Chores for Kids: DIY Board Game
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Chores for Kids: DIY Board Game

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: As I'm getting in gear for Fall, I have really been trying to get our house organized! I have several big projects I am working on, but I am also trying to get control of the daily things we need to be doing around the house-…

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Back to School Brag Board
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Back to School Brag Board

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: Now that August has begun, I'm starting to think about the upcoming school year. My son will be going to a kinderprep program for four afternoons a week, and I am getting excited for him. He loves school, learning, and spending time with his friends. Two…

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Ready-To-Go Arts & Crafts Boxes

I've noticed over the past few weeks that our almost-5-year-old isn't interested in toys for the most part. She'll play with them for a few minutes (and longer during our afternoon quiet time, when she's by herself in her room), but they just aren't holding her attention for very long. Although we spend a lot…

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Printable Back-to-School Countdown Chain

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: It's official. Walk into any Walmart or department store, and you'll find signs screaming Back-to-School. While we're not ready to write off summer just yet, we do want to make the most of the days leading up to back-to-school, and there are still…

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Two Simple Friendship Bracelets for Celebrating the Olympics
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Two Simple Friendship Bracelets for Celebrating the Olympics

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: We are getting really excited about the London 2012 Olympics that start this week. We've been talking about the Opening Ceremonies and have learned a bit about the Olympic mascots- Wenlock and Mandeville. Wenlock wears five friendship bracelets that are in the colors of the Olympic…

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Make Stick Journals for Summer Fun
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Make Stick Journals for Summer Fun

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: Back when I was a full-time teacher I taught in the Writing/Arts Lab Summer School program in our school district each summer. The first day of school was always filled with get-to-know-you activities and stick journal making. It was always a favorite activity because it involved…

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Screenprinting Labels on My Fabric Boxes
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Screenprinting Labels on My Fabric Boxes

When Silhouette offered me a chance to try their new Fabric Ink Starter Kit, I immediately knew what my first project would be: stenciling letters onto our homeschool-in-a-box boxes (we started with one box but decided to get a second one as we prepare for fall so that I can keep current items in the…

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Covering Your Books with Paper

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: If you're like me, you have a bunch of odd books.  Paper backs, bright colors, torn bindings...but I don't have the heart to get rid of them.  After all, I may want to read that again someday! However, I didn't like the messiness that they…

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Classic Tie Dye Camp Crafts with A Twist
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Classic Tie Dye Camp Crafts with A Twist

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: I grew up going to our town's recreation department camp every summer. My twin sister and I and our friends did lip syncs to Tiffany for the talent show and spent our afternoons making dream catchers and popsicle stick jewelry boxes. I loved sitting at the…

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Crafty Paper Flower Bouquet for Kids {+ Free Printable Template}

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Here's a fun activity for a rainy summer day. Why not make bouquet of flowers that will last? You'll just need these flower templates, some scissors, adhesive, pipe cleaners, and a vase or jar for your finished bouquet. We chose to use foam…

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