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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Fun Ways to Explore with Apples

Fall is a great time for apple crafts & activities. Your kids will enjoy these hands-on activities as they explore more about apples -- painting, playdough, taste tests and sensory fun! ...
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Exploring Science & Math with Fall Activities

  Sometimes science and math can seem to be foreign concepts to our kids.  It's so important to give them hands-on opportunities to learn these subjects.  And why not also get them some time outdoors too as you explore the ...
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Outdoor Nature Crafts for Kids

  We really enjoy using natural items to create and craft, especially in the fall.  And of course, if you're using items from nature for a project, you should really hang out outdoors to DO the project! There were some wonderf...
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5 Adorable Farm Activities and Books

  All I can think of while I write this post is "Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o" -- funny how music always creeps in on you and gets stuck in your head :) Last week's Discover & Explore Fun on the Farm linky turned up some re...
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Hosting a Kid-friendly Olympic Themed Party

The Olympics are fun for everyone to watch - kids included - so why not have an Olympic-themed party this summer!Thanks to Angie, a great mom & party planner, here's a great way to get your kids more involved during the Olympic Games wi...
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