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Winter Break Bundle

I know.  Whether your kids are about to take a break from homeschool or public school, you’re probably scrambling.  A 2-week break?  In the cold?  With everybody inside?

What are you gonna DO?!
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Story Time: ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

Story Time: Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving activities include history, language, science, crafts and more for the Dav Pilkey picture book

There are lots and lots of really great books about Thanksgiving out there, but one of my favorites is ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey.

One of the reasons I love this book is because it’s based on the classic Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore, and it has always been part of our Christmas tradition to read that poem on Christmas Eve.  Pilkey has given us a Thanksgiving tradition with this adorable story about a group of school kids who take the bus on a field trip to a turkey farm and end up saving the day and discombobulating Farmer Mack Nuggett in a big way.  It’s cutesy, yeah, but it’s also fun and if your household is vegetarian or vegan, a great way to celebrate that lifestyle while still being grateful for Thanksgiving.

There are so many activity options that can go with this book, but I’ll keep it to a few really good ones.
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Story Time: Uncle Rocky, Fireman-Sparky’s Rescue

Story Time: Rocky Hill, Fireman-Sparky's Rescue includes free printables and tutorials for dalmatian activities and crafts

Y’all, I’m having so much fun introducing you to James Burd Brewster’s wonderful Glad to Do It! Series.  This month, I’m featuring Uncle Rocky the Fireman again, only this time he’s looking for a firehouse dog.  And you know what that means…

Dalmatians!

I was already in love with this series, but now that I’ve gotten my hands on this one I’m feeling a little obsessed.  Sparky’s Rescue is not only super informative about dalmatians, it’s an homage to adopting pets who need good homes.  Every time I read one of Mr. Brewster’s books I am completely floored by how much information he can pack into a fun picture book.  These stories not only entertain, they teach.

That, my friends, is the stuff.  So let’s hop right to some fun activities that will help your kiddos learn even more.  Because yeah yeah.

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11 Fun Valentine Activities for Kids (WTRW)

11 Fun Valentine Activities for Kids

Do you know why I love Valentine’s Day?  It’s not just because my husband never fails to come home with flowers and a beautiful card and some other gift he knows I’ll love (though that totally helps).

No, the main reason I love Valentine’s Day is because it lends itself so beautifully to crafting with littles.  There are so many different activities you can come up with to make the holiday fun for kids.  Who needs all that other stuff when you can spend the day creating memories?

Because I love ya, I’ve gotten together some of the best Valentine’s posts for this year from other bloggers and I’ve come up with 11 different things you can do with your littles to make February 14th fun.
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