Home School Study Skills for Middle School

My daughters are starting 7th and 8th grade this year, and it is our eighth year homeschooling. High school is just around the corner! One of the things we are focusing on during the middle school years is developing study… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Make Lunch Prep Easy for Back to School

With back to school just around the corner, I’m definitely thinking about lunch prep. I’m hoping to make lunch prep easier on myself this year, as it’s a big part of my morning with 3 kids to get them out the… Continue Reading →

Paper Airplane Kit – Fun Gift for Kids!

A fun collection of little goodies is one my favorite gifts to give for birthdays. Not only is a paper airplane kit an affordable gift, it also encourages creativity and unplugged play. Win-win! This kit includes supplies for making a variety of planes, plus… Continue Reading →

School Pictures Scrapbook Page Printable

School pictures just came home this week with my girls. And they’re adorable. Even if my kindergartner still has wet hair in her picture. We left the house in a hurry that morning. How could I have known the kindergartners… Continue Reading →

Easy Lunchbox Idea: Turkey Pesto Roll-Ups

I’m always on the lookout for easy lunchbox ideas, something different from the same-old, same-old… you know who you are, pbj! In comes these yummy turkey pesto roll-ups. These are so quick to put together in the morning to add to… Continue Reading →

Back to School DIY Craft Caddy

With my kids gearing up for back to school, we’ve got school supplies on the brain! We have our lists from the teachers for what our kids need to bring on the first day, so we’re getting everything ready. Along with supplies… Continue Reading →

Pencil Holder Rocket

School has started and it’s time for a new pencil holder: a family tradition that we follow every year by making an easy DIY with the kids to celebrate and mark the begging of a new school year. There is something special about… Continue Reading →

Felt Goodie Bag for Teacher

With back to school creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking how we can celebrate the new year! We love to gift our teacher with something for the start of the new year, helping them feel loved and… Continue Reading →

After School Snack Place Cards

After school is over, my kids are cranky and tired. It’s the end of the day for me too which means I’m not always at my best either. I’ve found that at this point, nothing quite does the trick to… Continue Reading →

4 Easy (and Green) Back to School Tips

Looking for ways to make your Back to School transition a little more Mother Earth friendly? Here are 4 ideas you can make happen at your home: Gettin’ on the Lunchbox-Love Bandwagon. Let’s leave the brown paper sacks to the… Continue Reading →

Back to School DIY: Pipe Cleaner Pencil Toppers

Can you believe that school is almost back in session? I finally bought supplies this week and can I just tell you how hard it was to not spend money on all the adorable apple-shaped erasers and staplers and tape… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Organizing Art Projects and School Papers

I love office products. They scream organization, and as a mother of 3, I need one of everything to keep my life in order. So I’m happy to partner with Staples, an M&T sponsor, on a few projects for this… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Discourage Bullying at School

I’ve partnered up with Secret and their Mean Stinks campaign, and I couldn’t be happier to share how to help our kids keep the mean out of schools, cuz it stinks! We all want happy kids at school! Here are… Continue Reading →

Creative Crayon Teacher Name Tag

I love when crayons are used in a different way. Look how fancy they are all lined up in this darling Crayon Teacher Name Tag. I spotted this over at the M&T Spotlight  from Infarrantly Creative and I might have… Continue Reading →

What’s on the Menu for School Lunch?

School has begun, my kids just started this week. So far, it’s all going smoothly. When the kids get home from school we talk about their day. Sometimes it’s like pulling teeth trying to get them to remember what they… 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 →

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 →

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