Memories: Taking a car trip

This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz.   Do you ever play memory games with your children? We play them in the car all the time. It is a great way to amuse them and increase their auditory memory. We play the alphabet game where you name items in ABC order. We make it harder by applying rules like you have to name animals. We also love to play the exhaust the alphabet game ...

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Frugal Kid: Donald Duck Antonynm Boats

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Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. June 9th is Donald Duck's birthday so I decided to create a fun craft centered around this loved character!   Donald Duck Antonynm Boats Materials: Sponges Straws Scissors Printouts of Donald Duck's picture Directions: 1. Cut the sponges in half. 2. Cut the straws in half. 3. Poke holes in the middle of the sponges. 4. Find and print pictures of Donald Duck ( just do a google image search and ...

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Memories: Water Fun

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. It's summer and to many of us that means water fun! At the end of the summer last year we bought a pool on clearance. My boys love playing around in water so I knew it would be a great investment. It's only 3 ft deep so both boys can stand and be fine, but it's deep enough to practice swimming and allow my youngest to get more comfortable in ...

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Frugal Kid: Donut Day Crafts

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June 1st is National Donut Day so I couldn't resist doing a craft around this yummy holiday! Don't forget about FREE donuts this day too!   National Donut Day-Math With Donuts Materials: Card Stock Glue Hole Puncher or Scissors Directions: 1. Using the donut template here, cut out donuts and icing from card stock (save the "holes"). 2. Using a hole puncher of your choice, create the "sprinkles". 3. Label the donut holes with numbers and have your child add that many ...

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Memories: Traditions

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz.    I love to create traditions. I have a wonderful friend that shared her tradition with me for Father's day. She would go to the store and buy two poster boards. She would cut out the letters A and D. Then she would take pictures of her children holding the letters each year for Father's day. We now do this every year and the kids really ...

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz.   My 3 year old recently mastered riding a bike by himself and is beyond proud. This has in turn made my 17 month old want to do the same thing. Obviously we just let him on the tricycle. It is so funny to watch him try because he can't even reach the pedals yet! Going on bike rides this Spring has already created so many cute and ...

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Frugal Kid – Military Thank You Bookmarks

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May 19th is Armed Forces Day and since we should all be appreciative of our military, I thought it would be nice to do a craft based on this holiday! Military Thank You Bookmarks I was told that soldiers overseas read a lot so I thought it would be nice to make some bookmarks that could help them keep their place while reading! Materials: Card Stock Crayons Clip Art Glue/Mod Podge Directions: 1. Cut out bookmarks from white or colored card stock. 2. Have your child color and ...

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Memories: Game On

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz.   We are a sports family. We love to watch sports. I have to say I have geared our children towards one team. If they decided not to attend that school I would only cry for four years if they didn't attend our University. It is where I met their dad. We make memories by watching our favorite teams play. We make finger foods and we do the ...

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz.   Making Memories-Leaving Your Kids With Someone Else-Seems like a contradiction uh? This week I wrote about traveling without my kids and how hard it was for me since it was my first time away from them. However, it gave my children some valuable time with their dad and grandparents. They were able to make some crafts, play outside, ...

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Frugal Kid: How to Make a Sombrero

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Here's a fun Cinco de Mayo craft project that you and your kids can make for this fun holiday. How To Make a Sombrero Materials: Newspaper Masking Tape Paint String Pom Pom Balls (or other desired decor) Directions: 1. Stack 2 sheets of newspaper and lay them on your child's head or a small bowl. 2. Using masking tape, tape around to create the top of the hat. 3. Roll the edges to create a circle and the brim. 4. Paint your desired color. 5. Punch holes in the brim and ...

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