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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!

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!

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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Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Play this interactive word family dominoes game to make reading fun and reinforce phonics sounds. Kids will love matching up rhyming words and learning through play!

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 using items you already have at home! Create this exciting kids discovery experience using a sensory medium, miniature creatures or characters and colorful sensory accents.

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

In today’s world, technology seems to be everywhere we turn. My kids often ask to use my phone or their tablets to play games, to the point where we’ve limited our kids’ screen time to Friday afternoons. It’s refreshing when we come across a toy that uses technology to create a screen-free experience for kids. My kids have enjoyed playing with 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.
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Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

You can easily do preschool with your child at home and encourage their love for learning at a young age. These preschool workbooks and activities are very helpful to keep a 3-year-old busy!

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.

The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

Playing with playdough is a great sensory activity for kids of all ages. You can easily make a batch of this soft salt dough and kids can choose their favorite colors to mix in! We’ve made playdough many times. This is the best homemade playdough recipe that results in soft, moldable dough that’s not too salty or drying. I’m also happy to share some of my creative tips for making vibrantly colorful dough and minimizing the mess of mixing in the food coloring. The next time you are looking for an interactive kid’s activity, try making this homemade playdough recipe!
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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

My kids love doing crafts, playing pretend and spending time with mom or dad. It can be a challenge to keep kids busy. These artsy activities and educational toys encourage kids to keep on learning, exploring and problem solving.

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

Twirling, dancing and skipping around is what little girls do, right? My girls started their self-directed dance careers almost as soon as they could walk; pirouetting through the store and practicing tendus along the curb. As soon as they each turned three, we enrolled our girls in recreational ballet classes. Kids can learn many important things by taking ballet such as following instructions and improving balance and coordination. Additionally, a ballet class is great exercise and a fun excuse to dress up in glittery outfits and dance shoes! Here are six ways little girls can benefit from taking ballet.
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5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

Great toys help kids learn, imagine and make memories. We’ve enjoyed exploring several classic wooden play sets from Hape Toys. Here are 5 reasons why purchasing high quality wooden toys is a good investment for your kids.

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.

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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