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 for classmates, to give to kids or anyone you 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...
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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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Halloween Countdown Calendar {free printable!}

How many days until Halloween?  This Halloween Countdown Calendar is the perfect way for your kids to track the days 'til trick or treats!I looked at the calendar today and realized that October begins next week.Yikes!Because as soon a...
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A Very Vintage Back to School

There's something nostalgic about back to school time. I think it's because we all remember getting ready for a new school year -- .... saving those new shoes for the very first day so they'd be all shiny (at least until recess) .... gettin...
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Travel Planning & Packing List for Family Trips {free printable}

Travel Planning & Packing List for Family Trips {free printable}

  We're just back from our annual family vacation -- and honestly, this one almost did me in! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to travel!  Exploring new places, seeing some AMAZING sights and being with my family -- just us without a...
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Create Your Own Nature Journal for Kids {with free printable outdoor activities!}

Create a DIY Nature Journal with free printable activities!Lately, I've discovered some really amazing nature printables and worksheets this year for our nature journal activities!  Really super awesome stuff! But you know how it ...
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70 Free Spring and Easter Printable Activities

It's time for one of our amazing round-ups with FREE printables for Spring & Easter!!   The days are getting longer and the weather’s getting nicer – finally!  And we are preparing for Spring Break at our house. The kids...
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85 Valentine's Day Cards & Games {free printables!}

Enjoy these free printable Valentine's Day games, cards and activities that are perfect for class parties and family fun! We are snowbound this week!  Yep, 12 inches of snow overnight tends to shut down most of the city.  Now this...
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70+ Free Winter Printable Activities for Kids

Winter usually means more time indoors so it's always nice to have some quick & easy ideas on hand! Print off a variety of these FREE fun & learning activities and keep them in a basket.  Your kids can choose a few to do e...
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