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My Peanuts Building with Peanuts

I excitedly made my first batch of all natural soap recently.  It’s funny how it is the littlest things that can make me so very happy.  I have wanted to make soap for quite awhile, but wasn’t ready to take the
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Twiggy Jack-o-Lantern

We are still busy outside soaking in every last bit of Fall.  I fear saying it aloud, but I really believe we are nearing the end of our Autumn weather. It feels as though Fall has really just started, and yet
how we learn about musical instruments

Classic Rhythmic Shaker – with a TWIST!

We made these rhythmic shakers a few weeks ago at a playgroup.  The boys have been loving them ever since.  I was thinking of which post I would like to write for you, but I couldn’t concentrate due to the spinning
how we learn to sew

A Burlap Flour Bag

Of all the things I thought I may write to you about tonight, from the oodles and oodles of pictures I have on my camera just waiting to come to life for you, I chose this simple, simple idea.  Simple is
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Preserving Leaves with the Little Ones

Are you tired of me writing about leaves yet?  I apologize if you are – this will be our last post on leaves for awhile.  I hope.  The boys are still busy spending a lot of their days collecting, sorting, and
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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