100+ Free Online Games & Book Activities

I love getting kids excited about books!  Sometimes it's not as easy as just handing them a book though. Getting kids into books isn't just about reading -- it's also about making the story interactive. And there are quite a few chi...
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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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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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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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12 Items Too Cool for School

Want to make Back to School a big hit in your house? We know it's all about the gear, right!Here are a few fun & helpful items that will thrill the kids as they head into a new school year!  12 Back to School Items Kids w...
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Solar System Activities for Kids

Have your kids ever asked those amazing questions about the sky and space?  How far away are the stars?  What is life like on another planet?  And what about aliens? Yep, full of curiosity and questions -- such a good thing!...
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A Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods Birthday Party

My daughter is a HUGE fan of the Percy Jackson books.  She began reading them two years ago and has continued to be fascinated with Greek Gods and mythology ever since.  So for her 10th birthday party, she wanted to plan a Percy ...
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Plan Your Own Under the Sea Party

What a fun week we had with our Discover & Explore Oceans linky!  There was such a wonderful variety of activities and ideas shared that I thought I would put together a planning kit for your own Under the Sea Party!...
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Science for Kids: DIY Water Rockets & Physics

Welcome to this week's linky where we will Discover and Explore Space Exploration! Kids are always very intrigued by what they see in the sky and can be captivated as you tell them about rockets, astronauts and the far reaches of the unive...
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8 Beach Books, Crafts & Activities for Kids

Beach books, crafts and activities for kids to do this summer!Don't you just love a day at the beach?There are so many things to do!The smell of the air, the warm sand and the hunt for shells -- yep, that's what I call some summer fun!We ha...
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5 Fun Firework Activities for Any Time of the Year

  I know most people associate firecrackers with the 4th of July but kids love to see fireworks no matter the time of year!  We had some really fun ideas for easy crafts and activities shared on our Discover & Explore Patrio...
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15 Amazing Vintage Summer Reads for Kids

I'm a huge fan of kids lit! I know, no surprise there if you've read even a few of my posts which include more than 70 themed Book Lists for Kids.But even more than kids stories, I'm a big lover of vintage & classic children's book...
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