Simple & Sensible “Super Mom” / “Super Teacher” Ideas

Here you’ll find parenting tips and ideas to make raising kids fun without being overwhelming (okay fine, parenting will probably still be a little overwhelming). This is where you can find fun craft ideas for kids, indoor and outdoor activities to do with your crew, plans for holiday celebrations, and kids’ birthday party ideas, to name just a few. This is also a space for educational activities for homeschool, preschool, and early elementary classroom teachers.

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Christmas Bingo Game Printables – 30 Unique Christmas Bingo Cards + Optional Cut and Paste Board

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I like to incorporate it into EVERYTHING in our house. Sure, there’s Christmas music and decorations, but I also like there to be Christmas stories, games, even Christmas “educational” activities–which is where these Christmas Bingo Game printables come in! Christmas Bingo games are great for kids’ Christmas parties. They …

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Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt List Printable (Free)

Driving around and looking at Christmas lights is such a timeless Christmas tradition that’s fun for all ages. Since we have a pretty big family, we’re big on activities the whole family can enjoy together. This Christmas lights scavenger hunt list printable allows us to milk just a little more fun and time out of …

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Halloween Bingo Game Printables For Kids- Pre-Filled Bingo Cards + Optional Cut and Paste Board

Since we’ve been home so much, I’ve been looking for every excuse possible to celebrate and make things special. We are doing Halloween BIG this year! These Halloween Bingo Game printables are one of many festive Halloween activities I have planned for my boys. Halloween Bingo games are great for Halloween parties, but for the …

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Proofreading Checklist for Students Printable – A Helpful Editing Tool

Teaching writing skills to kids involves a lot of repeating oneself over and over again. Did you use capital letters? Did you use punctuation? Did you check for misspelled words? Etc. etc. etc. Finally, I decided to just create this proofreading checklist for my students (aka my two oldest kids) because I was tired of …

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I-Spy Halloween Activity for Preschool & Elementary School Students

My kids (a preschooler and two elementary schoolers) LOVE playing I-Spy.  “I spy with my little eye, something… ORANGE!”  They also love the Eye Spy / Look-and-find books. Starting around age two, these activities have been popular in our house. My oldest is eight and he’s still very much into them, with no end in …

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How to Turn Family Movie Night (or Day!) into a Fun Educational Activity

Since the addition of Baby Boy #4, I’ve relied a lot more on movies to help me manage our chaos. This is especially true now that schools here have been out or virtual for six months and counting. Because of this, I’ve been looking for ways to make our movie nights (or movie mornings, or …

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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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