Harry Potter Crafts and Play Date Fun!

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Do your kids love Harry Potter? My 10 year old has been enjoying the Harry Potter series of books, and much of her love of reading can be attributed to the world of Hogwarts! Recently we hosted an impromptu Harry Potter themed play date, and it was so much fun!!! These activities would be great […]

10 Spooky Halloween Storybooks for Kids

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If your kids are looking forward to some spooky fun this Halloween, here is a list of 10 of our favorite books with just the right amount of spookiness for plenty of festive story times celebrating ghosts, skeletons, haunted houses, and even zombies! I’ve included these books in particular because my own kids have requested […]

10 Awesome Coloring Books

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Does your child love to color? Looking for the best inspiring new coloring books to try?? Here are 10 of our all-time favorite awesome coloring books for kids of all ages! Toddler Let’s Color! (Kumon First Step Workbooks) — Both of my kids absolutely loved this coloring book for beginners when they were just starting to […]

Special Storytime

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For a GREAT time, pack up some of your favorite books, a few tasty snacks, and a picnic blanket. Visit your favorite park for some outdoor storytime fun and make some lovely memories with your kids!! Stories don’t always have to be read indoors, you know. Extra bonus points if your books happen to be […]

Giveaway — Press Here by Hervé Tullet

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It’s time for another FUN giveaway — this time from my friends at MonkeyReader.com!! MonkeyReader.com is an online bookstore that specializes in children’s books, many at a discount. The best part?? MonkeyReader.com donates five percent (5%) of their profits to non-profit children’s literacy programs and organizations! One of my girls’ favorite books at the moment […]

SAJ’s Stealthy Book Tour — The Letter F (and giveaway!)

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I’m so excited my friend Brenda Ponnay, a.k.a. Secret Agent Josephine, has a new series of children’s books!! These books are perfect for little ones learning their ABC’s, colors, and numbers — and they have clever details parents and older siblings will definitely appreciate. I love that these books are available in ebook formats for […]

Creepy Crawly Seek and Find… and a PBS Kids Giveaway!

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We made some seek and find bottles, and Clara and I had SO much FUN with this!! She enjoyed the entire process, and afterwards loved the challenge of finding all the creepy critters in the bottle. They are very frugal to make, and are a great way to keep the kiddos occupied in the car […]

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss – Lorax Craft

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The month of March brings so many FUN things to celebrate — National Craft Month, March 2nd is Read Across America Day AND it is also Dr. Seuss’s birthday, just to name a few!!! Emily is a huge fan of Dr. Seuss, and has been waiting a long time to celebrate his birthday. One of our favorite books […]

Sunday Snapshot — Snowy Story Time

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Emily’s new favorite reading spot… Nothing like some outdoor snow furniture! Wishing you and your family a fun weekend — stay warm!!

Purple Crayon Mural

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Over the weekend, we took the girls to see Harold and the Purple Crayon at the theater, a holiday gift from Mark’s sister (Thank you, Aunt Julia!!) It is one of their favorite books, and afterwards Crayola was there to hand out large purple crayons to all the kiddos! Fun!! This morning, I attached freezer […]

Giveaway — iPad plus Assorted Children’s Books from Target

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Wow!!! There were SO many entries for this amazing giveaway! The giveaway is now closed — see below for the winner announcement! Have you heard of Target’s Read with Me program? This brilliant initiative is designed to help youngsters become proficient at reading by the end of third grade — an important milestone when kids […]

Giveaway — Laura Numeroff’s New Book

I’m so excited about this fun giveaway from Laura Numeroff, author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, who has partnered with Sleepy’s and First Book to provide a free reading event for those who are lucky enough to live in the King of Prussia area! But you don’t have to live near King […]

5 Tips to Minimize Food Waste with Kids

Please join me in giving a warm “Frugal Family Fun Blog” welcome to my guest, Debbie Lillard, from SpacetoSpare.com for today’s post! Debbie is the author of Absolutely Organized – A Mom’s Guide to a No-Stress Schedule and a Clutter Free Home, and she has generously offered her best tips to help minimize food waste […]

Five Little Bats Finger Puppet Playset

We have been enjoying lots of Autumn and Halloween themed books and poems in our household lately. Between battling colds, and rainy weather, it is the perfect time for snuggling under blankets and reading good books. When we read this poem this afternoon, we just knew we needed a finger puppet playset to go along […]

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Library Book Sales (Guest Post from Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile)

I hope you will join me in welcoming Lynn to Frugal Family Fun Blog for this gem of a guest post with lots of valuable money-saving tips. Thank you, Lynn! Update: We have a guest post up on Lynn’s blog today. Be sure to visit her! Hi. I’m Lynn, mom to a 2 year old […]

Indoor Herb Garden Update… Sprouts!

When we woke up this morning, we were greeted by these….. …. sprouts of basil from our indoor herb garden!! To celebrate, we read the book Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. What a fabulous find this book turned out to be, and I highly recommend it if you have any junior gardeners in […]

Frugal and Useful — Post-it Bookmarks

Here’s a useful gift that even the smallest crafters can make — Post-it® Bookmarks! I am so guilty of folding multiple corners on just about every book I read and writing in the margins, so I really needed one of these. When Emily saw what I was up to, she wanted to help. To make […]

Easy Apple Printed Book Covers from a Paper Bag

One of the first homework assignments many kids need to complete is to cover their books. Why not have a little fun doing it? Using some paint, a brown paper bag or freezer paper, an apple, and a potato, you can make beautiful book covers! I see book covers at office supply stores all the […]