DIY Craft for Kids, Gift idea: Horse Lead Rope

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DIY Craft for Kids, Gift idea:   Horse Lead rope Need a craft for you kids?  This craft project makes  a Horse Lead rope or a shorter version can be made for a Dog Leash.  These make wonderful gifts for family and friends. Supplies: piece of cardboard, plate (saucer for a dog leash, dinner plate for a horse lead rope), pencil, scissors,  12 yards 1/4 cotton rope,  snap, OPTIONAL: dye … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids – How to Series 5

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Cooking with kids- How to series 5 level 1 B recipes Cooking with kids level 1 recipes can be divided to two groups:  A.  Ready to make and B. Pre prep.  Here are some ideas for level B, which require a bit of pre prep by an adult or an advanced child. If you pre slice the strawberries then Strawberry Polka Dot cow parfait could be a good breakfast, snack or dessert. If you pre chop the ingredients to Southern caviar it is a measure, mix, then dip with chips snack! If you pre cook the … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids – How to series Part 3

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Cooking with Kids - How to Series Part 3 Cooking with Kids- LITERALLY How (tools and practice) Once children know where ingredients and tools are kept Cooking with kids - How to series 1 and children / parents are accustomed to being together in the kitchen Cooking with Kids - How to series 2  Children can become more involved by practicing " like" actions in the sink.  If you are mixing something in a bowl with a spoon, you could give similar ingredients or just water in a bowl (set it in a … [Read more...]

Free Krispy Kreme doughnut- Today only!

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Today only get your free Krispy Kreme doughnut to celebrate Talk like a Pirate's day. See below to get the details on how to get your free doughnut for talking like a pirate or dress up (minimum of 3 articles of pirate clothing as listed) to get a full dozen free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme today only! Make Talk Like a Pirate day educational and fun while giving your chld independence to be successful! Be sure to explain to your children what the pirate phrases mean! .  Other ideas for … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids – How to Series Part 1

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Cooking with Kids- How to Series Part 1 What and Where: Cooking with kids Supper time has arrived, the children are needy and you are worn out...instead of putting the children in front of a screen (be it TV, Wii or a handheld device) take them in the kitchen with you.  Then what?! You need to teach them what to do to help you.  First thing they need to know is where things are and where they belong.  We recommend you keep the more dangerous items (ingredients as well as utensils) higher in … [Read more...]

See the Berenstain Bears Live! $15 Off (New York)

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See the Berenstain Bears Live! Do your kids love the Berenstain Bears? Now you can see them LIVE at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (248 W. 60th Street). For a limited time, Front Section tickets to The Berenstain Bears LIVE! are just $29. That's a savings of $15 per ticket! The Front Section is in the first 7 rows of the theater, giving everyone a great view of the Bear Country Stage. … [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...]

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 … [Read more...]

Money Saving Tips on Summer Reading for Kids

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Summer Reading for Kids Summer is almost upon us. School is letting out. Mothers are trying to figure out how to keep children occupied, thus calm(er). Schools assign summer reading for kids recommendations and many schools have followup activities and quizzes in the fall. As a public and private school teacher turned homeschool mom reading is a daily must for my children. The problem comes in determining how to keep enough books around so they always have something new and different to … [Read more...]