5 Fun Firework Activities for Any Time of the Year

  I know most people associate firecrackers with the 4th of July but kids love to see fireworks no matter the time of year!  We had some really fun ideas for easy crafts and activities shared on our Discover & Explore Patrio...
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Kids Books that Celebrate Fireworks, the Flag and July 4th

Each summer, our kids look forward to seeing fireworks on July 4th.  We have a great spot where we are able to view firework displays for 3 locations and my daughter's favorite part is sitting on the top of the car to see them. July ...
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50 Non-Candy Ideas for Your Easter Basket

In our house, the Easter Bunny is a really cool Dude!  He doesn't just bring jelly beans and chocolate bunnies but also some great fun & educational items that the kids just LOVE!  Really - they spend more time with these it...
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Valentine Day Ideas for Kids {free printable activity coupons!}

These free printable coupons for kids are the perfect non-candy Valentine idea that will give the family some time to enjoy together! I know that we show our kids how much we love them every day of the year but sometimes it's fun to surpri...
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Setting Family Goals in the New Year

  Are you working on any family goals (or resolutions) for the New Year?  When we were PK (pre-kids), all those resolutions looked different -- get in shape, get a promotion, complete a few DIY projects. But (as the experts say...
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A Season of Giving: Share Compliments

  I do so love the holidays!  Yes, I know they get crazy and busy (and I never seem to get all the baking done that I would like to) but it's a time to connect with family and reflect on all the joy that we have in our lives. An...
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Reindeer Round-up: Fun Facts, Crafts & Activities

I've always loved reindeer!  I'm sure one of the reasons that they are so intriguing is that they're pretty scarce where most of us live.  But if you're lucky, you might be able to see one during your lifetime.  Thanks to a ...
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The Wonderful Stories of Jan Brett

It's time for our Kid's Virtual Bookclub again -- and December's featured author will be the AMAZING Jan Brett! I'm sure you're familiar with at least one of her many books.  She has authored and illustrated more than 30 beautiful sto...
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5 Amazing Ways to Use Kids' Artwork for the Holidays

Not sure what to do with all the Christmas projects and winter crafts in your house?  Try these ideas!If there's one thing we have a lot of in our house, it's kids' artwork! They are always making such cool projects at school and ...
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Top Toys for Curious Kids

 Are you looking for gift ideas for a curious kid?  You know, a child who loves to ask 'why', takes things apart to see how they work and is always wondering about something?I LOVE curious kids!  And shopping for them can be ...
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7 Gift Ideas for Kids that Inspire Creativity

 Not sure what to get the kids (your kids, nieces, nephews or grandkids) this year?  Skip the electronics and go for a classic gift that will inspire them to be creative.  Don't be afraid to veer off their wish list -- kid...
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14 Creative Ways to Keep Kids Busy on Thanksgiving

A list of FUN things for kids to do on Thanksgiving Day! So, you’ve got the turkey ordered, your guest list is all set and you know what you’re making for dessert.  But have you thought about Thanksgiving Day activities for your ...
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Finding Jingle Bells: An Alternative to Elf on a Shelf

Looking for an alternative to Elf on the Shelf? Try Searching for Jingle Bells hidden by elves!I am always looking for ways to make things a little less hectic during the holidays – because I really don’t need one more thing to rem...
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What Will You Do With an Extra Hour?

  "Fall back" is this Saturday -- yep, daylight savings time.    I was recently thinking it would be great to have some extra time; and then I realized, we get an extra hour this weekend!...
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Kids Co-op: Halloween Fun!

    Can you believe it's less than a week until Halloween!?! We are hunting down some costume accessories, prepping the porch for trick-or-treaters and trying to decide which fun event we'll attend this weekend....
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