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Katie Joiner
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10 Fun Ways to Bring Books to Life

Read a book and help preschoolers bring them to life with these simple activities and tips! Plus, a review of our favorite pajamas EVER from +Gymboree   A big thank you to Gymboree, Eric Carle, and  +Roxanne Tavakoli :)

http://happilyevermom.com/2014/09/05/bring-books-to-life/

#gymboree   #ericcarle   #books   #preschool   #kbn   #kids   #activities  
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Touch & Feel Spring Suncatchers for kids!

http://happilyevermom.com/2014/04/14/spring-suncatchers/

My one-year-old and I had a blast going on a nature walk together and then displaying our collection in this squishy bag.  It's not only a great way for babies to observe plants and flowers, but it's also a gorgeous suncatcher in the window!!
#kbn   #kidsactivities   #parenting   #suncatcher   #natureforkids   #babyactivities  
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So fun!
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Plastic Egg Drop
My one-year-old adored this super simple game!  In fact, I heard clanging sounds and found him playing with this again in the morning.  So much fun!!
http://happilyevermom.com/2014/03/24/easy-baby-games-plastic-eggs/
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Easter Memory Game

Grab those plastic eggs and put them to good use with this game for kids.  My three-year-old could have played this all day long and, man, did she have a blast!!

http://happilyevermom.com/2014/03/12/easter-game-kids/
#kbn   #kidsactivities   #easteractivitiesforkids   #gameforkids   #memorygames   #preschoolactivities  
This Easter game for kids could not be more simple. All you need are some plastic eggs and you'll have kids playing and having fun!
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Such an awesome idea!!  We are talking about piano lessons for our little one and this would be a fun way to help her learn the keys!   #kbn   #musicforkids   #glowinthedark   #kidsactivities  
 
Giant Homemade Glow in the Dark Floor Piano

The theme for this month's Light & Reflections Series was music and movement so I made this giant floor piano for my kids.  We used it to learn about music, explore colors, get active, and learn about left versus right.  

Find out how we made it glow here: http://www.andnextcomesl.com/2014/03/homemade-glowing-floor-piano-light.html

#KBN #sensoryplay #glowinthedark #musicforkids 
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Thanka for sharing!
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Rainbow Sensory Play that is safe to eat!!

http://happilyevermom.com/2014/03/05/rainbow-sensory-play-toddlers-babies-kids/

This is completely edible and safe for babies!  Rainbow toast was the inspiration and it allowed both my kids to dive in and play together.  
#kbn   #babyplay   #rainbow   #sensoryplay   #kidsactivities   #parenting  
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This looks fun!! :)
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I love this gorgeous idea from +NurtureStore!  What a wonderful way to connect kids with nature and art while they learn.
 
Mandalas for kids

A beautiful idea for making nature mandalas for kids, from the NurtureStore Garden Classroom.

http://nurturestore.co.uk/nature-mandalas-for-kids

#kbn #mandalasforkids #gardenclassroom
A beautiful idea for making nature mandalas for kids.
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This is one of my favorites! 
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How adorable is this?!  I think I would keep this up all year long!
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Easy easter crafts for kids

How to make a super cute Easter chick and lamb, using recycled materials.

http://nurturestore.co.uk/easy-easter-crafts-lambs-chicks

#kbn #easyeastercrafts #easter
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I love this!
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Just in time for next weekend - over 40 Easter Activities for School Aged Kids!

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Easter Activities for School Ages

Looking for a few last minute ideas to do with your child to get ready for Easter?  We're featuring our favorite Easter Activities this week that were shared on the After School Linky Party!  Come take a peek and have a little Egg & Bunny Fun!  

Read More: 
http://www.theeducatorsspinonit.com/2014/04/easter-activities-for-school-ages-after.html 

Pin It for Later: 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79798224621793740/

Featuring ideas from +Megan Sheakoski +Deirdre Smith +Michelle McInerney MollyMoo  +Deb Chitwood +Carolyn Elbert +Vicky Perreault +Katie Joiner and MORE!  Thank you for sharing your Easter Activities!  

#Easter   #easteractivities   #Spring   #LearningAfterschool   #kidsactivities   #bunnycrafts  
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Make a Touch and Feel Board for Baby
We loved making this simple sensory board for my one-year-old.  He spent the entire afternoon exploring the textures and kissing himself in the mirror!

http://happilyevermom.com/2014/03/22/fun-baby-games/
#kbn   #kidsactivities   #parenting   #activitiesforbabies   #sensoryplay   #diytoys  
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Thank you +Sara Mullett and +Colleen SugarAunts!!
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Glow in the Dark Egg Shakers

We love making our own instruments and these glow in the dark shakers are so easy to make!  They are gorgeous when the lights are off, too.  My kids have had a blast using these even when the glow sticks stopped glowing the next day!
 
http://happilyevermom.com/2014/03/10/egg-shakers/
#kbn   #kidsactivities   #plasticeggs   #easter   #glowinthedark   #preschoolactivities   #musicforkids  
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Thank you, ladies!!  We had so much fun with these!
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Treasure Scavenger Hunt...at Night

http://happilyevermom.com/2014/03/02/treasure-scavenger-hunt/'

We did a flashlight alphabet game back in November and my daughter loved it SO much, that we can up with this treasure hunt for her!  She loved it.  It's easy to put together and the game is really fun!!

#kbn   #parenting   #gamesforkids   #scavengerhunt   #flashlight   #preschoolers   #treasurehunt  
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Fun!  My boys love flashlights too!!
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Katie Joiner is a happy-at-home Mom.  She's got an almost 4 year-old and "oh-so close" to 1 year-old.  When she's not busy saving her cats from the kids and trying to figure out what's for dinner, she can be found admiring, dreaming, and playing the day away with her family.
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