Simple Home Made Finger Paint

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How to Make Home Made Finger Paints One of the sad things these days is that so many art supplies have chemicals in them and even come from other countries. Sometimes we just want something that is simple and that we know is safe for our children play and create with. Some days we just […]

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Parents: Don’t miss this great car trip game sure to keep the kids busy!

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Traveling with kids can be a challenge on the best of days. “Are we there yet?” and siblings fighting can be an issue to say the least. There are many ways to deal with these issues and one of them is by making sure you can keep the kids busy!  Try This Great New Game! […]

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Fun Summer Activity for Kids – Ice Destruction

Ingredients:  Hot Summer Day Children Ice Block Frozen that night with small plastic toys (In this case, Dinos)  Hammers Bravery Now give the ice toy to the children with the hammers and stand back! Flying ice can feel a bit ouchy as it turns out. The two children in this experiment ages 6 and 4 […]

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Kids Love BRAVE Movie

Brave is in Theaters Now!    Hopefully you are all rushing to see brave in theaters today. Why? Because my children and I want more people to talk with and rave with about the movie! The children have been role playing all day long and begging me to take them to see it again. The […]

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Messy Kindergarten Learning Fun!

Homeschooling Kindergarten this year has been so much fun. Maybe because we love making a mess and love games. It is not hard to find games for any subjuct, just search online! From kindergarten and first grade math games to Maryland state standards, it is all really easy to find things quick and jump in!  […]

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10 Best Summer Toys

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When Asked what toys I would recommend for summer many toy ideas quickly spilled from my lips. This made me think that maybe I should sit down and make a thoughtful list about them. I hope you find this list inspiring and I hope you feel free to add to it at the bottom in […]

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What to buy a 2 year old for her Birthday!

I am going to share with you my top 5 list of things to buy for a 2 year old as my little one is turning 2 next week so the topic is on my mind and that of friends and family. Maybe this little list will help you. I like the number 5 for […]

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Mothers Review on CHIMPANZEE

A Must See for all ages! Not because of amazing stunts, new technology, or the latest and great trends. It is a hit because it speaks to the heart telling a true story of a very special Chimp and what happens to him.  My children and I sat in the theater not really knowing what […]

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Wordless Wednesday — Think Green

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Homeschool Science Fun — Rock Candy

Yes, we count making candy as a science lesson for all our children!  Sweet!  We used a recipe from another blogger that was basically 1 part water to 2 parts sugar.  We did double jars, one for the warm window, one for a cool dark closet.   It did look very nice for the week it […]

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Direct Instruction and Exploratory Learning

One of the beautiful things about homeschooling is that I get to help pick what methods we use for learning. Of course publish schooling mothers know that not all learning happens at school. Too many though admit they hardly have time with their children as so many things demand their attention, and steal the attention […]

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Review — Exercise Rhymes

This is what your looking for.  That is, if you are anything like me. I am a very busy military wife and homeschooling mother of 4. On top of this I am also a writer and reviewer. Any single one of those things is enough to call a mother busy so I know you are […]

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Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!

Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 As we love him, we wanted to celebrate too! While we have many many Dr Seuss books and I know we have this one in the house some place, I could not find it so I just got it on the ipad, no biggie! The children enjoyed reading […]

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Providence Children’s Museum

A trip back up north brought us on a cold day to this childrens museum in providence. Parking was very easy unlike many of the ones we have been to in the past. This is a huge plus when you have 4 children and Fibromyalgia. Not only was the parking lot on site, there was […]

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More Sensory Fun!

This time we used magnets in our home made sensory table box. Really it is a bin on the floor but it gets the job done. Our rainbow rice from weeks back is still in great shape and we have not lost much of it shockingly, even with the children playing with it often.  For […]

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WholesaleCostumeClub — Review

WholesaleCostumeClub is a great store for many occasions, one that you might not even consider is educational projects. They have a vast variety of costumes and we got to pick out one that fit a theme my children have been enjoying, the world of Little House on the Prairie.    Here is our Prairie girl! I find this […]

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Valentine Window Clings

The other night was a creative night here with the littles. Many nights are creative here because it is our idea of fun. We are not really the “sit and watch sports” types, though we did try and watch the super bowl on Sunday with a friend. Mostly we played with the kids though all […]

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Update to Homemade Light Box

My sister/niece/cousin in law mentioned she didn’t understand how to make one of these from my last post on them so I though I would update with better photos as sometimes I can be as clear as mud when trying to explain things! 1. Clear Bin 2. Line the inside and bottom with tin foil.  […]

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Sensory Table — Rainbow Fun

A sensory table is more than just a spot for your children to have fun. It can be a great tool for helping with child development. It can help with fine motor skills, science, math and more. This kind of open ended play is important for growing minds, just as important as Letters and Numbers. […]

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Homemade Light Box Fun

Homeschooling is not all books and the kitchen table for most of us. For my family we love being creative and hands on working! Helping our pre-k daughter and Kinder son with writing is a lot of fun! We are always looking for ways to keep it fun! This time we made our own light table.  We […]

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