Outdoor Games, Crafts & Nature Activities for Kids

Spring is coming!  It is -- I promise :) So today we have an awesome list of outdoor activities, nature crafts and games -- 50 ways to enjoy the outdoors. Because with Spring comes that super nice weather (not too cold, not too hot),...
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Life Skills for Kids: Money Management, Map Skills & Healthy Behaviors

As parents, we all know how important it is to teach our children various life skills.  Learning about money, healthy behaviors and other everyday tasks are just as important as all the math & reading skills the kids learn at scho...
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The Best Books to Read at the Breakfast Table

When do you do storytime at your house? I know most families (ours included!) choose to read right before naptime or bedtime.  The kids are winding down and it's a great opportunity to snuggle up with a story. That's usually when we ...
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Valentine Craft & Sensory Activity: Spice-scented Cards for Kids

Kids will enjoy this combo valentine craft and sensory activity as they create spice-scented cards for their friends & family! I'm one of those people who hates to throw things away.  I always try to think of some way we can use up...
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Sandpaper Science: Take a Peek Inside Nature

Sometimes the weather makes it difficult to connect with nature. And the winter months present several challenges -- nature is no longer in 'full bloom' and cold weather has set in which usually means less time outside. But I love a good ...
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17 Creative (& FREE) Printable Valentine Cards

Creative & free printable Valentine Cards for classmates, to give to kids or anyone you love! In our house, we really don't do cute. Creative, yes ... Corny, oh yea ... Geeky, totally! But not so much with the cute. So Valentine's...
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40 Free Pretend Play Printables

Kids will love these pretend play printables - police, doctor, detective, scientist, architect, zookeeper and more!Do you have kids who LOVE to pretend?One day, they're a zoo keeper and the next day, playing school with friends -- pretend p...
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20 Science Experiments You Can Do in a Jar

We're starting a new monthly series on the blog today -- A Year of Simple Science Experiments! Each month, we'll feature some fun science projects that can easily be done at home or in the classroom.  These hands-on activities will g...
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15 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2015

As am sure you know, we are big readers at our house.  And as readers, do you know what's worse than dropping an ice cream cone around here?  Waiting for the next book from a much loved author or illustrator to come out! Serious...
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20 Things to do with a Deck of Cards

Get creative with these 20 fun things to do with a deck of cards!Have you ever needed an activity to keep the kids busy while you're out to dinner or waiting at the doctor's office?  You know, something you could keep in your purse or ...
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The Best Place to Begin Organizing Your Entire Home

If you have kids, you know that you can accumulate a LOT of stuff!Probably way more stuff than any of us really needs in our homes.And the goal is always to “get things organized”, right?This isn’t the first time I’ve made a concert...
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Science Projects for Kids: Notebooks & Journals

Have you ever visited the zoo with the kids -- they look at the animals, play around, you talk to them about various things -- and then you're home for a hour or so and the questions begin... Why do the monkeys comb each other?  ...
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Groups of Animals: Science Printables for Kids

We always seem to have great animal encounters on our outings & vacations.  And not just ONE animal.  Nope -- we seem to see large groups of animals.  A few years ago, we saw moose and big horn sheep on a trip to the Ro...
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20 Fun Island Activities for Kids

Right now, it's 2 degrees outside and I am *wishing* for a day at the beach. Anyone else with me? There's nothing more fun that turning a day on its heels and just totally doing the opposite of what's around you. Like 'visiting an island...
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Teaching Kids that Small Acts can have a HUGE Impact

  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for The Salvation Army. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. How many times did you drop coins into a Red Kettle this holiday season?   ...
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