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Pumpkin Playdough: A special Halloween treat

As part of the celebration at my daughter’s preschool last year, all of the kids from the entire school go trick-or-treating through the halls.  Parents line the path and pass out NON-FOOD-ITEMS … 100 of them (there’s

Hatch a Dragon!

I am SO excited that for the THIRD summer in a row we are participating in the Love Books Summer Book Exchange hosted by The Educators’ Spin on It!  It’s become a summer tradition for us!!!  For those who

BUBBLES: Books, Crafts, & Fun

I’ve always been a sucker for BUBBLES.  Never grew out of loving them.  And now that I have kids, I share my love of bubbles with them! We’ve been having a lot of fun with bubbles in

Art Appreciation with Henri, Egg Artiste (Virtual Book Club featuring Marcus Pfister)

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Marcus Pfister.  The kids and I had fun reading through some of his wonderful books, but we decided to focus on Henri, Egg Artiste. Henri is a

Great Gifts for the Minecraft Lover in your Life

My eight year old son LOVES Minecraft … he’s kinda obsessed actually.  So, what’s a mom to do?  I encourage it!  Not just for him to sit in front of a screen for hours and watch YouTube

Make a Creeper Mask: a Minecraft CRAFT

For my son’s 8th birthday party we celebrated in Minecraft style!  One of the activities we did at the party was have each guest make a Creeper Mask (an idea I got from Parties 4 Ever).  It was great

A Round-up of Fairy Fun: Celebrating the International Fairy Tea Party

It all started with a shoe … this shoe … and Suzanne Axelsson (from Interaction Imagination) had an idea of INTERNATIONAL proportion.  The idea was that children of all ages from all over the world join together

Fairy Sensory Play: 14 Fun Ideas

The International Fairy Tea Party is tomorrow!  So I’ve been busy rounding up lots of different fairy related posts.  This post highlights 14 fun ideas for Fairy Sensory Play … 1.  Fairy Soup from Happy Hooligans 2.  Pretend Fairy Cookies from

Fairy Extras: Little Things for your Favorite Fairy Friends

The International Fairy Tea Party is tomorrow!  So I’ve been busy rounding up lots of different fairy related posts.  This post highlights “Fairy Extras” – little things to help make life more fun for our favorite fairy friends! 1.

Fairylands & Fairy Gardens: A round-up of ideas

The International Fairy Tea Party is tomorrow!  So I’ve been busy rounding up lots of different fairy related posts.  This post highlights different ways to create fairylands & fairy gardens … 1. Egg Carton Fairyland from Sun Hats & Wellies 2.

Make a Fairy House: A Round-Up of Ideas

The International Fairy Tea Party is tomorrow  So I’ve been busy rounding up lots of different fairy related posts.  This post highlights links on lots of ways to create a fabulous Fairy House!  1.  Make a Fairy House from Nurture

Make Your Own Fabulous Fairy!: Round-Up of 20+ Ideas

The International Fairy Tea Party is tomorrow  So I’ve been busy rounding up lots of different fairy related posts.  This post highlights links to over 20 ways to make your own fabulous fairy … 1.  Make a