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Halloween Favorites

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If you are looking for something to do this week to celebrate the “ooky, spooky” Halloween (as my kindergartner says) – here are a few of my Halloween favorites. These activities are simple, traditional activities that the whole family can do together. *the post may contain affiliate links. Fun Recipes Puffed-Rice Balls One of my all-time favorite Halloween treats was …

Focusing on gratitude is a great way to make Thanksgiving more meaningful. This thankful turkey is our activity for Day 1 of our 7 Days of Thanksgiving.

A Thankful Turkey

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Seven Days of Thanksgiving: Day 1 It’s so much fun to spend the month of November counting blessings. My family has a lot of traditions to help us remember our bounteous blessings during this month. Some are familiar, such as writing down one thing we are each thankful for each day. As we’ve focused on our blessings, we’ve begun to …

Here are some activities to honor Veterans Day that preschoolers love to do.

Simple Ways to Honor Veterans Day

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Finally, the Great War had ended. After years of muddy, horrible trench warfare and terrible deaths, the surviving soldiers could put down their weapons and go back to their loved ones. Countries could begin to rebuild and life could start getting back to normal. The armistice agreement for World War I started on the 11 hour of the 11 day …

The fall time change is coming, and after some trial and error I've a way of surviving the time changes with small children that's fun and easy.

Surviving the Time Changes with Small Children

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Fall, Parenting, Spring 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again… time to change the clocks back an hour. All my life, I have hated the time change – especially the spring change forward. Once in high school, for whatever reason, my alarm clock was wrong, and went off hours earlier that it should have. My sister and I got up, dutifully dressed and got …

There's a lot to do during fall, and here are five kid-friendly fall activities that will help the whole family enjoy the fall season, without extra stress.

Kid-Friendly Fall Activities

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Cooking and Recipes, Fall, Family Fun, Kids Crafts, Preschool Units 0 Comments

Everyone seems to be writing about their fall bucket list, and I’m going to join in with a list of kid-friendly fall activities. I love fall. I think it’s my favorite time of year. Fall is harvest time in the garden; dress-up time for the trees and children; and hot cocoa time in the evenings. However, with five children, I’ve …

Preschoolers love Halloween and my preschoolers wanted to make some Halloween decorations, so we made this fun and easy lighted ghost garland together.

Lighted Ghost Garland – a Halloween Preschool Activity

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My preschoolers were ready for something Halloween to do.  Last week, we decorated for Halloween, and that just seemed to whet their appetite for all things Halloween. Instead of locking myself away and creating something for them to look at, I thought it would be more fun for them if we made something together. We wanted something fun, simple, kid-friendly, …