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10 Not-So-Frightful Spider Web Crafts & Activities

Spider web crafts and activities are so much fun for Halloween! It makes a spider not so frightful after all! I just spotted an adorably spooky spider Halloween costume for kids on our sponsor’s site, Pottery Barn Kids. How cute would Louis be in that?! How cool would it be to accessorize this costume with a […]

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Explore Textures on an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

We went on a scavenger hunt as a backyard exploration. We’ve done outdoor scavenger hunts quite a bit. This time we made it a learning experience inspired by a Playful Learning eLesson [who has sponsored this post], Backyard Science, as well as a way to explore our backyard in a different way. This time we […]

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Find the Letter & Swat It! Active Way for Learning Letters!

I’ve been working a lot on letters with George lately. He’s getting them down pretty good, I’m just reinforcing what he already knows and building his confidence that he does know what the letters are! This activity was inspired from an iPad app for young kids called KneeBouncers. It has all different areas of learning, […]

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Getting Messy with a Mud Target Practice for Kids

Setting up a simple target practice for kids leads to great gross motor practice with throwing! This is a messy, but oh-so-fun one. “If you want more mud, then go get more dirt.” Yep. I actually said those words. And it was so worth it. A mess can always be cleaned up later. Especially when […]

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Super Power Rings Scavenger Hunt for Kids

After getting the opportunity to have a sneak preview of the new Disney Super Buddies, we were inspired to go on a scavenger hunt for our very own super power rings. Get ready for an epic tail! Just a little background on the movie first. From the creators of Disney Buddies, Disney Super Buddies [you can […]

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Playful Learning Ecademy: What Is It All About?

Over the course of the next few months, I am partnering with the Playful Learning Ecademy to share with you about what we come away with for each of the eLessons, and how it works for our family, because we all have different things going on in our family life! What is the Playful Learning Ecademy? Its an […]

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Hop! Skip! Jump! with Paper Plates

Hop! Skip! Jump! is a super simple activity for toddlers, and even preschoolers or kindergartners, will love that I found with Knoala App. All you need is some room [taking it outside worked well for us because it was a gorgeous day, but this would be a great boredom buster for an indoor day] and […]

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Self Portraits for the Kids First Day of School Outfit

To get Henry excited to head back to school, we went on a shopping trip for a new outfit for his first day back, and [taking Susan's tips for prepping for preschool, it still applies for kindergarten] let him pick out his own backpack! Getting Henry excited to do any shopping really isn’t hard. He […]

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Kid Made Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

It was for Grandpa’s birthday, my mom mentioned there was cake for dessert, so we made homemade ice cream in a bag to go with it! Ever since The Pleasantest Thing shared her homemade ice cream pops here and I saw Coffee Cups and Crayon’s homemade ice cream in a bag recipe, I’ve been dying […]

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What to do on Vacations with the Kids

Summer is a great time to plan a trip, regardless of what season you actually intend to travel. While the kids are on break, talk to them about where they’d like to vacation next, and ask friends and family for travel ideas, too.