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Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long

We’ve partnered with Workman Publishing for a fun summer giveaway! All you parents of school-age children are going to love these SUMMER BRAIN QUEST workbooks. They are all about bridging the gap for kids learning between summer months and the next school… Continue Reading →

10 Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

My girls love cooking and doing experiments, so kitchen science experiments are like the best of both worlds for them. Plus they are educational. It is amazing how many different experiments you can do with a few simple pantry items and… Continue Reading →

Fun and Silly Writing with Sticker Rebus Stories

We always seem to have an abundance of stickers around the house. One of our favorite projects to do with stickers is creating sticker rebus stories. Sticker stories are a great way to get the creative juices flowing for young… Continue Reading →

3 Easy Ways to Sneak Math into Snack Time

Are your kids on summer break yet? We want to keep those little brains learning and growing, even during the lazy days of summer. Numbers and food go hand-in-hand perfectly and, with very little extra prep, your kids can be… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Discourage Bullying at School

We all want happy kids at school! It’s a big part of your child’s day, so it’s reassuring to know that they love school. But when there are forces out of their control, it can make school a place they… 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 →

Summer Camp for Kids: Squiggle Drawings

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 black Sharpie, and drew a quick squiggle on each… 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 →

Learning Letters with Pipe Cleaners

Were using pipe cleaners for learning letters today. This is helping my Kindergartner make letter shapes, talk about the sound of letters, and putting letters together to form words. It’s the perfect activity for little ones learning the alphabet and… Continue Reading →

Make Spelling Fun with a Snow Mitten Letter Scramble Game

Need a way to make spelling fun? Play this game of Snow Mitten Letter Scramble I’m sharing over at PBS Parents. This is a fun and engaging way to help your kids get excited about letters, sounds, and spelling. It’s… Continue Reading →

15 Minute Distraction Technique!

Need a way to distract your child for 15 minutes? Let them color on your table with marker! Yes, you heard me right! If you have a glass or tile-topped table, that is! And if the markers are dry erase…. Continue Reading →

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