Having Fun with Summer Learning for Kids

Summer Learning for Kids

Summer Learning for Kids Last year I had the pleasure of assisting a very fun first grade class. This year I was able to move up with them and assist them in second grade as well. I was totally shocked those first weeks of second grade! We would work on something I knew the students learned last year and it was like they never learned it. Then as a parent of 3 I was worried. What did my children forget? What could I have done so that my children don’t have to struggle so much? As the year went ...

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Free Summer Activities for Kids: Flying Kites!

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Free Summer Activities for Kids - Flying Kites! Need ideas for free summer activities for kids? Follow my family as we explore some of the free (or almost free) things to do this summer. As I mentioned in my last post, I live just a few miles from St. Augustine, also known as the “Nation’s Oldest City." One of the most beloved spots in St. Augustine for both locals and tourists alike is the Castillo de San Marcos, commonly referred to as "The Fort." This National Monument includes 20.5 ...

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Free Summer Activities for Kids

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Free Summer Activities for Kids Need ideas for free summer activities for kids? Follow my family as we explore some of the free (or almost free) things to do this summer. I am the always proud, often frazzled mom of two active, spirited little girls. And like many one-income families (and many two-income families too, for that matter) summer camp is just not in the budget. So every summer, my job is to find fun ways to keep us busy – without breaking the bank. And whenever possible, I ...

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Cherry Blossom Art Mothers Day Crafts for Kids

Mothers Day Crafts

Mothers Day Crafts Cherry Blossom Art for Mother’s Day Materials: ~white construction paper or card stock ~1 empty 2 liter bottle with raised bottom (I used a Diet Coke bottle) ~Pink paint ~Brown paint ~Paint Brush ~Deep bowl for the pink paint ~small plate for brown paint Instructions: Cherry Blossom Art Mothers Day Crafts for Kids ...

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Easy Crafts for Kids: Toilet Paper Roll Bunny

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Easy Crafts for Kids : Toilet Paper Roll Bunny   Easy Crafts for Kids: Toilet Paper Roll Bunny Supplies: Empty Toilet Paper Roll Paint or Markers Cotton Balls Paper Plate 2 Googly Eyes 1 Pipe Cleaner 1 Pom Pom Instructions Paint the Toilet Paper Roll the color of your choice or you can use markers to color it in. Cut out ears from paper plate--make sure to leave a 2 inch strip at the bottom of the ear to glue on toilet paper roll. Color middle of ears ...

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Easy Crafts for Kids : Paper Plate Easter Bunny

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It Doesn't take long to make this Easy Crafts for Kids :Paper Plate Easter Bunny To make this Easy Crafts for Kids: Paper Plate Bunny you will need the following supplies: 2 White Paper Plates Bag of Cotton Balls 2-Googly Eyes 3-Pom Poms 2- Pipe Cleaners Ribbon Instructions Take 1 paper plate and glue cotton balls (2-3 deep depending on the size of your cotton balls). Take the other paper plate and cut out bunny ears. Color the ears pink and glue cotton balls ...

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Easter Craft: Jelly Bean Butterfly

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Frugal Kid Easter Craft: Jelly Bean Butterfly Butterflies are a sign that Spring is here. When you can't wait for the real ones to show up in your neighborhood create your own with this delicious looking Butterfly. This is a great Easter Craft but with Jelly Beans being available all year round now, this makes a great anytime craft.   Jelly Bean Butterfly Supply List Bag of Jelly Beans 1 - Snack Size Zip-top baggie Clothes Pin 1 Pipe Cleaner Markers Googly Eyes Jelly ...

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Frugal Kid: Non-Candy Valentine Gift Idea

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Check out this Valentine Gift Idea that you and your kids can make! This weekend bond with the kids by doing an activity together. Check out this easy, fun and educational frugal activity that you can do with your kids in preparation for Valentine's Day. Non-Candy Valentine Gift Idea Materials: Shaving Cream Food Coloring Popsicle Sticks Cardstock Deep pan Directions: ...

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