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Kids Valentines – Bow Tie

Kids valentines is only one thing that makes Valentine's Day in elementary school something kids look forward to each February. Special school activities and parties are planned and classroom valentines are given out to all the classmates. This Bow Tie Kids Valentines has a hidden treat in the middle! Boys and girls will love receiving these and your kids will love making these valentine crafts. Bow Tie Kids Valentines This is my oldest daughters last year in elementary school and ...

Hair Ties Valentine

This hair ties valentine idea for kids (and adults) are cute, cheap and easy. Use the printable then add a DIY no crease hair tie. It is a great Valentine's day idea for friends and family. Looking for a fun no candy option? This is it! Check out more easy crafts and Valentine's Day ideas.   Hair Ties Valentine Do you ever get tired of too much candy for each holiday? This valentine is useful and practical plus it gets your girls crafting. My kids love to give something they ...

Love Bug Valentine Crafts

Love bug valentine crafts is a perfect Valentine's Day gift for kids or for a family member. My kids love holidays! They love decorating the house and they love doing things for each other almost more then receiving presents themselves. This love bug valentine crafts is cheap and easy. For the past couple of years Walmart has had the same heart chocolate boxes for $1. I love taking an inexpensive item and adding something to make it better or more personal. These valentines for kids will let ...

Packing Light

The three best rules of packing are pack light, pack light and pack light. I know we hear it a lot but putting this packing light principle into action is hard to do...especially if you have kids. Are you one of those people who has a bag that you carry to work each day and each day an item is added to it? The bag just keeps growing and growing. It is like my diaper bag. I seem to grab an extra diaper and snacks each time we go out just in case I used everything up yesterday when we ...

Christmas Recipes and Neighbor Gifts

I'm starting to get knocks at my door with friends delivering gifts. This year we are giving homemade vanilla in cute little jars. Here is a collection of easy christmas recipes you can make and package up as wonderful neighbor/friend/family gifts. Candied Pecans - These are always a favorite because they can be eaten alone or are even better on salads or pecan pie. Eggnog Cookies - These are so moist and packed with flavor. Package them in a cellophane bag or box with parchment paper in ...

Happy Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving because it is a time when we get together with family and friends. We have three Thanksgiving meals that we attend, though not on the same day. The first meal we have is with our friends sometime in November. We all used to live within blocks of each other but now we are not, in fact I moved the furthest away. This year was our 4th annual Fakesgiving-as we call it. My kids look forward to this meal every year because these are friends we can count on. These are my ...

Halloween Decor: BOO Sign

I love halloween decorating ideas. It is that time of the year to start thinking about how we are going to decorate our house as well as what we are going to wear. Most of the time this means we have a lot of creating to do. Sometimes easy crafts can be easy but time consuming. Today's BOO Sign is an easy craft that can be finished extremely quickly.  The hardest part is to cut the wood board to the correct size. I love putting halloween signs on the porch and all around the house. I found ...

Animal Jokes for Kids

We have been busy this week but we didn't accomplish a whole lot. Seems like some weeks are like that. Some of my kids go back to school next week so they want as much play time and relaxation as possible. This week I have animal jokes for your kids. I hope they like them as much as we do. Here is the complete list of printable jokes for kids. Printable Animal Jokes #1  While you are here, check out a few other posts you might have missed. Taco Skillet Dinner - Easy one dish meal. ...

Tombstone Halloween Party Favors

Can you believe my kids are already planing their Halloween costumes? It seems early to me, but at the same time I'd rather have more time to figure out how to create their costumes. I have one child with an October birthday. One year she had an amazing costume party with tons of easy crafts, decorations and scary food. The kids loved it! My kids still talk about that fun party. Today, Little Chef D had a fun time helping me create these Tombstone Halloween party favors. This is an easy ...

Play Money Coins

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, ...

Bug Jokes – Lunch Box Jokes

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 ...

School Lunch Box Jokes #2

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 ...

Food Lunch Box Jokes #1

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 ...

