23 Jingle Bell Craft Ideas & STEM Activities for Kids

23 Jingle Bell Craft Ideas & STEM Activities for Kids

These jingle bell crafts ideas and learning activities are easy, fun and perfect to use year-round! There's just something magical about the sound of a jingle bell. Honestly, I think they are one of my favorite musical instruments -- not to...
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15 DIY Fall Garland Crafts for Kids

15 DIY Fall Garland Crafts for Kids

Fall has finally arrived in our neck of the woods!  This past weekend, it was 90 degrees (ugh!) and then whoosh! Fall weather swept in with those cool nights and gorgeous days.  And when the weather changes, it always puts me in t...
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Olympic Nature Art for Kids

Olympic Nature Art for Kids

This week's theme in our month-long Olympic Activities for Kids series is STEAM activities. Now I know you're familiar with many of our STEM ideas for kids (science, technology, engineering & math) -- but we don't do a ton of 'A' = Art ...
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50+ Olympic Activities for Kids

The Summer Olympics are beginning soon & we're going to make them an AMAZING event for your family!Besides cheering on your favorite country, we thought it would be fun to create a friendly Learn & Play Summer Olympic Challenge for ...
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18 Paper Airplanes, Plane Crafts & Books about Flying

Planes have been a long-standing thing at our house -- paper airplanes, plane games & flying with kids. My son was BIG into paper airplanes as a kid and both of our kids became proficient travelers by the time they were five. But I th...
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DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

It's always fun to pull out some simple craft activities & family ideas during the holidays!Nothing complicated -- just something the kids enjoy creating and that usually involves something sparkly :)And kids adore making ornaments to h...
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Healthy Gingerbread House Ideas

Let's talk Gingerbread Houses today!Tis the season for family-friendly activities and building a gingerbread house is a time-honored tradition for so many families. Not to mention, it's a SUPER fun lesson in engineering principles for ...
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Christmas Play Ideas using Items from Nature

Christmas is a wonderful time to invite nature into the house! We love creating & crafting with natural items during the holidays -- they're not only free but plentiful.  Not to mention, some of them have such a wonderful scent! ...
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14 Crafts for Your Thanksgiving Table

These beautiful & easy ideas are the perfect crafts for kids to make to decorate the Thanksgiving table! When I think back to holiday celebrations, there are 3 things that I loved about Thanksgiving: 1. Having family come to visit 2. PI...
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The BEST Halloween Decoration: Ideas for the Front Porch and Trunk or Treat Event

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions & design ideas are mine alone. #TrickOrSweet #CollectiveBias   Every Halloween, we run into the same dilemma -- who will hand out the candy at our h...
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Science & Art: The Four Seasons of a Tree

Seasonal art projects for kids that highlight the life cycle of a tree.Fall is starting this week (yea!) so we wanted to celebrate with a fun seasonal activity!When the seasons change, it's a wonderful time to introduce kids to the science ...
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Easy Nature Craft for Kids: Zentangle Rocks

I've learned a few things over the years when it comes to getting kids to talk & share -- First, a good snack goes a long way ;)  And second, kids are more likely to open up when they are preoccupied in an activity WITH an adult. I...
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20 Owl Crafts for Kids to Make

Learn about owls with these fabulous owl crafts and books about owls for kids! With all these wonderful seasonal changes, I am definitely in the mood to get started on some Autumn themed crafts & activities too!  Today's theme --...
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DIY T-shirt Painting: Sun Printing on Fabric

Paint a t-shirt using heat from the sun -- an awesome craft for teens & kids this summer!You know when you find those inspirational points where two seemingly unrelated things collide?Like frozen hot chocolate?! You think "Man, I'm...
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150+ Activities for Year-Round Play & Learning

If you were standing right next to me when I tell you this, I'm sure you would laugh a little because it's hard for me to say it without jumping up & down ... We have written a book! Being an author is a life goal of mine so I'm reall...
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