Target Practice

admin / December 26, 2016

Here is one of the games my son set up at his recent birthday party.  He turned over a Styrofoam cooler, pushed 5 golf tees into the bottom and balanced 5 ping pong balls on top of each golf tee.  Using a water gun from about 5 feet away, we timed how fast each player could shoot off each of…

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How High Can You Go?

admin / December 22, 2016

Try out this challenge… how high can you stack layers of small plastic cups and cardboard and balance on it without crushing it all?  In our house, the 50 pound child was able to stack 4 layers of cups and cardboard and balance on it without breaking the tower down.This was a great project to explain weight distribution and it…

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Word Association or Disassociation Game

admin / December 19, 2016

Word association is a simple word game to play while waiting in a restaurant, on a long road trip or sitting around the campfire.  All you need to do is to start with one word and then say the first word that pops into your head.  The next person says the first word associated with the previous word.  Continue this…

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Character Trait Report Card

admin / December 14, 2016

Why not try letting your child be the teacher the next time you read a picture book or any book.  Download this character trait report card and complete it after reading a story.  You could also take the time to relate it to your child’s life by discussing important character trait or people you know who display excellent character traits.If…

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10 Things Our Youngest Children Get Away With

admin / December 12, 2016

Funny, how as time goes by, my parenting rules seem to all fall by the wayside.  I am the youngest of seven children and have heard my whole life from my older siblings how my parents let me get away with everything.  Now that I am the mother of six, I completely get it! Here are 10 things I let…

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Tips for Supporting Risk Taking During Childhood

admin / December 3, 2016

Do you allow your children to explore enough?  Risk taking is so important in childhood. This generation of children is so shielded from many risks that we were allowed to overcome as we grew up.  Taking a risk and achieving your goal provides a child with a strong sense of accomplishment.  Remember back to when you were young when you…

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Waiting Games – 20 Games to Pass the Time

admin / November 30, 2016

Waiting Games is a 22 page download of twenty games to play while on a road trip, waiting for an appointment or sitting around a campfire.  This collection of activities encourages children to develop self-regulation, creativity and communication skills while they wait. This packet includes games such as 60 Seconds, Reverse 20 Questions, Let’s Debate, Outside the Box and more! This is…

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Kid Made Grill Cheese Biscuits

admin / November 26, 2016

The kids helped make some delicious “grilled” cheese biscuits. I found the idea on Pinterest from OhBiteIt blog.  We modified the recipe though. She called for one stick of melted butter which was not needed (too many calories and too much grease for me).  The kids basically made this entirely on their own. They opened the store bought biscuit dough,…

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5 Games to Play for July 4th

admin / November 21, 2016

Check out these 5 fun games to play on July 4th.  It does not get any easier than this – just print and play to start celebrating Independence Day.  You can download one game for free – Red, White, Blue, Flag.