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easter egg pattern match game: for kids, by kids
April 17, 2014 No Comment

easter egg pattern match game: for kids, by kids

Easter is right around the corner, and we’re psyched. Not only does Easter mean egg painting and candy, family time and spring flowers, fresh starts and new hope, it means ...

how to throw a rockstar frozen birthday party—snacks to serve
April 11, 2014 1 comment

how to throw a rockstar frozen birthday party—snacks to serve

  Frozen is all the rage these days, so it’s no wonder that my Cora wanted a ‘Frozen’ birthday party for her 7th. So that’s what we did. Starting last ...

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
April 7, 2014 No Comment

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

      When I was teaching, I always had a bulletin board full of opportunities for my students to win contests, write essays, submit poems, and receive accolades outside ...

earth month programming for kids: resources from PBS Kids
April 5, 2014 No Comment

earth month programming for kids: resources from PBS Kids

My friends at PBS Kids are totally ready for some fun, Earth-happy on-air programming, and my own kids are thrilled. PBS Kids and the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) ...

springtime easter sensory bin: egg hunt and count
March 30, 2014 No Comment

springtime easter sensory bin: egg hunt and count

Huge thanks to Lauren, of Tutus & Tea Parties, for writing this smart and totally cool springtime craft post.  Lauren is a certified elementary educator, and she writes about the ...

april fools' pranks and jokes for kids
March 26, 2014 2 comments

april fools’ pranks and jokes for kids

      Seriously, April Fools’ Day is one of my favorite holidays, and I know that’s not normal. I just think April Fools’ Day gives us a good excuse ...

chick hatching: fun for kids and families (and giveaway!)
March 22, 2014 5 comments

chick hatching: fun for kids and families (and giveaway!)

I’ve said it before, and I’l say it again: We. Love. Chickens. Really, we do. Not only do we love backyard chickens, but we also love the teeniest of tiny ...

april fools' candy bugs: funny trick for families
March 19, 2014 4 comments

april fools’ candy bugs: funny trick for families

 originally published in 2011     April Fools’ Day is practically upon us, and I thought that before I served the kids jell-o in their juice cups tomorrow (seriously, how funny ...

disney surprise scavenger hunt
February 20, 2014 7 comments

disney surprise scavenger hunt

      It’s been busy here for the last few days, with our insane weather and with FutureCity, Toy Fair, and National Center for Families Learning Summit all in ...

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime
February 14, 2014 No Comment

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime

    It’s been snowing a whole lot over here for the last few weeks, and in fact, this week, about 15 inches of the white stuff were dumped on ...

secret message valentines: homemade, candy-free, totally cool
February 11, 2014 2 comments

secret message valentines: homemade, candy-free, totally cool

    Longtime fans of the ole homemade Valentine, I’ve had to get a little more clever and crafty as the kids get older. But I still want them writing, ...