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DIY Summer vacation journals for kids and other fun ways to use color to encourage learning for kids.  Did you know that color can accelerate learning while increasing retention and understanding? #ColorizeYourClassroom - at home or at school with @astrobrights ! Sponsored post.

Using Color to Make Learning Fun for Kids!

DIY Summer vacation journals for kids and other fun ways to use color to encourage learning for kids. Did you know that color can accelerate learning while increasing retention and understanding?

45 back to school ideas for kids and families!

45 Back to School Ideas for Kiddos & Families {Fun-A-Day!}

10 fun projects to connect with older kids, spend time together, and learn something new!!

Fun Crafts and Activities for Kids Ages 8-12

10 fun projects to connect with older kids, spend time together, and learn something new! These would be great for summer activities to keep older kids from being bored!

Fun Ways Kids Can Learn with Lemons

Fun Ways Kids Can Learn with Lemons

Did you know that a lemon can power a clock and light up LED lights? Check out these fun lemon experiments, and try a couple tasty lemon recipes!

Rainy Day Fun: Simple Stop Motion Animation with Kids

Rainy Day Fun: Simple Stop-Motion Animation

Plan Your Dream House - Creative fun for all ages

Creative Fun for Kids: Design Your Dream House

Spend your next rainy day at the kitchen table, designing your dream house (or mansion). Such creative fun for kids - and adults!

bead stick fidget

Make this DIY fidget tool for use in the classroom or at home while writing and reading to help kids focus, attend, and perform tasks with tactile sensory input and movement they need to help with fidgeting.

With crafty kids, there are so many creative ideas that you can make just from things that would have been thrown away or put into the recycling bin. Shoe boxes are a great example of this. They are super versatile and are just perfect for making cute crafts and DIY games! Here are a few shoe …

Creative Ideas to Make with Cardboard Shoe Boxes

The simplest way to ease back into a new school year is for kids to keep kids reading and learning all summer long. Today I am featuring a series of books pre-approved by my four children. These fun-t

Fun Books to Ease Kids Into a New School Year

These activity books, picture books, and chapter books will keep kids reading and learning all year round. All tested and recommended by real kids!

Think your students know how much money it costs to have the things they have at home?  If you teach Economics at the middle level or high school l...

The Economics of Balancing a Budget - Calculating Budgets with Monthly Incomes

Think your students know how much money it costs to have the things they have at home? If you teach Economics at the middle level or high school l.

Love these books about cleaning + an AWESOME list of age-appropriate chores kids can help with during Spring cleaning!

Spring Cleaning with Kids

Incorporate reading & life skills for kids with these books about cleaning + a free printable list of age-appropriate chores kids can help with during Spring!

Amazing Ideas for Creative Backyard Play this Summer

Amazing Ideas for Creative Backyard Play this Summer

During our Discover & Explore Backyard Games linky, we had some absolutely AWESOME ideas shared for how to make your backyard a creative fun zone this summer!

Star Wars has inspired hours of pretend play in our home! Learn more about how you can use LEGO Star Wars to inspire storytelling. Sponsored post.

Creating Stories with LEGO Star Wars

The brilliance of Star Wars is that its characters and storyline inspire hours of play. Creative fun with the LEGO Star Wars toys and videos.

Holiday Gift for Parents from Kids Fingerprint Christmas Gift Fingerprint Snowman Handmade Gift

It's the most wonderful time of the year! If you're starting to think about holiday gift ideas for your students' families, I've got you covered! As a mama myself, I go weak for handmade art. I espe

These five kinds of blocks inspire hours of play. Which ones do you own? Which did you play with as a child? Discover the best blocks for kids.

These five kinds of blocks inspire hours of play. Discover the best blocks for kids.

Bring science, technology, engineering, and math to your classroom this spring with easy to set up, fun to play learning centers.

Spring STEM Activities for Kids in the Classroom

Plan a week of science experiments for Christmas with your kids. Great for science club, grade school classrooms or after school fun with children.

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