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34 Things to Make & Do with Playdough

Playdough will never be boring again! I always wonder what thing can we make from playdough now? It really does take creativity so it doesn’t get too boring. [Otherwise we're always making tracks in our playdough.] I now have no excuse to not break out the playdough [and neither do you]! Whether we want to […]

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10 Creative Art Activities for Preschoolers

Art activities get so much more intricate and focused when toddlers become preschoolers. Its amazing what a year means in these young ages! Since Henry has been a preschooler, he has become a little more focused [believe it or not...]. Which means the art projects, as well as other activities, we do can also be […]

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Get the Kids Moving Inside When its Too Hot Outside

When its too hot outside, do a gross motor activity inside. I don’t know about where you’re at, but right now, its starting to really get hot out and super humid and muggy. That means more time indoors. And that also means we need to get moving indoors since the boys have a lot of […]

10 simple ways to slow down and make your child's day! Yes!

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

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 […]

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6 Math Activities for Kids Using School Unit Blocks

Today’s post has math activities for kids using blocks shared by Faigie of EduArt 4 Kids. The reason I call these blocks “school unit blocks” is because these are the type of blocks that are most often found in early childhood classrooms and centers. They can, however, definitely be purchased for use at home. I know, as I purchased […]

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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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Top 10 Water Experiments for Kids: For Learning!

This list of 10 top water experiments for kids is part of a fun top 10 series that I’m participating with a bunch [25+] of kid bloggers. We’re all featuring a Top 10 list of ways the kids can learn this summer. You can find the full list of everyone’s top 10 posts at This Reading Mama. […]

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20+ Activities to Start Learning Letters

To continue on our quest to reading, we’re continuing on reviewing [for Henry] and learning letters [for George] right now. They have to know them before reading, right? Be sure to check out what Jillian of A Mom with a Lesson Plan is sharing about Reading Rewards today for our summer reading program! The very […]

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Must Have Ride On Toys for Summer!

We recently received a powered ride on toy from Monster TRAX, the Dirt Racer 22. Something I swore my kids would never have… until my kids rode one of their cousin’s and spent the entire afternoon riding around their back yard. Monster TRAX offered me the Dirt Racer for the kids and I hesitantly accepted, […]