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Decorate a Mason Jar Bank

Over the years we’ve tried our best to teach our children about money, the good and the bad. Saving money is something we really try to help instill in our kids. To keep the momentum with our kids and saving, I’m… Continue Reading →

Reinventing Education with Khan Academy

Have you heard of Khan Academy? If not, you’re in for a treat. I’ve just come across it in the last few weeks and I think it’s the greatest thing that has come around for education in a long time…. 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 →

Simple Sewing for Kids: Drawstring Bag

We are getting better at sewing and it’s time for a little more difficult project, although it is still easy enough for a beginner. We’ve sewn a fabric bookmark, a t-shirt bag, and now we’re sewing up a cute little… Continue Reading →

Simple Sewing for Kids: T-shirt Bag

Now that we’ve done a little practicing by making a fabric bookmark, my son is ready for our next project: Sewing a T-shirt Bag. This is probably the easiest project out there. All you do is sew one long line. That’s it!… Continue Reading →

Simple Sewing for Kids: Fabric Bookmark

My son has been begging me to let him sew on my sewing machine ever since he was little. There’s something about that needle and thread and the fast whizzing sound of the machine. But I’ve been hesitant to do it,… Continue Reading →

Valentine Hearts Letter Match Game

There are so many fun crafts and games to play with hearts. They are the perfect shape. We’re using hearts in our letter matching game today. I printed out another set of Valentine hearts from Juliann’s design we used in… Continue Reading →

A Fun Way to Encourage Handwriting Practice

One of the many subjects my kids do for homeschool is Handwriting, a class that my husband clearly slept through in his elementary years.  I have to tease him about it all the time.  But, then when we’re put in… Continue Reading →

Five Senses Poetry for Kids

I’m thrilled to have Amy of Let’s Explore here as one of Make and Takes newest regular contributors. Amy will be here once a month sharing fabulous ideas for kids. Take it away, Amy… Since my girls were preschoolers, we… Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Back to School

Here are some back to school crafts and recipes that caught my eye from over at the M&T Spotlight. Have your kids started school yet? Seems like almost everyone starts right about now. **Next week I’ll be featuring your projects… Continue Reading →

A Whole Lotta Books for an August Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to the winners and their new books! 1,2,3, Sew: 557 Kendra P, 159 Andrea E, 307 Autumn One Bite: 7 Dawn, 244 Ashley, 594 Romina Playful Learning: 207 Mal, 529 Miet Don’t… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Squiggle Drawings

Summer Camp guest post by Amy of Let’s Explore On a recent afternoon where there was more squabbling than playing, I knew we needed a quick and simple boredom buster. I grabbed a stack of large index cards and a… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Geocaching, we’re hooked!

We just discovered Geocaching! How have I missed the fun of this search and find sport? This week I decided to look it up and find out what it was all about as my kids are the perfect age for… Continue Reading →

Science Journal: Does it Sink or Float?

We’re getting out our rusty trusty science journal as we make another science observation with today’s activity. Previously, we’ve investigated a tree seed, Observed what happens to snow when we bring it inside, and explored edible science with making butter…. Continue Reading →

How Are You Keeping to a Schedule During the Summer?

We tend to get off our regular routine once the summer starts. Our mornings are slower and our nights are longer. But it’s still important for kids to keep some sort of structure each day. We’re still brushing our teeth,… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Going Fishin’

Summer Camp guest post by Jenae of I Can Teach my Child. Nothing says “summer” like fishing.  And who says you can’t learn a little while going fishin’?  That’s why this activity is so fun much fun for kids of… Continue Reading →

Learning Letters with Pipe Cleaners

Were using pipe cleaners to form letters today. This is helping my Kindergartner make letter shapes, talk about the sound of letters, and putting letters together to form words. Supplies for Pipe Cleaner Letters: pipe cleaners, aka chenille stems or… Continue Reading →

Favorite Foods of the U.S. Presidents

When I was a fifth grader, my father would make a weekly trek to my school to teach my class the history of each of the past U.S. presidents.  Even now, I love reading and learning trivia about our present… Continue Reading →

Brushing Up On Your Art and Design Skills

You may not need skills for learning nunchucks, bow hunting, or computer hacking like Napoleon Dynamite, but you may need these art and design skills taught at The Art Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 5-7th. The Art… Continue Reading →

What’s Your Back to School Tradition?

My son has just started 1st grade and we’re now back in the school routine of things. Bed time is earlier, breakfasts are bigger to last him through until lunch, and homework has to get done before playtime. I see… Continue Reading →

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