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A Simple Family Bonding Activity for Thanksgiving

Have you ever read the book Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf? Why not create a "thanksgiving in the woods" experience together as a family? This simple family bonding activity is perfect for the Thanksgiving season! I hope that this post will empower and inspire you create a special meal experience with your children… Continue reading A Simple Family Bonding Activity for Thanksgiving

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A Thankfulness Activity for Kids

This thanksgiving season, get the most out of your read aloud with a thankfulness activity for kids! One of my favorite books during the thanksgiving season Apple Cake: A Gratitude by Dawn Casey. In the story, a little girl goes for a walk and thanks all of her friends, family, and nature for coming together… Continue reading A Thankfulness Activity for Kids

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Easy Garden Sensory Bin for Toddlers

This easy garden sensory bin for toddlers allows little ones to explore the joys of gardening through reading and play! All you need are a few materials to get started. Sensory Bin Supplies Plastic bin with lid Dry beans Small cups Gardening tools Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner… Continue reading Easy Garden Sensory Bin for Toddlers

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Create Your Own Constitution

As we approach the Independence Day, create your own constitution with your family or your class. I believe it is important to talk with children about the importance of our constitution created by our forefathers. According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary, constitution is defined as "fundamental principles on which an organization agrees to be governed." Our… Continue reading Create Your Own Constitution

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Top 10 Literature-Based Cookbooks

Step into the world of your favorite books with these top 10 literature-based cookbooks! At the beginning of the summer, I shared 10 simple ways to engage your young readers over the summer. A few of the tips that I shared were getting into a book series as a family, eating food inspired by books,… Continue reading Top 10 Literature-Based Cookbooks

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Simple Tie-Dye Monster Craft

A craft inspired by the book Marilyn's Monster by Michelle Knudson Have you ever read the book Marilyn's Monster? Its a cute little book about a little girl who is trying to find her monster. Throughout the town, everyone has a monster. Monsters can be your helper, and they can be your friend! Marilyn watches… Continue reading Simple Tie-Dye Monster Craft

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Easy St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Craft

As we approach St. Patrick's Day, plan to make this simple craft! It will make for sweet memories and adorable pictures. After your time crafting together, snuggle up together with a pile of books about St. Patrick's Day. Check out Top 10 Books to Read for St. Patrick's Day for book ideas. You will need:… Continue reading Easy St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Craft