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12 FUN Indoor Camping Activities for Kids

FUN Indoor Camping activities for kids - great ideas for bad weather days! When I told you in our Family Camping Adventures post that "I don't do tents", I guess I should have been more specific.  I'm not a big tent fan if we're st...
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Optical Illusions: Fun Science Activities for Kids

Kids will love this easy Optical Illusion Science Experiment with free printable! I love introducing hands-on science activities to kids so that they can experiment, think and ponder all those wonderful questions they love to ask to stump ...
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Zoo Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable!}

Zoo Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable!}

Grab your Zoo Scavenger Hunt and enjoy your next visit with the animals!Does your family enjoy going to the zoo and watching the animals? We love going to observe the animals and see their funny (and interesting) antics and activities....
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25 Marvelous Math Picture Books for Kids

25 Marvelous Math Picture Books for Kids

Preschool, elementary & middle school kids will LOVE these math picture books that teach early and advanced mathematical concepts!So here's the issue at our house -- we've got one child who is a math whiz and another who wouldn't mind i...
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Fire Safety Activities for Kids: Printables, Books & Skills to Teach

Fire Safety Activities for Kids: Printables, Books & Skills to Teach

Since October is Fire Prevention Month, I thought we'd share some fun activities for kids to learn about fire safety. It's important to teach children these life skills and help them be aware of who in their community can help them & k...
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15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

Inspire your kids to explore science with these play & learning ideas and activities! If you've ever watch children play, you can see how much fun they have pretending.  Sometimes they are building social skills or practicing the...
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15 Fabulous Books about Forest Animals

The kids and I have always loved forest animals -- probably because we live in the middle of the plains ;)  So seeing a moose doesn't happen so often in our area. But when we head out on vacation -- trips to the Rocky Mountains or hi...
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Books about Trains, Boats, Planes and Things that Go

Today our Discover & Explore topic is Things that Go!  This is always a favorite topic for young kids -- cars, planes, boats, trains -- anything they can ride, drive or fly.  It's always fun to take kids on a new adventure ...
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Items that Help Improve Fine Motor Skills

  When my kids were young, they had no issues with their fine motor skill development.  I attribute it to the fact that they loved Cheerios and were always playing tug-of-war with the dog :) But once they hit elementary school, ...
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Great Nature Activities for Your Spring Bucket List

After a long winter, kids love to get outside and stretch their legs!  Let them get their hands muddy, get their feet wet and discover what happens to nature in the spring. It's a wonderful time to learn about animal and plant life c...
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Fine Motor Skills: Rainbow Rice in a Jar

Today's activity is perfect for working on those fine motor skills as kids build their own rainbow in a jar!It's both a skill development exercise and a fun way to craft and decorate for Spring.We wanted to go colorful and hope to bring the...
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10 Map, Geography & Culture Activities for Kids

I love to explore the world with my kids! There's something very eye-opening about learning how other people live and seeing the beautiful places around the globe.And even though we love to travel, most of our foreign explorations happ...
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Children's Books about Countries Around the World

There are a lot of fun ways to introduce kids to geography and different cultures. We love to use maps with different activities to explore the world.  Having a map in your home is an inexpensive but excellent learning tool!We als...
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8 Unique Ways to Play & Create with Books

When is a book not a book? When it's an inspiration for a really awesome activity! As I was browsing through the Discover & Explore linky from last week, I was blown away by some of the great ideas that were inspired by kids books....
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9 Colorful Ways to Learn Math

I remember the first time my daughter had to do a math worksheet at school -- she's a rainbow kind of girl so a black-and-white worksheet full of numbers was just not her style. Sooo... she decided to use a different color crayon for each ...
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