Thanksgiving Crafts: Play and Learn

This Thanksgiving Pretend Play Set was easy to make and fun to set up as an Invitation to Play and Learn. My oldest son and I made the Native American and Pilgrim families two years ago and I just got them out again!  This set has held up remarkably well for being played with by three kids and for being made from cardboard toilet paper rolls and construction paper. The additional materials placed in jars are just things I had on hand....

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Thanksgiving Play Set Craft

We have Thanksgiving book recommendations and a fun craft to share with you! First, here’s our Thanksgiving Pretend Play Set, made from cardboard toilet paper tubes. This was so easy and fun to make. The inspiration for this craft can be found here. Our books: Here is how I set it up for the kids as an invitation to play and learn. For more about the materials we used and how we used them, click...

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Awesome Science Activities Through The Seasons

We can’t get enough of hands-on science experiments around here!  These awesome science activities are categorized by the seasons of the year. Grab one to add to your homeschool or after school learning. Keep this list handy all year long. Thee are over 100 science experiments here to fit every season.  I’ve pulled the best science experiments from blogs and websites across the internet and...

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Simple, Meaningful, Un-Busy Advent Activities for Families

Let’s not do “all the holiday things”.  Let’s do less so we can enjoy each other more. Let’s savor our parenthood and their childhood. Let’s simplify. Let’s make this holiday season the season of un-busy.    I was feeling pressure about our Advent traditions. It’s Thanksgiving. November is ending. Time to plan the Advent calendar. My kids love opening those...

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Fall Science Experiments

Need some quick and fun Fall science experiments for your first through fifth grader? We’ve got you covered! We love seasonal science activities that add fun learning to our week. Grab any one of these experiments to add to your homeschool or after school day. Need one for Spring, Winter or Summer? We’ve got those, too. Visit our Science Page. Now on to the experiments! What causes the seasons to change? Experiment with...

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