Labor Day Activities for Kids

  Labor Day Activities for Kids   Labor Day is on September 7 this year. Click here for Monday’s Labor Day books. Below are some more ideas for getting your children thinking about jobs and the people who work to make our lives better.   Labor Day Activities for Kids – Community Helpers from Apples…

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MORE Summer Crafts to Put Creative Fun in Your Days

  MORE Summer Crafts to Put Creative Fun in Your Days   I know I posted about summer crafts last month, but in case you need more, check out these sites!   62 Summer Crafts for Kids from Care.com   30 Must-Make Summer Crafts for Kids from Hands On as We Grow   50 Sensational…

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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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Spring Crafts for Outstanding Family Fun

  Spring Crafts for Outstanding Family Fun   I truly love spring. And what’s not to love? The weather is warmer, things are getting greener, and everything just smells better (especially the lovely mud).   Spring crafts like the ones I’ve included here are perfect for practicing following directions. Family fun abounds!   36 Spring…

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Dr. Seuss: The Perfect Source for Literacy!

  Dr. Seuss: The Perfect Source for Literacy!   March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Although he died in 1991, his life is one to celebrate every year. Why? The following explanation, found in an article in Examiner.com, says it perfectly: Not only are Dr. Seuss books fun, they can open the doors of a…

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Building Literacy Skills with Christmas History, Cards, and Crafts

  Building Literacy Skills with Christmas History, Cards, and Crafts   Christmas is coming in 2 weeks! Today’s post gives you some links for Christmas history and Christmas as it is celebrated around the world. There are also links to making Christmas cards and crafts. Look familiar? Yes, most of the links are from last year! Next…

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Boost Literacy with Hanukkah Fun for the Whole Family

  Boost Literacy with Hanukkah Fun for the Whole Family   There are lots of things you can do at home to promote literacy during Hanukkah. Activities include making crafts, coloring pictures, playing games, cooking treats, watching videos, making cards and wrapping paper…the list goes on! Here is a sampling of things to try. Some…

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Thanksgiving Crafts and Games

  Thanksgiving Crafts and Games   While compiling this collection of Thanksgiving crafts for families to do together, I concentrated (mostly) on the ones that focused on harvest, tradition and thankfulness. Some are repeats from previous years, some are new.   From The Holiday Zone (this site has lots more Thanksgiving ideas)   Thanksgiving Collage…

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A Bunch of Summer Crafts

x A Bunch of Summer Crafts   There are a lot of craft ideas here. Just think of the literacy and learning possibilities: reading, following directions, cooperating, paying attention… And then there’s the best pay-off: fun!   406 Summer Crafts from Spoonful   Summer Crafts for Kids from DLTK   Summer Camp Arts and Crafts for…

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