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7 Things to do Before the First Day of School

Tips to help you get you ready for the school year & first day of school ideas! I'm sure you heard a few groans as you flipped the calendar to August. School will be starting soon for so many of us and I'll be honest with you, I'm not...
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Ocean zones and layers craft project

Ocean Habitat Project: Zones, Sea Animals & Deep Sea Creatures

Create your own ocean zones in a jar to explore habitat, sea animals & deep sea creatures. We've been enjoying some fun books about the ocean and marine animals this summer.  My kids have always been big fans of sea life. There...
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17 Things to Do before Summer Ends & FREE Activity Coupons for Kids

Enjoy these fun summer activities near you, grab the FREE Summer activity coupons for kids and enjoy the last few weeks of the season together! Most of us do not like to see Summer end!  Kids don't want to head back to school yet and...
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15 Marvelous Mystery Books for Kids

15 Marvelous Mystery Books for Kids

Enjoy these mystery picture books & chapter books for kids who love playing detective! Do you have a child who loves a good mystery? Our youngest adores detective books -- in fact, when she first started reading on her own, that was the...
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Nighttime Scavenger Hunt - Nocturnal Adventures for Kids

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt - Nocturnal Adventures for Kids

Grab this FREE printable Nighttime Scavenger Hunt list and go explore the outdoors one evening!We LOVE scavenger hunts and have shared quite a few --our Playground Scavenger Hunt is fun throughout the year,holiday hunts include a Halloween ...
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Zoo Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable!}

Zoo Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable!}

Grab your Zoo Scavenger Hunt and enjoy your next visit with the animals!Does your family enjoy going to the zoo and watching the animals? We love going to observe the animals and see their funny (and interesting) antics and activities....
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Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt

Inspire your kids with an awesome Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt this week and get them outside!This is a super easy idea that will keep the kids both busy & creative on those long "Mom, I'm bored!" days ;)Plus, Summer is the perfect time...
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License Plate Game | Printable Road Trip Games

License Plate Game | Printable Road Trip Games

The License Plate Game is a great game to play in the car with your kids -- print this free US map of the states and play today!Our family started looking for license plates in our own hometown whenever we were in our car during the long su...
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Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles & 14 Free July 4th Printable Activities

Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles & 14 Free July 4th Printable Activities

Celebrate Independence Day with these FREE July 4th printable activities & DIY glow in the dark glitter bottles! I can't believe it's already July! Man, summer sure can fly by if you're not paying attention ;) If you have kids, this wee...
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5 Awesome Activities at Nature Centers Near Me

5 Awesome Activities at Nature Centers Near Me

Tips on finding local nature centers and nature activities near you!When I first started to stay home with our kids full-time, I knew that we HAD to get out of the house each week.While I'll be the first to admit that there are so many fun ...
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9 Favorite Children's Books about Summer Time

9 Favorite Children's Books about Summer Time

Enjoy these favorite children's books about summer that inspire favorite summer time activities!Summer is the time to kick back, relax and enjoy those long, don't-need-a-schedule type of days. Kids relish in having time to explore, cre...
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27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

Enjoy these simple summer science experiments that will inspire curious minds!Summer is a wonderful time to let the kids show off their curiosity and do some simple science:Mom, do you think this {non-waterproof object} will float?If I put ...
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17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

Welcome to our first week of DIY Summer Camp -- this week's theme is Around the World! Summer is a great time to explore a new topic or dive deep into a favorite theme with kids -- the days are longer and the schedules are lighter :) Findin...
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20 DIY Outdoor Science Experiments

20 DIY Outdoor Science Experiments

These easy outdoor science experiments turn your backyard into a giant science lab!As you can tell by our collection of science experiments & activities for kids,  we do many of them right in our backyard. This wasn't always t...
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20 Ways to Enjoy a Summer Night

20 Ways to Enjoy a Summer Night

One of our favorite parts of summertime is the not-so-strict-bedtime schedule so we love to find some fun things to do on a Summer night!We head out after dinner for a walk to the park or spend a night doing something special. With the...
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