Classic Summer Craft: Coffee Filter Butterflies

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When I thought about all the crafts I've done with the kids, I realized we haven't done many classic crafts for kids! This butterfly craft is definitely a classic craft that you probably remember doing yourself when you were a child. The kids loved the process of prepping the butterflies. Dying the coffee filters especially! But putting the butterflies together... that part ...

10 Simple Ways to Slow Down & Make Your Child’s Day

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Today's post is a wonderful parenting reminder shared by Joyce of Childhood Beckons. 10 wonderful ways to slow down and savor the moments with your kids! We all need to take time to do these! Life can be hectic and busy. Parenting can sometimes seem to compound that problem. And then there's the holidays. It's very easy to get caught up in your to-do list. Or at least, it is ...

Shape Activity: Sorting Blocks as a Graph

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We've sorted blocks as a shape activity in the past. But it was pretty 'informal'. Not that this is really that structured of an activity, this one just has a place to put each shape of the blocks! To create the 'graph' to sort shapes on, I taped a large piece of paper to my floor with painter's tape. I used our butcher/art paper. I drew on the shapes of the blocks that we ...

Make Your Own Ice Cream Pops!

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Today's post is a fun kids activity to make a classic summertime treat: ice cream pops! shared by Carolyn of The Pleasantest Thing. Ice pops are a summer staple. You can turn a frozen snack into an activity when you customize your own ice cream pops! And best of all, it's simple! We decide on what flavor we want by choosing the ice cream flavor, and how we want ...