40 FREE Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

With the new coloring craze, I thought it would be a great idea to have a set of free Thanksgiving coloring pages to print all ready for the Thanksgiving table! Since both kids and adults alike enjoy this activity, it's a wonderful way...
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Tips for Keeping Kids Safe while Playing Sports

I recently received an email with a question that caught my eye -- "Worried Your Kid Is Going To Break...Something?" "Hell Yes!"  was all I could think because we have kids who are prone to injury. Anyone who knows our family is not...
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Animal Observation Activities: Tips for Teaching a Child to Focus & Listen

Today we're going to talk about how to help your child increase their attention span.I know, we can all use practice with that, right?  It's the age we live in -- things move so fast and kids don't have the time they need to process th...
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55+ FREE Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Kids & Teens

Looking to create a pumpkin that reminds you of Star Wars, IronMan, the LEGO movie or even Game of Thrones?  Try this awesome list of stencils for the most awesome pumpkin carving ever!Every year, we have a family pumpkin carving sessi...
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The BEST Halloween Decoration: Ideas for the Front Porch and Trunk or Treat Event

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions & design ideas are mine alone. #TrickOrSweet #CollectiveBias   Every Halloween, we run into the same dilemma -- who will hand out the candy at our h...
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50 FREE Forest Animal Crafts & Activities

When I was a child, I can remember spending HOURS exploring the woods behind our house.My brother, sister and I (along with our neighborhood friends) would hike back to this forested area and walk through the creek, play games and hope to e...
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Halloween Glitter Glow Sensory Craft

I want to introduce you to our newest craft project -- we call them Frank, Pete & Mike :) What else would you call a monster, pumpkin and mummy, right? We loved making the Halloween Salt-dough Glitter Garland last year so I thought we'd...
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40 Family-friendly Fall Activities

This Fall, we want to continue to inspire families to connect & make memories together with a great list of Fall activities you'll love!  Do you know what I love about the Fall and Halloween season?I adore the fact that adults enjo...
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Name that Tree! Using Leaves & Seeds for Tree Identification

Do you know the saying "A picture's worth a thousand words"? If that's the case, I'm going to tell you that a hands-on science activity answers 1,000 questions :) Giving kids a way to get up close while learning helps provide the details ...
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18 Leaf Science Experiments & Projects

Fall is the season for leaf crafts, leaf science experiments & more colorful outdoor learning!You know me -- I'm all about EASY when it comes to projects and what's easier than walking out your door and rounding up a handful of leaves ;...
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Science & Art: The Four Seasons of a Tree

Seasonal art projects for kids that highlight the life cycle of a tree.Fall is starting this week (yea!) so we wanted to celebrate with a fun seasonal activity!When the seasons change, it's a wonderful time to introduce kids to the science ...
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Non-scary Pirate Books & Movies for Kids

Did you know September 19th is International Talk like a Pirate Day?  Aarrghhh! The perfect day to have some fun searching for hidden 'treasure', playing dress-up, reading a few good books and even enjoying a family movie together. ...
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Easy Nature Craft for Kids: Zentangle Rocks

I've learned a few things over the years when it comes to getting kids to talk & share -- First, a good snack goes a long way ;)  And second, kids are more likely to open up when they are preoccupied in an activity WITH an adult. I...
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18 Autumn Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printable}

Enjoy Autumn with this awesome collection of Fall Scavenger Hunts for kids that will inspire you to get out & explore this season!Do you know what I love most about Fall?I mean aside from the beautiful foliage, super easy leaf activitie...
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Care Package Ideas for College Students

Great ideas for things to include in a care package for college students!Our son went away to college to begin his Freshman year last week. Amazingly enough, we fit everything he needed in the car, drove 900 miles to drop him off, helped hi...
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