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Keep Moving Forward through the Summer #readforgood

We’ve already been in summer mode for almost a month now. And I made a rule to myself to make sure we stick to our school schedule of getting out the door by 8 or 8:30 every morning. Just so we don’t find ourselves trapped inside all day in our PJs. So far, we’ve done […]

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Tie Dye, Father’s Day & Play Dough

[above clockwise from top-left] Tie Dye! Its so much fun! Henry and I tie dyed pillow cases and used them as a gift wrap! The boys doodled on a bowl for their Father’s Day gift to Dad. 8 Father’s Day Activities got featured on It’s Playtime! [Shown is an awesome art wrapped candy bar from Domestic […]

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Laundry. Is there a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

What do you like about doing laundry? Really? Did I just ask that? [Okay, my excuse it that I have some big news.... but just hold on...] Shall I rephrase? What do you not like about doing laundry? …. there come the answers. I asked this on Facebook earlier this week and was flooded with […]

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Hands on Weekly: Dirt Patch

A couple of quick announcements this week! [Something new and different, huh?] I’m teaming up with BabbaCo this month. And I just want to quickly announce that they’re having a giveaway for their Annual BabbaBox Membership! So hop over to their Facebook page and enter really quickly. [Read more about the BabbaBox memberships.] Also! Yes! […]

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Creating, Learning & Playing this Week

[above, clockwise from top left] We are on top of things this year and already have [part] of our Mother’s Day gift ready for Grandma. The boys absolutely loved creating these watercolor coffee filter flowers. Learning with Legos! We did two activities with Legos: Henry patterned with Legos, as well as measured objects using his […]

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Lots of Activities this Week!

[from top, left to right] Henry had a birthday last weekend! He’s 4! And he had a semi truck birthday party, complete with semi cake and activity. Toddler activities I think are the hardest to come up with. So I put together a list of 50 activities that are just for toddlers. I’ll be coming […]

A week of hands on activities for the kids

A Fine Motor Learning Week of Activities

[above, clockwise from top left] It was a Fine Motor Learning week it seems… Using egg cartons for play! Add pipe cleaners to the mix and we had a fine motor activity, and made a train to play with! Pipe cleaners again! I cut them up small to be used as sprinkles. Little fingers put […]

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This week’s Activities

[above, clockwise from top left] We’re getting outside as a family this month and set a few goals for ourselves. I’m also challenging you to do the same. Are you up for it? Henry and I really got into making some paper egg decorations for Easter. We used some resist art techniques, but mostly really […]

Hands on Activities for Kids

Our Week of Hands on Activities

Keep the kids busy with a simple activity with ribbons. Go get something done! Another very simple activity with some newspaper! Throw balls in the house! A collage of tissue paper on contact paper – cut into a cross just for Easter. A great suncatcher made by both of the boys. Features on getting creative […]

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A week of Hands on Activities

Another request for an experiment brought about this “What Dissolves in Water?” experiment. Great activity for predicting and observing what happens. Henry learned a little with his wooden blocks by sorting by shape and size. And building as he did it! Speaking of blocks, I found 40 ways to play with wooden blocks, Legos, and […]