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Leaf-y Jack-o-lantern

My Sam is a collector.  Feathers, pine cones, and most recently Fall leaves.  I have mentioned this many times before … in this post on our nature belts, in our 5 senses activities for kids outdoors, with our Fall leaf sewing,
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Sewing a Fall Leaf Crown

Ready or not – here comes Autumn.  At least on our farm.  The Fall leaves are plentiful now, and so is the crisp, cool air.  I really do love the Fall, even though I know it is a prelude to our
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SOCK-ingly Spooky Ghost Craft!

We are a bare foot family.  I think that is important for you to know.  I have DETESTED socks since I was a little one – I couldn’t stand the feel of them on my feet!  As such, I get itchy
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Building ‘Me’ with Blocks

I did a neat activity with my little ones while I was teaching kindergarten.  I am sure you have seen this classic before.  The little one lays down on a big sheet of paper, a partner traces them, and they cut
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Salt Dough Playdough Stamps

We have been very busy around here lately!  The biggest of my little ones has been settling into a new school, and my littlest ones have been settling into a new year of ‘school’ at home.  Combining that with a still
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Textured Owl Craft

It was a good morning for crafting today.  A little drizzly and cold outside, and everyone at home together.  I pulled out some craft supplies and let my little ones start crafting!  While they were creating, I got creating too.  I
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Sticky Paper Dolls

I was telling my little ones a story about when I was a little girl (and yes, I did feel exceptionally old in doing so) and I mentioned paper dolls.  I used to make them all the time when I was
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Nature Chains and a Summertime Christmas Tree

It has been a very busy week around here!  Our time has been spent unpacking and planning, unpacking and organizing, and unpacking and exploring.  And the time spent exploring is my absolute favourite.  While part of me would love to simply
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Five Green and Speckled Frogs Story Stones and More!

I just love it when two things I love collide!  We were outside today enjoying out lovely new country property (did you see it yet?  If not, let me show you around!) and gathering some stones.  Our new place, being on
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50 Crafts for 2 Year Olds!

The other morning I broke out the paints for my Sam and Madeline.  Benjamin, who is 21 months decided he was no longer happy to paint with water and instead (suggested calmly) that he also use some paint.  This got me