Category Archives: Create

Book Activity: The Pledge of Allegiance

A big “thank you” to Deirdre from the blog, JDaniel4′s Mom for being a guest and sharing a fun book activity just in time for the Fourth of July!

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Encouraging Childhood Creativity at Home

A big “Thank You” to MaryAnne of the blog Mama Smiles, for today’s post on encouraging creativity. We spend a lot of time engaged in creative activities in our house! As the mother of a six-year-old, a four-year-old, and a … Continue reading

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Tents, Forts, and Hideouts: Special Spaces for Kids

As I mentioned in the Playful Learning Spaces Giveaway (and yes, there’s still a little time left to enter) there is a strong impact in a thoughtfully prepared space.  If you want your children to be playful, it helps to … Continue reading

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Creativity Matters :: FREE Ebook

About a year ago I wrote a series of posts about creativity — why it matters for our kids, why it may be disappearing, and what we can do to get it back.  I decided to put the whole series … Continue reading

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DIY Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is around the corner here in the United States, and whether you’re looking for a project to do on a grand scale with an entire class, or something simple you can create with your own little ones around … Continue reading

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Pinterest Preview: Movable Hands, Penguin Treats, and More

It’s been a while, but I am back with another installment of Pinterest Preview – a peak at what happens when the pins come to play at our house!

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Hip Hip Hooray for Valentine’s Day!

I find it interesting, given the interesting discussion on praise that we just had, that Valentine’s Day is creeping around the corner.  It may seem unrelated to some, but in my mind if there is one thing that is an even … Continue reading

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Felt Food Fun

I’m over at Childhood 101 today with some fun ideas for making felt food.  Maybe it will give you a few ideas for some Christmas surprises!  Here’s a taste: My children love to play with their food.  That is, they love to … Continue reading

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