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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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Christmas Bookmarks for Kids Printable

Christmas is my favorite holiday, hands down! It’s also my kids’ favorite holiday so we like to celebrate it in as many ways as possible. I had already made Halloween bookmarks, and they were a big hit, so I decided to make some Christmas bookmarks for my kids as well. Preparing your Christmas Bookmarks {This …

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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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Halloween Bookmarks for Kids Printable

Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids. The decorations, the costumes, the candy — what’s not to love?! Anytime you can incorporate learning and literacy into a holiday activity, I’m all for it — which is where these Halloween bookmarks for kids come in. My son is pretty obsessed with chameleons, so I made …

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The Best Gifts for Kids Stuck at Home

In general, I’m a huge fan of experience gifts and other non-toy gifts for kids. With four boys, the stuff piles up so quickly. However, if we’re going to be stuck at home all winter with whatever viral grab bag is circulating, I want to have plenty of things to entertain the masses. Hence, the …

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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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Is Your Son a Drama King? Yes, Boys have Drama Too!

Now that I’m expecting my fourth boy, I hear this comment more than ever, “Well, at least you won’t have to deal with all that girl drama!” The comments are well-meaning and I take no offense. Still, I have to say, as each of my boys age (i.e. learn to talk), I am discovering more …

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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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