sensory water table

We have a fancy store-bought water table that kids love, so I decided to make one more water table, because the more the merrier, right? What I like about our homemade table is how versatile it is. Every day, I … Read more

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Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini pizza started as a divine accident. I bought a huge bag of zucchinis and wanted to make something new and creative. The resulting dish surpassed my expectations on every front: it was easy, very tasty and the kids devoured … Read more

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Making a Patterned Bead Necklace

I love working with beads, because beads teach small children patience and improve their fine motor skills. Some beads on a string can also be very helpful if you are trying to cook dinner and need to have your child … Read more

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building with pipe cleaners

Building helps with fine motor skills, creativity and spacial awareness. What do you use for building games? My son came with the idea of threading pipe cleaners through drinking straws and connecting their ends. This game can be as easy … Read more

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Homemade Flax Milk

Flax seed is rich in protein, fiber and Omega3 fatty acids. It also makes smooth, easy and delicious non-dairy milk. In my opinion, the slightly nutty taste of flax milk splendidly compliments cereals and granola, and if you have been … Read more

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Toilet Paper Roll Octopus

  We were studying the octopus in our bilingual homeschool. We watched some youtube videos and read about these fascinating sea creatures in our two encyclopedias ( see photo below.) Then, we made a cute purple octopus out of a … Read more

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Flour-Free Banana Muffins

I have been experimenting with grinding rolled oats. Oats are a good flour substitute, especially when it comes to breakfast dishes. These flour-free banana muffins happened as a complete accident: I needed to get rid of five very ripe bananas. … Read more

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Zebra Craft and My First Scissors

  My oldest son has many talents, but scissor skills are not one of them. About a year ago, I bought him a pair of My First Scissors that had Parents magazine seal of approval. I thought I wasted money, … Read more

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Roasted Mushroom, Tomato, Avocado Salad

Summertime is salad time. At least for me, it is. I recently bought freshly picked new lettuce and vine-ripe tomatoes from a local farmer and was eager to use them in a fresh and healthy vegetarian recipe. The salad turned … Read more

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Homemade Volcano

  Homemade volcano is a great project to do with kids right after reading about volcanoes in an encyclopedia or looking at a video of a volcano explosion online. Be prepared to be asked “to do the volcano” again and again, because … Read more

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blueberries

Produce with an Antioxidant Punch Guest post Fruits and vegetables possess natural antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, lutein, selenium, vitamin C and vitamin E. These natural antioxidants have the power to help neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that attack otherwise … Read more

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Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

It’s really hot outside and ice cream is on everyone’s mind. This peanut butter banana ice cream tastes so “real” that I welcome you to give it to your unsuspecting friends and ask them to guess the ingredients. You will … Read more

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