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Why (un)birthdays last two days in our house

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Kids are excited. The years go fast. Here’s how stretch out the special times. read more

A simple Valentine’s Day gift you may have overlooked

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It’s a game. But it’s really about time together. read more

How to build an igloo snow fort

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This is fun. Just 3 steps to help winter spies do what they do best. read more

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo [audio book]

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Listen to these voices: A boy bunny falls in love with another boy bunny. The Stink Bug (someone you know), doesn’t like it one bit. But friends vote that being different is okay. read more

I’ve glued the fall to my wall: How to make a leaf collage

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I wanted to hold on to the fall colors. Here’s how we made leaf collages, and leaf Christmas ornaments. And where do leaves get their colors anyway? read more

A recipe for creativity

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On the joy—and theft—of making gingerbread houses. read more
Trick-or-treat at home

Fun pumpkin ideas for kids and grown-ups

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Need some pumpkin inspiration? Here are Halloween pumpkin ideas that we’ve done—some easy, some trickier, all fun. read more
Cornflour slime experiment

Cornflour slime: sink your fingers into this bizarre oobleck

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It turns hard when you hit or squeeze it. But treat this oobleck gently, and you’ll have runny slime to pass the time. read more
Sticky gratitude post-it notes

Sticky gratitude: preserving positive reflections from COVID lockdown days

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We were going about our business, then the world shut down. But even with back-to-back video calls and full-time homeschooling, life was good. read more

How you like them apples? Sparking kids’ creativity with a dash of art history

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Apple said Think Different. But how do you sow different thinking in kids? Here’s one way we tried, starting with familiar fruit. read more