12 Gorgeous Nature Crafts for Kids

I really love this time of the year because there are so many natural items that can be used in craft projects and decorating.  Last week's Discover & Explore linky highlighted fun ways to create with natural items and I was blown...
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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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Creating with Items from Nature

Our Discover & Explore linky is getting outside this week to enjoy the beauty of Fall and share ideas for creating with natural items!  I love this time of the year with all the gorgeous colors and the many seeds, leaves and tree ...
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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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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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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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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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Kid-friendly Halloween Decorations: Salt Dough Craft

Halloween will be here soon so it's time to get crafting with this glittery, kid-friendly decoration that will bring a little 'spooky' to any home. I love this time of the year because it's also one of those holidays that allows your creat...
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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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DIY Kids Chalkboard Backpack

  Don't you just love when you can reuse or upcycle something for the kids!  We needed a back-up backpack for the year {you know, for the days that the regular one gets left at school or to use as a bag for afterschool activitie...
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Freight Train Color Matching Activity for Kids

  We're back with the Online Book Club for Kids -- this month's featured author is Donald Crews. Some of our favorite books from Donald Crews include his transporation stories - with vibrant colors and simple text, kids love to learn...
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Science for Kids: DIY Water Rockets & Physics

Welcome to this week's linky where we will Discover and Explore Space Exploration! Kids are always very intrigued by what they see in the sky and can be captivated as you tell them about rockets, astronauts and the far reaches of the unive...
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8 Beach Books, Crafts & Activities for Kids

Beach books, crafts and activities for kids to do this summer!Don't you just love a day at the beach?There are so many things to do!The smell of the air, the warm sand and the hunt for shells -- yep, that's what I call some summer fun!We ha...
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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, cre...
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12 Great Building Materials for Kids

A great list of DIY and easily available building materials and construction items for kids!If you have kids and have worked & played with kids, you know they love to build!Stacking items just seems to be second nature for many children...
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