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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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Perfect Painted Pumpkins for Halloween!!

We have done it!  We have perfected the art of painting pumpkins…in this case, mini pumpkins!  The process is so simple that toddlers can do it, yet it’s so mesmerizing and beautiful to watch how the art unfolds — or should I say drips and runs — that adults will not want to stand on the sidelines […]

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{Fun Food} Jack O’ Lantern Pancakes

Here’s an easy way to jazz up your little one’s pancakes for Halloween: make them some Jack O’ Lantern Pancakes!  These “pumpkin” pancakes can make a healthy alternative to candy while remaining festive.  My kids definitely saw these as a treat!We had leftover pancakes from breakfast one morning, so later I whipped up these Jack […]

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A "Batty" Pocket Chart Poem: Teach Rhyme using Kids’ Names and other Pocket Chart Tips!

The kids and I really enjoy doing a calendar time as part of our home preschool routine.  Often this practice is called Circle Time in preschools and schools but with only the three of us, I guess we’d have to call it Triangle Time!   We don’t do calendar every day of the week; sometimes we do […]

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