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Winter Olympics Resources

Winter Olympics Resources

The Winter Olympics are fast approaching!  I remember doing a unit study with the kids for the last Winter Olympics and I loved it so much – More than they did I am pretty sure! One thing I love about unit studies is the chance to spend so much time on a subject, really getting(…)

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Little House Book Club Activities ~ Christmas

Little House Book Club Activities ~ Christmas

The Little House on the Prairie series is a timeless treasure for kids of all ages. It offers many insights into the late 1800s in a relatable and interesting way. For the holiday season we read A Little House Christmas and recreated activities from the book for our “little girl” book club. A Little House(…)

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How To Bring Sports Indoors

How To Bring Sports Indoors

The winter months can be long and cold, rainy days can become sad and depressing, why not bring some of the fun in the house with you? You can bring sports indoors with a few pieces of gear like sheets, yoga mats, baskets, balloons, etc. There are many ways in which you can keep kids(…)

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Winter Indoor Fun With Popcorn

Winter Indoor Fun With Popcorn

Here in New York the winters can be very long! Since being outside for long periods isn’t always an option, we have to find fun and innovative things to do inside! On a cold winter day (or night) there is lots of indoor fun with popcorn to be had! Many thanks to Pop Secret for(…)

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Kid Friendly New Years Eve Activities

Kid Friendly New Years Eve Activities

As our kids grew old enough to know that something special was happening on New Year’s Eve, they became more and more persistent about wanting to participate. Some years we took them to see fireworks, but that is typically a COLD endeavor  here in New York. Other years we have gone to parties where kids were(…)

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Gingerbread Man: A Book & A Big Idea

Gingerbread Man: A Book & A Big Idea

In this classic tale, the Gingerbread Man escapes from the oven and has to outrun all the creatures that try to catch him! There are so many fun activities to go along with this story. From spelling and writing, to crafting and coloring your children can enjoy all the excitement of this story. Run, run(…)

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5 Days of Christmas Books: Frosty the Snowman

5 Days of Christmas Books: Frosty the Snowman

This is day three in my 5 day series: 5 Days of Christmas Books. So far we have covered The 12 Days of Christmas and The Polar Express. Today’s book is Frosty the Snowman, another classic like the 12 Days of Christmas. Frosty is an iconic winter figure boasting jolly good winter fun while the weather(…)

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Paper Snowflake Craft

Paper Snowflake Craft

Here in New York the winter is long and usually snow-filled. Snow is fun and fascintaing for most kids. One of the things our kids like to do is this paper snowflake craft. Creating paper snowflakes is easy and fun. While it can be as simple as just making cuts in paper, you can also(…)

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Winter Wonderland: Mixed Media Workshop

Winter Wonderland: Mixed Media Workshop

If you loved The Art of Fall: Mixed Media Workshop for Kids then you are sure to love this Winter Wonderland: Mixed Media Workshop! I am super excited about this one because it includes fabulous Christmas gifts, crafts and decorations to make! At this time of year we love to make homemade gifts and decorations(…)

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3 Fun Snowman Activities

3 Fun Snowman Activities

1. Build a Snowman If you have snow in your area head out and build a snowman! Grab buttons, a carrot, hat and scarf and any other fun accessories you may want to add from your house to don your snowman. Or you can order a fun Dress Your Own Snowman Kit to decorate your(…)

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Starts At Eight: Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2013

Starts At Eight: Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2013

Last year was the second year I posted a list of the Top Ten Most Popular Posts here at Starts At Eight. Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2012 Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2011 Since I really enjoyed the chance to look back at was popular over the past year and see how(…)

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A Simple Start in Christmas Chalk Pastels

A Simple Start in Christmas Chalk Pastels

As most of you know I am always looking to add art into our homeschool. My goal has been to engage the kids in at least one art project per month. This month I have had the opportunity to review and use A Simple Start in Christmas Chalk Pastels from Southern Hodgepodge. Using the Christmas(…)

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