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 … [Read more...]

Kids Play Dough Recipe

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Kids Play Dough Recipe   Kids Play Dough Recipe- Looking for something fun to do with your kids on a rainy day this summer? How about making some homemade playdough? All you need is a few ingredients and about 15 mins and you can make your own playdough! This play dough looks and feels just like the kind you get in the store, and costs very little to make! It's a great project to make with your kids too! Here what you will need to make this Kids Play Dough Recipe: 3 Cups of … [Read more...]

Homemade Fabric Refresher

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Save Money with this DIY Fabric Refresher  My house is always full of interesting smells, thanks to my family of people and pets. In my 900 square foot bungalow, there is myself, my husband, 2 kids (9 and 14), my father in law,3 dogs, 2 cats, a hamster, 3 fish and a snake. Odors are constantly coming from some room of the house. I was spending a bundle on Commercial Fabric Refreshers when I realized I could make my own for pennies on the dollar. This DIY method is so easy to make, I will … [Read more...]

DIY Magazine Picture Frame

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DIY Magazine Picture Frame   If you are looking for a fun way to personalize a regular picture frame, check out how to make this DIY Magazine Picture Frame! This frame is an easy (and fun!) project to do, and it can really bring your picture frames to life! Best yet, it's practically free to make! Most of us have some kind of magazine subscription, or you could even use sales flyers! All you need to do this project is a picture frame (I grabbed mine from the dollar store), tacky … [Read more...]

Top Homemade Bath and Body Wash and Scrub Recipes

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Must Try Homemade Bath and Body Wash Recipes Everyone is always showering or bathing and shopping for body washes can not only be confusing but expensive. Besides the price, the ingredients in most body washes will have you searching for a dictionary in order to find out what they are. Who wants to pay to cover your body with chemical?  Keep your body free of chemicals found in traditional "Store-Bought" Bath and Body Washes or Scrubs and save money. Create your own in minutes at home and … [Read more...]

Free Summer Activities for Kids – AMF Summer Bowling + Giveaway

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Disclosure: I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated in this post are 100% mine. Free Summer Activities for Kids - AMF Summer Bowling + Giveaway 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. On of my family's favorite free summer activities is bowling! Did you know that your kids can bowl for free all summer long? … [Read more...]

Free eBook: 21 American Craft Projects: Patriotic Crafts

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Free eBook: 21 American Craft Projects: Patriotic Crafts This awesome eBook features 50 pages of the best patriotic craft activities + Crafty Kid Creations eNewsletter for FREE! This brand-new, FREE eBook collection is  filled with crafts that are sure to make your holiday the best one yet. In their latest eBook, AllFreeKidsCrafts has made sure that your holiday will consist of a little sun, a lot of crafting, and a ton of red, white, and blue. There are crafts that decorate your yard to … [Read more...]

FREE Summer Fun Scrapbook Kit

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FREE Summer Fun Scrapbook Kit Summer is in full swing, and what better way to display your summer memories than with a fun scrapbook! Your FREE Summer Memories scrapbook will come with: 8¼" x 8¼" hardcover scrapbook Colorful summer-themed recipe cards Patterned and solid-color papers Stickers, tags and red iron brads Adhesive squares and two-sided tape Illustrated, step-by-step directions You get all that for FREE, just pay $6.95 shipping! Make sure to grab your FREE … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Why Waste a Baking Fail?

Crafting with Kids

Crafting with Kids So this week was my step-moms birthday. Trying to be sneaky my daughter and I made cupcakes to surprise her with. Cute Right?? First, let’s start at the beginning! So we got everything measured out and mixed together and my daughter helped me scoop the batter into the cupcake tin so we could bake them. Somewhere in-between turning the oven on to what I swore was 350 and filling the cupcake liners my oven got bumped up to somewhere around 600 degrees!!! Yup…you read that … [Read more...]