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Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

A fun paper craft can be just the thing to keep kids busy at home. Kids can design these fun animal sun catchers using any color of card stock and tissue paper!

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

This project is a fun craft and creative way to feed the critters in your backyard. Kids will love making these DIY pinecone bird feeders using peanut butter and any type of birdseed. 

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

It’s really easy to make a sensory bin for your kids. Anyone can do it, using items you already have at home! Sensory bins are great for homeschool, preschool, tactile learning and just for fun! All you need to create an awesome sensory bin is a sensory medium such as play sand, small toys and an assortment of tiny decorative accents. Learn how to create a discovery experience using these simple steps for how to make a kids sensory bin!

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My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

The recent Coronavirus outbreak and resulting school closures have created many questions for families who are now faced with having kids at home all day. Here’s what “school at home” is like for our family, as well as some creative activities you can do with kids of all ages.

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

In today’s techy world, interactive screen free toys are a huge plus! Meet Codi, a storytelling robot that also plays songs and quiet time music. Here are the ins and outs of our experience hanging out with Codi.

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Preschool is a fun year to introduce kids to their colors, shapes, numbers and letters. I am homeschooling three kids and I think preschool is one of the more challenging years but also very rewarding. It’s challenging because preschool kids can’t read any of their own instructions and my 3-year-old typically requires constant guidance. However my preschool boy loves to learn and be included in our homeschool routine. To keep my son busy, I searched Amazon for engaging and creative preschool activities that would also get him excited about school.

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Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Going back to school can be creative and fun with a little imagination! These ideas for making re-purposed pencil cans and custom book covers will brighten up any desk.

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Children can learn and discover new things every day. I’ve found many ways to make learning fun for my kids. Resources like TinkerActive workbooks are a great way to reinforce science and math concepts, especially for kids who learn by doing.

Educational Activities for Kids Ages 0 to 10

Educational Activities for Kids Ages 0 to 10

“Mom, what can we do?” is a common question in our home. It can be a challenge to keep kids busy with stimulating activities, especially if they are eager to learn. My kids love doing crafts, playing pretend and spending time with mom or dad. We also encourage our kids to play independently. These interactive activities and educational toys encourage kids to keep on learning, exploring and problem solving.
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Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Need a creative kids’ project? Edible marshmallow play dough is simple to make at home. Mix in your favorite colors and add sprinkles to customize this sensory kids’ activity.

Back to School Basics for Kids

Back to School Basics for Kids

What’s the first thing you do to get ready for going back to school? New school supplies, comfy shoes and healthy snacks are all important. These back to school basics are helpful to check off your list!

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

I love inspiring my kids with messy art projects and crafty activities. My kids regularly ask to do craft projects and I’ve learned some tricks to minimize the mess. I’ve also found some great kid-friendly art supplies that are easy to set up and put away. I keep play dough on hand, create sensory bins that can be quickly stowed away and collect an assortment of kids’ art supplies. These eco-friendly art supplies are fun and they’re made with ingredients derived from the earth!
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Things to Do at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Things to Do at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Our family road trip took us to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, where we saw exhibits about dinosaurs, gems & minerals, an IMAX presentation on flight and visited the Planetarium. We also had fun at the museum’s interactive kid-focused Discovery Zone, a highlight of our visit!

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Teaching science to kids can be creative and fun! It’s easy to make school at home interesting and interactive to inspire a love for learning. Here are a few projects we’ve enjoyed to mix up our daily homeschool routine.

3 Static Electricity Tricks You Can Do With Your Kids

3 Static Electricity Tricks You Can Do With Your Kids

The best way to learn about science is by performing your own experiments, but not every family has a full science lab in their garage. Science is everywhere and you don’t need to visit a lab to teach your kids all sorts of things using static electricity. These static electricity activities are fun to incorporate into homeschool or do as an after school activity.
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