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SECRET DECODERS WITH MAGNA-TILES

February 10, 2022
Magna-Tile Secret Decoder

Who didn’t love those secret decoder glasses with the red lenses as a kid? There was something so fun about pretending to be a spy, searching for secret messages or pictures. Like most of my ideas, this Secret Decoder Magna-Tiles Activity was inspired by observing my kids at play. My daughter was hiding little drawings between Magna-Tiles and she noticed how parts of her drawing disappeared when certain color Magna-Tiles were on top. This gave me the idea to create…

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SNOW PAINTING ACTIVITY WITH COOKIE CUTTERS

February 1, 2022
snow painting cookie cutter stencils

Need a quick snow day activity for when its too cold to go outside to play? Bring the snow inside and try this quick and easy snow painting activity. Fill up a bin or a pan with snow, grab the watercolors and let your little ones do some snow painting. To extend the fun add some cookie cutters to create fun shapes to paint. Kids can use them like a stencil or pack the snow inside the cookie cutter to…

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POP TUBE VALENTINES WITH FREE PRINTABLE

January 12, 2022
Pop Tube Valentines

Valentine's Day is almost a month away and with shipping times the way they are right now we figured we should get a jump start on getting our class Valentine gifts in order. Last year ou school year was a little crazy but the year before we made personalized FREEZE POP HOLDER VALENTINES that were a big hit. This year we wanted to think of another non-candy valentine that kids would love. We recently discovered Pop Tubes and thought they…

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New Books From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

August 3, 2021

I've reviewed a lot of books in the last 5 years but these two are extra special! These books come to you from The Philadelphia Museum of Art where I spent a third of my career and are written by one of my favorite colleagues Liz Yohlin Baill. I am so impressed by these two books and am excited that children from all over the world will be able to experience some of my favorite pieces from the museum's collection…

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LYLA’S NARWHAL NURSERY

June 11, 2021

This post contains affiliated links for your convenience. I only write about products I love and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. For more information see Legal. Thank you to the very talented Laura Olivia Photography for capturing these awesome photos! Check out her website or follow her on insta @lauraa.oliviaa What do you think of our narwhal nursery? Let me know in the comments! SHOP RELATED PRODUCTS:…

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