Activities, Crafts, and Games

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Writing Ideas for All Ages

Even with all this free time, it can still be tough to find the motivation to write or get our kids to write. Here are a few of my favorite writing prompts to get the pen to the paper.

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So You're Stuck at Home...

Periods of self-distancing and isolation can make us feel anxious and BORED. Here are some recommendations for ebooks that help you fill the time with activity or stillness.

Must Travel With Books

I'm going on a trip with my family this weekend-the entire crew. My mom and dad, my brother and sister, and all of our significant others. Plus, all the kids.

The Gingerbread Boy Cover Art

Coding with Stories

Using stories as the basis for coding games encourages children to explore early computer programming principles in a fun and interactive way.

Anansi the Spider

I Love Bugs!

Summer is a great time for getting outside and exploring all the tiny creatures that surround us. Check out these activities and books to help you and your kids learn more about all the creepy crawlies hiding in plain sight!

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Ready, Set, Grow!

The sun is out and it's getting warmer so that can only mean one thing: spring is on its way! Here are a few activities and books you and your little one can enjoy to get you out and into the garden.

Olympic Rings

Olympics at Home!

The Winter Olympics may be happening in South Korea, but you can have your own olympics right in your living room!

LEGO Contest 2018

Time to LEGO!

Registration for the 8th Annual LEGO Competition is open! Calling all brick builderskid, teen, and adult! 

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