The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

A FREE back to school checklist for parents to help cover all the obvious and obscure things that need to be done before your kids head back to class!There are always SO MANY things to get done before school begins, aren't there?!Shopping f...
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Books that Inspire Kids to Learn

Books that Inspire Kids to Learn

Many thanks to Hallmark for sponsoring this post and helping to create communities where all children have the chance to grow up as healthy, productive & caring persons.  All book choices and thoughts are mine alone. Today's b...
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36 Summer Sensory Experiences

36 Summer Sensory Experiences

Explore some of these summer sensory activities this year with your kids no matter what their age! My kids are "touchers" -- as in, they always put their hands on things.   When they were young, I can't tell you how many times I sai...
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The Ultimate Cabin Trip Packing List: 50 Things to Bring

The Ultimate Cabin Trip Packing List: 50 Things to Bring

Grab a copy of this free printable cabin or camping packing list to help you organize your camping supplies, know what fun things to bring & out the door quicker for your next vacation!As I've mentioned before, I don't do tents (not a f...
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20 Outdoor Activities & Games to Play at the Park

20 Outdoor Activities & Games to Play at the Park

Enjoy these fun activities & games to play at a local park!It's May again and that means we're celebrating Kids to Parks Day with a whole slew of AWESOME ideas for games to play & fun activities to do at the parks!Be sure to visit l...
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The Best Books to Read with a Magnifying Glass

The Best Books to Read with a Magnifying Glass

Sometimes sitting down with "just a book" can be a little overwhelming for kids.  All those words and pages -- especially if they're just starting to read or not overly crazy about reading. And then there's the whole sitting part of re...
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17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

Enjoy these fun things to do after school including a free printable set of 20 Questions to ask your kids!Once our kids started school, I quickly realized that time together during the week was going to be VERY limited.They don't get home u...
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Rocks & Minerals: A Fun Testing Experiment for Kids

Rocks & Minerals: A Fun Testing Experiment for Kids

Today we are combining our Outdoor Science activities and our Simple Science Experiment series to share a fun geology experiment -- Rock Testing for Kids!One of the easiest science activities to do with kids is studying rocks and minerals.I...
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Using Math to Create the Star Wars Galaxy {with free printable!}

Using Math to Create the Star Wars Galaxy {with free printable!}

Enjoy this FREE printable Star Wars math activity (and sneak in some learning) while you celebrate Star Wars Day on May the 4th (be with you!) In addition to being Star Wars fans, we also love cool STEM activities that are related to favor...
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Geography for Kids: 8 Awesome Atlases

It's so important for kids to understand (and appreciate!) geography these days!  The world has become a much smaller place now that social media has taken a front seat in our lives.  It seems to be a daily discussion at our hous...
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12  Earth-themed Lego STEM Projects

12 Earth-themed Lego STEM Projects

My kids have this fascination with taking indoor toys outside to play -- trading cards, dolls, building kits -- you name it! They also think they can bring outdoor toys inside -- basketballs I'll allow but I draw the line at hula hoops ;) W...
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How to Use Children's Books to share Family Stories

How to Use Children's Books to share Family Stories

This is one of those week's when sentiment has crept in and taken over. The first week in April is the anniversary of the passing of two of my grandparents so I always find myself thinking more about them and family at this time of the year...
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23 FREE Printable Gardening Activities

Spring is the perfect time to introduce your kids to gardening! It doesn't have to be anything complicated -- a few seeds in a pot or an herb garden on the windowsill is the perfect starter project.  Or even a mini Fairy Garden as a f...
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Easy Science for Kids: The Lemon Battery

We always love to find easy science experiments that we can do at home! And when I mean easy, I'm talking the quick set-up with very few items type of science :) Those types of experiments seem to be plentiful when you're studying botany/...
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20 Playground Games & Activities

This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play.  We are joining them this month to inspire families to get outside & explore their local playgrounds!   Spring is in the air and for so many children that means heading back to th...
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