Valentine's Day Activities {free printable!}

Valentine's Day Activities {free printable!}

Enjoy these no-candy, free printable Valentine's Day activities that your kids will LOVE! So here's my thing with Valentine's Day (well, actually two things)... First, the store-bought, pre-packaged card sets that have 24 valentines to a bo...
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Winter Craft & Science: Nature Art with Ice

Winter Craft & Science: Nature Art with Ice

Enjoy this easy Winter craft that combines science, nature & art -- perfect for kids of all ages! I'll be the first to admit that once Winter sets in, looking for ways to incorpation nature into our day becomes more of a challenge. ...
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15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

Inspire your kids to explore science with these play & learning ideas and activities! If you've ever watch children play, you can see how much fun they have pretending.  Sometimes they are building social skills or practicing their...
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Free Days at National Parks in 2017

Free Days at National Parks in 2017

Woohoo!  The U.S. National Park Service has announced their FREE entrance days for all National Parks in 2017! One of the big family travel trends for this coming year is nature-focused vacations -- unplug, recharge and enjoy being tog...
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12 Days of Christmas Activities {with printables!}

12 Days of Christmas Activities {with printables!}

Is life too busy for the holiday traditions you love? I know, December can just get SO crazy so fast and before you know it, the month will be gone. But if you're like me, enjoying those special moments and activities with family ...
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Thanksgiving Photo Scavenger Hunt {w/free printable game!}

Thanksgiving Photo Scavenger Hunt {w/free printable game!}

Print this free Thanksgiving Photo Scavenger Hunt game and get the whole family involved in showing why they are thankful this year!Thankfulness is a hard concept for kids to grasp -- even older kids!We all have so much in our life that we ...
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Tree Activities for Kids: Animal Habitats, Tree Types & Nature Facts

Tree Activities for Kids: Animal Habitats, Tree Types & Nature Facts

I know that Fall inspires some popular tree activities for kids -- creating leaf rubbings, watching the leaves change color and heading out on a leaf hunt.But if we look a little deeper, we'll also find that trees play a crucial role to man...
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Halloween Mystery Touch & Feel Game

Halloween Mystery Touch & Feel Game

Kids (and adults!) will love this fun Halloween game -- create your own DIY touch & feel mystery box or bags! I wanted to create something easy but fun for the holiday with a little spooky but not to scary.  Mystery touch & fee...
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20+ Fall & Halloween Games for Kids

20+ Fall & Halloween Games for Kids

Seasonal games are a big hit in our house!  Playing charades, BINGO, outdoor challenges or heading out on a scavenger hunt is always a lot of fun -- but ramp it up a notch this year with these Fall & Halloween themed games. ...
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10 New Kids' Books about Fall

10 New Kids' Books about Fall

Enjoy these new kids' books about Fall & Autumn! I love creating book lists and I think that some of my favorite are our Kids Books about the Fall & Autumn season! There's just something about the gorgeous colors, seasonal changes a...
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Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Gorgeous children's books about the forest and woodland animals! Fall is the perfect time to read these books about life in the forest & get out to explore!  You don't need a large area at all -- even a small wooded area will do --...
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DIY Cleaning Caddy for Household Cleaning

DIY Cleaning Caddy for Household Cleaning

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FallIntoClean #CollectiveBias Every summer, we have an odd sort of tradition in our family – our kids learn a new skill with re...
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40 Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables!}

40 Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables!}

Inspire your kids with these awesome outdoor scavenger hunts (many with free printables!) and time outside will soon be something that happens on a regular basis! It's those long school days that always get me thinking about how much time o...
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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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