17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

Enjoy these fun things to do after school including a free printable set of 20 Questions to ask your kids!Once our kids started school, I quickly realized that time together during the week was going to be VERY limited.They don't get home u...
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17 Spring Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Games

Spring scavenger hunt ideas & games that inspire kids to enjoy the outdoors!It seems that no matter where we go lately, there's always some new to see --baby bunnies, beautiful buds on trees, flowers blooming ...Plus so many more of our...
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23 FREE Printable Gardening Activities

Spring is the perfect time to introduce your kids to gardening! It doesn't have to be anything complicated -- a few seeds in a pot or an herb garden on the windowsill is the perfect starter project.  Or even a mini Fairy Garden as a f...
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Bug Hunt: Outdoor Activities for Kids {w/free printable}

Today we are linking up with the Storytime Science series to share two of our favorite things -- books & science! Ironically, the book I'm sharing (which is such an awesome read!) is NOT about one of my favorite things -- BUGS! When t...
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14 Valentine's Day Ideas You'll LOVE!

Creative Valentine's Day Ideas that make great gifts for kids! If you have kids, come February 1st you'll hear a lot of talk about 'cool' Valentine's Day ideas!  Those school parties are so exciting and the thought of getting cards fro...
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Christmas Around the World: Map Activity {w/free printable!}

Christmas Around the World: Map Activity {w/free printable!}

Enjoy learning about Christmas Around the World with this free printable Santa's Name Chrismtas game!I love to find ways to integrate maps & geography activities for the kids throughout the year.I worry that without exposure to actual m...
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Tips for Helping Kids Meet New Friends

Do you know how every kid has some special talent -- a skill that just makes you go "Wow!  Where did they learn that?!"  It's that thing about your child that impresses you, makes you proud and causes you to stop and think how it...
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Animal Observation Activities: Tips for Teaching a Child to Focus & Listen

Today we're going to talk about how to help your child increase their attention span.I know, we can all use practice with that, right?  It's the age we live in -- things move so fast and kids don't have the time they need to process th...
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50 FREE Forest Animal Crafts & Activities

When I was a child, I can remember spending HOURS exploring the woods behind our house.My brother, sister and I (along with our neighborhood friends) would hike back to this forested area and walk through the creek, play games and hope to e...
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10 Camping Books for Kids + Where to Camp for Free!

Find free places to camp with your family and great books for camping for kids! Planning a family camping trip this year?  Or just pitching a tent in the backyard?  Camping with your kids can be tons of fun -- sleeping under the s...
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100+ Free Online Games & Book Activities

I love getting kids excited about books!  Sometimes it's not as easy as just handing them a book though. Getting kids into books isn't just about reading -- it's also about making the story interactive. And there are quite a few chi...
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17 Creative (& FREE) Printable Valentine Cards

Creative & free printable Valentine Cards that kids will love! In our house, we really don't do cute. Creative, yes ... Corny, oh yea ... Geeky, totally! But not so much with the cute. So Valentine's Day can be a bit of a challenge. Lik...
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40 Free Pretend Play Printables

Kids will love these pretend play printables - police, doctor, detective, scientist, architect, zookeeper and more!Do you have kids who LOVE to pretend?One day, they're a zoo keeper and the next day, playing school with friends -- pretend p...
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Groups of Animals: Science Printables for Kids

We always seem to have great animal encounters on our outings & vacations.  And not just ONE animal.  Nope -- we seem to see large groups of animals.  A few years ago, we saw moose and big horn sheep on a trip to the Ro...
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50+ FREE Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables}

50+ FREE Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables}

A list of more than 50 free printable scavenger hunts for kids that can be used all year long -- great activities for indoor & outdoor fun! You might think it's because they can be a great learning opportunity which is true -- kids hon...
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