Fun Gnome Valentines Printables for the Kids
December 25, 2021

Check out these fun gnome Valentines Printables for the Kids to print out for their friends. This year I’m making homemade Valentine Gnomes. I fell in love with Scandinavian gnomes and Nordic gnomes while visiting Finland. Gnomes were everywhere. Since visiting Finland, I have become obsessed with Gnomes; Finnish Gnomes and Swedish Gnomes! They are so cute and cuddly and represent a country I fell in love with. These Valentines Gnomes were easy to make, using just a couple items and some socks. The best thing was that they were a no sew caft! I brought some back from the North Pole and realized that here in the U.S they are really popular during Christmas. As I researched more, I realized that there is a whole …

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50 + Valentine's Day Printables and Cards
December 25, 2021

Check out more than 50 Valentine's Day Printables, cards and activity sheets for kids. Writing Valentine's Day cards to add to your Valentine's Day Boxes are one of the sweetest gestures I can think of. Of course I've taken the easy way out and just buy a box of 20 premade cards from the dollar store. I like to make my own cards. Printable Crafts for the Valentine's Day with Free Printables There's nothing like doing a DIY Valentine's Day craft with printables with your kids, like Valentine's Non Candy Conversation Starters from Recycled Crayons with free printables or Gnomes with printables. They truly love being creative. We love funny printable Valentine's Day cards too. This Valentine's Day is different as we are staying home for …

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20 + Awesome Halloween Printables
September 12, 2021

Halloween is coming up and we've been trapped in the house for 6 months! We want to celebrate this spooky Holiday, so we are putting up our Halloween decorations early and planning the big day with some fun Halloween activities with the help of Halloween Printables. Last year we made Halloween crafts and Halloween treats. Social Distanced Halloween Party This year will be different.  Instead of trick or treating, we will be doing a home party with the family.  Some people are doing a social distanced trick or treating and some are doing a social distanced Halloween Party with just a few friends in their back yard. We are making a Halloween Pinata full of organic candy and we will be doing fun Halloween activities.  I found some great free Halloween …

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Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags
June 23, 2021

This school year we are more appreciative of our teachers than ever! The pandemic made us realize how truly lucky we are to have teachers in our lives. So, I decided to make some homemade teacher's gifts (I recommend you find out what your teacher's favorite things are)and wanted to add some printable teacher gift tags to them. I came up with this roundup of some really fun free teacher gift tags for teacher appreciation day. They are great for your favorite teacher, your child's teachers, the Headmaster (or principle), the Dean, the art teacher, gym teacher, music teacher, or even the bus driver. You may only need a free printable gift tag once but I use them a lot for teacher appreciation week and …

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Free Father's Day Printables for Dad and Grandpa
June 7, 2021

Kid's love drawing and making things for daddy, especially for Father's Day. I love printable Father's Day cards, first of call because it's easy and second, because it's free! We already have to find Father's Day Gift ideas and sometimes the kid's like to do Father's Day crafts, so it seems natural to have on hand printable coloring pages and printable cars. These printables, coloring sheets and activities for kids are great for dad and Grandpa! Related Posts Gifts for Dad under $100 Easy DIY Father's Day Gifts Free Father's Day Printables Free Printable Father’s Day Questionnaire for KidsFather's Day Word Search Printable for Kids3 “All About My Dad” PrintablesFather’s Day Poem Printable (for Dad or Grandpa!)Happy Father's Day Trophy- A Printable Father's Day CraftA Fun Collection for KidsAll About …

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Free "All About Mom" and "I Love My Mom Because" Printables
April 23, 2021

I have treasured all the "all about Mom" or "I love my mom because" printables I've received over the years. I've saved all of them and they've filled my heart with joy and also given me a good laugh! I will look back one day and show them to my children and have sweet Mother's Day memories. I found some really cute "All About Mom" printables, "I love my Mom Because" printables and Mother's Day Questionnaires. The questions are adorable. Related Posts Best Mother’s Day Free Printables and Card Ideas Mother's Day Coloring Sheets 5 Inspirational Quotes for Mothers How fun are these? Which ones are you going to print out?

