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4 Activities to Help Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten *Great back to school resource for parents

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Family Nature Hunt + Free Bingo Printable

Family Nature Hunt

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FREE PRINTABLE: Clues for creating a children's puzzle hunt *What a fun scavenger hunt idea for kids

Puzzle Play Activity: A “Counting by 10’s Puzzle Hunt” (& Printable!)

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Make "jewels" and "gems" using just 3 household ingredients! Use in play or learning. Fun for kids!

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Rainy Day Activities for Children - Painting a Rain Cloud Art Tutorial *Bookmarking these kids' craft and play ideas from Melissa & Doug

15 Rainy Day Activities for Kids — Playful Ideas for Brightening Dreary Days!

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Themed reading picnic for kids: reading together doesn’t have to mean just the standard bedtime story.

Camping-themed reading picnic for kids

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Today's Creative Lifefrom Today's Creative Life

Soapy Dough – Play Dough

Make some homemade "soapy dough"

Soapy Dough Play Dough Recipe - Today's Creative Life

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Rainy Day Number Hunt: And Educational Game for Children *This puzzle math game for kids is brilliant.

Rainy Day Fun: Educational Number Hunt Game for Kids

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Exploring Patriotic Symbols Crafts

Exploring Patriotic Symbols through Crafts

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Themed reading picnic for kids: reading together doesn’t have to mean just the standard bedtime story.

Camping-themed reading picnic for kids

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Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

What? You can make play dough out of marshmallows?!

How to Make Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

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Stop Motion Animation for Kids: A super-simple tutorial for children *This is so cool. Love this 3D pirate ship puzzle they used in their project.

3-D Animation Your Kids Can ROCK!

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15+ ways to transform a Melissa & Doug Grocery Store for Pretend Play *How cool is this cookie shop idea for kids?

15+ ways to transform a Melissa & Doug Grocery Store

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15+ ways to transform a Melissa & Doug Grocery Store for Pretend Play *This Farmer's Market idea for kids is so fun!

15+ ways to transform a Melissa & Doug Grocery Store

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Vacation Photo Project for Kids: Great way to get pictures off your camera!

Vacation Photo Project for Kids

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Teach Beside Mefrom Teach Beside Me

Make a pair of homemade straw glasses for your kids!

This is an awesome (and silly) craft to make on a rainy day stuck inside!

Make a pair of homemade straw glasses for your kids!

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Kids art :: painting with the rain

Painting with the rain - rainy art project

Kids art :: painting with the rain - NurtureStore

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15+ ways to transform a Melissa & Doug Grocery Store for Pretend Play *Add some fake flowers and let kids' imaginations run wild. So fun!

15+ ways to transform a Melissa & Doug Grocery Store

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Exploring Shapes with Preschoolers: Recognizing shapes is one of the first steps in building math skills with preschoolers. As they explore shapes, they are understanding same and different. This is important because it will help them observe and compare everything that they see in their lives. *Great article for parents!

Exploring Shapes with Preschoolers

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LEGO Zip Line Activity And Kid's STEM Challenge

This Lego zip line is a perfect boredom buster, screen free activity, or an activity for rainy day play. It also doubles as a great physics lesson on angles, friction, motion, and force, which also uses a simple machine, the pulley!

LEGO Zip Line Activity And Kid's STEM Challenge

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Counting by 10s Puzzle Hunt for Children - Educational Scavenger Hunt *What a fun way to get kids interested in math

Puzzle Play Activity: A “Counting by 10’s Puzzle Hunt” (& Printable!)

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The Perfect Mommy Morning Routine Pretend Play Ideas for Children *Not only is pretend play the perfect way to learn a new skill, it is also great for developing self help skills and communication skills.

Playing House: Our Perfect Morning Routine

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Glowing Fairy Bottle - A magical craft to do with little children that can be used as a night light, calming jar or basic sensory activity! Kids love how they glow!!

Glowing Fairy Bottle

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Bubble Painting: The perfect outdoor art activity for toddlers, preschoolers ... actually kids of all ages! *Love the way the paintings turned out!

Bubble Painting

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We need to provide our kids with opportunities to learn and accomplish life skills, like tying their shoes or telling time. Building confidence is another one of those social skills and high tea is the perfect place.

Social Skills Developed from Tea Drinking

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