15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

Inspire your kids to explore science with these play & learning ideas and activities! If you've ever watch children play, you can see how much fun they have pretending.  Sometimes they are building social skills or practicing the...
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Arctic Animals & Forest Animals: Comparing Animal Habitats

Animal habitats are a fascinating topic to discuss with kids! I'm sure you've been peppered with questions about where animals live and why --"Where do all the animals go in winter?"or"Why can't we have rainforest animals live near us ...
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18 Paper Airplanes, Plane Crafts & Books about Flying

Planes have been a long-standing thing at our house -- paper airplanes, plane games & flying with kids. My son was BIG into paper airplanes as a kid and both of our kids became proficient travelers by the time they were five. But I th...
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Non-scary Pirate Books & Movies for Kids

Did you know September 19th is International Talk like a Pirate Day?  Aarrghhh! The perfect day to have some fun searching for hidden 'treasure', playing dress-up, reading a few good books and even enjoying a family movie together. ...
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10 Creative Activities for Kids Who Can't Sit Still

10 Creative Activities for Kids Who Can't Sit Still

Creative activities for kids who have to fidget, move and stay active!Our kids could never sit still during reading time. They would ask to build block towers, do headstands on the couch so they could see the book upside down or color ...
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150+ Activities for Year-Round Play & Learning

If you were standing right next to me when I tell you this, I'm sure you would laugh a little because it's hard for me to say it without jumping up & down ... We have written a book! Being an author is a life goal of mine so I'm reall...
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How to Build the Eiffel Tower: An Engineering Project for Kids

How to Build the Eiffel Tower: An Engineering Project for Kids

Challenge your kids to an engineering project by building the Eiffel Tower using newspapers!This past week, I was looking for a fun engineering project for us to do over Spring Break.Both of my kids loved to build with blocks and Legos when...
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30 Early Garden Crafts & Ideas for Kids

30 Early Garden Crafts & Ideas for Kids

These garden crafts & ideas for kids are sure to get you excited for warmer weather! For some people, the sight of green grass or tulips popping up means Spring has arrived but for me, it's the sight of a seed packet! Sometime in Februa...
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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 Fun Island Activities for Kids

Right now, it's 2 degrees outside and I am *wishing* for a day at the beach. Anyone else with me? There's nothing more fun that turning a day on its heels and just totally doing the opposite of what's around you. Like 'visiting an island...
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The Amazing Scents of Christmas: A Sensory Activity for Kids

Have you ever had an experience where a certain smell brings back memories? It happens to me every year at this time -- the scents of Christmas take me back to years past. The wonderful aroma of cookies, the amazing smell of a fresh tree --...
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Books about Arctic Animals for Kids

Arctic Book and Craft Activities

Learn about animals who live at the North Pole with these great books and activities about Arctic animals! Well, we're getting another winter storm tonight.  Obviously the cold weather is going to hold on a little longer.  So in...
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Music Activities & Instruments for Kids

I'm sure you've read at least a few of the research articles highlighting how beneficial music is in a child's life .  Music has been shown to boost memory, enhance learning and help kids to focus on a task. Most importantly, music i...
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10 Things to do When the Kids have Cabin Fever

Creative indoor activities for kids to stave off cabin fever! Winter is here and that means more time inside -- which usually means kids don't get nearly as much exercise as they really need.  I don't know about you but 'jumping on t...
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29 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids this Winter

29 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids this Winter

Those long, cold days of winter can give us all a little cabin fever so push aside all those 'must do's' and just have some fun with your kids.It's amazing how many ideas and activities we parents think of as 'regular things' are super cool...
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