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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Life Skills for Kids: Money Management, Map Skills & Healthy Behaviors

As parents, we all know how important it is to teach our children various life skills.  Learning about money, healthy behaviors and other everyday tasks are just as important as all the math & reading skills the kids learn at scho...
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Sandpaper Science: Take a Peek Inside Nature

Sometimes the weather makes it difficult to connect with nature. And the winter months present several challenges -- nature is no longer in 'full bloom' and cold weather has set in which usually means less time outside. But I love a good ...
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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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20 Science Experiments You Can Do in a Jar

We're starting a new monthly series on the blog today -- A Year of Simple Science Experiments! Each month, we'll feature some fun science projects that can easily be done at home or in the classroom.  These hands-on activities will g...
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20 Things to do with a Deck of Cards

Get creative with these 20 fun things to do with a deck of cards!Have you ever needed an activity to keep the kids busy while you're out to dinner or waiting at the doctor's office?  You know, something you could keep in your purse or ...
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Science Projects for Kids: Notebooks & Journals

Have you ever visited the zoo with the kids -- they look at the animals, play around, you talk to them about various things -- and then you're home for a hour or so and the questions begin... Why do the monkeys comb each other?  ...
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Ideas for Connecting Nature with Books: A Year in the Secret Garden

Have you ever read a book with the kids and thought "Wow!  I wish there was something more that we could do with the story." ? Than boy do we have an awesome post for you today! One of our amazing friends has created a book of extens...
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Fingerprinting Science Activity for Kids

This fingerprinting science activity for kids is a great for a DIY spy and detective party, learning about the human body or at-home CSI idea!My daughter is a HUGE fan of mysteries!In fact, that's the topic of this week's book list:  1...
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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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55+ Free Fall Printables for Kids: Games, Crafts & Activities

Enjoy these free Fall printable activities for kids that are perfect for extra learning, group games or as a quick outdoor adventure!I love to get out and enjoy the Fall season but it can sure get busy during this time of year. In orde...
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Ecology for Kids: Learning about Biomes

Wow has summer just flown by or what?!  The kids only have a few more weeks before they start classes here (they are NOT ready to go back) and this is the last topic in our Summer Science series. If you've missed the previous science ...
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Party Games for Kids: Mystery Sensory Balloons

A fun party game for inside or outdoors with no mess!  Plus a great science & sensory activity for the classroom too.So many kids love sensory activities from preschoolers to teenagers! Yep, even older kids (have you seen the ...
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Volcanoes, Rocks & Fossils:  Books and Activities for Kids

Volcanoes, Rocks & Fossils: Books and Activities for Kids

Welcome back to our Summer Science series -- today's science theme is Geology!This is a favorite area of science for kids for two reasons -- explosions and digging :)I don't know about your house but in ours, there are rocks & rock coll...
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Honey Bee Activities and Books for Kids

Learn about honey bees with these activities, books and fun facts!Today we are traveling the country with Charlie, who is the star of a great Search & Find book series titled Travels with Charlie. This virtual road trip was organized by...
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