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}

Grab this FREE printable Insect Scavenger Hunt and see who lives in your backyard! 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 (whi...
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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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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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