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7 4th of July Crafts for Kids

Today, we celebrate our freedom with fireworks and barbeques, decorations and vacations. These seven 4th of July crafts for kids are the perfect way to teach children the history of their country while keeping them occupied with fun creations. 7 Fourth of July Crafts for Kids 1.USA Handprint Wreath Children’s handprints are precious and meant …

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5 Facts about the 4th: What Every Child Should Know about Independence Day

The 4th of July is a day filled with food, fun, and flags, but what do your children know about why we celebrate on that day? The history of American independence forms the basis for many more lessons in history and civics. In fact, it’s one of our favorite holidays and the kids look forward …

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Freebie Friday: Valentine’s Day Lunchbox Notes Printable

Even though Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday in 2015, printable lunchbox notes are perfect for tucking on breakfast plates, putting on pillows, or sliding into coat pockets for later discovery For this week’s Freebie Friday, download and print out these adorable lunchbox notes. They work best when printed on card stock, but can be …

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7 Snow Lesson Plan Ideas for Preschool

Snow themed activities are an entertaining way to bring the magic and wonder of winter into your learning environment while reinforcing these skills. Add a few snow activities to your lessons to help your preschooler explore snow through play learning – while staying warm and snug indoors! 7 Snow Lesson Plan Ideas for Preschool 1.SNOW …

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10 Must-Read Snow and Winter Children’s Books

Instead of focusing on the darkness of winter, focus on the fun! The 10 snow related books are perfect for checking out from the library on your next trip out into the cold, winter weather. This article contains affiliate links 10 Must-Read Snow and Winter Children’s Books 1. Snow by Cynthia Rylant 2. The Story …

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Freebie Friday Party: 2015 Goal Setting Printable for Kids

Where has the year gone?! While we don’t tend to dwell on resolutions in our family, we do like to set goals for the new year. Over breakfast on January 1st, we have a tradition to talk about the things we want to accomplish and the trips or activities we would like to see take place. That …

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Friday Freebie: “I Am Thankful For…” Free Thanksgiving Bookmarks

We have been doing a lot of reading around here lately and I find that the kids love it when we have bookmarks that match the season or holiday. Today, we were talking about what we’re thankful for in our lives and it led to some rather deep conversations. Of course, Minecraft and loom bands made their lists, but …

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Easter Word Play Printables for Kids

Word play activities are great learning tools all year round, but the holidays seem to make them even more fun than usual. These three Easter-themed activities are perfect for young learners. Print them out and add them to your homeschool lessons, classroom activities, or as an activity to keep the little ones busy while you …

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Easter Tissue Paper Cross Craft Activity for Kids

The Easter Tissue Paper Cross allows your kiddos to be creative and show their own style while honoring the real reason we celebrate Easter. This craft is featured in the #AllThingsEaster extravaganza, because it is the perfect activity to keep little ones busy while you are preparing for your Easter dinner feast. ​ Easter Tissue Paper Cross …

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5 Easter Activities for Kids – All Things Easter

To help ease your Easter prep anxiety, Mama Teaches has teamed up with 26 other amazing bloggers who are offering recipes, ideas, and more to help make yourEaster memorable! The lovely and talented Colleen from Souffle Bombay and Heather from Real: The Kitchen and Beyond are the masterminds and hosts of this #AllThingsEaster extravaganza. Be sure to search the hash …

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Some Bunny Loves You Easter Wreath/Mask Craft for Kids

Every year we have a large family gathering that is never complete without a plethora of photo opportunities. This year we are using the Some Bunny Loves You Easter Wreath as a mask for our Easter photo booth. It is easy to make and even your littlest learners can work on it while you are …

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Tissue Paper Flowers Craft for Kids

We love using this fun tissue paper craft to not only decorate for Easter and celebrate Spring, but also when we are learning about pollination and gardening. They are also great if you just need a fun and inexpensive accessory to decorate a child’s bedroom, homeschool classroom, or playroom! In fact, this craft is so …

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St. Patrick’s Day Mini-Lessons and Resources

Break out the soda bread and slow cook the ham and cabbage, because this year we are doing a mini-unit study on St. Patrick’s Day and you are invited! St. Patrick’s Day Lessons and Resources History History of St. Patrick’s Day Let’s start by exploring the History of St. Patrick’s Day. Who was that guy …

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