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Entries from November 2008

Quick Craft: Stress or Juggling Balls…

November 15th, 2008 · 23 Comments

This a quick and easy craft… not suitable for children too young for balloons, but otherwise a sure winner. Because they are so quick you can make a pretty collection in a matter of minutes. Meet the Players: a lump of playdo a couple of balloons scissors Play the Game: Step 1: Snip the ends […]

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Tags: Concoction Crafts · Crafts for Kids

Clearly Christmas: Se7en Gifts Kids Can Make For Adults.

November 15th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Painted Dish Towels and Aprons: Hand printed dish towels are simple and pretty and easy enough to achieve. Aprons are fun, let them loose with fabric markers and you have a time stamp of who was drawing what at the time. Coasters: We have a shop nearby that allows you to put photos onto t-shirts, […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Holiday Crafts

Quick and Easy Play-Do in se7en Steps…

November 15th, 2008 · 25 Comments

I don’t know where to put this post – it isn’t a Monday Munchie, but it is a recipe… it isn’t a Tuesday Art Craft, but it leads to lots of crafting… AHA! It is a Life-Skill. If you do anything near kids, teach, mother, babysit whatever then you need to know how to make […]

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Tags: Concoction Crafts · Crafts for Kids

How Se7en Do Their Nature Notebooks…

November 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments

We work in our Nature Notebooks about twice a week. I am glad to report that if I get busy with things domestic, then my kids will haul out their books and seek stuff out themselves. If we are having a grumbly day and I put everything aside and do this first – instead of […]

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Tags: Homeschooling · Science

Clearly Christmas: Se7en Gift Crafting Tips…

November 14th, 2008 · 6 Comments

In my Clearly Christmas Month of Posts I thought I would look at gifts kids can make. I have to say that we make most of our gifts, because I think its fun and because it is one way to get kids involved in giving and to give from their hearts. Before I give you […]

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Se7en Ideas To Get Your Nature Notebooks Started…

November 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I know I have been promising a Science Journal Post for a while… but so much to blog and so little time. I managed to write this epic last week and then lost it in a freakish delete kind of way and was just too disheartened to look at it again. That should teach me […]

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Tags: Homeschooling · Science

Se7en things I Never Thought About Before Having a Baby…

November 12th, 2008 · 26 Comments

Last month I got a chance to write a few baby posts in honor of International World Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I thought I wouldn’t have a chance to write about babies for a while. But I was pleasantly surprised, on The Adventures in Baby Wearing Blog, to discover it is International Baby Wearing […]

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