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Activities for Kids on Sick Days

There is only so much TV you can watch before everyone starts to go a little crazy.  Here are some simple activities for kids on sick days that will keep everyone happy even while stuck at home!   We are currently on day four of my five-year old home sick with influenza B.  She is still pretty miserable but she is so tired of watching TV (I honestly never thought we would see THAT day).  Once the doses of ibuprofen/acetaminophen ...

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Printable Soccer Valentines

Looking for a fun valentine idea for the soccer player in your life?  These printable soccer valentines are super fun to share with friends!   Yes, Valentine's Day might be a Hallmark holiday, but it happens to be one of my favorites for kids for a variety of reasons.  First of all, any day that encourages us to show our love to those around us is a winner in my book!  Secondly, the expectations are pretty low for this ...

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Playdough Christmas Tree Circuits

These Playdough Christmas Tree Circuits are the perfect way to introduce children to the concept of simple circuits in a fun and playful way! Did you know that playdough can conduct electricity?!?!  In this fun activity for our #HandsOnChristmas series, we are exploring the concept of simple circuits using playdough and Christmas trees! The first activity in this post is best for ages 5 and up but I have also included a modified ...

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Sight Word Christmas Tree Printable

Practice basic sight words in a festive way with this Sight Word Christmas Tree Printable!  A blank version is included as well if you would like to practice specific words instead of the ones I have included!     My daughter has been busy practicing her kindergarten sight words!  Memorizing sight words is just one method to include in the teaching toolbox of a balanced literacy program.  Other aspects include phonemic ...

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Sick Kit

When a family member gets sick, having a 'Sick Kit' on hand makes life (and cleanup) so much easier!  Head to the store and throw together your own kit so that you will be prepared next time sickness hits your house!     'Tis the season for holidays, preparations, family togetherness...and stomach bugs!  Ever since having children, it seems like someone is always sick at a family gathering, which means that inevitably everyone gets ...

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Christmas Trees for Toddlers

Toddlers and Christmas trees are often a precarious combination.  These Christmas Trees for Toddlers are the perfect hands-on alternative to pulling all the ornaments off the big tree!     When it comes to Christmas Trees, toddlers are almost as bad at pawing and pulling off ornaments as cats (or so I hear).  :)  Over the years, we have tried lots of incentives and distractions to keep the under-2 crowd in our home away from the ...

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