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101 things to do….

101 things to do…. As summer approaches, I try to start making a plan of possible activities to do with my kids and visiting nieces and nephews.  I find this list is just the thing to have on hand when the kids utter the dreaded phrase,”I’m bored!”.   Its amazing when kids say they are bored while they are surrounded by toys and gadgets

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Posters for Kids Bedroom Walls

My son’s interests change quickly but he is passionate about each and every one.  For example, a year ago he really liked Beyblades so there posters of Beyblades everywhere in his room. It gets expensive to buy these posters, even if he is using his allowance. They cost $15 and up, yet rip easily.   A great way to spend an afternoon together is

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Flower Arraging for Kids

A friend of mine has three girls and recently they took a flower arranging class together. What fun! I have been looking for something new to do with my son, but would this new project be too “girly” for him?  I figured the only way to find out was to try.  His Aunt’s birthday was coming up so I suggested we make a flower

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Craft for Boys

I don’t know what it is about the word crafting but my son runs away when asked to join me. However, no more!  I have stumbled onto enticing crafts for boys. These craft ideas are engaging and take more than five minutes, making them a good afterschool activity that he really enjoyed! Marshmallow Shooter   Gather up some balloons, plastic cups, mini marshmallows and

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Mandalas for Kids

A mandala is usually a circular diagram symbolizing an ideal universe. They can come in many forms. Mandalas were originated in the 4th century as part of one of the world’s great religions, Buddhism. They were used in Tibet, India, Nepal, China and Japan among other countries. Now they are created throughout the world. Making a mandala can be a very empowering experience for

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Self-Portrait

I often wonder what goes on in my child’s head. I always look for opportunities to glimpse his ideas and thoughts.  Recently, we started an ongoing project that really helps me see how he sees himself. My son’s self-portrait is a reflection of what he looks like and how he interprets himself and the world around him.  If I want to get to know

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Painting with Light

If you want to create some wonderful and unique art with your child, look no further than Light Painting.  It’s easy, inexpensive, and fast.  Mark my words though- once you get started, neither of you will not want to stop!  Painting with light is a fun art technique using a digital camera with a manual setting option, a tripod and a light source, like

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Homemade Halloween

We went costume shopping last week.  There was lots to choose from but it was all very expensive and not very original. This week we decided to concentrate on creating his costume. He wants to be a zombie. His only specification is that it not look homemade. I guess I have to say goodbye to the past Halloweens when he happily allowed me to

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Do It Yourself Crafts!

Kids of all ages love to participate in arts and crafts. It is oftentimes an easy and fun way for them to express their creativity. For homeschool parents and organizers of after school programs, crafts can serve as a helpful and easy project to partake in. There are many projects that you can make with items found around your household. Here is a list

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