Gross motor is always something fun to explore with kids. There are a lot of terms that get used with gross motor. Plus kids like things that are always fun and don’t think of as work! Soon winter will be on us and it will be harder to get outside and play. I often work on things we can do inside to keep my girls moving. I was recently at the library looking...

Welcome to the Months of the Year Printable Series January Descriptive Writing activities! The month of January brings lots of fun images of winter. These descriptive writing elements should be fun for children of all ages, but the January themed images are a great way to tie descriptive learning elements to the month with fun themes of snowmen, snowflakes, sledding,...

Winter is here and that means there will be too many indoor days in the coming months! When it is too cold to play outside how do you keep kids entertained for weeks at a time? I rounded up some great ideas for Indoor Activities To Keep Kids Busy In The Winter that I think your kids will love!     Get Active Indoors! If they have energy to burn,...

With quite literally a short time until Christmas, does your family like to read the storybook Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. We love the Polar Express in our family, so I have created this fun coloring book for my children and would love to share it with you for FREE as well!  This fun Polar Express coloring book centers around all the characters and...

Around here school is out for Christmas starting tomorrow!  Come 1:30 all the kiddos will be on their way home on little yellow buses and happily running around with mom and dad for two whole weeks!  If you’re kids are anything like me when I was in school they’ll be pretty bored after a couple days.  You know what they say about bored kids...

Most home schooling families will tell you that one of the biggest benefits to home schooling is avoiding the everyday morning rush to get out the door.  The more relaxed pace and ability to adjust your schedule as needed is a huge plus to schooling at home.  Becoming overly flexible; however, may also put your children at a disadvantage. Youngsters often...

Do you which state has the first to have a planned series of junior colleges?  Or better yet, had the first female federal judge? Did you know that the US Census Bureau estimates that this state’s 2013 population was approximately 2.9 million people? Or how about that the state has a land mass of 46,924 square miles? If you hadn’t guess yet, the state is...

With Christmas right around the corner, why not combine some language arts fun with your art coloring skills? Then why not see what my latest FREE printable, my Christmas Verb Coloring Pack has to offer you and your children or students. With fun activities to learn verbs for set to fun Christmas images, this pack is sure to be an instant hit for your children or...

Welcome to the Months of the Year Printable Series January Coloring Pack! The month of January brings lots of fun images of winter from hot chocolate to snowflakes and more. These coloring activities are fun for children of all ages, but the January themed images are a great way to tie the month all together with the fun winter and Martin Luther King Jr. holiday imagery.    This...

For some wintry fun, the kids made peppermint scented snowflakes and snowmen out of baked cotton balls!  This isn’t the first time we have played with baked cotton balls, but it is the first time we specifically used them for art!      To make our cotton ball sculptures, we started my mixing 1/2 c flour with 1/2 c of water for each color...

Christmas is right around the corner. As each day passes the anxiety of waiting mounts in our household. It is probably the same in many households out there over winter break, so why not channel some of that pent up energy over the holidays into fun by playing some reindeer games?  So let’s get your imagination working and your energy channeling into fun...

Welcome back to another edition of the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We are so happy to see you here! Just in case you missed the blog hop last week make sure to check out the 175+ posts that were shared with all of us last week. The Thoughtful Spot is a place to gather every week to share your family friendly posts, crafts, educational ideas, recipes, and...

What are you getting your husband for the holidays this year? If you are not quite sure you will appreciate these ideas of gifts that he is sure to love! From comfort to fun these ideas should satisfy just about any husband’s Christmas wishes!   Comfy Slippers Slide-on slipper featuring patterned trim, wrap-around textured outsole, and faux fur lining...

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