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Is the Ozobot Right for Your Kids? Find Out!

Is the Ozobot Right for Your Kids? Find Out!

As a kid, I didn’t grow up using technology like the kids do today. I didn’t use a computer until 7th grade and never used them on a regular basis until college. Now fast forward many, many years later and technology is part of everyone’s daily life. Our kids don’t think twice about it. They aren’t as afraid of “breaking” something as I was when I started using computers. It makes sense in today’s world to introduce our kids to…

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10 Fun Indoor Activities For Days Kids Can’t Get Out

10 Fun Indoor Activities For Days Kids Can’t Get Out

It is so hard when kids are cooped up indoors for too long. They often get in trouble because they have too much energy or get too bored because they want to be out and can’t go. So they often find inappropriate options to keep themselves entertained. I know my son does. Ask his sister. He often pesters her, and then fighting erupts. So what can you do when kids can’t get out but need something to do? Here are…

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New Year’s Resolutions With Kids: Why It Is Important

New Year’s Resolutions With Kids: Why It Is Important

The year is coming to a close and a new one will begin soon. Now is the time of year when people start reflecting on their lives and setting new goals for the new year to come. Why not get your kids involved in making New Year’s Resolutions of their own? I think the coming of a new year is a great opportunity to teach kids about reflection and goal setting. This is often what successful people do in life….

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Pretty Christmas Tree Art Project for Kids

Pretty Christmas Tree Art Project for Kids

With the holidays fast approaching, we are in full swing when it comes to Christmas art projects. I wanted to make something to decorate our walls but include something we haven’t done before. I decided we’d make some beautiful nighttime Christmas trees and include puffy paint.  Christmas Trees What You Need for the Picture: Black construction paper Oil pastels I chose oil pastels for this art project because you can blend the colors and smooth them out for a soft…

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Fantastic Soft Baked Pretzels to Make With Kids

Fantastic Soft Baked Pretzels to Make With Kids

Do your kids like helping in the kitchen? My kids enjoy cooking and baking with me. Now that they are older they tend to do more of it independently while I supervise them. We still have fun trying out new recipes or techniques together.   The other day I decided we were finally going to make soft pretzels. I have had this recipe saved on Pinterest for years. It was time we finally tried it out.  I found this soft pretzel…

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Winter STEM Challenge: Snowman Bridge

Winter STEM Challenge: Snowman Bridge

Are your kids like mine and always up for a challenge? I wanted to find another fun STEM challenge for my kids. Now that the snow has arrived, I decided I wanted to do something related to winter. My son is such a winter kid. So, I finally came up with the snowman challenge. The Challenge The challenge was as follows:      Build a bridge that can hold a 1 oz. snowman over the “pond.”  Each kid received the…

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8 Super Snow Activites for Outside and Indoors

8 Super Snow Activites for Outside and Indoors

As the months creep closer to winter, kids start anticipating the first snow of the year. The world is full of all new possibilities for fun when the first snow arrives. There are snowball fights, sledding, and snow forts to be made. There are so many fun snow-themed activities you can do with your kids. Whether you love the snow or would rather stay indoors, there are plenty of activities you can do either outside or inside the house where it…

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Preparing for Thanksgiving: 5 Easy Ways Kids Can Help

Preparing for Thanksgiving: 5 Easy Ways Kids Can Help

Thanksgiving is fast approaching which means it is time to start preparing for the big gathering. It is a perfect time to get the kids involved. After all, Thanksgiving is a time for family and showing gratitude for the wonderful things you have in your life. What better way for kids to get in the spirit then having them take part in the preparations.¬† So here are some easy ways to involve your kids in Thanksgiving. #1 Meal Planning I…

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5 Easy Treats to Make with Your Kids

5 Easy Treats to Make with Your Kids

I don’t know about you, but my kids are like clockwork when it comes to snack time. They seem to have an internal alarm that goes off to let them know it is time to eat. Most of the time they pick simple snacks. But lately, with their new found cooking abilities, they like to make something for a snack. My son really loves to make treats. We have found some yummy snacks that are easy to make. At this…

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Baking With Kids: Halloween Cupcake Fun

Baking With Kids: Halloween Cupcake Fun

Anyone who follows me on social media may have noticed that my kids and I do a lot of cooking together. I didn’t realize how much until I started looking through some of my online feeds. Every week there is something we are doing in the kitchen. My kids are older now and like being more independent in their cooking. Once October arrived, all the Halloween treat recipes started flooding the internet. The kids and I were very excited to…

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