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...]

Kid-Made Baking Cup Flowers

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It's almost May and that means Mother's Day is just around the corner. There are a ton of great gift ideas out there, but you and I both know that your mom would just love something made by your kiddos. Well, she is in luck because today I am sharing a cute and easy springtime craft that your whole family can help with. Best of all, these baking cup flowers are made out of only two items that you just might have on hand!   Now, I don't know about you, but I have a large collection … [Read more...]