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Summer is here for a lot of us. It is one of my favorite times because you can get outside. There are so many different types of gross motor ideas for the outside. We have some favorite equipment that use use often. What I mean by often is at least once a day we use it outside. It is fun to get out an explore the world. Each summer there are 4 main pieces of equipment...

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to summer vacations! Although, summer is in full swing that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep learning all summer long. Summer Learning with Water Balloons is a great way to review word families, practice math problems, or to help your preschooler get a head start in writing their name! One of the things I’ve...

Reading comprehension can be tough for some children when it comes to learning facts about things like animals where the topics can be technical. One way that I like to make this learning more fun is to create a game that will turn the emphasis into learning with fun about facts instead of just learning facts from a list. When the facts come in a storybook geared...

Summer is the perfect time for kids to explore the world! Whether you are planning a vacation across the country, looking for “staycation” ideas in your hometown, or simply exploring local parks, there will be many interesting things for kids to see and discover. Regardless of where our travels take us we try to look upon each new trip as an opportunity for fun...

 Fireworks! Those sparkly, glowing bursts in the sky, and one of the best parts of summer! This simple craft allows even young kids to create their own glowing fireworks! All you need to make these little Glow in the Dark Beaded Fireworks are glow in the dark pony beads (ours were kindly provided by CraftProjectIdeas.com), pipe cleaners, and fishing line. To...

Do you like those lovable Octonauts? Then why not learn all about crocodiles and crabs with the new Octonauts: Crocodiles & Crabs DVD from NCircle Entertainment! This new and fun DVD is themed to those misunderstood, but still important crocodiles and crabs that are frequently seen and interacted with by those fun loving Octonauts. These adventures of the Octonauts...

Grab a hold of your happy thought, find your trusty lost boys, fairies, and mermaids and head out to fight Captain Hook and his pirates this summer with fun themed activities from some of your favorite bloggers with the Neverland Summer Camp FREE interactive summer activity calendars! I don’t know about everyone else, but my children can easily become part of the...

Now that spring is in full swing, my kids are having a great time watching (and trying to identify) all the birds that visit our yard! All our birds inspired these colorful kid-made birds created from an egg carton! To make these cute little birds you need to gather some supplies: an empty egg carton, paint, medium sized pom poms, googly eyes, orange felt, and...

With summer here it is time to head back into the pool for some fun under the sun. One way to help bring fun into your lessons is to use pool noodles in them. There are a lot of ways to use and modify pool noodles to use in school lessons, but I wanted to make it a little more fun. After some experimentation I found that if I cut a pool noodle into little pieces,...

I hope that you and your children are having fun learning alongside the Poppins Book Nook participants. Last month we explored and created storybook activities themed to farms. This month’s new theme is Caldecott Medal books and is sure to have a lot of variety and fun for everyone since there is a lot of variety to be had from the numerous Caldecott Medal books...

This is a fun bookmark that you and your child can make together to make summer reading cool! I plan to make a reward system for my kids this summer where for every popsicle they turn in they will receive one special prize. Whether their special prize is a day trip of their choice, selection of the family movie at our weekly family movie night, a new comic book,...

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