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Explore Textures on an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

We went on a scavenger hunt as a backyard exploration. We’ve done outdoor scavenger hunts quite a bit. This time we made it a learning experience inspired by a Playful Learning eLesson [who has sponsored this post], Backyard Science, as well as a way to explore our backyard in a different way. This time we […]

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Super Power Rings Scavenger Hunt for Kids

After getting the opportunity to have a sneak preview of the new Disney Super Buddies, we were inspired to go on a scavenger hunt for our very own super power rings. Get ready for an epic tail! Just a little background on the movie first. From the creators of Disney Buddies, Disney Super Buddies [you can […]

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Squiggle! Tracing Lines on the Driveway

On a spur of a moment activity [why not? They're the best and easiest], I drew a few random, swirly lines with chalk on our driveway. George had such a fun time tracing letters and shapes on our indoor chalkboard, when I wrote that post I realized it would be so much fun to do […]

Baby Sensory with Ice

Along with breaking out the pool to cool off every day, we found some other activities to do outside and make the heat more tolerable. We beat the heat. Something easy for George to do [that Henry enjoyed as well] that kept him cool was simply a bowl of ice cubes. Though they didn’t stay frozen […]

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Fun Process Art for the Kids: Make Rain Art!

I’ve been wanting to try rain art for awhile. But it seems whenever it rains, we just hide indoors. Why?! Being outside when its sprinkling it so much fun! The boys just love it! Its been raining pretty much non-stop the last few weeks [a horrible planting season for farmers in Iowa this year]. I […]

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Homemade Fizzy Sidewalk Paint Recipe

This sidewalk paint recipe has come in handy a number of times. Its great for the kids to paint with, but its also easy for me to use when I’m setting up an activity and need something more prominent than just sidewalk chalk. I made a variation of this sidewalk paint recipe without the fizzy […]

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30+ Fun Activities for Kids to Play in the Dirt!

To celebrate International Mud Day coming up, here’s 30 fun activities for the kids to have an excuse to get dirty! From construction activities to art with dirt, exploring teaching opportunities as well as the obvious mud and dirt sensory activities. Find a dirt patch, make some mud and start digging! For even more dirty […]

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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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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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Art : Homemade Window Paint Take 2

I love when Henry chooses the activity for the day. This time he wanted really, really badly to paint the big window again! When we made window paint last time, it was super sticky and goopy. This time, I looked up a new window paint recipe from Home Spun Threads. Very similar recipe to the last, but this […]