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Month: April 2020

Gardening Science Project for Elementary and Middle School Kids

Gardening Science Project for Elementary and Middle School Kids

As we are all adjusting to staying at home, finding projects to entertain and stimulate the kids, and distance learning programs coming in place, I have come up with fun and educational projects for the kids. With spring upon us (though it is snowing outside in Michigan as I write this), I thought it would be great for the kids to take a leadership role in managing some plants and provide structure to it in terms of a science experiment…

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Stay at Home Show & Tell Wall

Stay at Home Show & Tell Wall

New family project I came up with yesterday: “Stay at Home Show and Tell Wall”. We’re spending lots of time in our basement together, so I have it set up where we can all see it most of the day. I came up with this creative idea to hang up pictures and projects we do during this time for 3 main, very important reasons. 1. I want the kids to have as many opportunities as possible to focus on the…

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Painting with Cottonballs and TP Rolls

Painting with Cottonballs and TP Rolls

The boys and I did some creative time yesterday afternoon by painting with cotton balls and toilet paper rolls. I set out blue, green, red, and yellow paint, and they dipped their “painting tools” in the paint. It is not only art time, but we used it as a way to talk about colors, shapes, counting, working on fine motor skills, and Noah wrote his name to sign his painting. Once they dried, we sent them to family members. Luke…

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Kids’ Easter Party while Staying at Home

Kids’ Easter Party while Staying at Home

Forgot to share the little Easter party we did for the kids last Friday. We made decorations out of what we had like construction paper Easter eggs. I cut one template, and the kids did the rest. Brynn dyed eggs and made a chalk game outside. I made a bunny box ball game and a bunny hat for Luke. I made the bunny box by wrapping it in a white disposable tablecloth and decorated it with paint and construction paper….

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Cardboard Train

Cardboard Train

We’re chuggin’ along at home. I decided to make a quick cardboard train for the boys, while we were inside alot and had many delivery boxes. I taped the boxes together. Then, I drew wheels on paper plates and taped them to the sides of the boxes. I gave the front box windows with marker. Finally, I took stripes of cardboard to make a cow catcher on the front. The whole family had fun in it, and the boys loved…

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