Link Party with Creative Train Ideas for Kids

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Any family with little boys in the home probably has a box (or 2 or 3!) of toy trains. Playing with small trains and tracks is like a rite of passage for a little guy... and girls love them too! I've put together a fun list of creative train ideas for kids- take a look! 1. What little guy wouldn't LOVE his very own tracks in the comfort of his own home? Mom Endeavors shows this creative idea of making train tracks from electrical tape- so fun! 2. The perfect marriage between playing with … [Read more...]

Monarch Butterflies Craft and Activity Book

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Any fans of Eric Carle in the house???  The book I want to highlight today happens to be my youngest son's favorite book right now. Even at age two, Mason can recite this book word-for-word and he absolutely loves it. Have you read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"? Years ago the kids and I were playing outside and my 2 youngest children at the time (ages 3 and 2) were fascinated by all the butterflies flying around. So with the help of some of my old teaching resources, I put together a fun … [Read more...]

Wacky Sacks

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Squeeze, throw, mold & play! For those of you with confused looks on your faces wondering what the HECK "Wacky Sacks" are, here is a little background about how they came about: My MIL recently returned from touring Europe, (I know, sad life!) and she brought home these little "stress ball" things from some vendors on the streets and she gave one to each of my kids. At first glance, they don't look like anything special, but wait til you get your little hands on them... they are ADDICTING … [Read more...]

Build A Monster Free Printable

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Looking for something to keep little hands busy? Try this adorable Build A Monster Free Printable! Hi all! It's Joan from BitsyCreations again. Summer is here and we're up to our eyeballs in projects at my house! In fact, I decided to go for the "Best Mom Award" and moved a craft table into my home office for the summer. We've been cutting and pasting and creating to our hearts' content. Sure it's a disaster. But guess what! It's not a disaster on my kitchen table anymore! Oh yes. I … [Read more...]

I {heart} Dad-A Simple Father’s Day Craft

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I really needed a simple Father's Day gift idea this year.  Why?  Because I wanted my kids involved in creating the gift, and with them being the ages of 2 and 7 months, well... I'm sure there's no explanation needed.  {"Short attention span," pretty much sums it up} For my hubby, I knew a personalized coffee cup would be the perfect gift for Father's Day this year. I always keep a lot of these craft mugs on hand.  You just NEVER know when you'll need a personalized gift, in short noti … [Read more...]