Fun Ways to Celebrate with Kids Books

  There will be a lot of reading going on this week - Read Across America (Dr. Suess's birthday) is March 2nd and celebrated in school throughout the week World Read Aloud Day is March 5th World Book Day is March 6th All great op...
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Children's Books about Countries Around the World

There are a lot of fun ways to introduce kids to geography and different cultures. We love to use maps with different activities to explore the world.  Having a map in your home is an inexpensive but excellent learning tool!We als...
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8 Unique Ways to Play & Create with Books

When is a book not a book? When it's an inspiration for a really awesome activity! As I was browsing through the Discover & Explore linky from last week, I was blown away by some of the great ideas that were inspired by kids books....
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Art & Science: Painting and Experimenting with Watercolors

  One way we beat those long, indoor days is by pulling out the paints!  Snow days, rainy weekends or days off from school always invite a little creativity in our house.  And painting is one of those activities that keeps th...
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Staying in Touch with Family & Teaching Kids about Snail Mail

 We don't live close to any of our family - they are sprinkled across the country.  So when it comes time to celebrate a birthday or special occasion, we rely on 'snail mail'.  Yes, we could probably text them a note or send...
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20 Kids Crafts & Activities Inspired by Books

  I am stoked about our Discover & Explore theme this week -- Kids Lit & Book Activities (woohoo!)  Some people get excited when they win a prize or find money in the couch -- I get excited about books :) As a lover of ...
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9 Colorful Ways to Learn Math

I remember the first time my daughter had to do a math worksheet at school -- she's a rainbow kind of girl so a black-and-white worksheet full of numbers was just not her style. Sooo... she decided to use a different color crayon for each ...
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New Kids Movies in Theaters for 2014

  Does your family enjoy going to the movies? We are big fans especially of family movies that we can all see together.  So we always like to look ahead and see what new movies are coming soon - you know, check out the trailers,...
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Olympic Themed Activities that get Kids Moving

 Watching the Olympics can be a great family activity!  Kids will rarely see sports such as ski jumping, luge and biathalon unless it's during the Winter Games. The athletes make it look so easy as they compete -- they've had a l...
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10 Umbrella Stories for All Types of Weather

  Today is National Umbrella Day! I know that you might be asking "What is National Umbrella Day?" -- it's one of those little-known holidays that might not make it on your calendar but can be lots of fun to celebrate!...
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85 Valentine's Day Cards & Games {free printables!}

Enjoy these free printable Valentine's Day games, cards and activities that are perfect for class parties and family fun! We are snowbound this week!  Yep, 12 inches of snow overnight tends to shut down most of the city.  Now this...
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Books about Arctic Animals for Kids

Arctic Book and Craft Activities

Learn about animals who live at the North Pole with these great books and activities about Arctic animals! Well, we're getting another winter storm tonight.  Obviously the cold weather is going to hold on a little longer.  So in...
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Quick DIY Valentine Box for Kids

Super easy DIY Valentine Box that can be made at the last minute!Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I'm sure your kids have been thinking about what they will give their classmates this year.Will it be candy hearts?Maybe a Star W...
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The Amazing Museums of St. Joseph, Missouri

  My daughter and I took a day trip this past fall and headed to St. Joseph in Missouri.  Not far from Kansas City (about an hour's drive), St. Joseph has quite a few wonderful attractions that families will really enjoy!  ...
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Learning about Greek Mythology

We are joining our book loving friends today as the Poppins Book Nook heads to Ancient Greece! There's something so intriguing about traveling into the past.  We've loved exploring the some of the ancient cultures and customs of pas...
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