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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Rapid City with Kids: Fun Things to Do

  During our vacation to the Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota, we decided to enjoy some of the sights in Rapid City.  The Black Hills/Badlands area is very expansive and Rapid City is the closest city to Custer State P...
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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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DIY Kids Chalkboard Backpack

  Don't you just love when you can reuse or upcycle something for the kids!  We needed a back-up backpack for the year {you know, for the days that the regular one gets left at school or to use as a bag for afterschool activitie...
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Awesome Science Books for Kids + a Giveaway

  Welcome to our End of Summer Keep the Kids Reading giveaway!  Our wonderful hosts - Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews - have coordinated more than 60+ blogs that love reading & kids lit for an aweso...
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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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Family Fun in the Black Hills of South Dakota

  Our summer travels took us to a whole new area of the country for our family – the Black Hills of South Dakota! After our wonderful trip to Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park last summer, we decided that we wanted another ‘back to nat...
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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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Freight Train Color Matching Activity for Kids

  We're back with the Online Book Club for Kids -- this month's featured author is Donald Crews. Some of our favorite books from Donald Crews include his transporation stories - with vibrant colors and simple text, kids love to learn...
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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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The Essential Guide for Homework Help & Afterschool Activities

  I'm always so overwhelmed once the school year gets into full swing.  I think it's coming off of those laid back summer days and then WHAM! -- it seems like there's hardly any time to relax.  One of our challenges is find...
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