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Printable Coloring Sheets for Kids for Mother's Day
April 10, 2021

My boys love coloring sheets.  They always ask us to print out coloring printables. Mother's Day is a special day and I would love to get a free coloring sheet from my boys. It's so sweet to see them diligently working on their coloring. Their little hands picking out colors for the coloring sheets. For the best art supplies for kids check out OOLY. I found some free coloring pictures from some amazing bloggers. Check them out and ask your little ones which ones they want printed. Printable Coloring Sheets for Kids Which one are you going to print out? Send Flowers Online! For Free Mother's Day cards Printable click HERE. Happy Mother's Day! Have fun with these free printable Mother's Day …

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Pokemon Printable Origami Fortune Teller
March 25, 2021

We just had a Virtual Birthday Party and it was so much fun! The kids loved their activity boxes. I filled them with activities and snacks for them to open when virtual on zoom. My son wanted to teach his guests how to do an origami fortune teller. I added highlighters and pens to custom make them. But I also wanted them to have already printed out custom made ones. So, I did a Pokemon Origami Fortune teller for the kids to do on their own. My boys love anything Pokemon related like Pokemon Battle Academy and they are obsessed with the Detective Pikachu movie. Pokemon fans will love their cootie catchers! Other names for these fun kid's origami paper activities are chatterbox, salt cellar, whirlybird, or paku-paku. Related …

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Super Fun Star Wars Origami Fortune Teller
March 6, 2021

We just had a Virtual Birthday Party and it was such a hit! The kids loved their activity boxes. I filled them with activities and snacks for them to open when virtual on zoom. My son wanted to teach his guests how to do an origami fortune teller. I added highlighters and pens to custom make them. But I also wanted them to have already printed out custom made ones. So, I did a Star Wars Origami Fortune teller for the kids to do on their own. Star Wars fans will love their cootie catchers! Other names for these fun kid's origami paper activities are chatterbox, salt cellar, whirlybird, or paku-paku. I added printable instructions also. Related Posts Baby Yoda Party Invitations Galaxy’s Edge Scavenger …

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31 Awesome St. Patrick's Day Printables
February 15, 2021

My kids love printables. They really saved us while they were in homeschool last year. It was really tough trying to figure things out and navigate the homeschooling. There is something about printables that make the kids happy; they love the word searches and coloring pages. Printables keep the kids busy and entertained and we like that. They also give me a break so I can step away. There are so many ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day but I think this year we will be staying home and enjoying each other and printing out these fun printables. Most of them are free. St. Patrick's Day crafts and free St. Patrick's Day Printables are the way to go these days. We …

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Fun New Year's Eve Printables
December 20, 2020

Looking for some fun things for the kids to do on New Year's Eve? Check out these awesome New Year's Eve Printables! Wow, 2021 was a disaster for everyone. We all can't wait to celebrate 2022. This year we are staying home for New Year's Eve. We are kind of out of 2022 New Year's ideas. We may do a stay at home New Year's Tradition with hot chocolate cocoa bombs, but we are not seeing family. Quarantining at home for New Year's Eve is something I never expected! Even though it will be quiet, I've found some fun New Year's Eve printables for the whole family to enjoy, including New Year's Eve games printables. Something light and fun after the …

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Fun Elf on the Shelf Printables for the Whole Family to Enjoy
December 12, 2020

I started The Elf on the Shelf too early with my boys and went through the 7 Phases of the Elf on the Shelf Disaster. I just wanted them to experience the joy, but they were too young. Now they love it. We even have Elf on the Shelf tools and activities. MORE ELF ON THE SHELF PRODUCTS Elf on the Shelf ClothingElf on the Shelf PetsElf on the Shelf ClothingElf on the Shelf Plush So, now that The Elf on the Shelf is a family tradition for so many people, and there are so many Elf on the Shelf Activities to do, I thought I'd offer some fun Elf on the Shelf Printables like an Elf on the Shelf Letter, Free Elf On The Shelf Planner, teeny …

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Best Mother's Day Free Printables and Card Ideas
April 23, 2020

Mother's Day is a big deal in our family. I have saved all the Mother's Day cards that were given to me by my children, my husband and my mom. I treasure them more than any gift. You can't replace words. That's why I always love getting fun Mother's Day cards. I found some interesting, free Mother's Day printables and free DIY Mother's Day card ideas to print out. You can even get a printable for mom from kids or a free “exploding” printable Mothers Day card for kids. Giving a card is such a lovely gesture , even a Mother's Day coupon card or Mother's Day coupon ideas can be super fun! Check these out! Related Posts Mother's Day CraftsHomemade …

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DIY Trolls World Tour Crafts and Printables
April 11, 2020

