Making Advent Come Alive (1)

Making Advent a Game Changer

Advent now comes and goes nearly unnoticed. The only thing worth of recognition between Halloween and Christmas is Thanksgiving, and even that has started to take a back seat as major stores start “decking the halls” and major TV stations start putting on Christmas movies in late October and early November. Advent, a delightful period…

Free Christmas Coloring Pages

Free Christmas Coloring Pages

Just sharing some Christmas coloring pages for your kids to enjoy during the holiday season! Nativity scenes, snowmen, trees, wreaths, Santas, gingerbread, carolers, reindeer, stockings and more! I’ve made these for my little ones from public domain images, and thought some of you might like them as well. Feel free to share this with anyone…

DIY, frugal Halloween costumes for kids

12 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

*Affiliate links included. All opinions are my own. And I don’t mean costumes you can make at home if you’re an incredibly talented, artistic DIYer. I mean costumes you can make at home even if you’re like me (NOT the most artistically talented). These DIY Halloween costumes are easy (they don’t take a lot of…

Fall Writing Prompts

15 Fall Writing Prompts (Printable)

A little extra writing practice is always good, whether your kids love writing and use it as a creative outlet, or struggle with writing and need more practice to master some basic skills. Why not make it fun by adding in a seasonal twist? Here are 15 Fall Writing Prompts to get your kids thinking,…

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Fall Educational Resources and Activities

Whether you’re homeschooling and have to make lesson plans, or just want extra activities for your kids to do during afternoons and weekends, there’s a plethora of free and frugal fall educational activities and activity packs. Here are a few of the ones I’ve found, divided by subject area, for young learners (think: mainly Pre-K…

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Happy Fall! Coloring Pages

I don’t know about yours, by our kids LOVE drawing and coloring. And coloring. And coloring some more. It’s such a simple activity, but it keeps them focused, helps them develop their fine motor skills, lets them explore the colors and color combinations, and brings out their creativity at the same time. One of those…

Back to School Feature

FREE Student Planner: Get Organized

Back to school time is right around the corner for a lot of us! We still have one more school year to go before our oldest goes off to school, but since we both work at a school, I’m pretty focused on back-to-school stuff now anyway. Lots of students are getting ready for their new classes…

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Summer Activity Book!

With schools about to close, and many homeschoolers wrapping up their curriculum as well, many kids are about to enjoy a few months of vacation. But even though school finishes, learning never ends! Help your child keep their mind working this summer with this Summer Activity Book. It covers language arts, math, science and critical…

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Planning!

If you’re like me and forgot that next weekend is Mothers’ Day until yesterday, it’s time for a little planning! My parents live really close by (ahem, next door), so we usually celebrate together. My husband and Dad do a great job organizing things, but neither of them are bakers, and we like homemade things,…

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Summer Bucket List for Families

When Easter’s done, summer’s begun! Maybe not exactly, but at least, that’s how it goes in my mind. As soon as warmer weather sets in, it’s time to start having outdoor summer fun! So I’m sharing my bucket list with you! 1. Make an ice cream bar at home. Get one or two basic ice…

Eat the Popsicles

14 Fun Ways to Use Popsicle Sticks

I love using popsicle sticks. They are very versatile and easy to come by. Pick up a bunch for just a few dollars at a grocery or craft store, or just ask all the neighborhood kids you know to collect them over the summer when they eat popsicles, and you’ll get bags and bags for…

9 Easter Object Lessons

9 Easter Object Lessons

These Easter object lessons can all be used to teach your kids about the spiritual meaning of the Easter Season. Many of them have activities you can do along with looking at and talking about the object. If you had a Lent shrine – a special shelf or corner decorated for Lent, you can transform…