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Build It: Engineering Books & Resoures for Kids

If you have blocks, legos or anything that stacks in the house, I’m sure your child has tried to build something.  Playing around with engineering ideas and principles helps kids to better understand the world around them and how things work (it’s an early introduction to the world of physics!)

This week’s Discover & Explore linky is featuring Build It: Ideas for Little Engineers to encourage kids to create, play and explore the concepts of engineering.

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8 Ways to Give Kids a BIG Canvas

So, what was it for you? Which moment caused you to stop and say “Where did the time go?” or “I can’t believe that they’ve grown so quickly!”

Sometimes it’s those big moments – their first steps, the first day of Kindergarten or Middle School, when they learn to ride a bike, or the day you hand over the car keys.

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Boats, Water Fun and Things that Float for Kids

This week’s linky will Discover & Explore Boats, Water Fun & Things that Float!

Kids can explore a number of science and engineering ideas by trying to build their own boat and playing around with the concept of sink and float. 

How heavy is an item before it sinks?  And what type of materials can be used to make a boat that floats?

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Summer Book Exchange: Owl & Mouse Activities

We were involved in a wonderful book exchange program this summer that was coordinated by my friend Kim from The Educator’s Spin on It

The Summer Book Exchange included 30 bloggers who each chose a great book for summer reading, created some fun activities & crafts to go along with the story and packed it all up in a box to exchange with a ‘surprise’ partner.

 

 Summer Book Exchange

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Discover & Explore – A New Weekly Themed Linky

I’m very excited to introduce a new series to the blog beginning next week!  I will be co-hosting Discover & Explore, a weekly themed linky with Shaunna from Fantastic Fun & Learning.     For Parents & Teachers Each week, we will introduce a new topic that can be used to get kids excited to …

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Create Your Own Castle from a Cardboard Box

Welcome to our first post in the Poppins Book Club! 

This online book club is for kids from preschool to highschool – kids who love to do more than just read a book!

Each month, a new theme will be introduced and we encourage you to choose your own book (or two) to read.  Parents and teachers will find lots of fun activities each month based on the theme – this month’s theme is Knights, Princesses & Castles.  If you’re a blogger, connect your books to an activity or craft and share it during our link-up each month.

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DIY: July 4th Caddy

Fun, easy and useful ~ that’s the type of DIY projects that I love to do!  Here’s a quick caddy you can make for your July 4th table – to hold a plethora of items.  Grab an old, empty paint can along with a few pieces of paper and you can make a quick, holiday decoration.

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