Pencil Quills

So fun to use and sooo easy too!   I bought feathers from Michael’s craft store and used masking tape to attach them to the tops of the pencils. The kids loved using them while learning about Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims.

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Blacklight Party Fun!

Blacklight Party for Kids Supplies: Highlighters Paper White T-Shirts Glow Sticks, Bracelets or Glow Necklaces Blacklights Mirror Some other things that look like they would be fun to use with the blacklight–but are kind of expensive: UV-Reactive Gaffer tape Blacklight Paint UV-Reactive Balloons 1)  Set up a mirror in a room that can be completely…

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients Latte: 1/2 cup black coffee 3/4 cup whole milk 2-3 TB pumpkin puree, depending on the pumpkin flavor desired (fresh or canned) 3 TB pure maple syrup (where to buy) 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (where to buy or homemade) 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (homemade) Whipped Topping: 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (homemade) 1 TB honey…

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Pumpkin Quesadillas

Try making a fun Halloween lunch for your kids this fall season! You can make these cute mini pumpkin quesadillas by using just two ingredients! I think any child would love to be served this meal or even to help make it. Materials Needed: Two tortillas Cheese Knife/Scissors Re-fried beans/ sour cream (optional toppings) Start…

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Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

Materials Needed: 8 Popsicle Sticks Glue Brown, yellow, white, orange paper Scissors Brown/black marker Brown paint Start by cutting a rectangle out of cardboard (we used a cereal box) and spreading glue all over it. Stick on 7 popsicle sticks in a row. Glue the last popsicle stick diagonal to make the scarecrow’s hat. Afterwards…

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Catching Snowflakes Craft

Needs: Construction Paper Glue Scissors Ribbon Yarn   Start with a sheet of construction paper (shades of blue work very well). Have the children cut out a big circular shape for the head and a small one for the nose. Cut out a mouth, tongue, and teeth and glue them on. Use yarn for the…

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Cookie Monster Pumpkin

Very simple! Hollow out the pumpkin. Paint it cookie monster blue! Carve out the mouth and use Styrofoam balls for the eyes. Draw the on the white balls with black marker or sharpie as shown. Then bake or buy his favorite cookie, chocolate chip!

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Candy Corn Sugar Scrub

  Candy Corn Sugar Scrub (great teacher gift idea!) Here is the link to make this very easy, simple, cute scrub! Even the kids can get involved! http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/61542/make-candy-corn-sugar-scrub-perfect-teacher-gift

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Helping Your Child Fall Asleep at Bedtime

While as adults, we tend to enjoy our bedtime and welcome it with open arms, our children aren’t as excited when it comes time to sleepy time. Here are a few tips to help make the bedtime struggle with your little ones a little less of a struggle. No big meals right before bedtime –…

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