Get Your Spook On!

Get psyched for Halloween with some of these great Halloween crafts and treats!

  1. Healthy “Candy Corn” Popcicles
  2. Q-Tip Hand Skeleton
  3. Halloween Games
  4. Bat-Dots Craft
  5. Pop the Pumpkin (we did this one last year and the kids loved it!)

Happy Halloween everyone!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! We know that’s still a week away, but you know what the great thing is about  American holidays being celebrated outside of America? You can do it whenever you want 🙂

Check out some of the highlights of our awesome Halloween party!

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Aren’t our kids adorable? Happy Halloween everyone!

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Great Book Themed Parties for Kids

This week we told the story of a little rabbit who loves the surprise his friends, only to have his own friends surprise him with a birthday party! So in the spirit of celebrating, we have a few book-themed parties to give you some inspiration for your next giant bananza!

  1. To get us started, check out these adorable “bookworms” 

2. Reading the Stinky Cheese Man to your class? Get them involved with Stinky Cheese Platters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. There’s also the ADORABLE ideas in this post

4. Lastly… check out our fun Very Hungry Caterpillar food party from this spring. Yum!

 

 

 

 

 

Party on folks!

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Old McDonald Activities

Old McDonald had a farm, ee-ii-ee-ii- Oh? What is all this? New games for Old McDonald’s Farm? Let’s take a look!

First, we made sure that our farm dirt was nice and muddy by spraying water into it!

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Next we let the animals play in the mud a little bit…

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Then we had to clean them up!

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They were also really badly in need of a shave, so we covered them in shaving creme…

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And gave them a good shave, without popping a single one!

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It was a fun, messy day, and we can’t wait to see what the next week brings!

Happy farming!

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Fall into Some Great Links!

adore autumn! I can wear sweaters, play outside without getting too hot, and of course it’s also a new season for the kids. So you can imagine my glee when I opened up Pinterest today and discovered so many different autumn activities (clearly I’m not the only one looking forward to the new season).

Check out our links below to see what games we’re excited about!

  1. Learn Your Letters with Felt Leaves

2. Turkey Baster Pom-Pom Race! 

3. Homemade Pumpkin Geo-board

4. Leaf Suncatcher

5. Color Blending 

Happy Autumn folks!

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Kids Nook Reads: Sniffles for Bear

Ah fall, the time for sweaters, warm drinks, and… the sniffles. As much as we may try to prevent it, sometimes getting the occasional sniffle and flu is just inevitable. At least that’s the case for the main character in this picture book, The Sniffles for Bear. But luckily for this bear, he has a great friend to take care of him!

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The Sniffles for Bear
by Bonny Becker
Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

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Snack Time (For Cow) Games

Some of you may know that Kids Nook has been working their way through the educational Hello Genius book series, an adorable set of books about various animals learning how to do things like brush their teeth or take naps. This time we played with sensory games centered around the book Snack Time for Cow, and as you can imagine it was very yummy!

First we created different “soups” and “snacks” for our animal friends using colored rice, colored pasta, and other ingredients.

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After that it was time for us to make some snacks for ourselves, a very special version of a fruit parfait. First we cut up the apples…

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Then we put mixed them with yogurt and oats, a very healthy snack for everyone!

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Of course some of our friends preferred to eat their yogurt plain…

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And some of them just went straight for the apples!

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Either way, we all had a great time playing with our food 😀

What’s your favorite snack to make with the kids? Let us know in the comments!

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