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Simple Earth Day Activities That Take 10 Minutes or Less

How can a seemingly wholesome holiday be such a sneaky little rascal? Earth Day has its way of sneaking up on me…which is why it’s *critical* that I keep a go-to collection of Earth Day activities on hand every year. I support all that it represents in building an eco-friendly…

April Fools’ Pranks For Kids That Aren’t *Too* Mean

I’ve never been a fan of pranks. In fact, I never thought I’d be writing a post about April Fools’ pranks for kids; yet here we are. True story: there was a year in my childhood where my siblings and I got several broken bones and cuts requiring stitches. To…

How to Celebrate Student Birthdays (Without Draining Your Bank Account)

I blame it on my mom. Every year, I looked forward to my birthday because she had a way of making it the most special day for us. We got to help decorate our cake any way we wanted, and she hung up one hand-drawn birthday sign for every year…

2 Foolproof 100th Day of School Activities for Virtual Learning

100th Day of School Activities, But Make It 2021 There’s something about the 100th Day of School that makes me giddy. It might be the fun 100th day activities or the milestone it marks as we are at the halfway point of the year, or it might be the excuse…

3 Best Getting-to-Know You Activities for Kids

Call me crazy, but getting to know you activities are one of my favorite parts of back to school time. And here’s the thing: we don’t have to stop doing these activities once back to school season is over. We are constantly learning new things about each other through conversation,…

It’s December: Teach Yourself

Not really. But actually…yes. Okay, so maybe that’s a little harsh. But in between the parties, teaching Christmas around the world, parent gifts, tests, assemblies, and extra events, it gets *really* hard to squeeze in some instruction. Pair the constant go-go-go to the impending holiday break and it truly is…

How To Use ONE Parent Gift For All Occasions!

Open Me When…envelopes are a parent gift that keep on giving throughout the year! Each envelope has a label on the front that reads, “Open Me When _______” and indicates when that envelope should be opened. An ‘Open Me When’ parent gift can be given for Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother’s Day,…