10 Apr 2018

Salt Art Project for kids

  Last night my kids made these really fun salt art projects. We discussed how in ancient times, soldiers got paid with salt because it was valuable to adding flavor or for preserving food. The word salary comes from the word, sal or salt. So simple and fun!   Supplies: Cardstock or heavy paper Glue […]

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16 Mar 2018

Quick and Educational Books to read with your kids

I’m always on the lookout for educational fun books to read with my kids and I am absolutely in love with these book series! These are the ‘Who was’, ‘What was’ and ‘Where was’ series. They are educational and fun to read! There are three different topics in the series. There is the ‘Who was’ which are […]

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20 Feb 2018

Easy Schedule to make your Summer Successful

Summer is a tricky time of the year. We all have plans in our heads of campouts, swimming, family time, vacations and 3 months full of fun times! Then the summer quickly passes by and you realize that half the things you wanted to do didn’t happen and summers nemesis shows his ugly head….boredom!! Ugg…how […]

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10 Dec 2017

A Grinch Christmas Movie Night with Treats

One of our family’s favorite Christmas movies is Dr. Suess’s ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’! Every Christmas season we gather together and watch how the Grinch’s heart is softened by Christmas spirit. It fills our hearts with happiness and we renew our desires to spread Christmas cheer! We also love to fill our tummies with yummy treats while […]

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20 Dec 2016

Christmas Reindeer Activities

Every Christmas Eve, little ones from all over the world are baking up some yummy treats for Santa. But how about his trusty reindeer? My little ones always look forward to making Santa’s reindeer a treat for their long journey flying around the world. A few days before Christmas Eve, we make it an ‘All about Reindeers’ night […]

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4 Jun 2016

DIY Marshmallow Shooter

Want a fun and super quick craft to do with your kiddos? Do a fun DIY marshmallow shooter! It’s super easy, super fast and super fun! What kid doesn’t like a battle outside with their friends? I know mine do but I don’t want them using things that can actually hurt each other.  I also seem to […]

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2 May 2016

Kids Summer Activities

Today starts week three of my kids’ Alphabet Summer!  We have been having a blast and learning a lot along the way as well.  I really have noticed that when I am focused and organized on the kids summer activities more dialog and interaction happens between the kids and me.  And I’m learning new things […]

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14 Apr 2016

Top 10 Action and Adventure Chapter Books

Here’s a list of our top 10 action and adventure chapter books. The 39 Clues Tigers at Twilight   Lightning Thief Hatchet   White Fang Shipwreck Stone Fox The Black Stallion Choose Your Own Adventure Books The Black Cauldron Have you read any of these books?  What’s your favorite action or adventure book?

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6 Mar 2016

Bug Cookies or Dinosaur Cookies

These are absolutely the easiest bug or dinosaur cookies you can make!  The trick is using the pre-made peanut butter cookie dough in the refrigerator section at the grocery store!  See I told you it was easy.  I bought some small bug toys and dinosaur toys from the dollar store and washed them.  Then I […]

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4 Feb 2016

Wombat Stew Recipe – Alphabet Summer W

One of my kids favorite things is reading and making Wombat Stew.  The kids absolutely loved this activity!  This recipe was made using ideas from the book Wombat Stew by Marcia K. Vaughn. The book is about a Dingo trying to make stew from a Wombat.  The Wombat’s friends try to help save the Wombat and […]

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