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This Instructographic is a great visual guide to help your kids make their own colorful hand puppets.Puppet making can be a great activity for families, schools and nursery groups, and is great for inspiring a young child’s imagination. Kids are their most imaginative at a young age, so the more fun-filled crafty activities you can provide them with, the more chance there is for them to develop their creative artistic flair. Customising puppets is probably the most fun part of the process, and can provide hours of fun. Smiley faces,...

My house was visited by the flu last week and let me tell you, that was a rough few days. Towards the end of the week I had a whole houseful of little people who still didn’t feel good but were sick of just laying around. I got all excited and got out the items we would need for this craft and it was met with ho-hum enthusiasm at best. Usually my kids love to cut, color and give stuff away but they just weren’t feeling it that day. I’m going to try this homemade Valentines for kids craft again with them a little closer...

For our  project this week I chose to do a really fun science experiment using items I already had. My little man loves to get dirty and be hands on so creating a volcano and watching it erupt sounded perfect. I took ideas from books but altered it to be something a 3 year old can do. So put on those old clothes and grab some items from your kitchen and have a BLAST!Supplies:Baking Soda (not powder) White Vinegar containers (we used disposable party cups) spoons food colorHomemade Volcano How-to:Fill a cup about 1/4-1/3 full...

It’s January….it’s cold outside here, the weather is almost always wet and there just isn’t a lot of outside play time.  We have to make our own fun during this dreary month. Being a homeschool mama, I’m always looking for fun ways to add learning to our everyday and these 5 Senses Mad Libs are a great activity for the kids. If they can talk to you, they can play!What You Will Need:Paper Pen CrayonsThat’t it! It really couldn’t be easier. On your sheet of paper you will write the phrase:Mary...

Over the last few months we have been switching out our bulbs from the incandescent to energy efficient bulbs. I wrote 2 months ago that we all needed to start doing this because things were about to change! I told you about the legislative changes coming in January. January is now here! I can’t believe it! But that means that changes are now in effect.  What does that mean for you and me? That was the BIG question!  I wanted to be more informed and I wanted to help you with the new changes as well. I partnered with GE to do an experiment...

This week I was searching for ways to entertain my son without having to get out of the house. The weather has been very nasty. I turned to the kitchen for ideas. That is where I came up with this really fun, tasty, safe and cheap game for kids. Here is how you can do it too! Pudding and Cereal Tic Tac Toe:Supplies:Pudding (We had chocolate but any will work) Cereal for the x and o. (We used 2 colors of fruit loops) A plate or tray Plastic Utensils(Please note that these are what I had on hand. You could easily do this with other...

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