Make Your Own Washable Paint from Chalk {A Guest Post from My 8 Year Old}

My 6- and 8-year-old daughters began experimenting with making their own chalk paint yesterday using little stubs of chalk that were too hard to color with. My husband "suggested" that I might want to have them move the experiment outside next time, but they had a ton of fun making paint -- more fun than…

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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Websites, Printables & Activities {Mom’s Idea Book}

We're pretty excited about the 2014 Winter Olympics in our house -- although my oldest is heartbroken that Lindsey Vonn isn't competing this year -- and I decided to give the girls a break from our regular school assignments and lift the TV limits for the duration of the Games. In 2014, I'm determined to…

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Free Printable Color-Me Valentines

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Valentine's Day is coming with all of its candy-flower-card-giving goodness! While some kids beg for pre-printed cartoon character cards from the grocery store, our daughter prefers to add her creativity to her valentines. Sometimes we make our own with construction paper and glitter…

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Snowman Soap Bottle Kid Craft

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: During the winter lots of germs are passed around and we are constantly washing our hands. I thought it would be fun to make some snowman decorated soap bottles with my kids to give out to our neighbors for the holidays and all winter long. After…

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Crafts for Kids: Make A Kindness Wreath

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: We love to make wreaths for different seasons and use them to decorate our home. This fall we decided to create a kindness wreath to help us remember to do little acts of kindness for our friends, neighbors, and other people in our community. In order…

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Back to School Ideas for Kids: Rock Schedules

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: Summer is ending, and I am craving a return to routines and schedules. My kids have been a little crazy lately because bedtimes have been a little later than normal and we've been neglecting some of the typical learning activities that we usually do. In preparation…

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