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12 Perfect Pumpkin Books for Kids

A dozen pumpkin books for kids that are perfect for Fall storytime and Autumn activities! Every Fall, we love to look at beautiful leaves, enjoy the cool weather and read books about PUMPKINS! The pumpkin patches in our area open this wee...
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12 Apple Books & Activities for Kids

12 Apple Books & Activities for Kids

Favorite apple books and activities for kids: apple picking, cider mills and fun STEM ideas! Fall isn't just leaf season - it's also apple season!  Trees are blooming with ripe apples, ready for the picking.  Mills are pressing ...
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50 FREE Forest Animal Crafts & Activities

A wonderful collection of forest animal crafts and activities for kids! When I was a child, I can remember spending HOURS exploring the woods behind our house ( which is part of the inspiration for our forest animal books for kids!). My b...
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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 ...
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40 FUN Fall Activities for Families

These 40 FUN Fall Activities for families will inspire you to connect & make memories together this season! Do you know what I love about the Fall and Halloween season?  There are SO many great Autumn activities for kids and adult...
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Summer Science: Firefly Facts & Activities

Fun facts about fireflies with this summer science activity! Fireflies are such a summer tradition -- spending a warm night outdoors trying to scout out their little lights in the dark.  Learn the science behind those "glowing butts"...
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FREE Printable Beach Scavenger Hunt

Grab a copy of this FREE printable Beach Scavenger Hunt - one of our newest summer scavenger hunt ideas for kids & families! Summer means beach time - sand, sun and water fun! While you're cooling off under the shade or your umbrella,...
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Marshmallow Star Constellations for Kids

Learn about the stars with these FUN marshmallow constellations for kids! This week's topic in our super Summer Science series is Astronomy -- learning about the phases of the moon, star contellations and the wonders of the night sky! I...
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7 Classic Lawn Games for Your Backyard

Introduce your kids to some amazing classic backyard games this summer! We love to encourage families to get outside & enjoy their own backyards -- whether it's doing a few backyard science experiments or having a camp-out at home, the...
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30 Games & Activities to Play at the Park

Enjoy these fun games & activities kids can play at the park this month! Spring is here which means Summer is not far behind so it's time to hit the great outdoors. And you know how much we LOVE getting outdoors and exploring so we're...
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Easy Pot Painting Idea for Kids

Easy Pot Painting Idea for Kids

Love this easy pot painting idea for kids to give as a Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation gift -- preschoolers, elementary kids & teens can create a one-of-a-kind colorful pot with this quick tutorial! Do you know what I love about t...
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Playground Scavenger Hunt {FREE printable!}

Use this free printable Playground Scavenger Hunt and inspire kids to get active while they play! Combining a trip to the playground with a fun scavenger hunt activity for kids is the perfect recipe for an afternoon outdoors. You know how...
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Fun with Kids Books and Winter Activities

Wonderful winter books with indoor and outdoor play activities for kids! Now that we're in the throws of winter (and most of the holiday gifts have been played with over the past few weeks), it's time to introduce some new ways to beat the...
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Christmas Games for Kids: Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt

Enjoys this Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt -- a fun Christmas game to play with kids and SO easy to put together!  When our family visits during the holidays, we've been known to entertain them with a few minute-to-win-it holiday challeng...
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Nature Table Ideas for Fall to Inspire Science Inquiry

Explore science & seasonal changes this week with ideas for items to include on your Fall Nature Table! I'm so excited because I have proof that Fall is coming!  If you're still suffering through the lingering summer heat, I know...
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