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Pop Rockets

Summer is a great time to encourage your child to do chores and learn some valuable lessons on the importance of money.     There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few: Playdough to Plato shares an Exploding Pop Rocket science experiment. Check out these wooden roads for cars and trucks from Buggy and Buddy.  Perfect for playing with cars ou … [ Keep reading… ]

PURELL 30-Day Challenge


*This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated for sharing this information from PURELL (in conjunction with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network).       Germs are a major concern with a new baby in the house.  We have always encouraged hand-washing with our children, but as of late I have come to rely heavily on hand sanitizer.  Our boys have a tendency to consider "washing the … [ Keep reading… ]

Homemade Afterbite (anti-itch salve for mosquito bites)

Homemade Afterbite

  I do not always remember to put mosquito repellent on the boys every time they step outside, so we inevitably have some mosquito bites around here.  After Bite has been a lifesaver this summer.  Unfortunately, however, I left ours at the lake on our recent trip and didn't want to make a special trip to the store.  So we made our own homemade afterbite (based on the ingredients listed)! Much to my … [ Keep reading… ]

Why the Human Body Needs Both Muscles and Bones

Why the human body needs both muscles and bones (a hands-on demonstration)

This simple demonstration answers the question of why the human body needs both muscles and bones.   This is a great introduction for young children to the various systems in our bodies and how they work together.  This activity was inspired by Bill Nye the Science Guy's video on Bones and Muscles (which we checked out from our library).   Our boys were especially excited about this ex … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!


Check out these alphabet activities for toddlers and preschoolers.   There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:   Is your family going camping this summer?  From ABCs to ACTs shares 10 Kid-Friendly Camping Recipes. Check out this edible stamp art from View from the Fridge. What Do We Do All Day shares the Balloon Yo-Yo (inspired b … [ Keep reading… ]

World’s Best Spinning Top

World's Best Spinning Top

 Tops are one of the oldest and most beloved toys.   Clay tops have supposedly been found in the Middle East dating all the way back to 3500 BC and wooden tops in Egypt from as early as 2000-1400 BC.  These toys are the epitome of "timeless".   Spinning tops also defy continental and cultural boundaries.  My parents recently went to Nhowe Mission in Zimbabwe to work at the hospital that … [ Keep reading… ]