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Kids Crafts

When Dinosaurs Came With Everything with Mama Smiles

Storybook Summer post by MaryAnne of Mama Smiles The book When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach is a long-time favorite in our house, so I wasn’t surprised when six-year-old Emma picked it when I asked her to choose a book… Continue Reading →

Coloring Fun with Black and White Photos

My girls have been shutterbugs this summer, taking photo after photo of flowers in the yard, dressed-up stuffed animals, and each other. Yay for digital photos! We wanted to do a project with some of our summer photos, so I… Continue Reading →

Engage in Crafts with BabbaBox Kits + Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #99 Ellen. We’ll contact you for details! I’m so happy to introduce you to BabbaBox, an M&T sponsor, which is a monthly subscription box that comes directly to… Continue Reading →

Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat with Impress Your Kids

Storybook Summer post by Amanda of Impress Your Kids A few years ago one of my best friends (a teacher) gave me Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat by Jeff Brumbeau for a birthday gift. Now, why would an adult (even a teacher!)… Continue Reading →

Bagels from Benny with Mommy and Me Bookclub

Storybook Summer post by Danielle of Mommy and Me Book Club Our family leaves the library with 5 large tote bags filled to the brim on a weekly basis. We enjoy most of the books we read, but sometimes, one book… Continue Reading →

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 →

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