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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Free Homeschooling Checklist and Proofreading Marks Printable!

Earlier this month, I shared a screenshot of the checklist my girls have been using for their school work (as part of my "Homeschool Planning Made Easy" post), and a few people emailed to ask if it was available as a printable. So today it is! Click here to download or print the homeschool checklist.…

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101 Days of Christmas: Mini Christmas Coloring Book

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: If you're looking for something fun to keep the kids occupied, try this printable Christmas activity book. With coloring pages, a word find and a fun mad lib, it would make a fun stocking stuffer, holiday party favor, gift or busy bag…

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101 Days of Christmas: Printable “Merry Christmas” Banner

Window banners are among my favorite decorations for any occasion because they add such a festive feel to our home and they're not expensive or difficult to make. From these Truth in the Tinsel ornaments and our 12 Days of Christmas to banners for birthdays and Valentine's Day, we often hang banners in our windows,…

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101 Days of Christmas: Printable Santa Letter Templates

Happy Thanksgiving! It's a holiday, but the countdown must go on, and today's project is a fun printable for your family: First, a confession: We don't really "do" Santa at our house. He's a fun character, but we tend to treat him like Minnie Mouse or Dora or any number of other characters -- fun…

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101 Days of Christmas: Holiday Sewing Cards

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Sewing cards are a timeless activity that keep little hands busy. They're also fantastic for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination! These printable sewing cards are perfect for the holidays and can be used several different ways, depending on the age,…

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101 Days of Christmas: Printable Advent Calendar Ornaments

Looking for a simple way to celebrate advent? Be sure to print out these cute advent calendar ornaments. Our family will be using them during our 12 Days of Christmas this year, but they are numbered from 1-25 and ready for you to use however you wish: Write an activity on the back of each…

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101 Days of Christmas: Popsicle Stick Nativity Puppets

When I shared the magnetic nativity set I made with Jennifer & Jason, they came up with the fun idea of popsicle stick puppets as another way for kids to interact with the nativity set. To make them easier to cut out and attach to the popsicle sticks, we made a few changes to the…

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