Chore Chart...but I think I would use picture frames with metal inserts instead of a cookie tray (I would also add brush teeth, make bed, get dressed, clothes in hamper - daily routine things)

This is super cute but the article with it is even better. We've been looking for something like this for the kids' chores and I'll be doing this one for sure! Make Cleaning Fun For Kids With A Simple DIY Chore Chart

Life size Lincoln Logs made from pool noodles!

Life size Lincoln Logs made out of pool noodles~ 15 pool noodles from the dollar store, cut in half, cut notches out easily, with scissors = hours and hours of fun playtime! These were my favorite toy as a kid, love the life size!

After the kiddos are done their regular chores they can pick a "work for hire" job to get money.  GREAT IDEA!

After the kiddos are done their regular chores they can pick a "work for hire" job to get money. so while I like this idea, the jobs listed ARE my kids regular chores.

How to make a sand and rock box for your kids play trucks.  They will love this!

DIY Sand and Rock Box

DIY Sand and Rock Box by FSPDT. Gdjk -> made this with toilet rolls (aka tunnels) and moon sand instead of play sand. My son loved playing with it. The moon sand cleans up nicely indoors but play sand will be easier to play with when using the small cars.

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DIY Paintbrushes for Kids

DIY Paintbrush Ideas for Kids using Household Items- I would use this in my science center. First I would have children predict what each of these "paintbrushes" would do, then students would use each of them and see if their predictions were right.

Make fire breathing dragons with your kids!

Paper Roll Dragon Craft

Buntes Basteln mit Klopapierrollen - Feuerspeiende Drachen *** This fire breathing, toilet paper roll dragon is SO MUCH FUN! Blow into the end, and it looks like flames are coming out of the dragon's mouth! Such a cute craft idea for a rainy day!

5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks

5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks

back to school

O"FISH"ally.Back to school treat, how about "you're o-fish-ally through the year.

First Grade Schoolhouse: Learning About Animals That Hibernate

Super cute lesson plan to teach elementary students about animals who hibernate through the winter! Teach COMPASSION for animals!

Colored & Glittered Pasta Pumpkins for Halloween! Adorable!

October Fun Friday--Colored & Glittered Pasta Pumpkins for Halloween from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

85+ summer activities for kids including art, water play, sensory activities and much more!

summer activities for kids including art, water play, sensory activities and much more! -- I think I want to try to make the chalk pops! Already plotting some crafty science stuff for this summer :)

Celery flower painting

Celery flower art is another great Mother's Day idea or just a simple art project for the classroom. I think the idea of using food to create art would be an interesting project to bring to the classroom and have students work with and experiment with.

An easy pinecone apple craft for kids. Use can use the pinecone apples as back to school gifts for teachers. It's a fun nature craft to try this fall. | at Non Toy Gifts

An easy pinecone apple craft for kids. Use can use the pinecone apples as back to school gifts for teachers. It's a fun nature craft to try this fall. at Non Toy Gifts

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