Our Favorite Family Games

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Between our two families, we have gone through A LOT of board games and yard games over the years. Here is a quick round-up of some of our personal favorites! Disclaimer: Some of the links in thisā€¦

20+ Summer Boredom Busters (Screen-Free!)

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Home with kids and in need of screen-free activity ideas? We've got you covered. This list of 20 summer boredom busters will keep kids of all ages busy in a meaningful and fun way. Before you jotā€¦
30+ Journal Prompts for Kids (FREE PRINTABLE)

30+ Journal Writing Prompts for Kids (+ Free Printable)

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Promote creative thinking, attention span, and writing skills using these original 30+ Journal Writing Prompts for Kids that are written by an award-winning elementary teacher.

Fun Idea to Do With Kids While You Wait

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Every parent of preschool and elementary kids has been there. The dreaded wait...at a restaurant, the doctor's office, an amusement park, you get the idea. Kids start to whine. Your head starts to hurt. Well, we have a really fun idea to do while you wait, and it doesn't involve a device!
30+ Journal Prompts for Kids (FREE PRINTABLE)

Start a Summer Journal for Kids (+ FREE Printable of 30+ Writing Prompts)

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As I mentioned in our 7 Steps to Make Your Summer Count with Kids at Home, I want to be intentional about the way we use our time in the summer. Today I'd like to share about a really cool resourceā€¦
shelves of colorful books

10 Read Aloud Books for Kids Who Hate Reading

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Every child loves books. They just don't know it yet. For the kid in your life who says they hate reading, here are 10 read aloud books that are sure to change his or her mind.

7 Steps to Make Your Summer Count with Kids at Home

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If your kids will be at home with you, by themselves, or with a sitter this summer, don't let that precious time go to waste. With just a little forethought, you can intentionally help them grow in ways that might not be possible during the school year. Here are seven steps to make your summer count when you have kids at home.

Table Talk Cards

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Time together as a family is precious. Maybe like us, you want to use these years of having kids under your roof wisely. We want to build life-long relationships with our children and influence themā€¦
These easy and fun summer learning activities are perfect for elementary-aged kids.

20+ Excellent Summer Learning Activities for Elementary-Aged Kids

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I want my summers at home with my kids to count. Every May, I spend some time thinking about how I can make an impact in my children's lives over the summer months. I've written quite a bit on settingā€¦
Round up of easy summer learning activities for preschoolers

20+ Summer Preschool Learning Activities

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Summer is a-coming! All of my little ducklings will be back in the nest and quickly clamoring for things to do. So, in theory, I'm OK with my kids facing a little boredom. It forces them to be creativeā€¦
5 Creative Ways to Get Kids in the Kitchen

5 Creative Ways to Get Your Kids in the Kitchen This Summer (and Why Itā€™s So Beneficial for You and Them!)

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Make This Summer with Your Kids Count - How to create intentional summer goals that will make a difference in kids' lives.

Make This Summer with Your Kids Count

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Don't waste your summer with kids at home. It's never too late to think about how to use these summer months intentionally. Here's how to create intentional summer goals that will make a difference inā€¦
Rainy Day Activity with marshmallows and toothpicks is one of the simplest learning activities for many ages.

Marshmallows + Toothpicks = Rainy Day Activity

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This activity isn't rocket science...but it might further your child toward that career. Simply give your child toothpicks. Gasp! You mean hand my child those sharp pointy objects!? They will poke theirā€¦

Boredom Buster: Paint a Box!

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We've been cooped up way too long. Between yucky weather, fevers and snow days, my kids were getting major cabin fever. I needed something... stat. As of late, my three year old has taken to paintingā€¦

My Preschooler's Favorite Counting Game

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I wanted to share a super easy counting game that is great for toddlers and preschoolers. This number learning game is something you can put together at home and will keep your kiddo busy. When I wasā€¦

Ball Toss Game: Learning to Add by 10s

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Anybody remember The Bozo Show? I think I just dated myself...big time. But, that's where this ball toss game idea originally came from. My kids, ranging in age from 4-8, love this game on rainyā€¦
14 best educational toys

The 14 Best Hands-On Educational Toys We Own

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Easy and Cheap Science Birthday Party

Easy and Cheap Science Birthday Party: A Complete Guide

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Although a while back, I swore off a Pinterest birthday party for my kids, here I am. I found a pocket of creative time this past year and dove head-first into my 7-year-old son's request for a Scienceā€¦

Making My Summer at Home with Kids Count

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Read my much more updated post called "Make Your Summer at Home Count with Kids" here. Today is my 1st grade son's last day of school (finally!). After one last trip to the Dollar Store this morning,ā€¦

Stacking Cheerios: A Preschool Counting Game

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My almost-three-year-old has been enjoying all things counting as of late. I've been trying to run with the momentum and find all sorts of things to count. I saw an idea similar to this on Pinterestā€¦
alphabet soup preschool learning activity

Alphabet Soup: Preschool Learning Game

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Dinner is going--pots boiling, oven cranked and chopping knife in hand. And the only thing the kids want is to be near mommy. I mean right on top of me. Know that feeling? Years ago, we coined theā€¦
Indoor Snow Day Activities

7 Indoor Snow Day Activities for Kids

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Guest post by Rachel Johnson These cold winter days can feel long and dreary for everyone, especially our little ones. Although snow days can be fun, they can be disappointing when it is too cold to actuallyā€¦
Easy Cheap Science Birthday Party

Science Birthday Party: Crazy Cupcake Concoctions

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As I've been sharing in Easy and Cheap Science Birthday Party: A Complete Guide, we had so much fun at my son's 7th Science Birthday Party. One of my favorite parts of the party, to be honest, wasā€¦
Easy Cheap Science Birthday Party

Science Birthday Party: Make a Scientist Kit as Take Home Gift

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As I've been sharing in Easy and Cheap Science Birthday Party: A Complete Guide, we had so much fun at my son's 7th Science Birthday Party. In this post, I'll share about our Take-Home gift. Move overā€¦