candy hearts?Maybe a Star W...
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Explore the North and South Pole: Books about Polar Animals

Today we are exploring the ends of the Earth (literally!)  If you enjoyed penguin books & resources, you'll LOVE this list of books that feature all types of polar animals! Most of us will never have the opportunity to visit the ...
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8 Gorgeous Handmade Instruments Made From Recycled Items

You don't need a lot of fancy instruments to create beautiful music.  In fact, kids can make so many types of instruments on their own AND using items you would either recycle or throw away. We had some absolutely gorgeous and wonder...
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Music Activities & Instruments for Kids

I'm sure you've read at least a few of the research articles highlighting how beneficial music is in a child's life .  Music has been shown to boost memory, enhance learning and help kids to focus on a task. Most importantly, music i...
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Fun Ways to Encourage Pretend Play

  Not long ago, I walked into our playroom to find my daughter surrounded by all her cooking items and talking aloud to no one.  I just smiled and she smiled back. "What's up?", I asked. "I'm doing a cooking show!" I guess I h...
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65+ Kids Books to Add to Your Reading List this Year

  I'm a list-making kind of girl.  Pen and paper for me (my tech-saavy teen thinks I'm so old school!)  And every January, I have a penchant for making booklists! We love reading at our house and are always visiting the ...
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14 Wonderful Winter Activities for Kids

  We've already had our first taste of winter and the temperatures were brutally cold!  So I am ready to find a few new ideas before the next snowy day blows in from the west.  Now, I'll admit that no matter how snowy or co...
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10 Things to do When the Kids have Cabin Fever

Winter is here and that means more time inside -- which usually means the kids don't get nearly as much exercise as they really need.  I don't know about you but 'jumping on the couch' can't be the only option in our house (I would nee...
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8 Christmas Learning Activities Kids will LOVE

  It's always fun to link the holidays to some learning activities and we found quite a few at this week's Discover & Explore December Holiday Fun!  Squeeze a few of these great activities into the season to keep the kids thin...
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7 Life Skills to Teach the Kids for the Holidays

Wouldn't it be great if the kids were able to do more for themselves during the holidays?!  I know, most parents think it would be great if the kids could do more for themselves all the time but I think it's extra nice if it happens...
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20 Great Stocking Stuffers for Kids

I will admit when I first had kids and started helping Santa with the stockings, I needed to learn a thing or two.  Like the fact that the kids were MUCH more excited about their stockings that I had anticipated. There is an art to f...
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9 Fun Ideas for Cooking with Kids

There are so many benefits to getting kids more involved in the kitchen -- kids are more likely to try new foods, more likely to eat a wider variety of foods and less likely to complain about what's being made for dinner :) But what to...
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Family Volunteer Ideas for the Holidays

  Today we are sharing about Life Skills for Kids on the Discover & Explore linky.  Kids need to learn so many different things that will help them to grow up and become self-sufficient.  There’s some of the biggies –...
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