A Colorful Parrot | Chalk Pastels
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A Colorful Parrot | Chalk Pastels

A Colorful Parrot with Chalk Pastels Last week in our homeschool we were reading about the Amazon River and I remembered this technique I had seen for making colorful Parrots with Chalk. You can see my inspiration here at Painted Paper. My girls had a great time with this project. It was easy, fun, and…

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S is for Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your kids this summer? Or maybe with a group of kids? Scavenger hunts are exciting for kids of all ages. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt. I love doing nature scavenger hunts with my kids, but I think it’d be a lot of fun…

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P is for Picnic

P is for Picnic You can read the rest of this series here. Summer just wouldn’t be summer unless we experienced lots of picnics. Our family loves eating outdoors in the sunshine under a shade tree. There’s something so peaceful about enjoying an afternoon or evening outside, munching on something yummy and sipping something cold…

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O is for Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor Movie Night In our house, summer is a time for being laid back, loosening our schedule, and making fun a priority. Hosting an outdoor movie night for your family and/or friends is a great way to make something ordinary {movie night} into something the kids will remember for a long time. Of course, any…

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R is for Reading

R is for Reading Challenge I am so thankful that all of my kids love to read books. I didn’t love reading books until I was about 12 years old, but from the time I first fell in love with books I never stopped. And it was a summer reading challenge program that first gave me…

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J is for Jumprope

You can find all of the posts in this series here. When I was a girl, one of my favorite activities was jump roping and singing jingles while we jumped! Today’s children are often sedentary and perhaps your child has never really been introduced to the fun that can be had with a jump rope….

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I is for Ice Cream

You can find all of the posts in this series here. I is for Ice Cream There’s just nothing like a bowl full of homemade ice cream in the summer time. Right? Exactly. [Tweet “There’s just nothing like a bowl full of homemade ice cream in the summer time. Right? Exactly.”] So, here’s a fun…

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H is for Hiking

You can find all of the posts in this series here. H is for Hiking For me, hiking ranks up there as one of my all time favorite activities to do with my family. I love exploring new trails, finding clues to nature, breathing the fresh air, and seeing breathtaking views. Summer wouldn’t be summer…

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G is for Geocaching

You can find all of the posts in this series here. ABC’s of Summer Fun: G is for Geocaching Geocaching is one of of those things that I’ve wanted to do with my kids for a while now. Just last month we did a practice run when we went camping using a GPS. What better…