Poetry Books to Delight and Inspire

  Poetry Books to Delight and Inspire   April is National Poetry Month. What better way to get ready than to read a few poems. I have a strong preference for shortish poems so that’s mostly what you’ll find here. Many are funny, some simply beautiful, and all have great illustrations. Enjoy!     Good Sports:…

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Easter Games for Family Fun

  Easter Games for Family Fun   I hope the weather where you are is Easter-lovely and you just want to be outside. But for those time you have to be inside, here some games.   Easter Games  from Activity Village printable games and coloring   Squigly’s Easter Games from Squigly’s Games online games  …

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Easter Crafts for Boosting Literacy Skills

  Easter Crafts for Boosting Literacy Skills   Following directions is a great way to practice reading while having fun. And when you’re done, you have something to show for it! I hope these sites give you lots of good ideas. Many are repeats from last year, plus some additions.   CHURCH RELATED Easter Bible Printables…

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Easter is Coming! Get Ready with this Terrific Bunch of Books

  Easter is Coming! Get Ready with this Terrific Bunch of Books   Easter is in just two weeks. Here are some new and old books for getting ready.    Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Claudia Rueda Cat is grumpy. Everyone loves the Easter Bunny. So why can’t he be an Easter…

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Passover Games for the Whole Family

    Passover Games for the Whole Family   Passover begins on April 3. Here are some  games, videos, and printables for the family to enjoy together.   18 Minutes to Go… from JewishKids.org a game to print and play   Passover Videos for Kids  from JewishKids.org a collection of videos   Pesach Seder Plate Jigsaw Puzzle  from…

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Passover Activities for the Whole Family

  Passover Activities for the Whole Family   Passover begins on April 3. Here are some activities, games, crafts, and other fun things for the family to do together.   Planning Your Family Seder  from AISH.com goals, attitudes, activities, and ideas   Games and Tips for the Seder  from AISH.com several off-line games to play   The Seder …

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Passover is Coming: Books to Get You Ready

  Passover is Coming: Books to Get You Ready   Passover starts on April 3. Because Judaism is not my religion, I turned to others for recommendations. Many of the books here came from PJ Library. I recommend checking out their many other Passover books.    The Passover Lamb by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illustrated by…

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Fun Spring Info Sites

  Fun Spring Info Sites   Learning about spring weather, gardening, kites, and going outside to really look around…all great things to do in spring. Get out and have fun!   Tree House Weather Kids  from University of Illinois Extension Click on the Seasons and Temperature link for spring information. Then check out the other…

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100 Days ’til Summer – The Countdown Begins

  My friend Martha Rodriguez has agreed to do another guest post. Yay! I love her enthusiasm and she has a great idea for bringing in summer.   100 Days ’til Summer – The Countdown Begins   Winter has gone on long enough, so forget spring!  We want to go straight to summer! We can’t wait…

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