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Writing Prompts for Elementary Students — Especially Boys!

Writing is an essential skill! Strong writers are far more likely to find success in school and in the career world than weak ones. One of the best things you can do to help your elementary student improve their writing skills is to provide them with plenty of opportunities to practice. These writing prompts for …

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Lego Challenges for Kids: Fun, Creative, & Educational Activity Ideas

Kids love Legos — that’s no surprise to anyone. With the new Lego Masters show on TV this season, my kids have been wanting to try their own Lego challenges. Since schools have been closed here for two months and counting, I created a bunch of Lego challenges for my kids to promote creativity while …

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5 Best Read Aloud Picture Books for Kids (That Parents Will Actually Enjoy Reading, Too!)

I love reading aloud picture books with my kids for so many reasons. I know how important it is to promote literacy, especially while your kids are young. Students who learn to love reading early enjoy huge advantages over their peers in school. Aside from creating a loving and healthy home, fostering strong reading skills …

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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids – Free Printables for Readers & Non-Readers

It’s no secret around here that I love scavenger hunts for kids. During the winter, we find plenty of ways to do this indoors, but an outdoor scavenger hunt for kids? That’s where it’s at! Outdoor scavenger hunts for kids are great because you can get out in the fresh air. It’s such a fun …

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Fall Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids – Free Printables

These fall scavenger hunt ideas for kids are just perfect for this time of year! My kids love scavenger hunts of any kind, so I try to incorporate the current season (fall) or upcoming holidays (in this case, Halloween) into our scavenger hunt activities. When September rolls around, we are always looking for fun fall …

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