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Printable Play Space

I made up some cute play spaces from a sheet of card stock paper, and our peg dolls have made themselves right at home. The girls are having a great time with these, and I love how something as simple as a sheet of paper can make their faces light up!! There were lots of […]

Printable Star Stencils

Have you waited until the last possible minute to decorate for 4th of July?? Need a fun way to keep the kiddos busy for those outdoor BBQ’s and picnics?? Then grab your favorite sidewalk chalk and print out a few of our star stencils for some artsy outdoor fun! Once the template is printed, trace […]

Printable Bird House Play Set

I made some colorful paper bird houses as a fun decoration for the sewing room, and I love how cheerful they look — plus they were super-frugal to make! Wouldn’t they look lovely hanging from the ceiling of a child’s bedroom, a classroom, or even lined up along a nature table?? So cute! I quickly […]

Rainbow Village Printable

As soon as I finished designing one of these adorable paper cottages, the girls went off to play with it while I made a bunch more! We had lots of fun playing with these, and then took them apart and stored them flat in a file folder for future play times. They are very frugal […]

Free Printable Garden Journal Pages

We have been hard at work on our garden journal. I love working on this with Emily because it is very frugal, it helps connect us with nature, and it keeps her interest for long periods of time. We were successful at tricking the forsythia into blooming a bit early by bringing some branches indoors, […]

Printable Coupons for Organics

Here is a great list of online printable coupons for organic items: Organic Valley — Save on milk, cheese, soymilk, and butter.  Each coupon can be printed twice.  Also, click here for a printable coupon for $2 off the purchase of any 2 Organic Valley products. Mambo Sprouts — Many coupons here for green cleaning […]

How to Buy a Gift That Will Make You Seem Thoughtful

The holiday season is here, and that means lots of gift-giving. However, buying the perfect gift doesn’t have to be stressful! In this post, you’ll find creative techniques for how to buy a gift that will make you seem like a caring and thoughtful person. The Psychic Gift Recipient So named because the recipient will […]

I Spy Thanksgiving Counting Game for Kids

Here’s an I Spy Thanksgiving counting game for kids that is simple and fun to play! With the help of a printable template, you can easily download, print out the game, and give to the kids to practice their counting skills. This is a great icebreaker activity to try with the kids on Thanksgiving Day! […]

Fall Art Projects Kids Can Make With Stunning Results

Autumn can be full of inspiration for budding artists to create lots of colorful art! Here are some of our favorite ideas for Fall art projects kids can make. Below you will find project ideas for kids of all ages with effective techniques that can create stunning results. When finished, be sure to display your […]

Easy Halloween Art Project for Kids

Here is an easy Halloween art project for kids using chalk pastels and black construction paper. You could use several different Halloween-themed subjects for these silhouettes, including bats, cats, spiders, witches, and more! Use pre-cut shapes available at any craft store, or cut out your own creations. Here are instructions to make this easy Halloween […]

4th of July Paper Plate Craft

This 4th of July paper plate craft was a big hit with my kids! Not only did the kids enjoy coloring in this beautiful template from Mrs. Mactivity, but I was also able to sneak in a bit of writing practice for them over the Summer. No time to color? Use the colored version of […]

4th of July Party Hats

These 4th of July party hats are quick and easy to make! They are a great way to keep the kids busy while they wait for fireworks. Special thanks to Mrs. Mactivity for providing us with this fabulous printable template!! The kids can color their own 4th of July party hats using the black and […]

How to Make a Lei with Real Flowers

Making leis from real flowers may seem daunting at first, but those blooming flowers in your backyard may be the perfect way to bring a little “aloha” into your school day! One of the many joys of homeschooling is the freedom to travel. When we travel during the school year, we just take our studies […]

5 Reasons to Take Your Family to Disneynature Movies

Wondering if you should take your family to see a Disneynature film? For those with kids in upper elementary school and up, I recommend going to see Disneynature films during the first week they are released to theaters or available for home video. Here are 5 reasons to take your family to Disneynature movies: Reason […]

Camp Playful Materials List – Week 1

Build a Simple Kite Colored or White Paper Bamboo Skewers Tape Hole Punch String Paper Weaving Bookmark Printable Template from Red Ted Art White Paper Glue Stick Yarn (optional) Hole Punch (optional) Exploring Glue Batik Gel Glue Small Fabric Tote Bag Acrylic Paint Foam Brush Cardboard

Fostering a Love of Poetry in Kids

Fostering a love of poetry in kids can have a lasting impact on their lives! Poetry can be a powerful tool for expressing deep emotions. Reading and writing poetry often requires an appreciation of language and symbolism that can be overlooked with other forms of literature. There are many benefits to fostering a love of […]

A Fun Game for President’s Day

Add a little learning to your long President’s Day weekend with this fun twist on an old game. It’s so fun, your kids may not even notice that they are learning! One year I came across the Gettysburg Address read by Jeff Daniels. It happened to be the day before President’s Day about a decade […]

Marble Painted Valentines – Gift Kids Can Make

Marble painted Valentines are a great handmade gift that kids can make with stunning results! I love how each print is completely unique. Creating the swirls of paint has a wonderful calming effect. Making these marble painted Valentines for family and friends will be sure to keep the kids happily entertained for a long while! […]