There are affiliate links in this post. It's time! TrollsWorldTour is now available to watch at home on demand. It's time to plan the perfect movie night! Or you can have a Trolls party! Have some fun with Trolls World Tour printables or Trolls World Tour crafts. Quarantine with Trolls World Tour, bake some Trolls inspired gingerbread cookies and get the family together for this awesome ride! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086Q5QGGQ/ref=dvm_us_tv_cs_sh_all_410Trol?pf_rd_r=TRSAN8TYC6MHV5DQBEN4&pf_rd_p=32283991-cd63-438e-8d83-396df800e30e https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085WYRD5F/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d&tag=aiponsite-20&linkCode=ic6&ascsubtag=amzn1.ideas.27XQCONA306S0 Check out this adorable Trolls face mask! How to make your own Trolls movie inspired holder. by MommySnippets.com Trolls Bingo by artsyfartsymama.com Here are some fun Trolls crafts and printables. Trolls Headband Tutorial Princess Poppy Chow by artsyfartsymama.com Printable Trolls Coloring Pages by highlightsalongtheway.com DreamWorks Trolls Party Edition – Princess Poppy Inspired DIY Headbands by AprilGoLightly.com Trolls World Tour Printable Activity Kit by theMommaDiaryies.com Hug Time Poppy Troll Corner Bookmarks …

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7 Fun DIY Valentine's Day Cards + Free Printables
February 10, 2020

Writing Valentine's Day cards are one of the sweetest gestures I can think of. Of course I've taken the easy way out and just buy a box of 20 premade cards from the dollar store. I like to make my own cards. But there's nothing like doing a DIY Valentine's Day craft with your kids, like Valentine's Day Boxes or Valentine's Non Candy Conversation Starters from Recycled Crayons. They truly love being creative. We love funny printable Valentine's Day cards too. So, I found seven of best DIY Valentine's Day cards with something extra on them that make them even cuter. The bonus is that they come with free Valentine's Day printables. MORE VALENTINE'S DAY FUN Non-Candy Preschool Gifts Under $20 …

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Non-Candy Preschool Gifts Under $20 + Free Printables
January 23, 2020

Check out how I found some non-candy preschool gifts under $20 for Valentine's Day! Valentines Day is just around the corner and it's party time again!  My kids love Valentines Day but for one reason only.  CANDY!  I'm trying to break them from the idea that Valentines Day is all about candy but that's the message they see everywhere we go.  Unfortunately, we can't escape it. Whenever we go shopping we are bombarded with different types of chocolates and candy gifts and although I'm a big chocolate fan, I haven't participated in giving Valentines Day Gifts to all my friends.  That's for another post, another day. MORE VALENTINE'S DAY FUN 7 Awesome Valentine's Day Boxes for School 13 Fun Valentine's Day Recipes 26 Easy DIY Valentine's Day Gifts DIY Greeting Cards 7 Fun …

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5 Unique Ways to get Kids to do Chores + Printables
June 16, 2019

How many of us mom's struggle to get our kids to do chores?  I've tried so many things and I've concluded that kids actually like structure, which includes chores.  So, I've started to give them a simple schedule of chores to do. It's hard with two and I definitely had fears of parenting two.  But every parent makes mistakes. Sibling rivalry is ramped in our house, so, I put a list of chores in between their bedrooms to remind them and myself.  I don't want to hear them argue about who's doing or not doing what chore. But all children are different and respond to different methods of teaching, especially with chores. So, I've picked out various methods to get them to do chores.  I tried money.  …

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5 DIY Toy Story Crafts and Printables
April 22, 2019

We just got back from Disneyland where we had a Woody sighting!  Toy Story 4 is all I can think about! I found this Disney Toy Story 4 Forky Creativity Set! Check out Forky! I love the new toy, Forky, who insists he is NOT a toy! Forky is a spork-turned-craft-project and is convinced he doesn't belong in Bonnie's room.  But we all know that everything in the world has a purpose, including craft project toys! I thought it would be fun to do a quick round up of Toy Story DIY crafts and printables. And if your looking for toy story party ideas check them out here. DIY Forky Toy Story 4 Craft by DownRedBudDrive.com Toy Story Inspired Alien Slime by ThatKidsCraftSite.com DIY Forky Craft Toy …

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Why Inclusive Playgrounds Help with My Kid's Social Skills
October 29, 2018

I have boys.  Busy, active, social, athletic and rambunctious boys.  They love being outside and they love playgrounds.  They also like interacting with others. Before I had children, I never understood my friends who had kids that were always outside.  They never stayed home.  It wasn't until I had children that I understood.  My boys especially like playing at inclusive playgrounds. Inclusive playgrounds have the equipment that help them develop physical, cognitive, sensory and social skills.  By being outside it gives them an opportunity to grow, have fun, and make new friends.  This is where they learned most of their social skills until they went to school. My kids are not the kind of kids that play alone. They like to socialize and be adventurous. But …

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