5 Ideas for Family Fun Night for Under $5

admin / October 29, 2017

On the rare occasion that we are all home for the entire night, I get excited.  As our children get older, it can be hard to have everyone together all evening.  When those nights do happen, we like to make it fun (and since I am a cheapskate – economical too).  Here are some of the things we do when…

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Penguin Coloring Page from Animal Coloring Pages

admin / October 27, 2017

I just love all the new coloring pages I see online and in the stores.  The only problem is that they take way toooooooo long to color!  I just created a set of 20 zentangle animal coloring pages that are easier and less detailed. Translation – you will actually be able to color the whole picture!  Download the free penguin…

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Enjoy Life’s Small Moments

admin / October 23, 2017

I feel like life is passing by so quickly.  One of my goals for the upcoming year is to slow down.  As a working mother with 6 children I am feeling like that is not a possibility so I plan on trying to at least slow each day down by taking the time to appreciate the small moments in life.…

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Christmas Doodle Find for Family Game Night

admin / October 18, 2017

Christmas Doodle Find:  This 18 page PDF download is a Christmas seek and find game that includes 4 different game boards, 6 recording pages and also includes 5 find and color pages.  This game requires no preparation – just print and play!  In addition, there are directions included to create a travel version of the game.  Liven up the holiday family…

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Amusement Park Boredom Buster Activity

admin / October 16, 2017

I am soooooo excited to announce our latest freebie from Boredom Busters Volume #1.  If you have school aged kids you know that feeling when boredom sets in.  Here is a new activity pack that will absolutely be a boredom buster!  To start, check out this freebie from Volume #1 – One Minute Challenge Amusement Park.  Can you complete all…

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Do You Ever Dream of a Totally Different Life?

admin / October 13, 2017

Some days I find myself dreaming of us all running away to live somewhere else.  It is usually a cabin in the woods.  I don’t want to go alone.  I want to bring the family with me. It is just that on some days, I get tired of the hecticness that real life brings with it.  Drive here, work, meetings,…

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Invention Game

admin / October 9, 2017

Here is another kid created activity that my children enjoy.  The invention game is to either create something from scratch from different materials or recreate something with items from around the house.  One of the first challenges they did was to make your own water bottles.  Then they had people vote which one they thought was the best overall.  The…

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Pretend Play Masks

admin / October 4, 2017

Download two free masks from the Pretend Play Masks packet.  They are in color or black and white so you choose whether to print in color or color them yourself.  Get 20+ masks, including animals, fairy tale characters, super heroes, community workers and more with the Pretend Play Masks complete download at Growing Play.  

5 Tips to Help Children With Pretend Play

admin / October 2, 2017

Many children love to play pretend and create elaborate imaginative settings and characters.  Some children may need a little extra help to expand their make believe play skills.  Here are 5 simple tips to help your child or student develop pretend play scenarios:1.  Ask questions about what the children are playing?  This will encourage the children to effectively communicate about…

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