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Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is having fun while learning. Here are some of the creative activities our family does while homeschooling!

Meet American Girl Kira Bailey – 2021 Girl of the Year

Meet American Girl Kira Bailey – 2021 Girl of the Year

We had a chance to review the new Kira Bailey doll and her comfy camping tent. True to the American Girl collection, each item of this playset is beautifully detailed, including Kira’s outfits and accessories.

Super Cute Baby Dolls that Look Real

Super Cute Baby Dolls that Look Real

Each of my girls have gone through a baby doll stage. They love dressing up their baby dolls, cuddling them and tucking them in bed. The Feltman Brothers make a variety of super cute baby dolls that look lifelike. These dolls have soft weighted bodies that feel very similar to holding an infant. For kids who enjoy playing with baby dolls, Feltman Bothers dolls are a great quality investment for good old fashioned play.
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Awesome Gift Ideas for Creative Girls

Awesome Gift Ideas for Creative Girls

Gift buying for kids can be so much fun! I love picking out useful gifts that inspire my kids to be creative. Here are some really fun gift ideas for creative girls.

2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

I enjoy giving my kids meaningful gifts that also help them build their collections. Here are some of my top kids gift ideas and interactive toys for kids.

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

My kids love doing crafts. Seasonal crafts are a fun way to get the kids involved in making some festive decorations for our home. We made these colorful tissue paper leaf sun catchers, which look like stained glass! Tissue paper sun catchers are easy to make with card stock and pieces of tissue paper.

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Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments Kids Craft

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments Kids Craft

DIY projects are a colorful way to add seasonal cheer to your home! These popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments are super cute and very easy to make using colored popsicle sticks and crafty embellishments.

Homeschooling Tips for Teaching Your Kids

Homeschooling Tips for Teaching Your Kids

Are you thinking of teaching your kids at home? You can easily learn how to homeschool your kids. Use these homeschooling tips for parents to create a successful school routine and make learning fun!

Great Family Activities in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Great Family Activities in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is a great place to explore and go on family adventures! Our family has lived in the area since 2014. We love going on hikes and playing at the downtown city playgrounds. Additionally, we’ve met friends at the Lake Coeur d’Alene beaches, and often go out to dinner at the Dockside. Coeur d’Alene has a beautiful downtown area with several parks, fun playgrounds for kids, and easy hiking trails with great lake views. Here are some of our favorite family activities in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

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DIY Glitter Slime & Water Beads

DIY Glitter Slime & Water Beads

There’s something really fun about making homemade slime. We made dark purplish blue slime with glitter and aqua water beads. Mixing up a batch of slime is Chemistry that kids can do themselves!

DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

Making playdough is a great activity for any afternoon, especially to entertain antsy kids! This DIY mint playdough uses my BEST homemade playdough recipe, with added mint extract!

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

A trip to a local fossil dig is an interesting way to add some adventure to our regular homeschool week. We headed out to Clarkia Miocene Flora Fossil Dig in Idaho with our 3 kids to see what we could find. Evidently, the Miocene time period is the first geological epoch of the Neogene period. We mostly found impressions of leaves which were trapped between layers of sediment that later hardened into rock. Our family discovered that digging for fossils is a pretty cool hands-on science activity!
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American Girl Doll Kitchen Review

American Girl Doll Kitchen Review

This American Girl kitchen has all the accessories to create a beautiful culinary space for 18″ dolls. Stocked with play food and tiny kitchen utensils, it’s the perfect interactive play set for girls who love to cook and bake!

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Welcome to Sprinkle Rush, our kids cupcake baking challenge! Our girls, Kiera and Sylvie, practiced their culinary design skills to make and design their best cupcakes.

Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Slime is super easy to make and really fun to play with! Red, white and blue slime is a creative activity for the Fourth of July or any open afternoon! Kids can easily mix up their own slime using these simple non-toxic ingredients.

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