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Mini Basketball Craft: Olympic Craft for Kids

Do your kids have Olympic fever? If so, I’ve got an Olympic themed craft for your pint sized basketball fans. Supplies Needed to Make This Easy Olympic Craft for Kids Small paper plate Small plastic container (A baby food container, mini yogurt container, or apple sauce container works well) White Glue Markers Magnet Tin foil

Sensory Smart Kids Begins With Free Play

I’m going to say it. You don’t need specific, sensory activities (or tactile activities) for your child. Sensory tubs. Sensory this. Sensory that. A book on how to raise a sensory smart kid. You are a good parent and childhood is naturally sensory. It’s difficult to raise a sensory “stupid” child. However, if you look

Things to Do With Kids In Nature: Look For Butterflies

Are you looking for outdoor activities to do with the kids? Maybe get a little vitamin N (for nature) as Tim Gill (of Rethinking Childhood) says? Wondering where to start? I’ve got a question for you!: Have you gone looking for butterflies lately? Why Kids Love Looking for Butterflies They look so cool They are

Beading Crafts for Kids

Why Beading Crafts for Kids are Good Not only are beading crafts for kids a ton of fun to make, but it develops all kinds of super-good skills in your kiddos. For example, beading develops fine motor skills, patience, and creativity. As well, children learn about patterns, planning ahead, spatial awareness–will that length of bracelet

Bring a Story to Life

Bring a Story to Life! Let’s face it, sometimes it’s difficult to get kids interested in books as well as reading. But literacy is becoming increasingly important in our lives as more and more communication turns to the written form. Kids need to know how to read well, write well, and interpret words well. So

Camping With the Kids

The Risk of Not Camping With Kids According to Richard Louv (author of Last Child in the Woods) children are suffering from Nature Deficit. In other words, kids aren’t getting outdoors enough and hanging with good ol’ nature. And this is causing them to deal with increased depression issues, ADHD type behaviours, increase the likelihood

Let’s Go Kayaking!

It’s hot. It’s summer. Water is good. Being active is good. How can we combine it all? In a kayak! What is a Kayak? A kayak is a traditional water craft that was invented by the Inuit of the north. Originally it was built using a wooden frame  covered in seal skins. Today’s kayaks are