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Artsy Leaf Rubbing: Nature Art for Kids

leaf rubbing

The kids and I tried our hands at leaf rubbings today!  Oma and Grandad visited us this week on their way home from a multi-state trip and Oma brought L&L several different types of leaves they had collected.  The leaves were already starting to become brittle, so this was a perfect way to get a […]

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5 Little Pumpkins Fingerprint Cards for Halloween

fingerprints pumpkin cards

Today we made some cute and simple pumpkins fingerprint cards for Luke and Lilah’s grandma and aunt for Halloween.  These were inspired by Make and Takes’ Sweet Little Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch Cards – Aren’t they darling? – and our favorite Halloween book, Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino!  I especially love them because we finally found a way to […]

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Suncatcher Bats – a kid’s Halloween craft for indoors or out!

We’ve been doing lots of art this week since it seems we’ve been taking turns feeling under the weather.  One day this week, I decided we should make some Halloween suncatcher bat decorations to hang in our tree in the front yard.  It turned out to be a really simple art activity that even really […]

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Halloween & Fall Master Book Lists for Kids

With Autumn being in full swing and Halloween right around the corner, here are some great fiction, nonfiction, and poetry kids’ books you won’t want to miss!  I’ve included books to cover both the season and the “holiday” so whether you’re looking for just the one or both, I’ve got you covered!  In the following […]

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Run, Run As Fast As You Can…to make Gingerbread Cloud Dough!

gingerbread cloud dough

To make our plain cloud dough a little more festive for the upcoming Christmas season, we turned it into GINGERBREAD!  Gingerbread cloud dough is as easy to make as regular cloud dough, you just add a little bit of cinnamon and ginger in with the flour and oil, and it smells great, too!  Then you […]

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Painting WITH Pumpkins: Art Exploration with Preschoolers

Remember last week when I told you we spent a whole afternoon painting WITH pumpkins?  Well I was so excited then to tell you about the Rolling Pumpkin Paint Stamp we invented that I didn’t get into the other fun ways we experimented with paint and pumpkins, but now I’m back to tell you all about them! […]

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Pumpkins on Tuesday Tots! #linky

‘Tis the season for PUMPKINS!!   And there were some GREAT pumpkin activities shared last week on Tuesday Tots!! Here were some I added to my own must-do list:1.  Fist (Knuckle) Print Pumpkins from Putti’s World2.  Mr. Pumpkin Head from Loving My Nest3.  Halloween Favors: Pumpkin Play Dough from A Mom Not a Professional Nor […]

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Make Your Own Rolling Pumpkin Paint Stamp

Luke (age 4) and Lilah (age 3) experimented painting with mini pumpkins all afternoon.  We had a blast and I am going to share with you all the different techniques we tried, but towards the end of our painting experimentation session, I got an idea that turned out to be so successful and dare I […]

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