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Read it & Make it: Scribble

The book Scribble by Ruth Ohi is an adorable book for little ones about 3 shapes that play together until one day a new ‘shape’ comes around, a scribble. They can’t see how the scribble could be fun, it’s so unlike them. No straight lines or angles! The shapes soon come to realize that Scribble […]

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Grass Hair Dudes

For lack of a better name…my kids have named these weird looking little plants “Grass Hair Dudes” so that’s that they shall be named from here on out! I’ve seen several examples of these floating around the internet, but have no clue who to credit with the original idea. So I’ll just say, the idea […]

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Booktivities

Read it & Make it: My Garden

Today’s book + activity is My Garden by Kevin Henkes. This is a really fun book about a little girl and her garden. This is no ordinary garden though! You won’t find many fruits and vegetables in this garden, but you may come across seashells, chocolate bunnies, buttons and more! Before reading this book with […]

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Birthday Cake Play Dough

Find me one person that doesn’t love the smell of fresh vanilla birthday cake…. can’t do it, can ya! This play dough comes together quickly thanks to a boxed cake mix. That scent is hard to duplicate, so a box mix really is best here. Take a look at the recipe: Β  This recipe could […]

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Lemonade Play Dough

The smell of this play dough will have you dreaming of sitting by the pool with a cool glass of fresh lemonade… even in the dead of winter!   Kate and I whipped up a batch of this, and had a ton of fun playing with it. My kids favourite special treat is pink lemonade, […]

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Kids

Cat in the Hat Paper Bag Puppet

For Dr. Seuss week we made these Cat in the Hat Puppets. Of course, we read the book a few times first so the kids knew who the cat in the hat was! The prep for this craft was super simple. Here’s what you need for each puppet: a white paper bag 3 strips of […]

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Muffin Tin Bird Feeders

My youngest daughter, Kate, and I first made this recipe when we visited our local science center this past Christmas break. She’s 5 and loved making them, she calls them bird seed donuts! This activity is perfect for a group of little ones. One batch makes several bird feeders, so you will only have to […]

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Crafts

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

If you’re looking for an easy banana muffin, this is it! This recipe is perfect for getting little hands in the kitchen too! See below for a printable version of this recipe. Let me show you how great this recipe is for teaching valuable life skills, team work, cooperation and well…fun! Start by gathering all […]

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Activities

Rainbow Squishy Bags

What kid wouldn’t love a squishy, slimy, colourful activity?! This activity is super simple and great for teaching about colours and colour mixing. Here’s how you make it: 1. Squeeze clear hair gel into a large ziplock bag, until about 1/2 to 2/3 full. You want to leave a bit of room in the bag […]

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