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Easy Paperback Book Crafts: It’s an Elephant!

What is Going on Here!? Okay, I’ll admit. When I saw the librarian at the local library teaching my daughter how to make this paperback book craft I had a mini aneurysm on the spot. GAH! What. Are. You. Doing. To. Those. Books!!??!!?!!? And in a library no less. And Then… Once I got over

Who Does your Hair: Kids (Boys) Play Hairdresser

That is one fab hairdo you are sporting. Who does your hair? Is it your kids? Let’s Play Hairdresser! Kids love to play hairdresser (um, don’t give them the scissors though, okay?) whether it is on themselves (dear lord, please no scissors), on their friends (um, sorry about the scissors), or on us (I hear

Double Dare: Do Something Scary

Got your Scaredy Pants on? How about swapping them for some Brave Pants this weekend? I Double Dare and Triple Dog Dare You To Do Something “Scary” With Your Kids I was emailing with Lenore Skenazy (one of my heroes in parenting and a woman I admire greatly) today and she noted that I had

Dandelions!: Dandelion Games for Kids

That’s Right… Dandelions! Friend, Not Foe Summer is almost over. (WAH!) And that means a lot of things. And one is the end of Dandelions. While fathers around the neighbourhood may rejoice that their battle with these prolific flowering weeds will soon come to a close for the season, it’s a rather sad day for

Nature Anomalies: Go on a Hunt!

What is a Nature Anomaly? Nature anomalies are something strange or different that occurs in nature–it’s not quite normal. Things like the dandelion pictured above that has several stems and dandelion heads all grown together. Another, more common example would be a four-leaf clover. Maybe two leaves that share a stem. A bird’s egg that

Take the Kids to the Beach

That’s it, summer. We’re going to the beach! We’re going to bury our feet in the sand. Build sandcastles. Toss rocks into the water. Chase the waves. Body surf. Swim. Float. Throw mud. Dive under water like we’re a dolphin. We’re going to play all day! Are you with us? Share your favourite thing to

Capillary Action Experiment: Daisies and Food Colouring

Well, the picture kind of says it all on this one (a capillary action experiment for kids to try at home). How to Change the Colour of Daisies Using Capillary Action First you will need a couple of white daisies (ones that have just bloomed are a bit better than ‘old’ daisies). Then, grab a