DIY Alphabet Letter Cubes & Activities

alphabet letter cubes

Do you have a set of alphabet letter cubes? If you have young kids, I highly suggest you create a set. The alphabet letter cubes are very easy to make, you probably already have the materials on hand, and they encourage lots of play and learning! We made a new set this week using

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Soccer Sensory Bin for Pretend Play

soccer sensory bin

Soccer has been the sport of choice for my oldest, and he’ll soon be starting his third season! Time flies, doesn’t it? For some sensory and pretend play fun, the kids and I created a soccer sensory bin! We made our own colored and scented rice to look like grass for the bin and

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Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

mother's day crafts

Mother’s Day is coming soon! There were some really cute Mother’s day crafts for kids that were shared on the After School Link-Up this past week. There were chalkboard flower pots, handprint art, poem cards, and even dye-your-own flowers for Mom. Check out all these awesome ideas, plus be sure to link up YOUR

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The After School Link-Up — April 29th

After School Link-Up

Welcome to The After School Link-Up for the week of April 29th! The After School Party is co-hosted by Parent Teach Play, The Educators’ Spin On It, Little Wonder Days, and This Reading Mama. Be sure to check out our After School Pinterest board for lots of great activities for kids ages 5+. The

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The After School Link-Up – April 22nd

after school link-up

Welcome to The After School Link-Up! This week I am on a mini vacation with the hubs sans kids so I will not be featuring any new posts this week as I am not even bringing along my computer *gasp*, however, I am still hosting the After School linky and will resume featuring YOUR

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Simple Science Projects for Kids

simple science projects

We love doing science projects at our house. Many of them are easy activities that are lots of fun for kids, and where learning is definitely a byproduct even if not the direct focus. There were several simple science projects for kids shared on the After School linky last week, so I am featuring

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10 Educational Benefits of Mega Bloks Building Kits #buildbarbiesworld

benefits of Mega Bloks building kits

With two young children who love to build, I have discovered a lot about all the learning that takes place during the activity. While it may look like all fun and games, there are really lots of educational benefits of Mega Bloks building kits! Additionally, parents of girls who have shied away from building

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8 Tips for Photographing Kids

tips for photographing kids

I am not a photographer. Let me repeat, I am not a photographer. But I do take hundreds, often thousands of photographs each week and have for several years now. Most of the photos I take are of my children and the activities we are doing. I have used all manner of point and

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Raising your Kids to Love the Lord

raising your kids to love the lord

I came across the book Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord by Dave Stone this week while browsing in a Christian book store. The title instantly grabbed me because that’s exactly how I want to raise my children…to love the Lord. Though I am already trying my best to do this, I figured

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Eggs on The After School Link-Up

egg drop science experiment

The After School Link-Up is back on Parent Teach Play. It will now be hosted on Mondays. But it’s Tuesday you say! Yes, this is what happens when you fall asleep putting your children to bed on Monday night and haven’t scheduled your post. So, welcome to the Monday After School Link-Up one day

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