How to Make a Simple Kite

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This video tutorial is great for learning how to make a simple kite! With just a few common household items you probably already have on-hand, you can make a simple kite in about 2 minutes from start to finish. My kids and I love making these kites and spending the afternoon at a local park flying […]

Writing Center Ideas for First Grade

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These writing center ideas for first grade are great for inspiring lots of creative writing fun! This pretend poem shop is an imaginative and educational way to spend a rainy day. Not only will your first grader work on developing important writing skills, she can also work on beginning math skills by adding up the cost of […]

Fun Outdoor Activity Idea

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Here’s a fun outdoor activity idea that would be great for a sunny afternoon with the kids! This sidewalk suitcase was a HUGE hit with my kids when I surprised them with it after school one afternoon. It is easy and quick to put together, and it doesn’t cost a lot of money. I love how something […]

Spring Spelling Activity

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This Spring spelling activity is a simple, easy, and festive way for kids to practice their spelling words! The kids start by saying the word, then match the word on the flower to the corresponding word on the paper, and finally write the word out on a sheet of paper. Added bonus — Read below to […]

Spy Kids – Family Movie Marathon

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We thought it would be fun to have a family movie marathon featuring the Spy Kids movies and some stealthy spy crafts to go along with it! The kids thought these spy kits were so much fun to make! Since the Spy Kids movies are streaming on NETFLIX, it was easy to plan our family movie marathon without having to […]

Spring Must-Do List

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Here’s a simple Spring Must-Do List to help you make the most of your time with the kids this season. This list of classic childhood crafts and activities are perfect for welcoming Spring and celebrating all that it has to offer! Do you have a favorite Spring activity to share? We would love to hear […]

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

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These St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids are a festive way to inspire plenty of imaginative play time fun with leprechauns, rainbows, and more! They all use common household items you probably already have on-hand. We even have a few free printables to make these St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids super EASY to do! Yay […]

Leprechaun Treasure Hunt Clues

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Leprechaun treasure hunt clues are a great way to encourage lots of imaginative play time fun! I have put together a free printable with these leprechaun treasure hunt clues to make it super easy to do this fun St. Patrick’s Day activity at home. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug […]

St. Patrick’s Day Role Play

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This idea for St. Patrick’s Day role play is festive and fun! Added bonus, you can easily sneak in some Math practice too. Welcome to the Clover Café! We serve the luckiest lunches you ever did see. With just a few items from the dollar store and a few of our favorite stuffed animal friends, […]

Ways to Play Spring Calendar 2015

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Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Spring, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from March through May includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun Spring activities!!! Ways to Play Spring 2015 Calendar Printable Includes activities and […]

Dollar Store Boredom Busters!

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These boredom busters for kids are simple to set up and are perfect if you are looking for easy ways to keep the kids entertained while indoors. Since most of the materials can be found at a local dollar store, they are super affordable too! You may even be able to sneak in a little learning […]

Polar Party for Snow Day Fun

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These ideas for snow day fun are simple and easy to set up! Most of these use items you probably already have at home. When school is cancelled for a snow (and ice) day, it can upset daily schedules and frigid temperatures can mean lots of time indoors. These activities are great for when you […]

Netflix Streaming During a Blizzard

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Can’t decide what to watch on Netflix streaming during a blizzard? Snow storms and movies go so well together. What better time to get cozy and have a family movie day? Here are some of our favorite Winter or Snow-themed family friendly flicks to watch instantly on Netflix streaming. Don’t forget the popcorn, pillows, and blankets! […]

Top Secret Valentine Writing Center!

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This Top Secret Valentine Writing Center was a huge hit with my kids (ages 6 and 10)! They spent an entire afternoon coding, writing, and trading Valentine messages back and forth. Special thanks to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative Valentine activity post and supplying us with lots of crafty goodies. […]

Polar Animals Sensory Bin

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This polar animals sensory bin was one of my kids’ favorite activities during a recent day off from school due to icy weather. We did not get any snow, so we made our own. Then we added some small toy animals for plenty of imaginative Winter playtime fun! This was so quick and easy to […]

New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

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Are you getting ready to ring in the New Year with the kids? Our friends at Netflix have made it easy for families to celebrate New Year’s Eve together with a new original series on Netflix Streaming — “All Hail King Julien“! The first five episodes are now available. What better way to party than with […]

Holiday Gift Idea for Kids – Tinker Crate

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I am excited to share with you a new product from our friends at Kiwi Crate that is designed for kids ages 9-16 to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) skills! The new Tinker Crate subscription service has been a HUGE hit with my kids!! Each month, they look forward to receiving a package […]

Family Movie Night for Thanksgiving

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With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to have a family movie night featuring the movie Free Birds and a quick Thanksgiving turkey craft to go along with it! The kids thought these cards were so much fun to make, and they cannot wait to mail them off […]