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Category: holidays

Top 5 The Night Before Christmas Reads

It’s a classic poem.  We’ve all heard it.  We can probably recite it.  But how can you not love it?? And with such beautifully illustrated versions available, you’ll want to make it part of your Christmas library.  Of course, it’ll be hard to narrow it down to just one.  Every

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Top 5 Dino Christmas Reads

#1 Dinosaur Christmas by Jerry Pallotta W Have you ever wondered how Santa delivered all the presents before the reindeer?  Dinosaurs of course! #2 How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane Yolen W A festive installment in the great “How do Dinosaurs?” series.  There’s also a Hannukah version. #3 Dear Santasaurus

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Favorite Halloween Reads

Some people shop for shoes.  Some people love purses.  I couldn’t care less about either of those, but when it comes to holiday books, I’m a junkie!  Christmas books are my drug of choice, but I’ll take a hit off a St. Patrick’s Day book or back-to-school book (or Groundhog’s

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Pencil Valentines

I know it’s a little late in February for a new Valentine idea, but I just threw together this Valentine for something yesterday and thought I’d share the free download with you! A couple of notes: The pencils were 8 for $1 at the Target Dollar Spot. The width of

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Freebie: Easy as Pie Game

We retired Easy as Pie from our etsy shop and we are now offering it as a free download for you! It's the perfect way to add a little math practice to some Thanksgiving fun next week. Concept: addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts Game Type: board game for 2-4 players

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Patriotic Sensory Bin

Better late than never right? I decided late that I wanted to do some patriotic themed activity with Adelaide this month, even though she's too little to understand the holiday. I placed an order for some items from Oriental Trading and the items showed up…. on July 5th. Oops! Oh

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March Busy Bag: Counting Leprechaun Gold

We’ve got a new printable busy bag activity for you in honor of St. Patrick’s day. Counting Leprechaun Gold. There are 10 pots of gold, each with a number 1-10. Using plastic gold coins, chocolate coins, pennies, or the printable coins included in the download, your little one will count

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Valentine Busy Bag

I want to share a fun heart themed busy bag with you today. Use the pattern cards and heart cut outs to make colorful heart patterns. This is a great opportunity to practice continuing patterns and building your own patterns. I used wooden heart discs from Hobby Lobby for our

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valentine sensory bin

I put together a Valentine themed sensory bin for Adelaide last week. Here are some of the items I included (initially): dried beans (big and little lima beans and red beans), cookie cutters, bouncy balls, wooden lacing beads, textured balls, heart bracelets, glitter chipboard hearts. I ended up taking out

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On the 12th Day of Christmas…

Sorry this one is a day late.  My roommates and I had "roommate Christmas" last night since we realized it was the last night we'd all be around for a while. Anyway, here's a link to the 12th day of Christmas file.  It's a math game.  Each player needs their

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On the 11th Day of Christmas…

How about 11 puzzle pieces?  This is another project where it's nice to have baggies or envelopes for the kids to keep their little pieces in.  Also, if you're doing this in class I'd recommend asking the kids to put their initials on the back of each piece.  It'll save

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On the 10th Day of Christmas

"…my teacher gave to me 10 dots to link" C'mon!  This doesn't even qualify as a rhyme!  Well, I guess "link" is closer than "connect" and do the kids really care anyway?? Probably not, so here are some little dot-to-dots.  Yes, there are technically 80 dots in all, but the

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