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Sensory dino dig

This is a great activity for little dino lovers!
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/01/sensory-dino-dig.html
#dinosaur   #sensory   #playmatters   #kbn  
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Read and learn about Mexico

Take your kids on a virtual tour o #mexico  with books and hands-on activities for different ages:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2014/04/read-and-learn-about-mexico.html
#cincodemayo   #kidlit   #multicultural   #kbn  
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Books for kids about Buddha and Buddhism

Introduce kids to wisdom of Buddhism with these books:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/04/books-for-kids-about-buddha-and-buddhism.html
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Design and build an air-powered car

Two ways to build a self-propelling car from materials you have at home:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/04/design-and-build-air-powered-car.html
#stem   #engineering   #kbn  
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STEM Activity for Kids - Recycling of the Future

This is a great project for #earthday  : Have your children imagine recycling of the future and design their prototypes with building materials or on paper:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/03/dream-big-design-recycling-of-future.html
#STEM   #science   #imagination   #dreambig   #kbn  
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What do engineers do?

Great engineering ideas for kids covering many engineering disciplines:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/09/start-engineering.html
#stem   #engineering   #kbn  
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^Mr Seahorse*

What is your favorite Eric Carle book? 
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2011/07/start-mister-seahorse.html
#kidlit   #ece   #preschool   #kids   #kbn  
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Countries and continents Olympic sort

How many countries can your kids match to their continents?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/04/continents-and-countries-olympic-sort.html
#geography   #olympics   #learning   #kbn  
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Is poetry boring?

How do you foster love of poetry in your kids?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2014/04/is-poetry-boring.html
#poetry   #nationalpoetrymonth   #kidlit   #teachers   #kbn  
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15 ways to reuse plastic

Before you contribute to a giant pile of plastic trash, consider reusing some of it and perhaps even maybe making money with your creations:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2016/04/15-ways-to-reuse-plastic.html
#reuse   #earthday   #greenliving  
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I am glad you are here. I am a working parent who tried to bring purpose to my limited time with my daughter. My goal is to raise her a compassionate, independent, and enthusiastic thinker. Find out more about me and my blog in About Me section.
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Rock Candy Science Experiment - Coffee Cups and Crayons
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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
adventuresinmommydom.org

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
thechaosandtheclutter.com

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
adventuresinmommydom.org

Here's some beginning ideas to teach first aid to kids.

Geometric Design - Shapes in Five Circle Grids
highhillhomeschool.blogspot.com

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
www.planetsmarty.com

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