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Father’s Day Craft: Confetti Sprinkled Candy Bar Wrappers

These are super easy candy bar wrappers that are a great Father’s Day craft for kids to make if their dad is a chocolate lover like ours is! Both grandpas and dad here absolutely love dark chocolate, so that’s usually their Father’s Day gift. This year, we spiced it up a bit with a little […]

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Water Experiment: Find Out What Absorbs Water!

We’ve done a water experiment that focuses on what dissolves in the past… but I never thought to focus on what absorbs until I saw a post from Amanda of Not Just Cute in the Camp Mom: Summer Activities Pack. I think the materials that Amanda uses are probably better materials to explain the concept of […]

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Learning Upper and Lowercase Letters on the Sidewalk

This week continuing on our journey to reading this summer, we went outside to review [& learn] upper and lowercase letters! A Mom with a Lesson Plan [check out her new look, oolala!], is sharing easy ways to read 20 minutes a day today, so be sure to pop over and get those tips! No Time for Flash […]

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Craft for Toddlers: Nature Collage Suncatcher

We started these nature suncatchers by going the nature scavenger hunt that I shared last week, and it turns out, its a great craft for toddlers to do! Contact paper is wonderful! For the little amount of flowers I have in my yard, these still turned out colorful and fun! The colorful frames added such a […]

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Make Your Own Telescope Craft for Kids

The boys and I made this super simple telescope craft out of a recycled International Delight creamer bottle. I’ve said it many times, but raiding the recycling bin has so much potential and so much fun that’s free! I have a Upcycling Recyclables board on Pinterest that I keep handy to find new stuff to do with my recycling! We saw […]

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Nature Scavenger Hunt: Perfect for Young Kids

The boys and I had a much needed evening in our yard doing a nature scavenger hunt! To be honest, ever since I started working on the Camp Mom: Summer Activities Pack, I haven’t spent nearly enough time playing with my kids. We still have done activities and played every day, but not nearly enough. […]

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Recognizing & Building with Letter Blocks

With this letter block activity, I built on George’s current knowledge of letters and stuck them into something he always loves! Blocks! Last week for the Summer Reading Series with A Mom with a Lesson Plan [she’s sharing a book report template today!], I shared the beginning stage of introducing letters with a fun and […]

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Magic Letter Learning!

As part of the Summer Reading program I’m doing alongside A Mom with a Lesson Plan and Creative with Kids, I’m going to work through the areas of learning that needs to be learned before actually reading. First on the list is learning letters, or even simpler: letter recognition. I’ve already collected tons of ideas […]

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Basic Water Activity: Added Measuring Tools

I challenged my newsletter subscribers to doing a water activity last week. Yesterday, I shared the blowing water bubbles that was a huge hit, and so simple to set up [um, just a cup of water and a straw]… today is another basic water activity that we did. I set out two large bowls of […]

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Blowing Bubbles Water Activity

Blowing bubbles is always fun, as is a water activity…. one of those days that I just needed something for George to do in the morning and again all he asks for is a water activity. I’m starting to run out of ideas! Every now and then, I let the kids break the rules. They […]