9 Fun Ideas for Cooking with Kids

There are so many benefits to getting kids more involved in the kitchen -- kids are more likely to try new foods, more likely to eat a wider variety of foods and less likely to complain about what's being made for dinner :) But what to...
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7 Gratitude Activities for Kids

These creative hands-on gratitude activities for kids are perfect for November! We've been discussing the idea of gratitude this month -- what we are thankful for and how we can show appreciation for our blessings. While we enjoy reading ...
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Cooking with Kids - Sharing Family Recipes

  We have a running conversation in our house about why the kids will come back to visit us once they're grown -- they tell me it's for my lasagna and pizzelle cookies ;) In fact, the whole family was all smiles this week when I told...
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Tips for Creating Your Own Playscape + a Great Giveaway

I'm sure your kids love to pretend just like mine -- sometimes they dress up for pretend play and other times they employ the use of toys to create their own little worlds. My daughter really enjoys playing with the small figurines in th...
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15 Ideas for Raising a Scientist

Last week, we explored one of my favorite topics on the Discover & Explore linky -- SCIENCE! I love introducing kid to science - the easy, everyday questions that lead to those amazing discussions when you can see those wheels turning ...
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Handmade Turkey Puzzle for Thanksgiving

Kids will LOVE making this Turkey Puzzle Craft using nature items! This creative idea is a fun thing for kids to do on Thanksgiving Day and can also be used as a kid-friendly way to decorate the Thanksgiving table. ...
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Painting Trees through the Seasons

  Today is our Poppins Book Nook club and this month we are celebrating the four seasons.  Each month, a group of creative bloggers shares some excellent kids books based on the monthly theme and matches them with some fun proje...
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5 Ways to Make Your Own Dinosaur Fossil Dig

Try these fun ideas for creating your own fossil dig kit and excavation activity at home or in the classroom!Let's face it -- kids love to dig! Whether it's digging a hole at the beach or shoveling their way around the backyard, they w...
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13 Not-so-Spooky Ideas for Halloween

  I LOVED all the fun ideas shared this week on the Discover & Explore Halloween linky -- more than 100 crafts & activities!  It was really hard to choose just a few to highlight but as I was reviewing the fun activities,...
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Exploring Ancient Greece & Greek Mythology with Kids

Ever since my daughter read the Percy Jackson series, she has been crazy about Greek Mythology!  The I-want-to-learn-everything-I-can-about-it kind of crazy....
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Digging for Dinosaurs -- Learning about Famous Dinosaur Scientists

This week's Discover & Explore linky is going prehistoric to share ideas about Dinosaurs & Fossils! Over the summer, my daughter was able to do a fossil dig during our visit to Mammoth Site in South Dakota.  She had a great ti...
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Fun Ways to Learn about Community Helpers

  It's so important to introduce our kids to the amazing people in our city who keep our community safe and healthy.  Kids need to learn who they can go to for help and also a little about the work of community helpers.  Th...
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Cute and Creepy Mummy Garland

 Connect with us on Facebook or Pinterest for all our latest freebies & activities!   We wanted to make something different for Halloween this year.  We've done bats and ghosts and pumpkins -- lots of pumpkins!  ...
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A Great Way to Help Girls Grow to be Leaders

  Disclaimer: I am being compensated by Girl Scouts for sharing my thoughts on the #ICantWaitTo campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  As always, all opinions are my own -- I only share programs that we really l...
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Play, Create & Explore with Pumpkins

What a fun week!  So many great pumpkin ideas and activities were shared on the Discover & Explore linky -- it was really hard to choose which to feature. So I thought I would share a little bit of everything pumpkin -- crafts, ac...
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