Play Money Coins

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DIY play money coins for your play kitchen. Super easy to make!

My kids love to play store, restaurant, tea party and all that jazz! Not only do they love the play food but they love the play money. They even use the pretend credit cards that come in the mail. The play money coins that you can sometimes find are great. The dollar bills, not so great. I always find the paper money crumpled up or ripped. When I try to throw it away but I can't because my kids NEED money. I was tired of the paper money so I convinced them to only use coins. However, many of those coins have become lost. They are gray which somehow makes them magically disappear. I decided to make my own play money coins so that they wouldn't get lost and we wouldn't need to use the … [Read more...]

Bug Jokes – Lunch Box Jokes

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We have had a fun couple of weeks with my kids being off track. We have decluttered many rooms in our house and it feels good. Today for our lunch box jokes I'm sharing Bug Jokes. Printable Bug Jokes #1  While you are here, check out a few other posts you might have missed. Easy Peach Pie - Prepped and in the oven within 15 minutes with fresh peaches and a premade pie crust. Budget Friendly Diapers - See what I thought about these diapers for the first time. Don't forget to print the Bug Jokes and cut them out for your kids lunches next week. … [Read more...]

Save on Kidgets Diapers at Family Dollar

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I have tried many different diapers with my 5 kids. When I was offered a chance to work on a sponsored campaign on behalf of Family Dollar, I was excited to try Kidgets Diapers. This is one diaper that amazingly I have not previously tried. Parents with young children spend an enormous amount of money on diapers. These are a necessity so we endure the cost, however it never stopped me from finding better deals. Anything to save a little here and there is a good thing. Kidgets diapers are found at Family Dollar and have a great value. I was anxious to try them out for myself.  The next diaper change for my Little Man I put on a Kidgets diaper. The outer cover was cloth-like and … [Read more...]

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Easy Peach Pie

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This easy peach pie can be in the oven within 15 minutes. Use fresh peaches and a premade pie crust. Your guests will ask for the recipe!

It is peach season! One of my trees is producing large beautiful peaches that are ready to be picked. My girls helped me pick a few and wanted to make an easy recipe. We decided to make Easy Peach Pie. This recipe can be prepped and in the oven within 15 minutes! The peaches can easily be prepared by using a trick I'll share, the butter/flour/sugar mixture is combined in a food processor and the crust is premade. Put it all together and it is ready to cook. The cooking and cooling time is long. It will be tempting to eat it hot, but if you wait until it is completely cooled it will not be so runny. Easy Peach Pie Ingredients: 2 1/2 lbs fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced 1/3 … [Read more...]

School Lunch Box Jokes #2

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Food Lunch Box Jokes for kids school lunches. My kids are enjoying taking one each day to share with their friends.

This week my kids went "off track" from school. But, a lot of people I know have started school this week. These back to school lunch box jokes are just the way to make new friends and become reacquainted with old friends. School Lunch Box Jokes #2  While you are here, check out a few other posts you might have missed. Chalk Couture - Elegant framed chalkboards, chalk paste and stencils. Candy and Ice Experiment - A creative way to teach your children about recognizing service opportunities.   … [Read more...]

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Candy and Ice Experiment

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Teach kids about recognizing service opportunities with this Candy and Ice Experiment.

One thing I want to instill upon my children is that there are many people in this world besides them. When we only think about ourselves we are not aware of the ways we can help others. I seem to be teaching this to my kids over and over again. It does become redundant unless I find a new analogy to use to make it seem like a new and exciting concept. I recently ran across a snippet of the candy and experiment. I took the idea and ran with it. Candy and Ice Experiment Supplies Needed: Candy of your choice Ice cubes Directions: Ask everyone to eat a piece of candy. Discuss: How does it taste? Ask everyone to put an ice cube in their mouths and leave it in for as long … [Read more...]

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Chalk Couture

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Chalk Couture is a Utah based company looking for backers on Kickstarter. They have elevated chalk magnet boards with amazing chalk paste and stencils.

Good old fashioned chalk boards are back. Perhaps not in schools, but in homes, stores and at parties! Chalkboards allow your creativity to take over. You don't need to be super creative or perfect the first time because if you don't like it, just erase and start all over again. Let me introduce you to Tara Roark and her company Chalk Couture. She has elevated the plain old chalkboard to new heights. Here are 3 reasons I love Chalk Couture. The chalk boards are magnet boards. I find myself with so many schedules or important papers I need to keep track of. If I do not use a magnet and put them "in my face" I will loose them. Typically this is the refrigerator but this chalk board … [Read more...]

Food Lunch Box Jokes #1

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Food Lunch Box Jokes for kids school lunches. My kids are enjoying taking one each day to share with their friends.

Before I get to this weeks lunch box jokes I first wanted to share some things we have been up to lately. Thanks for RISING to the Task We learned about the sun and earth with this Shadow Chalk Experiment. Grow Your Own Stalagtites and Stalagmites Here is the next installment of Jokes for Kids. This week we are sharing Food Lunch Box Jokes. These jokes are all about food in one way or another. Remember, don't forget to print the Food Lunch Box Jokes and then cut them out for Monday. … [Read more...]

Grow Your Own Stalactites and Stalagmites

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Learn how to grow your own stalagtites and stalagmites with this DIY science experiment. Kids love watching them grow!

We recently went on vacation to Carlsbad Canyons in New Mexico. My kids loved seeing so many stalactites and stalagmites. Through the Junior Ranger Program they learned the difference between the two. Stalactites hold tight to the ceiling while stalagmites might reach the ceiling. This science experiment is fun to watch each day as the crystals grow a little more and a little more. Grow Your Own Stalactites and Stalagmites Supplies Needed:  2 glass jars spoon shallow dish or lid 2 paper clips baking soda 3 feet of yarn hot water large pitcher or mason jar food coloring Instructions: Place the dish in the middle of the two jars. Fold the yarn in half and in … [Read more...]

Shadow Chalk Experiment

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Teach your kids about the sun and earth with through this shadow chalk experiment. Learning is fun when mixed with play - active learning.

I love teaching my kids through play or in other words through active learning. They have fun through discovery while not realizing they are learning something new. This past weekend I taught my kids about the movement of the sun while playing with chalk on a sunny day. For this shadow chalk experiment we traced some shadows and later came back to those objects, still in the same place. The first observation my kids made was that the shadow moved. What happened and why does that happen they wondered. I love when they are the ones asking the questions because that is when they are engaged and want to know the answer. That means they will listen to the answer by their own choice. They gave me … [Read more...]