Outdoor Nature Crafts for Kids

  We really enjoy using natural items to create and craft, especially in the fall.  And of course, if you're using items from nature for a project, you should really hang out outdoors to DO the project! There were some wonderf...
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5 Adorable Farm Activities and Books

  All I can think of while I write this post is "Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o" -- funny how music always creeps in on you and gets stuck in your head :) Last week's Discover & Explore Fun on the Farm linky turned up some re...
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Explore the Forest - Tips for Hiking with Kids

We are a big hiking family - love to explore the forest on foot.  And we've been treated to some great encounters during our family hikes -- moose in Colorado, wildlife in South Dakota and even some out-of-the-ordinary highlights clos...
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5 Creative Ways to Learn and Build the ABCs

  We had so many fun ideas for learning letters and numbers at the Discover & Explore ABCs & 123s linky last week!  Learning letters and numbers is a long process for kids and one that requires us to introduce a variety ...
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Fun on the Farm: Places to Learn about Farm Animals & Food

Have you ever taken the kids to visit a farm?  We have so many conveniences in our lives that most children don't understand how their food is grown or where it begins. Farm visits can be lots of fun for children -- seeing the animals...
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Getting into a School Day Routine

Do you know what my most favorite part of summer is -- no routines!  I really love that we don't have to stick to a schedule and can just operate day-by-day.But once school begins, our house really needs that regular daily schedule to ...
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Learn Your ABC's on an Architecture Scavenger Hunt

I'm sure you can remember yourself singing the ABC song at some point in your life.  It's one of the most popular and well-known songs {in fact, just my mention probably has it running through your head right now}. As parents, we devo...
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350+ Ideas for a Creative & Fun School Year

I am beyond excited for today's Discover & Explore linky!!  And for two very cool reasons -- First, we are starting our fall themes and I just LOVE Autumn :) And more importantly, I'm thrilled to announce that Discover & Expl...
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Boat Crafts for Kids

Boat crafts are so much fun for kids.  First, it's a very creative activity to create your own boat.  And of course, there's the up side of seeing whether it will float too. We had some great boat ideas shared at the Discover &am...
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Camping Activities & Adventures for Families

I'm not going to lie to you -- I don't do tents!  Sorry, there's just something about a thin piece of material and the possibility of bears or snakes in the area that kinda freaks me out! But family camping doesn't always mean tents....
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Solar System Activities for Kids

Have your kids ever asked those amazing questions about the sky and space?  How far away are the stars?  What is life like on another planet?  And what about aliens? Yep, full of curiosity and questions -- such a good thing!...
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Boats, Water Fun and Things that Float for Kids

This week's linky will Discover & Explore Boats, Water Fun & Things that Float! Kids can explore a number of science and engineering ideas by trying to build their own boat and playing around with the concept of sink and float.&nbs...
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Plan Your Own Under the Sea Party

What a fun week we had with our Discover & Explore Oceans linky!  There was such a wonderful variety of activities and ideas shared that I thought I would put together a planning kit for your own Under the Sea Party!...
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Science for Kids: DIY Water Rockets & Physics

Welcome to this week's linky where we will Discover and Explore Space Exploration! Kids are always very intrigued by what they see in the sky and can be captivated as you tell them about rockets, astronauts and the far reaches of the unive...
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Exploring Lighthouses & Vacation Fun {Add Yours too!}

  I love today's theme for the Discover & Explore linky!  Ok, I really love all of our themes but this one is really fun because we get to talk about Vacations! I adore vacations -- heading out to explore a new place, relax ...
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