10 Ways to Go on a Halloween Scavenger Hunt

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As you probably already know, I absolutely love doing scavenger hunts for kids. Why not do a Halloween scavenger hunt as well? I shared a spider web scavenger hunt we did for Halloween. But I realized when I was searching for ideas that there's not a lot of variations for Halloween scavenger hunts. They're all very similar and mostly doing a scavenger hunt for Halloween ...

Spider Web Scavenger Hunt for Halloween

A spider web scavenger hunt for kids to do during Halloween

With Halloween only days away, my kids are asking me every day how much longer until Halloween. We've been doing lots of fun activities around Halloween themes. I really should have done a Halloween countdown! Next year... Of course, we had to sneak in a Halloween scavenger hunt! I had a hard time searching for ideas for a Halloween scavenger hunt to go on. All I found were ...

Mega Bloks Rube Goldberg Machine to Pour Cereal

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I was put to a challenge by General Mills, my sponsor, to make a Rube Goldberg Machine. Wait, what's a Rube Goldberg Machine? Yeah, I didn't know either. I had to do my research. Basically, its lots of simple machines put together to do a simple task very elaborately. One machine is manually put into action, which causes the next to start, and the next, and so on, a domino ...

Bucket & Clothesline Activity for Toddlers

A simple clothesline and bucket activity for toddlers

This is a quick and fun activity for toddlers to keep busy with. I set this up for Louis to play for a bit before it was time to get Henry from school. I tied twine between two objects in the house. I used a doorknob [and propped the door to stay in place] and the leg of our dining room table. Much like a small clothesline for toddlers. Before tying it on, I slipped a ...

A String Obstacle Course to Find the Number Bonds to 10

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I had a lot of fun making this string obstacle course. And the boys had a lot of fun practicing matching numbers as well as number bonds to 10. Number bonds is a new term for me, so I think I should explain how I understand it. Basically, its a math addition fact. What are all the number pairs that equal 10? 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 6+4, 5+5 and backwards. Those are the number bonds of ...

Boo! 15 Friendly Ghost Crafts for Kids to Make

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Boo! Halloween season is hear and we're decorating the house with some spooky, but friendly, ghost crafts the kids made! This year, ghosts seem to be the theme. Henry is once again being the Charlie Brown ghost for Halloween. Its so much fun, I think it might be my favorite costume we've done. I thought it was time to share some fun and friendly ghost crafts for kids to make ...

Light Up Ghost Craft for Halloween

Light up ghost craft for kids to make for Halloween

I love making Halloween crafts with the kids! I'm not sure why, but its close behind Christmas crafts and making crafts for Valentine's Day. We haven't even gotten a chance to decorate with pumpkins yet, but have gotten a good start for Halloween with the spiral ghost craft we made and reading in a Halloween fort! Now we've lit up the buffet with these light up ghosts! A ...

Ribbon Flower Bouquet Gift Made by Kids for JCPenney Cares

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A ribbon flower bouquet is an awesome gift for anyone who's sick and in the hospital for a while. So are any of these flower crafts that I adore.Sometimes hospitals, especially ICUs, put restrictions on real flowers. It may just be certain kinds of flowers, I'm not entirely sure. But I do know that some are restricted. But flowers always cheer up a dreadful hospital room, as ...

10 Active Activity Ideas to Learn the Alphabet

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It doesn't have to boring, repetitive, and all about worksheets in order to learn the alphabet. Older toddlers and preschoolers are soaking up all this information about letters and want to learn them! But they rarely want to sit and learn anything. So why not get them up and moving and learning the alphabet without even realizing that they are! Active ways to learn are my ...

Photo Montage Craft for Kids to Learn Beginning Letters

Photo montage about beginning letters as a craft for kids to make

“Buh, buh, buh...bear” “Buh, buh, buh...bug” “Buh, buh, buh...brick” “Buh, buh, buh...balloons” It’s Monday after Pre­K pickup and I listen to my daughter Brielle in the backseat of the car, after her 3 hours there, reciting some of what she’s learned. It’s ‘B’ week at school. Her backseat solo car chat is just too darn cute, and I love that her desire to read is ...

14 Spooky Monster Crafts for Kids to Make for Halloween

14 Spooky Monster Crafts for kids to make for Halloween

Halloween monster crafts for kids to make can be spooky, but not too spooky to scare them! They're perfect for kids to make because monsters can look like anything, made from anything, and do anything... Monsters come in so many shapes and forms. Especially around Halloween. Ghosts, goblins, spiders.... they're all monsters, aren't they? We've made quite a few monsters ...

Photo Scavenger Hunt for Kids to Find Shapes

A photo scavenger hunt to find common shapes around the house

I've wanted to do a photo scavenger hunt with the kids for a long, long time. I always love any kind of scavenger hunt. And the boys love taking photos. But the boys don't have their own camera, and all I have is my DSLR that I use [affiliate link] and I don't want to hand that over to the boys [I'm nervous of it breaking... and I couldn't go without it until I got it ...