Summer—a Perfect Time for Crafts

  Summer—a Perfect Time for Crafts   There are so many craft ideas here, it’ll take you the whole summer to get through them. The literacy and learning possibilities are endless: following directions, reading, focusing… All disguised as fun!   50 Summer Crafts for Kids from The Long Thread outdoor projects, nature crafts, arts &…

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Fourth of July Crafts and Activities for the Family

  Fourth of July Crafts and Activities for the Family   The Fourth of July is in 3 weeks. Time to plan your celebration!   Fourth of July Kids’ Activities  from Martha Stewart Crafts, activities, and food Activities and Crafts for July 4th from Enchanted Learning Activities, crafts and printables   American Fourth of July…

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Cards and Crafts for Father’s Day

  Cards and Crafts for Father’s Day   Father’s Day is in 3 weeks. Plenty of time for making cards and crafts!   Father’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make from Parents.com garden markers, a crown, puppets…   Father’s Day Crafts  from Activity Village crafts and gifts (want to try the origami wallet!)   Father’s Day…

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Weather and Literacy—Perfect Partners!

  Weather and Literacy—Perfect Partners!   Weather activities offer lots of literacy opportunities. Here are some ideas:   Weather Preschool Lesson Plans from The Activity Idea Place  There are lots of ideas here, sorted by weather feature (rain, snow, clouds, wind…) Activities could be used for home or the classroom.   Extreme Weather Activities from…

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Music Activities for the Whole Family

    Music Activities for the Whole Family   Monday’s book post was all about music. Today you can check out these sites. They have a ton of activities for making music part of your everyday life.   Musical Instruments from Activity Village  cymbals, a trumpet, a Didgeridoo…   24 Easy to Make Musical Instruments…

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Crafts, Cards, and Gifts for Mother’s Day

  Crafts, Cards, and Gifts for Mother’s Day   Mother’s Day is in two weeks. This gives us time to follow directions and create something fun. I found lots of sites with lots of ideas.   Mother’s Day Activity Corner  from Kidspot Cards, flowers, gifts, poems…   Mother’s Day  from Activity Village Coloring, cards, crafts, printables……

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April is National Pets Are Wonderful Month! Check Out These Activities

  April is National Pets Are Wonderful Month! Check Out These Activities   When I discovered that April is National Pets Are Wonderful Month, I thought it would be a perfect theme for a week of pet posts. Here are some sites to give you lots of ideas for both caring for your pets and…

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