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Why (un)birthdays last two days in our house 1024 777 Looking out Loud

Why (un)birthdays last two days in our house

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

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A simple Valentine’s Day gift you may have overlooked 1024 768 Looking out Loud

A simple Valentine’s Day gift you may have overlooked

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

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How to build an igloo snow fort 1024 768 Looking out Loud

How to build an igloo snow fort

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

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A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo [audio book] 448 326 Looking out Loud

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

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.

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I’ve glued the fall to my wall: How to make a leaf collage 906 474 Looking out Loud

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

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?

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A recipe for creativity 1024 768 Looking out Loud

A recipe for creativity

On the joy—and theft—of making gingerbread houses.

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Trick-or-treat at home
Fun pumpkin ideas for kids and grown-ups 1019 393 Looking out Loud

Fun pumpkin ideas for kids and grown-ups

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

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Cornflour slime experiment
Cornflour slime: sink your fingers into this bizarre oobleck 1024 681 Looking out Loud

Cornflour slime: sink your fingers into this bizarre oobleck

It turns hard when you hit or squeeze it. But treat this oobleck gently, and you’ll have runny slime to pass the time.

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Sticky gratitude post-it notes
Sticky gratitude: preserving positive reflections from COVID lockdown days 1440 810 Looking out Loud

Sticky gratitude: preserving positive reflections from COVID lockdown days

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.

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How you like them apples? Sparking kids’ creativity with a dash of art history 1024 487 Looking out Loud

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

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

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Can you walk on eggs? All but one of us can 1024 673 Looking out Loud

Can you walk on eggs? All but one of us can

Step right up. The incredible edible egg has got some secret strength. Experience it first-hand, then find out why it works—for most of us.

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Birthday balloons on floor
How we made a 10-year birthday treasure hunt he’ll remember—with no guests and without leaving the house 1024 539 Looking out Loud

How we made a 10-year birthday treasure hunt he’ll remember—with no guests and without leaving the house

“Today is the best day of my life.” It started with balloons. Lots of balloons. Balloons stuffed with photos and treasure hunt clues.

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Dancing raisins in glass experiment
Dancing raisins: defy gravity with this quick experiment 754 498 Looking out Loud

Dancing raisins: defy gravity with this quick experiment

A little bubbly, a few raisins, and a lot of fun. This ain’t no Mexican jumping bean. It’s an easy experiment to see density and buoyancy in action.

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Make a reading tree
The reading tree: how to get kids excited to read 1024 548 Looking out Loud

The reading tree: how to get kids excited to read

Grow a beautiful memory of what your kids read, and a visual motivator to keep them turning those pages.

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Legos, honey, and ping pong balls: A fun experiment with density 2560 1920 Looking out Loud

Legos, honey, and ping pong balls: A fun experiment with density

Pour in some liquids, drop in some solids, and learn why layers lie.

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the day the crayons quit - creativity
Listen: The Day the Crayons Quit [audio book] 1040 548 Looking out Loud

Listen: The Day the Crayons Quit [audio book]

We use all kinds of crazy voices at story time. It engages the kids, and keeps it interesting for dad too. Listen in on how these crayons sound.

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Creativity is now as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”
— Sir Ken Robinson