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Fine Motor Skills Activity with Beads
I love activities that require very little set up time. First of all, my kids aren't that patient, so the quicker I can get something ready, the better. But I am also a busy mom like you, and I don't have all day to prepare activities for my kids. The prep ...
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Bubble Wrap Sheep Craft
Do you save bubble wrap? Anytime I get a package that contains some, I store it in my craft closet to use later with my kids. Recently, while cleaning out my closet I noticed that we had two kinds of bubble wrap. I thought it would be fun to make a Spring c...
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Carrot Muffin Recipe for Kids
I try to get some veggies into my kids any way I can. They do not like veggies, so I need to get pretty creative like I did with these  Spinach Muffins . Since those were such a hit, I decided to try muffins again and add carrots instead of spinach. The res...
Carrot Muffin Recipe for Kids
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Sensory Art with Cotton Balls
So many of my projects are inspired by things I find at the dollar store. On a recent trip, I bought a bag of cotton balls. I had no idea why, but I knew that if I thought hard enough, I could think of a kids activity that would use them. I wanted to dye th...
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Using Bath Time to Connect with Baby
Thanks to The Motherhood/JOHNSON’S® for sponsoring this post about Using Bath Time to Connect with Baby. Most babies love bath time - and why shouldn't they? Bath time is a multi-sensorial playground and gives babies another way to bond with their parents a...
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Teaching Kids About Money with Spend, Save, Give Jars
I have been a big fan of Dave Ramsey's for a long time. If you are unfamiliar with Dave Ramsey, he is an author, speaker and radio host that helps people get out of debt and manage their money in smart ways. Ramsey thinks that kids should be taught about mo...
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Paper Plate Rainbow Craft
We just did the most fun rainbow craft! It was easy and fun and the results were so eye catching. Every time you make a Paper Plate Rainbow Craft it turns out a little different, which means kids can do this activity for a while and not get bored. When our ...
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25 Rainbow Sensory Activities for Preschoolers
This time of year rainbows are everywhere. I even saw one a few weeks ago and it totally made my day. I don't think it's possible to be in a bad mood after looking up and seeing a rainbow in the sky. These 25 Rainbow Sensory Activities for Preschoolers will...
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Kitchen Chores for Kids
This post about Kitchen Chores for Kids was sponsored by Bounty, but all opinions are my own. The kitchen is the messiest room in our house. It seems like we just get it clean, and then our family eats another meal and the whole thing is a mess again. How i...
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St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Craft
Today we are enjoying some luck of the Irish with a fun  St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Craft. What I love about this craft is that it doubles as a fine motor activity. Anytime I can combine a fun project with some skill building, I am all for it. Recently we s...
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Pizza Biscuits - Food Fun Friday
You are never going to look at a tube of biscuit dough the same way again. Seriously. Now, I love me some biscuits, and I didn't think a biscuit slathered with butter could be improved upon. But at the risk of sounding immodest, I have to admit, I improved ...
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15 Shamrock Activities for Toddlers
I think everyone feels like they are Irish on St. Patrick's Day. When I think of the holiday, shamrocks immediately come to mind. Here are 15 Shamrock Activities for Toddlers to help you celebrate the holiday with your little ones. These are great for use i...
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Mess For Less is a blog for moms and teachers that provides ideas for fun kids crafts and activities that can be done on a budget. You will also find kid friendly recipes and parenting tips and tricks.