This fun and cute Valentine’s Day Banner is a great way to create memories with kids of all ages.

Valentine’s Day Banner

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Sometimes, when making crafts with preschoolers, the crafts turn out so cute that I just can’t wait to share them. This Valentine’s Day Banner is one of those times. The banner is fun and simple to make, and looks adorable. An added benefit is that this Valentine’s Day Banner also helps preschoolers develop fine motor skills through cutting, gluing, and …

In our quest to get outside, and into the great outdoors we've developed one great addiction: Geocaching. We have fantastic adventures because of it. CHeck out what geocaching is all about in this post.

One Great Addiction: Geocaching!

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Moms, I know you have heard all about how we need to encourage our children to get out there and move. Be active, stay healthy! The US Centers for Disease Control recommend an hour of activity a day for children and adolescents. Now, personally, I don’t like to just “workout”. I like to be doing “something”. Hiking, gardening, racing, playing …

For this Art in Action: N is for Negative Image, we studied about bas-relief and worked on creating our bas-relief pictures using toothpicks and crayons.

Art in Action: N is for Negative Image

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It’s a lot of fun to see young children explore different color schemes and methods of creating art. In this Art in Action: N is for Negative Image, my children got the chance to make pictures in a negative image.  They had a lot of fun doing it, and even Daddy Crusader got in on the creation of art. Now, …

In this Art in Action: L is for Line Drawing. We spent a couple afternoons creating our own line drawings together. This is a fun technique to explore.

Art in Action: L is for Line Drawing

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There is a pen and ink technique that creates amazing finished products. It’s very time consuming and difficult to master – at the same time, even little children can create art using this method. For this Art in Action, L is for Line Drawing.  My children found this form of art challenging, but exciting, to do. With line drawing, the …

This crazy animal creation activity is a great way to encourage imagination and playfulness, while still practicing fine motor and literacy skills.

“If I Ran the Zoo” Crazy Animal Creation Activity

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My children love to play “what if?” right now, and it’s a fun game. It has lead us on amazingly imaginative journeys to lands made up of food and skies that never rained. One of my favorite authors is also known for his amazingly imaginative journeys – Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. And one of his stories – “If I …