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p*April Book Picks for  and 3 year olds*

April book recommendations for children 2 and 3 years old and extension projects to go with each book:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/03/6-april-books-for-2-and-3-year-olds.html
Ideas from +Sheryl Cooper (Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds) +Alison Wood +Linda McGurk +Melissa Lennig +Chelsey Marashian 
#kbn   #kidl   #ece   #readinglist   #preschool  
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Celebrate PI Day

Experience fun in math with one of these 10 ideas for ages 4-10:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/03/10-spring-math-ideas-for-kids.html
Projects from JDaniel4's Mom +Creative Family Fun +The Art Curator for Kids +3 Dinosaurs +Brain Power Boy +*** 
#stem   #mathforkids   #elementaryschool   #kbn   #afterschoolactivities  
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Celebrate PI Day

Brilliant hands-on geometry ideas for kids from preK and up:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/03/20-brilliant-hands-on-geometry-ideas.html
JDaniel4's Mom +LemonLimeAdventures +Kids Activities Blog +Picklebums , and more

#kbn   #piday   #stem   #elementaryschool   #ece  
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March Book Picks for 2 and 3 Year Olds

March book recommendations with extension projects for each book. Themes of spring, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and more!
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/02/march-books-for-2-and-3-year-olds.html

Project ideas from +Babble Dabble Do +Paging Fun Mums +Toddler Approved +Crafty Morning +Chelsey Marashian +Becky Spence 
#kbn   #kidlit   #ece   #favoritebooks   #preschool  
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Passover STEM Activity

Read a Passover story to children and amaze them by turning water into blood. It can also be a good #aprilfoolsday  prank.
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/03/passover-science-turn-water-into-blood.html
#passover   #kbn   #stem   #scienceforkids   #chemistry   #elementaryschool  
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March Books for 5 Year olds

What are your 5 year olds reading this month? I am sharing our favorite books for this age with themes of spring, Easter, and more:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/03/march-books-for-5-year-olds.html
Project ideas from +Toddler Approved +Red Ted Art +Fun at Home With Kids Blog +Mom Endeavors +crozette +Mary Catherine 
#kbn   #kidlit   #ece   #kindergarten   #favoritebooks  
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BEST TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HAND BLOWN EGGS

We took out our Easter egg decorations this year - something that we keep year over year. How? Read this post to find out:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/03/best-hacks-hand-blown-easter-eggs.html
#kbn   #eastereggs   #easter2015   #hacks   #easterforkids  
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MARCH BOOK PICKS FOR 4 YEAR OLDS

Our favorite March books for 4 year olds with themes of spring, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and more.
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/03/march-books-for-4-year-olds.html
#kbn   #ece   #preschoollearning   #kidlit   #favoritebooks  
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Should we accelerate our gifted child?

Join a conversation at +Hoagies' Gifted Education+. The topic for this month is acceleration for #giftedchildren . Did you have any experience with acceleration and what was it?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/03/should-we-accelerate-our-gifted-child.html
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St. Patrick's Day Math Challenge

5 Challenge Math Problems for #elementaryschool  (grades 2-5) with St. Patrick's Day theme and a free printable:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/02/st-patrick-day-math-challenge.html
#freeprintables   #mathproblems   #stem   #kbn   #mathclass  
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A Rainbow Day for Preschoolers

An open-ended art project, a science experiment, and a book about rainbows for preschoolers. Add a rainbow toast, and the day is perfect :)

http://www.planetsmarty.com/2011/03/rainbow-day.html
#rainbows   #stpatricksday   #preschool   #ece   #kbn  
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Rock Candy Science Experiment - Coffee Cups and Crayons
www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com

Simple play ideas, learning activities, kids crafts and party ideas, plus acts of kindness for kids!

Zoology for kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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I don't know about your kids, but mine are big fans about animals, and we've got a bunch of zoology for kids ideas to explore after your zoo

6 July Books for Kids 6+
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June book recommendations for kids age 6 and older and book extension activities to go with them.

Learn about the brain activities - Adventures in Mommydom
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After we made our play dough brain cell model, and our play dough brain model. Now it’s time to get into even further details about our brai

Magnetic Robot Art with Tin Cans - Fun-A-Day!
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Create movable magnetic robot art with tin cans and craft supplies. Recyclables and on-hand items make this DIY project each as can be. Lots

10 Jello Science Experiments - The Chaos and the Clutter
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Who knew that so many cool science experiments could be done with jello?!

Coin activities for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade - The Measu...
www.themeasuredmom.com

Looking for coin activities for kids? This post has over 10 ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.

What do ants like to eat? {science activity for kids} - Gift of Curiosity
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TweetIf you’ve been following along, you know that my kids and I completed an ant unit and I am sharing a number of activities we did to lea

Portugal for kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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We studied Portugal this month in our geography studies, and the kids had fun with the recipes we made.

Crosswords for Kids
www.childrens-books-and-reading.com

Help to develop your child's vocabulary and spelling skills using fun crosswords for kids.

How to Teach first aid to kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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Here's some beginning ideas to teach first aid to kids.

Geometric Design - Shapes in Five Circle Grids
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We created five circle grids and then found shapes in the circles. This activity was very similar to the seven-circle grid shape finding act

An Easter Tree
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An Easter Art Project for entire family - decorating hand blown eggs and setting up an Easter Egg Tree. Additional Easter art and Easter dec