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Kaley

Hope everyone had a good St. Paddy’s Day, now it’s time for Easter – it’s so early this year! Kaley’s here sharing an awesome idea on how to make egg dying more fun for the littles.  I’ll definitely be trying this with S and C for Easter.  In fact, boiled eggs have become a daily […]

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Kaley’s here today with some lovely printable counting cards, perfect for teaching your littles their numbers at home.  At our house these have been printed, laminated and are already being used (and fought over – might need to print another set shortly). By the way – do you guys have home laminators?  I resisted purchasing […]

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You know how we love a good messy sensory art project here at MPMK. So far we’ve tackled DIY finger paint, Jell-O Play Dough, DIY body Paint, and even Dr. Seuss’ Oobleck.  So what’s next? Why, indoor snowmen of course! Kaley’s here today sharing with us… I always think of sledding and building snowmen as the […]

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Kaley’s here today sharing a cheerful and modern DIY Advent calendar – the perfect home for our 24 Family Advent Activities. A kid’s art activity that is easy enough for all ages, cute enough to use as holiday decor, durable enough to last year after year, and doubles as a fun Advent calendar? Yes please! […]

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Only a few more days until Halloween. Which means there are only a few more days until the overload of sweets and candy begins. Last year, we hid the Halloween candy the day after Halloween, and my daughter was young enough that she forgot about it within a day or two. This year, that is definitely […]

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It’s gooey. It’s gummy. It’s like glue. It’s oobleck! I love activities that correlate with children’s books, and this is one of our favorites. After reading about the green sticky goop that falls from the sky in Dr. Seuss’s Bartholomew and the Oobleck, amaze your kids by making real oobleck! It is one of the […]

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Kaley is back today with a post that fits so nicely with our recent book club discussion on becoming a more mindful parent.  The sentiment behind this poem is such a great reminder of the parent I’m striving to be…   How do you love a child?  We read books on how to feed your […]

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Today Kaley is sharing with us a very clever (and cute) way to get the kids involved in the cleaning.  The take home message here is clearly “start getting them involved early!” and I think it would be a great thing to share with your mom friends.  How cool would this be as a gift? […]

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Homemade playdough – If ever there was a quintessential DIY this is it!  Parents and children have been happily cooking up this stuff at home for decades.  Today our newest contributor Kaley is sharing her favorite play dough recipe using another kid classic: Jell-O (because it just wouldn’t be an MPMK post without some sort […]

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