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grade school

School Lunch Superhero to the Rescue

I’ve talked before about how our family participates in school lunch and how I’m happy with what my kids are being served. Well, I’m partnering up with the SNA and Tray Talk once again, an M&T sponsor, to talk about… Continue Reading →

A Quick Fix to Help Us Get to School On Time

Our mornings tend to be slow going, I’m not much of a morning person :) The kids are usually waking me up, coming in for a snuggle. We talk about our day and then it’s up and at’em to get… Continue Reading →

When is a Child Ready for Kindergarten?

As a former Kindergarten teacher, I get asked a lot of questions from family and friends about their young school aged children. One of the most common questions is regarding if/when a child is ready to start Kindergarten. Is she… Continue Reading →

Fun with Chalk Pastels

When I was a kid, one of my favorite activities at Grandma’s house was playing with her chalk pastels. They were like chalk, but more intense in color, a more serious art supply than we were accustomed to. She taught… Continue Reading →

Roar!! Dinosaur Pipe Cleaner Toys

I love pipe cleaners–there are a million things you can do with them! They come in tons of colors, are cheap and readily available at your local craft or dollar store. My three year-old son is just starting to discover… Continue Reading →

Recycle Your Chip Bag Into a Book Cover

Along with school shopping and choosing a new lunch box, one back-to-school tradition is covering your school books. Some schools require it, some don’t, but your kids are sure to get a kick out of customizing their books with covers… Continue Reading →

Star Wars Felt Finger Puppets

Felt is one of the cheapest crafting materials around, and one of the easiest to work with. It’s also a great crafting material for kids of nearly any age. With a little help, even pre-schoolers (or even toddlers) can make… Continue Reading →

Dollar Store Tie Dyeing

Tie dyeing is a fun summer craft, but I have been trying to cut back on crafts that cost a lot to do so I can focus on using up the huge stash of supplies I already have. I had… Continue Reading →

Kid Art: Textured Paintings

I have always liked the look of chunky paint applied to canvas in swirls (a la Vincent Van Gogh), but most kiddie paints aren’t capable of making that kind of texture. Enter a secret household ingredient that you mix into… Continue Reading →

When Art Collides With Toast

Did you know you can paint bread and then toast it into a colorful, edible piece of art? Yep, it’s true. I learned it here. Combine bread cut out with cookie cutters with a bit of edible paint, and art… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Art Fun: Painting Rocks

Mix up art and outdoor play time by bringing the art outside with you (and leaving it there when you’re done!). Kids will get a kick out of applying paint to surfaces they don’t normally see as canvases. Painting out… Continue Reading →

Kid-Safe Stamp Carving

Looking for a great inside summer activity to do with your grade-schoolers, tweens and teens? Stamp-carving is a great activity for kids of all ages and stages, and a good one to have in mind in case of a rainy… Continue Reading →

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