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Create a Fairy Garden Terrarium

Really close friends can come up with the best gifts!  My BFF since kindergarten sent me an amazing kit for my last birthday last winter so that me and the kids could create our own indoor fairy garden terrarium.  Here’s what

Footwear to Fairy House: Make a Simple Fairy with a Old Boot

This week at PlayDrMom it’s all about Fairies!  A very exciting and magical event happening this Friday (September 20th) on the Autumnal Equinox  … The International Fairy Tea Party! Today as part of the celebration, my four-year-old daughter, Honor, and I

More Football Fun!: A round-up of Football-Themed Activities for Kids

Kids are back to school, the air is getting cooler, … it’s that time again.  Football season.  Whether your a huge fan of the game or not, you and your kids can enjoy these fun football-themed activities, crafts, and snacks together!

Football Books for Kids!

  My post yesterday for the Virtual Book Club for Kids that featured “Little Granny Quarterback” co-authored by Bill Martin, Jr., got me thinkin’ … what other great football books are there for kids?  Here’s what I found … Dino-Football, by

Football Themed Learning: Activities to go along with “Little Granny Quarterback” by Bill Martin, Jr.

This month’s featured author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is Bill Martin, Jr.  Being that he has authored over 300 children books it’s pretty tricky to narrow down which one to focus on for the blog hop, but one

Relaxation Jars

Yes, this idea is all over the internet  … but I’ve fallen in love with them and just had to share them on my very own post. They are super simple to make.  All you need is: a container (I used

Announcing September’s Virtual Book Club for Kids Author: Bill Martin, Jr

  Another amazing year for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is starting!  And we’re kicking it off with prolific writer, Bill Martin, Jr.  He has authored over 300 books for children … including many illustrated by those your may be

Playing with Numbers: Having Fun with Math

When my son was just 5 he came up with this one on his own …. Cracker Math!  Using Ritz crackers and sliced turkey rolls, he created his own math equation.  The fun can really ADD up!  There are lots of playful

How Many Wheels? Counting/Math Activity

With the complete makeover of the blog, I’ve been also going over old post and drafts and found this one that I never published.  It’s perfect for this week’s number theme! Mrs. Walch, Henry’s kindergarten teacher, sent a cool Home Link

PlayDrMom’s Favorite Number Books: Great for Early Learning Math Fun

  Well, I already posted about our favorite ABC books … I couldn’t very well leave out our favorite 123’s!!!  Here’s PlayDrMom’s Favorite Number Books …   BASIC COUNTING Ten Apples Up on Top!, by Dr. Seuss (a counting classic!) Five

Learning about SPIDERS!!!: Love Books Summer Exchange

When the ladies from The Educators’ Spin On It stated they would be running the “Love Books” Summer Book Exchange again, I quickly signed up. The kids I and I had a great time exchanging book and related activities last year

Size Relativity & Bear Hugs: Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Jez Alborough

The featured author for this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids is Jez Alborough.  A brand new author to us.  We really enjoyed all the books we checked out of the library by him.  I loved the fact that many of