Grocery Shopping: Fun and Learning With Kids

Grocery Shopping: Fun and Learning With Kids

When I have enough time I actually really enjoy going grocery shopping with the my girls aged 3.5 and 5.5.  We turn it into an fun experience filled with math and decision making.  I’d love to say that each shopping trip is this awesome.  It’s not.  Sometimes I’m in a hurry and I don’t have time to spend playing in the grocery store, but when we do, it’s so much more enjoyable for all of us!

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Turn Cardboard Boxes Into Castles

Turn Cardboard Boxes Into Castles

Every week I end up with about five of these pretty heavy duty large cardboard boxes from my weekly Farmigo fundraiser I do with the school. I try to reuse them if I can, but sometimes, they just end up soggy and wet from the rain. Today, I saved four of them and decided to surprise the girls each with their own castle to decorate however they like. This was a super special treat.

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Two Creative, Easy and Different DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

Two Creative, Easy and Different DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

Now we have two girls in school settings who are able to show their love to their pals through Valentine’s Day (or Friendship Day- as it’s called here in Berkeley) offerings.  I had planned on both girls making little handmade books to pass as their gifts.  Maren did, but of course, Maisy had a different (and BETTER plan).  She wanted to give out her homemade rubber band bracelets.  I thought I’d died and gone to Heaven.  

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Village Craft: Learning and Growing Together in Our Community

Village Craft: Learning and Growing Together in Our Community

I’ve been inspired again!  I can’t believe it’s been over 2 and a half weeks since I’ve blogged.  I went on a work trip and got caught up in life and blogging fell by the wayside, but I’ve been re-engaged by my village!  If you haven’t yet heard of Villagecraft.org (and you live in the East Bay) you need to check this out.  I came across it on my neighborhood board from Nextdoor.com (and if you don’t know about that it’s pretty cool too, check THAT out). Anyway, on the listing of posts from my neighborhood I came across this awesome resource, Village Craft.  

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