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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7 Gratitude Activities for Kids

These creative hands-on gratitude activities for kids are perfect for November! We've been discussing the idea of gratitude this month -- what we are thankful for and how we can show appreciation for our blessings. While we enjoy reading ...
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Cooking with Kids - Sharing Family Recipes

  We have a running conversation in our house about why the kids will come back to visit us once they're grown -- they tell me it's for my lasagna and pizzelle cookies ;) In fact, the whole family was all smiles this week when I told...
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15 Ideas for Raising a Scientist

Last week, we explored one of my favorite topics on the Discover & Explore linky -- SCIENCE! I love introducing kid to science - the easy, everyday questions that lead to those amazing discussions when you can see those wheels turning ...
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Handmade Turkey Puzzle for Thanksgiving

Kids will LOVE making this Turkey Puzzle Craft using nature items! This creative idea is a fun thing for kids to do on Thanksgiving Day and can also be used as a kid-friendly way to decorate the Thanksgiving table. ...
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12 Gorgeous Nature Crafts for Kids

I really love this time of the year because there are so many natural items that can be used in craft projects and decorating.  Last week's Discover & Explore linky highlighted fun ways to create with natural items and I was blown...
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5 Ways to Make Your Own Dinosaur Fossil Dig

Try these fun ideas for creating your own fossil dig kit and excavation activity at home or in the classroom!Let's face it -- kids love to dig! Whether it's digging a hole at the beach or shoveling their way around the backyard, they w...
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Creating with Items from Nature

Our Discover & Explore linky is getting outside this week to enjoy the beauty of Fall and share ideas for creating with natural items!  I love this time of the year with all the gorgeous colors and the many seeds, leaves and tree ...
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13 Not-so-Spooky Ideas for Halloween

  I LOVED all the fun ideas shared this week on the Discover & Explore Halloween linky -- more than 100 crafts & activities!  It was really hard to choose just a few to highlight but as I was reviewing the fun activities,...
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Digging for Dinosaurs -- Learning about Famous Dinosaur Scientists

This week's Discover & Explore linky is going prehistoric to share ideas about Dinosaurs & Fossils! Over the summer, my daughter was able to do a fossil dig during our visit to Mammoth Site in South Dakota.  She had a great ti...
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Fun Ways to Learn about Community Helpers

  It's so important to introduce our kids to the amazing people in our city who keep our community safe and healthy.  Kids need to learn who they can go to for help and also a little about the work of community helpers.  Th...
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Cute and Creepy Mummy Garland

 Connect with us on Facebook or Pinterest for all our latest freebies & activities!   We wanted to make something different for Halloween this year.  We've done bats and ghosts and pumpkins -- lots of pumpkins!  ...
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Play, Create & Explore with Pumpkins

What a fun week!  So many great pumpkin ideas and activities were shared on the Discover & Explore linky -- it was really hard to choose which to feature. So I thought I would share a little bit of everything pumpkin -- crafts, ac...
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Fun Ways to Explore with Apples

Fall is a great time for apple crafts & activities. Your kids will enjoy these hands-on activities as they explore more about apples -- painting, playdough, taste tests and sensory fun! ...
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Exploring Science & Math with Fall Activities

  Sometimes science and math can seem to be foreign concepts to our kids.  It's so important to give them hands-on opportunities to learn these subjects.  And why not also get them some time outdoors too as you explore the ...
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