Grow Your Own Stalactites and Stalagmites

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 ...

Shadow Chalk Experiment

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 ...

Thanks for RISING to the Task

My kids were out of school for 3 weeks in July. We (my kids and myself) were gone for pretty much that entire time. We had 2 family reunions, went to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon then all the way down to Carlsbad Caverns (stopping at many places to see in between), up to my parents cabin, swimming, rodeo, shooting bows and arrows....a lot of family time. We had SO much fun that we were exhausted at the end. We came home to a party, had one day to regroup and prepare for school then off we ...

Animal Jokes #1

Last week I shared our first installment of Jokes for Kids - School Lunch Box Jokes. My kids had so much fun taking them to school and sharing them with their friends. Their favorite joke was "What did the pencil say to the scissors?" In fact one friend loved them so much she was sharing jokes with my daughter to use for later. This next week instead of school jokes we are doing animal jokes! 5 days full of laughs about animals. Don't forget to print and cut out the jokes before ...

Decluttering Tips

It is back to school season. One thing many people do when preparing for school is to buy new school clothes and new school supplies. Where will you put the new items?  What do you do with the old clothes and the old supplies? Are you someone who keeps them for later (“One day I might need them”) or are you one who gets rid of anything the moment it is replaced? Clutter happens over time. Slowly, as new items are added, things pile up if old, worn out, less-usable ones are not discarded ...

School Lunch Box Jokes #1

I have been wanting to create Lunch Box Jokes for over a year now. I finally have completed my desire and goal. My kids love telling jokes for kids. They try to find jokes kids can actually understand. School for us started this past Monday. There were two things my kids were excited to bring to school that first day; a teacher appreciation gift and a lunch box joke. For school this year I compiled five jokes for kids each week to coorespond with 5 school days. These jokes have been tested ...

Teacher Appreciation for the Start of School

Teacher appreciation can be celebrated year round because our teachers work hard all year. My kids go back to school today in a new grade because we are on a year round schedule. If you have noticed I have been a little MIA because my kids have had 3 weeks for their summer and we were gone all but a handful of those days. I shared about the Junior Ranger Program we did while on a 10 day vacation. We have also done swimming, parties, family reunions, movies and anything else we could cram into ...

Junior Ranger Program

Do you love exploring and learning? As a family we have just started planning some bigger adventures. I feel most of my kids are big enough now to use all their senses to see the world – or at least to broaden their horizons beyond our own community. One adventure we recently went on was to explore the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. As we paid at the entrance of the Grand Canyon the friendly Ranger saw my kids and told them about the Junior Ranger Program. Excited to hear that news, we ...

Duct Tape Water Bottle Holder

If you are looking for a last minute 4th of July craft I have one for you today. Easy crafts are always fun for holidays! This duct tape water bottle holder is patriotic and perfect for parades, hikes, parks or water parks. Whatever you love to do on the 4th this craft will be perfect to help keep you hydrated. Around the 4th of July we take a trip to my Aunt and Uncle's Ranch. The kids love being outside riding the horses, investigating and playing with the dogs. We pretty much spend ...

4th of July Crafts – Firecracker Crackers

Little Chef A LOVES the 4th of July! She learned so much about US history this year that she LOVES anything patriotic. I love it when table decorations serve two purposes. This 4th of July Crafts - Firecracker table decoration can be looked at as well as eaten! It is an easy craft that is fast! I saw the individual ritz cracker packages a few months ago and thought it would be fun to create a firecracker out of them. After a quick trip to the dollar store to add a spray I was off ...

Seattle City Pass

Recently we took a trip to Seattle. We only had a couple of days there and we wanted to see as much as possible. So we decided to purchase a Seattle City Pass. We were able to visit 5 attractions at a discounted rate. Seattle City Pass Woodland Park Zoo The map looks daunting. Looking at the map you would think it would take all day. However, the enclosures were surprisingly closer together then I expected. We were only able to see about half of the animals. The first half of our visit was ...