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    April 22, 2016
    Friday Fun Video: Happy Earth Day!
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    Check out this video for awesome, Earth-friendly activities for kids!


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    April 1, 2016
    Friday Fun Video: Clean April Fools Pranks For Kids!
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    Some of these are probably better left for older kids, but the remote tape and the glued change are classics!


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    March 8, 2016
    Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids

    slide_405688_5064548_freeSaint Patrick’s Day is usually not that fun of a holiday for kids, if I’m being honest. If they forget to wear green, they get pinched. You don’t get out of school or work, and there aren’t really any other traditions or activities associated with it. I remember one St. Patrick’s Day from when I was a kid, and it was the most fun I’ve ever had on the holiday. My teacher hid a bunch of chocolate coins around the classroom, and we were allowed to hunt for as many as we could find. It was super fun, and I think Saint Patrick’s Day is an opportunity for more activities like that. That’s why I love this post by Caroline Bologna at Huffington Post. Here are some awesome Saint Patty’s Day Crafts for kids:

    Pipe Cleaner Shamrock from Catholic Icing

    Eraser Stamped Saint Patrick’s Day Shirt from Cutesy Crafts

    Rainbow and Shamrock Bookmarks from Teaching My Friends

    Rainbow Chain Pot of Gold from Sassy Dealz

    Four Leafed Clover Handprint Art from A Night Owl Blog

    Photo Credit: Teaching My Friends


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    February 15, 2016
    Happy President’s Day!

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    Photo from Wayward Girls’ Crafts


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    February 4, 2016
    Valentine’s Ideas For Kids

    99513156_d07d1863f9_zWhen I was younger, I loved making Valentines for my classmates and friends. It was so much more fun to make personalized ones than to just buy cardboard ones from the store. If you are looking for Valentine’s Day inspiration for your kids, here are some card ideas that I really love:

    Gumball Valentine from Cupcake Cutiees 

    Heart Shaped Animal Valentines from Crafty Morning 

    25 Non-Candy Valentines for Kids from Motherhood On A Dime 

    Candy Huggers from Lia Griffith 

    Mice Kisses from Princess Pinky Girl 

    Photo Credit: Butterfly Sha 


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    December 31, 2015
    Happy New Year!

    Photo and countdown idea from One Good Thing By Jillee


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    December 25, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Babies At Christmas
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    All parents know that this is 1000% accurate


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    December 24, 2015
    Merry Christmas Eve!

    Melted snowman cookies photo and idea from Brit.co

     

     

     

     

     


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    December 17, 2015
    Christmas Activities For Kids

    Some of my best memories as a kid come from the holidays: singing with my cousins, waiting for Santa at night but always falling asleep, playing in the snow, eating Christmas cookies, driving to my Grandma’s house with my family, the list goes on. Christmas is the perfect time to create some long lasting, happy childhood memories. Here are some of my ideas that you can do with your kids to help get them into the holiday spirit:

    -Go visit Santa at the mall, get pictures taken

    -Drive around and look at lights

    -Shop for/make gifts together for friends and neighbors

    -Bake cookies, leave some out for Santa

    -Sing Christmas songs; go caroling

    -Play in the snow: have a snowball fight, make snowmen and snow angels

    -Volunteer, donate, and get into the spirit of giving

    -Make a gingerbread house

    -Make ornaments (there are tons of cute ideas on Pinterest!)

    -Decorate a Christmas tree

    -See a live nativity scene or play

    -Learn about holidays from other cultures and religions

    -Watch Christmas movies

    -Mail cards together

    -Elf on the Shelf (if that’s your thing)

    -See the Nutcracker ballet performed

    -Start and keep track of an advent calendar

    -Make paper snowflakes

    -Drink hot chocolate

    -Go to your town’s local holiday parade

    -Spend time with friends and family

    Photo Credit: Lali Masriera 


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    December 16, 2015
    Wordless Wednesday: Twigs + Ribbons = Cute Ornament Craft

    Photo from Apartment Therapy


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