Pretend Play Veterinarian’s Office

Pretend Play Veterinarian’s Office

Pretend play is a great way to build kids' imagination, vocabulary, cooperation skills and so much more. Since my boys are big animal lovers, I knew they'd love caring for their favorite stuffed animals in this pretend play veterinarian's office. The printables are...

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Hidden Message Homemade Bath Bombs

Hidden Message Homemade Bath Bombs

The homemade bath bombs we made for Mother's Day last year were such a hit with both my kids.  They loved every step - from mixing and molding the fizzies to delivering them.  So I came up with these Valentine's Day-inspired homemade bath bombs that reveal a secret...

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Gingerbread Man in a Jar

Gingerbread Man in a Jar

This kids' homemade gift, a gingerbread man in a jar, is the perfect gingerbread playdough kit that brings the Gingerbread Man story to life! My 5 year old daughter, A, loved every step of creating the homemade gift - from making the playdough to packaging up the...

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Playdough Snowman in a Jar

Playdough Snowman in a Jar

My kids are always hate watching their snowmen slowly melt away but, with this sparkly playdough snowman in a jar, they'll never have to worry about having a dropping snowman smile again! My kids had so much fun creating families of snowmen that we decided to share...

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Brag Tags

Brag Tags

Activity for ages 3 to 7. If you need an easy way to reward good behavior, brag tags are a MUST! Just print them on colored paper to make them pop, cut apart the pieces, and you're ready to start handing them out to deserving students. Positive praise is the best way...

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Kindness Writing Craftivity

Kindness Writing Craftivity

Whether you're looking for a writing craftivity for Valentine's Day or you need a project for Random Acts of Kindness Week, you're in the right spot. This kindness writing activity will look great on your bulletin board and will fill your classroom with thoughtful...

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Morning Greetings That Rock!

Morning Greetings That Rock!

Whether you're new to morning greetings and need a few ideas to get started or you're a morning greeting veteran looking for ways to mix things up, these six favorites are for you! The playful ideas are perfect for preschool, kindergarten and first grade. Enjoy! Then...

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Editable Pretend Play Sets

Editable Pretend Play Sets

Activities for ages 3 to 6. Pretend play is great for practicing cooperation, communication, planning, imagining... even reading, writing and math! These 9 pretend play sets are must-haves for a dramatic play center or community unit. Use...

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Summer Fun Box

Summer Fun Box

Activity for ages 3 to 8. Battle boredom by sending an awesome summer fun box to some lucky kids in your life. Scotch® Brand and I are teaming up to give you all the details you need for a #MakeAmazing summer they'll never forget. With just a quick trip to the store...

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5 Things Kids Should Know Before Kindergarten

5 Things Kids Should Know Before Kindergarten

Wondering what your soon-to-be kindergartener needs to know before the first day? As a kindergarten teacher, I spent many days leading up to the start of school calming parents’ anxiety about their child’s transition.  Not knowing what their child REALLY needed to...

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Kid-Made Mother’s Day Gifts Moms Will Love

Kid-Made Mother’s Day Gifts Moms Will Love

Mother's Day is just around the corner and, in case you need a little inspiration for kid-made gifts moms will love, we've pulled together our favorite finds from across the web. These 16 homemade gifts are sure to make Mother's Day extra special for any mom....

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15 Pretend Play Activities

15 Pretend Play Activities

Pretend play is a great way for kids to practice making friends, working together and communicating. These fun pretend play ideas are great for girls and boys alike. They're the perfect complement to our print and play Pretend Play Pack! First on the list are our free...

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62 Kids’ Books from Around the World

62 Kids’ Books from Around the World

If we can't globe trot in real life, why not take a trip around the world in the comfort of our own home?! No bags to pack. No jet lag to overcome. These kid-friendly fiction and nonfiction titles introduce kids to the world beyond their borders. This post...

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25 Ways to Teach Kindness

25 Ways to Teach Kindness

I want my kids to grow up to be kind, thoughtful grown ups so I was excited to pull together a Kindness Jar filled with 25 simple ways we could spread some joy to strangers. Whether you decide to see how many of the activities you can complete in just one day or you...

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