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DIY painted rock tic tac toe

Painted Tic-Tac-Toe Rocks

In CRAFTS

Tic-Tac-Toe is one of those games that’s easy enough for preschoolers, yet is still competitive enough to entertain older kids and adults. Tic-tac-toe is one of my 4 year-old’s favorite games to play – mainly because it’s fast and quick, so it holds his short attention span and you can play many times in a row before he’s ready to move on to something else. I love tic-tac-toe because I believe it teaches kids a…

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Raising Butterflies with Kids

In NATURE SCHOOL, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

One of our favorite spring and summer activities is to raise our own butterflies from caterpillars. Watching the life cycle of a butterfly is absolutely fascinating, for both kids and adults. My husband and I are always surprised to find ourselves incredibly invested in the health and growth of our little caterpillars and we watch over them like concerned parents. The kids love observing the caterpillars as they inch their way around and explore, they…

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gardening with kids

Gardening with Kids

In GARDENING

A few months ago I decided that the kids and I would plant a garden this year. I used to have a small garden in the backyard before there were any children ┬áin my life (oh, glorious free time!), but busy spring months at work and having two summer babies put my gardening on hold for the last couple years. This year I decided to give it another go. I knew that it would be…

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