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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 ...

raising creative kids: target 'kid made modern' $150 giveaway
March 11, 2014 63 comments

raising creative kids: target ‘kid made modern’ $150 giveaway

      One of the things I love about working with Target is that I have had the opportunity to meet some really great people, do some really fun things, ...

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, ...

early literacy game for kids: read a word, build a snowman
February 5, 2014 1 comment

early literacy game for kids: read a word, build a snowman

originally published December 20, 2009  We have had a ton of snow dropped on us in the last two days; clearly, my kiddos have snow on the brain. So I ...

valentine's day class party ideas, 2.0
January 31, 2014 6 comments

valentine’s day class party ideas, 2.0

       For many years now I’ve been roped into being Room Parent for my kids’ classes, and though I do love the opportunity to meet other families from ...

reading informational text and crafting: easy, beautiful jewelry-making
January 29, 2014 No Comment

reading informational text and crafting: easy, beautiful jewelry-making

      One of the things that my kids love to do is crafts, so when Melissa & Doug came out with the Art Activity books, I was sold. ...

easy, homemade new year’s eve shakers
December 26, 2013 No Comment

easy, homemade new year’s eve shakers

Any time we can use recyclables for learning or play, it’s a win in my book. So each year as New Year’s Eve approaches, we clean out our recycle bin and ...

holiday card stencils and balloon stamps
December 16, 2013 34 comments

holiday card stencils and balloon stamps

Thank you Dollar Tree and the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club for making this post possible!   This year, we’re spicing our holiday cards up a bit. For the past ...

holiday party kid activities: 3 secrets to success #mykindofholiday
December 10, 2013 2 comments

holiday party kid activities: 3 secrets to success #mykindofholiday

As part of Target’s Inner Circle, a few of us are participating a super-fun holiday party series: Holiday Party 101. We’re writing about everything from invitations to desserts, hostess gifts ...

k-cup advent calendar: make it a thoughtful, thankful holiday
November 28, 2013 2 comments

k-cup advent calendar: make it a thoughtful, thankful holiday

      We’re longtime fans of the advent calendar and and longtime fans of coffee. When we stepped up our game last year and sprung for a Keurig, every ...

best gifts for kids and families 2013: teachmama's picks
November 20, 2013 3 comments

best gifts for kids and families 2013: teachmama’s picks

    I’m always surprised when the holiday catalogs roll around at how many new toys hit the shelves each year. It’s a wonder that any of us are able ...