Getting Kids Involved in Giving to Others this Holiday Season

    I'm thrilled to be co-hosting a blog hop with a dozen local bloggers who are all sharing some wonderful ways to help others this holiday season.    We're sharing ideas for everyone -- young or old, individual or ...
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14 Kids Activities for Thanksgiving Day

Great ideas for fun crafts, life skills & activities your kids can do on Thanksgiving Day! So, you’ve got the turkey ordered, your guest list is all set and you know what you’re making for dessert.  But have you thought about T...
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Kids November Book Club: Tomie dePaola

    Next week, we will feature some fun activities, crafts and cool ideas for the monthly Online Kids Book Club.    If you missed last month's feature, you can still learn about the Family Conversation Jar and Octobe...
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5 Things I Want My Kids to Love (and Learn) in November

  I love the month of November!    I know that most kids think it’s just the time between Halloween and the beginning of the holiday season, but for me it’s a great time to be thankful for a number of things.  &n...
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What Will You Do With an Extra Hour?

  "Fall back" is this Saturday -- yep, daylight savings time.    I was recently thinking it would be great to have some extra time; and then I realized, we get an extra hour this weekend!...
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Outdoor Play with Pumpkins & Leaves

What do you do when the rain spoils your plans? We were all set to visit the pumpkin patch last week and what happens -- rain!  Twice!! ...
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Have a Creative Autumn Giveaway

  I am so excited to share a wonderful giveaway with you to celebrate Autumn!  You can win a copy of this amazing book -- The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons & Holidays with Family Arts and Crafts -- and use it for a fu...
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Activities & Books about Bats and the Moon

Activities & Books about Bats and the Moon

Enjoy an evening exploring the outdoors with these wonderful books about bats & the moon plus hands-on activities too!On a walk through the park this week, a bat flew over our heads!I know -- you get a little freaked out at first (if yo...
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Online October Book Club

    It's time to choose your book for the Virtual October Book Club!  You can learn more about our Online Book Club for Kids or visit our September book and activity for more fun ideas!  You can also connect with us o...
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Whoo's Up for Owl Fun!

Whoo's Up for Owl Fun!

  Welcome to our Fall learning series where you'll find kids books, activities and fun ways to learn all focused on Autumn topics. Our theme for this week is Owls!  Owls are amazing creatures and kids will enjoy learning about ...
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World Animal Day 2012: What Animals Teach Kids

To celebrate World Animal Day on October 4th, I'm joining a wonderful group of kid bloggers from around the world to share posts about why children love animals! We are definately an animal family!  We have pets, love to visit attract...
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Leaves and Seeds: Autumn Theme Week

  Our theme for this week is Leaves & Seeds - exploring trees during autumn is a great nature and science activity!  Make sure to check out our other Theme Week posts if you missed them -- Apple Activities & the Autumn E...
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The Weekly Kids Co-op: It's Autumn!

    The first day of Autumn is Saturday, Sept. 22nd!  How will you celebrate?  Maybe an outdoor hike, or some leaf-peeping?  There might be a fall festival in your area that would be great fun too! ...
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Theme Week: Autumn Equinox

  Connect with us on Facebook for more fun ideas!!   Fall is a wonderful season to explore the outdoors.  Kids can learn about nature through the skills of observation and discovery during this season. ...
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Fall Art Project for Kids: Textured Pumpkin Patch

Create this Pumpkin Patch craft using a textured art technique with items from around the house!We had a great time with our September activitiy for the Online Kids Book Club.  The author of the month is Lois Ehlert and (after reading ...
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