December 2011

More Ways to Keep the Kids Busy

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Pill (mint) cutting:  Dollar Store trays, pill containers, and pill cutters make breath mints REALLY fun. Sockets:  Raiding Dad’s socket set keeps kids busy stacking, grading, and lacing. Magnets:  Is it magnetic or not?  Who knew your junk drawer was full of such excitement.  Just grab another handful of junk and the activity remakes itself. […]

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Pinterest: Garden Projects That Will Never Happen

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I don’t know if it’s the barren backyard or just the fact that I know I don’t have the commitment to maintain anything that lives for more than a few months, but I’m drooling over these (Click pics for original articles): *sigh* Wow… HOLY CRAP! Well, I clearly have a vertical theme going on.  But, […]

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More DIY Practical Life Centers

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The Practical Life Centers are a favorite in my house, and take so little to set them up.  So, here’s some more! 1.  Beating Bubbles:  Pictured above is a little 2 1/2 year old that came to visit and LOVED this activity.  Funny, since it’s a favorite of my nine-year-old as well. 2.  Hammering Nails: […]

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DIY Montessori-ish Material

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Montessori Schools are famous for using hands-on centers to help the children learn.  Many of the centers I set up for my kids are thieved from Montessori, but since these materials can get really pricey, I sometimes make my own. 1.  DIY Baric Jars:  (Above)  In Montessori schools, these are usually tablets.  The children weigh […]

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