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Our Favorite Christmas Books: Part One

20 favorite Christmas books for toddlers and preschool kids

We have been reading and enjoying TONS of Christmas books for toddler and preschool aged kids this holiday season!  I thought it’d be nice to share our favorite Christmas books in case you are looking to start or add to your own collection.  These are a mix of religious and secular Christmas books in totally random […]

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125+ Ways to Practice Making Letters

making letters

  Here are lots of different ways you and your child can practice making letters!  A lot of the ideas use everyday objects you have around the house, so could basically be considered FREE, or at least very thrifty!  These “making letters” ideas will mostly appeal to the 2-5 year old age group, especially the […]

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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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Thanksgiving Secret Message Bath Game

Thanksgiving secret message bath game

Here’s a simple Wash & Learn activity that your child will love: a Thanksgiving Secret Message Bath Game!  Break out your turkey basters for a little seasonal fun & learning in the tub!  Your child will work on learning (or reviewing) their letters and colors, while also practicing fine motor skills, having a blast, and getting squeaky clean!! Play […]

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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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