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MOPS Spa Crafts

I am getting ready to graduate from MOPS 🙁 but I decided that I would share our last craft project for the year. I thought it would be nice for the moms to be able to make some spa themed goodies to take home with them and, hopefully, relax a little bit later. I presented several options to our steering team and they wanted do to them all. So, we made rice socks, sugar scrubs,…

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One Fish Two Fish Busy Bag

I had another cute busy bag idea and it only took 5 minutes to make, so I went with it. I know my daughter needs some work on her numbers so One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish was a pretty obvious choice. I just cut red and blue fish out of card stock, stacking a couple pieces together to cut a bunch at once. The red ones are marked with numerals and the…

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Cat in the Hat Name Practice Activity

Kindergarten registration is quickly approaching. I am not ready. My summer baby is not completely prepared academically, either. Oh, I think she will be fine and I don’t expect as much out of her because she is younger than the other kids. Still, I am feeling like a failure for not doing a better job of preparing her. I mean, it is the new standard for preschoolers to be enrolled in music, gymnastics, karate, ballet,…

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Paint Chip Jack-O-Lanterns

I am a big fan of activities for my kids that take very little preparation and can occupy them for a very long time! I usually enjoy spending time with my kids, but sometimes I have to get stuff done! On a recent trip to Lowe’s (where I actually did buy some paint) we grabbed some paint samples. I had a plan in mind, but my 4yo thought that these paint chip samples were some…

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Fall Scented Playdough

Playdough is a special activity in our house. It can make quite a mess and I still have some crunchy spots in the carpet from about 10 years ago. We still get it out sometimes; however, I have to supervise and they are supposed to keep it on placemats at the dining room table.  The beauty of restricting playdough so much is that when I do get it out, they are occupied for a very…

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Felt Deer Mask

The clock is ticking, but I haven’t started any Halloween costumes yet. I need to get the kids to make final decisions and lock them in soon. Instead, I am still blogging about the last-minute costumes I made last year! This is actually my favorite of the costumes. My daughter wanted to be a deer. She just wore brown leggings and a brown sweater with a furry scarf and leg warmers, plus black flats for…

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Painted Bug Rocks

How is your summer vacation going? Ours is going OK. Some days are better than others. Some days we have a lot of fun, but some days I am at my wits end because they are fighting and making messes all of the time. Some days I can’t believe how productive I have been around here, but most days the house seems completely trashed. Some days we do fun things and some days they binge…

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Mod Podge Toy Doghouse

My parents have a great tradition with the grandchildren. When they reach a certain age, they are treated to a birthday dinner out/shopping spree/sleepover. My kids really enjoy it. They love having some one on one time with them and getting a break from their siblings! Last year, my dad helped my 9yo build a toy doghouse for some stuffed animals she chose on her shopping spree. She brought it home to have me help…

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