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Apple Tree Alphabet Letter Game

Fall is apples, acorns, and leaves! Incorporate these themes into hands on literacy activities with your kids including this free alphabet apple tree printable. 

Free apple tree alphabet printable for teaching hands on literacy for kids!

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Cars Busy Bag

By Devany LeDrew | Labels: 1 Comment
Busy bags are my go to when we're out with the kids at a restaurant or we need to wait for an appointment. They love the activities and I love how fast they are to grab on the way out the door or even leave in the van. Here is one of our favorite cars busy bag with lots of other busy bag ideas for you to create for your kids!

Cars busy bag for kids plus lots of other busy bag ideas!

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Reading List for Teachers and Homeschoolers

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This is your official reminder to take time to recharge as a teacher and/or a homeschool parent! Here is my reading list packed with my favorite books that have kept me inspired, up to date on research, and helped to fill our days with play based learning for our kids.

Book list for teachers and homeschool

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Cryptid Cryptozoology Books & Toys for Kids

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Our son loves animals. He's obsessed with learning about animals that currently roam the Earth, he adores the ones that are long extinct, and recently he's become enthralled with a type of creature I can barely understand myself. These animals lurk in the shadows of folklore just occasionally peeking into our world to make people wonder if they could possibly exist. Cryptozoology is the study of cryptids, which (I've recently learned) is the name for these mysterious beasts!

Cryptozoology and cryptid books, toys, and gifts for kids!

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Forever Namaste: The Journey of a Parent's Grief After Adult Child Loss

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Grieving the death of a beloved child is soul shattering. It's been said that it is the most difficult loss to face. Since our daughter's death I've met hundreds of other parents who are trudging along this same tear soaked path. The connection with these other mothers and fathers who have come before or after is tragically comforting. You don't want anyone else to understand yet you cling to those who do. This is the story of one of those connections.

Forever Namaste: A book about the journey of grief after losing an adult child

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Design a Dragon Activity for Zoey and Sassafras Dragons and Marshmallows

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It's practically impossible to find a read aloud bedtime story that both our seven year old daughter and our four year old son with both agree on. I tend to disregard my opinions of the books entirely as long as they are reading but then we found the Zoey and Sassafras series! Science, magical creatures, and realistic characters with adorable illustrations? We were all rushing to brush our teeth at bedtime so we'd have time for one more chapter!

Free Design a Dragon writing sheet for after reading the science based chapter book Zoey and Sassafras

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Zoo Emergent Reader Sight Word Book

Our son is learning sight words and since he positively loves animals, I made him this emergent reader to combine the two! You can print your own copy of this easy reader book for free. 

Free At the Zoo printable sight word book for emergent readers

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