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The Book Bear Wants More with Inspiration Laboratories

Storybook Summer post by Trisha of Inspiration Laboratories My son loves any of the Bear books by Karma Wilson. I think his favorite has to be Bear Wants More. He walks around quoting that one more than any of the others. All… Continue Reading →

Decorated Composition Notebooks for Back to School

It’s August and that means it’s time to start thinking about back to school supplies. As your elementary aged children get older, one of the things you’ll see on their supply lists are composition notebooks. You can get them just… Continue Reading →

The Wind in the Willows with Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Storybook Summer post by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles At the beginning of the summer my girls and I selected a few books that we would read as a group. Most afternoons we gather around, inside or out, and I read… Continue Reading →

Painting with Olivia and Creekside Learning

Storybook Summer post by Julie of Creekside Learning The original book, Olivia, details Olivia’s favorite activities, including deciding what to wear, building sandcastles of famous buildings, gazing at fine works of art at a museum and refusing to nap. Olivia… Continue Reading →

Making Cute Bracelets and Wands with Scotch Duct Tape

I can’t tell you how fun it was to get a package from Scotch Duct Tape showcasing all their new colors and patterns. Even cute little mini tapes for smaller projects. I love it. Duct tape is so versitile and… Continue Reading →

Competing in the Olympig! with Toddler Approved

Storybook Summer post by Kristina of Toddler Approved Hi there, I’m Kristina from Toddler Approved! I am so excited to share one of our new favorite Olympic books with you today along with a simple catapult activity that has provided hours… Continue Reading →

Pete the Cat Math with Ready Set Read

Storybook Summer post by Jackie of Ready Set Read Pete the Cat became a famous cool cat in the book, “Pete the Cat: I love my White Shoes” and the follow-up hit, “Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes” both… Continue Reading →

Babble Round Up: Olympic Games, Reading, Beach Trips and NYC

Here’s a few things I’ve been up to over at my Babble column, Take it From Marie, as well as the New Home Ec channel where I contribute. Happy Saturday! Summer Olympic Games for Kids: The Olympics are upon us. Time… Continue Reading →

DIY ‘I Spy’ Photo Books + 12 Quiet Time Activities

I’m not sure if I should be disappointed or proud of myself.  A couple weeks ago, I gave up.  After years and years of trying to keep my playroom buckets organized, I called it quits.  There used to be a… Continue Reading →

Salt Dough Creations with Flotsam and Red Ted Art

Storybook Summer post by Maggie of Red Ted Art Today we would love to share with you a book by one of my favourite authors and a little cute fridge magnet craft! We do love a good read. And what… Continue Reading →

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Craft with No Twiddle Twaddle

Storybook Summer post by Bethany of No Twiddle Twaddle Hi! I’m Bethany, author of No Twiddle Twaddle, and I’m excited to post today on Make and Takes about one of my favorite subjects, children’s books. I admit, I had trouble picking… Continue Reading →

How to Video: Water Pom Pom Target Toss

We recently made a few fun washcloth pom poms for a backyard water day! We had so much fun with our target toss game, I made a little how-to video with my kids. Here’s the video of the kids in… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own I Spy with Famiglia & Seoul

Storybook Summer post by Gina of Famiglia & Seoul My toddler and I just love heading to the library to see what new books we can discover. I spotted a basic “I Spy” book on the shelf and thought this… Continue Reading →

3 Secret Codes to Try With Your Kids

I live with two aspiring secret agents, who sometimes need to send important cryptic messages to each other. In addition to experimenting with lemon juice as invisible ink, we’ve been having loads of fun trying out various secret codes and… Continue Reading →

Mixing Up a Little Yummy Dough

Now with a title to the post like this one, you might think I’m making donuts or bread. But alas, today it’s actually a children’s craft dough. Yummy Dough is a huge hit over in Europe, created by 2 parents… Continue Reading →

A Bad Case of the Stripes with Pink and Green Mama

Storybook Summer post by MaryLea of Pink and Green Mama Hi, I’m MaryLea from pinkandgreenmama.com, and my daughters and I are so excited to share one of our latest crafty projects from our art studio. A special thank you to… Continue Reading →

The Quilt Story with Terri of Creative Family Fun

Storybook Summer post by Terri of Creative Family Fun Do you have a favorite quilt or blanket that brings you comfort every time you wrap up in it? We do and that’s why we chose to read The Quilt Story by Tony… Continue Reading →

Teddy Bear Picnic Baskets

Tomorrow, July 10, is Teddy Bear Picnic Day – what a fun holiday to celebrate! Pack a picnic lunch, a blanket and your favorite teddy for an outdoor meal. Or, if your weather is too hot or rainy, an indoor… Continue Reading →

Dinosaurs Love Underpants with Rainy Day Mum

Storybook Summer post by Cerys of Rainy Day Mum We’ve recently potty trained and underpants and books featuring them have become a big favourite in our house with one of them being Dinosaurs love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben… Continue Reading →

Make a Parade Stick from Duct Tape

Colorful duct tape has become quite the popular craft medium in the last several years, and for good reason! it’s easy to work with and the finished product is usually pretty durable. This parade stick can be made now, used… Continue Reading →

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