Art & Science: Painting and Experimenting with Watercolors

  One way we beat those long, indoor days is by pulling out the paints!  Snow days, rainy weekends or days off from school always invite a little creativity in our house.  And painting is one of those activities that keeps th...
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Music Activities & Instruments for Kids

I'm sure you've read at least a few of the research articles highlighting how beneficial music is in a child's life .  Music has been shown to boost memory, enhance learning and help kids to focus on a task. Most importantly, music i...
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Melted Crayon Tree Art

  We must have a BAZILLION old crayons in the house!  I kid you not -- old crayons from previous school years, the small packs the kids get when we eat out somewhere, crayons that we've received in treat bags at birthday parti...
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Candy Cane Play Dough and Play in Grandma's Kitchen

Do you ever remember playing in the kitchen while your mom or grandmother were baking?  The wonderful smells and the fun conversations not to mention the amazing treats that came out of the oven!  I know that technology and mode...
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20 Great Stocking Stuffers for Kids

I will admit when I first had kids and started helping Santa with the stockings, I needed to learn a thing or two.  Like the fact that the kids were MUCH more excited about their stockings that I had anticipated. There is an art to f...
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Tips for Creating Your Own Playscape + a Great Giveaway

I'm sure your kids love to pretend just like mine -- sometimes they dress up for pretend play and other times they employ the use of toys to create their own little worlds. My daughter really enjoys playing with the small figurines in th...
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15 Ideas for Raising a Scientist

Last week, we explored one of my favorite topics on the Discover & Explore linky -- SCIENCE! I love introducing kid to science - the easy, everyday questions that lead to those amazing discussions when you can see those wheels turning ...
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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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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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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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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 Creative Ways to Learn and Build the ABCs

  We had so many fun ideas for learning letters and numbers at the Discover & Explore ABCs & 123s linky last week!  Learning letters and numbers is a long process for kids and one that requires us to introduce a variety ...
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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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5 Fun Things for Kids to do on a Museum Visit

Enjoy these fun things to do on a museum visit as you introduce your kids to famous artists and artwork! I'm a huge fan of taking kids to visit art museums.  Yes!  They will have a good time -- and NO! They will not ruin the artwo...
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8 Amazing Kids Flower Crafts

Are you looking for some creative, colorful and just down-right awesome crafts for the kids to do this summer?  Boy do I have a few to show you! We had some really amazing posts shared at our Discover & Explore Flowers linky pos...
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