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Pine Cone Bird Craft

Pine Cone Bird Craft

Even before my eldest could talk, she loved birds. I admit, I did not know much about birds before my kids came along, but I’ve learned a lot along with them. For my daughter’s Daisy troop, we made these pine cone song birds. My son wanted to make one, too! Next month, February, is National Backyard Bird Feeding Month and this is a cute little craft to do with kids. Pin It Materials pine cone googly eyes feathers paint glitter (optional) tacky glue glue dots orange … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Ecology, Featured, Science

30 Kids’ Activities, Crafts, and Education Bloggers to Follow on Pinterest

30 Kids’ Activities, Crafts, and Education Bloggers to Follow on Pinterest

Are you addicted to Pinterest yet? I get so many wonderful kids’ activities, crafts, and learning ideas from Pinterest. Pinterest is also a great way to organize and keep all the neat projects I want to try. Pin It I would love to see you on Pinterest. You can follow my pins and see what I am digging! Pin It   Here are my TOP 30 MUST FOLLOW Kids’ Activities, Crafts, and Education Pinners on Pinterest**, in no particular order: 1. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Me

Tinfoil Painting (Just Make Art!)

Tinfoil Painting (Just Make Art!)

Pin It Yesterday, I promised my kids we would make some special art so we painted on tinfoil. I wanted to share this with you to give you a better picture of what we do around here. Generally, I share projects and activities that require special instructions. However, most of what we do around here is just play, just read a book, just make art–no themes, specific directions, or structure. My kids like to draw or break … Read entire article »

Filed under: All Ages, Art, Featured

Hearts for Ana – A Project for Sandy Hook

Hearts for Ana – A Project for Sandy Hook

One of the beautiful children who was murdered at the Sandy Hook tragedy was due for heart surgery at Boston Children’s. As a “heart mom” (my daughter had open heart surgery at three months old), I can only imagine the roller coaster of emotion they went through to have so much hope and then to lose their baby to such random, awful violence. If, like us, you had been planning to make snowflakes for Sandy … Read entire article »

Filed under: All Ages, Charity

New Year’s Interviews with Your Children

New Year’s Interviews with Your Children

Our children change so much every year and I wish I could bottle up a little of this precious time with them. Despite my compulsive documenting through photographs and notes, the days fly by. One fun tradition is to interview the children every year at New Year’s. I think I originally saw this idea from Amy at TeachMama.com. Pin It I asked the kids about their favorite color, their favorite activities, their favorite memories, and more. I … Read entire article »

Filed under: All Ages, Featured, Intrapersonal, Winter