Pre-Reading Books Perfect for Quiet Reading

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I've been sharing pre-reading activities to learn the alphabet as part of a series this summer to keep and get the boys ready for reading. How about some books to do during our quiet reading? We've finally found the perfect time and place for quiet reading. It's so peaceful. We head outside. After supper, in the evenings, I tell the boys to grab three books that they'd like to ...

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

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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 and muddy ways to play, there's a mud day linky at the ...

Father’s Day Craft: Confetti Sprinkled Candy Bar Wrappers

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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 [and easy] wrapper that says "I love you" and "Dad". George and Henry both did these ...

Sign up to start the Kids Art Exchange!

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I am so excited to have found a way that I can do this Kids Art Exchange! It has been an idea burning in my head for the year at least and a light bulb recently went off on how to do this! Your kids will love doing this and I hope that you will participate. I think it will be a fun way to connect with each other! Remember back in our own school days? Chain letters were ...