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Make laminated cards with pictures of items to buy at the grocery store along with the name of the item. Have the kids find these groceries while at the store. Keeps the kids manageable at the store and teaches them to read.

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175+ Ideas for Repurposing Items for Play from The PLAY Group

Mess For Less: 175+ Ideas for Repurposing Items for Play from The PLAY Group #kids

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COLORS toddler quiet book/felt book/busy book with BUTTONS - New Reduced Price

COLORS quiet book/felt book/busy book with BUTTONS

The book is made out of old clothes and teaches a child how to use zippers, buttons, snaps, and hooks on clothing

Totally Awesome. Why didn't I think of this?! Print out these cards and have the kids have a visual shopping list. Help them stay busy so you won t go crazy :)

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40+ DIY Car Games for Kids

40+ DIY Car Games for Kids - This list has tons of ideas, tips and inspiration to keep your kids busy and quiet in the car or on a plane.

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DIY Eye-Spy Book

DIY Eye-Spy Book This would be a cool gift idea for the two older girls to make for their sister

I spy bottle... Could add pictures of items to find to help younger kids who can't read yet