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Kids love getting outside and observing nature in action

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Kids love getting outside and observing nature in action

This free bug book printable is a wonderful way to keep track of what they see and learn.  Just like our other kids’ science activities, this bug activity is a quick prep, engaging afternoon project. Getting Ready Assembling the free bug book was quick and easy! I printed the pages on regular copy paper (HERE) and grabbed a pencil, crayons, clipboard and stapler. Bug Book Activity To begin the bug book activity, my students cut around the pages, being careful not to cut off the tabs. They colored each tab a different color. We clipped the pages to a clipboard and...

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Soft & tender well-seasoned meatballs baked in a rich tomato sauce make this the perfect classic comfort food for family dinners

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Soft & tender well-seasoned meatballs baked in a rich tomato sauce make this the perfect classic comfort food for family dinners

A multi-generation meatball recipe from my family to yours. When it comes to creating recipes, I much rather prefer to make foods that I grew up on and ones that I can connect with than the lastest insane trend out there. For me, food not only revolves around flavor but also around memories and moments in time. I’m a sentimentalist no doubt. Food, cooking/baking, and creating recipes have to have more than just an awesome taste. They have to have a meaning, purpose, or spark/create a memory. This recipe has been in my family for generations. I did tweak it...

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How to Build a Great Fort for Your Child to Play In

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How to Build a Great Fort for Your Child to Play In

Sometimes we love to just trash out our house and make forts. Back in 2011 (this post was originally published 9/20/11), everybody needed their own fort, then they would go visit each other. Here are some keys to a good fort: 1. a big, light blanket or dark sheet 2. something to weigh your cloth material down and/or 3. something high to hang the material from 4. pillows 5. snacks Since we moved to the country and have a completely different type of house and furniture, the kids now use large binder clips to hang material on an upright ping-pong...

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