10 Beginning Chapter Book Series for Kids

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This year my oldest son began venturing to a new section of the library because he now has the ability to read and enjoy chapter books independently. Watching him read on the couch, on his bed, or in the car is a beautiful, beautiful thing! I can’t help but smile when he suddenly giggles or sounds […]

Awesome Summer Activities with Camp Playful!

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Are you looking for awesome Summer activities? Wondering how to make the most of your time with the kids? Exciting news! I have teamed up with creative vloggers Maggy at Red Ted Art and Ana at Babble Dabble Do to produce an inspiring 5 part video series called Camp Playful. You won’t want to miss it! […]

Favorite Road Trip Games and Activities

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Are you planning a family road trip this Summer? Keeping the kids entertained during a long car trip is easy with these clever road trip games and activities! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s play ideas! Here are some of our favorite ways to encourage creative play […]

How to Make Bubble Solution for Giant Bubbles

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Making your own bubble solution is quick, easy, and fun to do with the kids. This recipe for bubble solution is perfect for making giant bubbles! It has quickly become one of our favorite go-to outdoor activities to enjoy together on beautiful Spring and Summer days. Tip – for best results, make bubbles on a […]

How to Make Giant Bubble Wands

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These giant bubble wands are easy to make with just a few items you can find at your local hardware store. Older kids can help tie on the string, and younger kids can help measure out how much string to use. The kids may even enjoy decorating these giant bubble wands with paint, glitter glue, or decorative duct […]

Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe

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This sidewalk chalk paint recipe is made with common household items you probably have on hand! If you don’t already have the materials needed to make this, you may be able to find these at your local dollar store or grocery store. This sidewalk chalk paint recipe features vibrant colors that can easily be washed […]

How to Make an Outdoor Obstacle Course

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Looking for an easy way to learn how to make an outdoor obstacle course? This simple project is quick to set up, and it is a great way to re-use old pool noodles you may already have on-hand. You should be able to find all of the items needed for this project at your local dollar […]

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 […]

Tree Nature Study

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This time of year is like magic.  Trees are changing fast and every day there seems to be something new to learn about the process of being a tree.  Below are a few easy activities to do with your kids and recommended books to explore how trees live and grow for a simple tree nature study! In […]

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 […]

Easter Egg Learning Activities

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These Easter egg learning activities are a cute and festive way to encourage plenty of learning fun! After reading this post, you won’t want to throw away those leftover plastic Easter eggs. Here are just a few examples of some simple Easter egg learning activities that you can try at home! Easter Egg Learning Activity #1 […]

Simple Spring Snack for Kids

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This simple Spring snack for kids is sure to bring lots of smiles! These festive butterflies are easy to make, and perfect for an on-the-go snack! With just a few materials you probably already have at home, you can make this adorable butterfly snack. Invite the kids to join you in the kitchen, and this […]

Math Activities for Spring

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These Math activities for Spring are a great way to foster creative learning fun! When I think of Spring, the first things that pop into my head are flowers, butterflies and bugs!  Today, I’ve got a little Spring-time fun that brings together flowers, butterflies and bugs and MATH, not mention a little art too! To […]

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 […]

Butterfly life cycle lesson plans. (With free printable!)

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For the littlest of learners, they will remember the lesson better if their whole bodies are involved in the learning.  Read on to learn about our butterfly life cycle lesson plans for preschoolers!  We decided to fully immerse our whole bodies into the butterfly life cycle, and it was a lot of fun.  Earlier in the week I […]

How to Make a Fairy Door

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Ever wondered how to make a fairy door? This simple garden craft is an easy way for kids to add a little whimsy to their outdoor garden space. Making fairy doors with your kids is a great way to foster their imagination! My kids enjoyed crafting their fairy doors and decorating them however they liked. […]

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 […]

Learning Activities for Spring

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Are you ready to welcome Spring? These learning activities are perfect for exploring nature, colors, windy days, birds, gardening and so much more that Spring has to offer! Most of these learning activities for Spring can be done at home with materials you probably already have on-hand. Here are some of our favorite learning activities for Spring: […]