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Happy New Year Hands on Friends!

Its been so nice to have a little break over the holidays to enjoy some time with my family. I hope you got to do the same! I did enjoy some time over on Google+ this past couple of weeks. Its been fun meeting new people there and joining in communities to discuss topics we’re […]

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Christmas Activities for the Holidays

I can’t believe Christmas is just over a week away… do you celebrate at home? Or travel for the holidays? We’ve been in Christmas, holiday, crafting mode like crazy lately! The boys have been eating it up too. They’re so excited for Christmas this year! And I love the anticipation! But… I haven’t wrapped a […]

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Holiday Train & Holiday Activities

On Friday, we got to venture out to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as it came through Iowa. What a gorgeous train all lit up for the holidays! We got to see it at dusk, so it was just starting to really shine! The boys absolutely loved the train and couldn’t stop smiling!   […]

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Our Activities Update!

New activities on the blog… [above from top, left to right] I created the boys and I a bucket list for this winter. 10 Snow Activities to do Outside! [There's also a giveaway for a Neosporin Eczema Essentials Kit! A simple comment is the entry!] My boys are builders. And they love the building toys we […]

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Weekly Wrapup

A few hands on activities for you… [from top, left to right] Henry had made a simple leaf garland for our front window. A fun, easy way to spruce up our house for fall. I’ve been working on one to one correspondence with Henry. I set up a little counting game using dice and blocks […]

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Halloween… then onto Fall Activities!

A couple weeks of hands on activities! [above from top, left to right] Make some odd pumpkins into monsters for Halloween! We added zits, eyes and hair. What would you add to make it a monster? Kid-sized scarecrows are super simple to make, reuse some worn out kid clothes! A great guest post from Sugarsnips. […]

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A Big Accomplishment & Hands on Activities

Our week of hands on activities: [clockwise from top-left] I brought out an old post this week. One about teaching responsibility to our kids. I needed a refresher on this before the baby gets here to find age-appropriate ‘jobs’ for the boys to help out with around the house. Henry added onto George’s shaving cream […]