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April 19, 2014

Pine Cone Christmas Tree

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This post is an old favorite that was first published years ago. My not so little boy is now 10 and I can't believe how quickly the time has passed. My preschooler loves to make open ended crafts that can be displayed as holiday decorations. These easy pine cone Christmas trees make beautiful and … [Read more...]

Create-A-Monster Magnetic Board from Lakeshore

Create-A-Monster Magnetic Board

Disclosure: Product was provided by Lakeshore Learning to facilitate my review, however all opinions are my own. My 6 year old is addicted to video games. I know. I KNOW. But before you start, let me explain. He doesn't actually play video games that often. He just has a very addictive … [Read more...]

10 Books to Teach your Kids about The First Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a great time to teach kids about the origins of the holiday. We have a collection of Thanksgiving books that we have enjoyed over the years and we try and find a new favorite every year. Reading historical facts in story form is a great way to learn and helps kids develop a passion … [Read more...]

Halloween Craft: Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lantern

Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lantern

I can't take any credit for this craft. My ten year old so is the master of paper crafts and came up with this brilliant idea for a fun Halloween craft on his own. He sure doesn't get that from me. These easy Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lanterns are fun for elementary aged kids to make. They require a … [Read more...]

Halloween Craft: Chinese Jack-O-Lantern

Chinese Paper Jack-O-Lantern

My kids love making their own holiday decorations. This simple Halloween craft is a fun twist on a paper Chinese lantern -- it's a Chinese Jack-O-Lantern! This is super simple to make and can be adapted for even the youngest kids. Halloween is nearly here and I have a confession. I have yet to … [Read more...]