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Acorn Sensory Bottle

Fall always reminds me of acorns. We've gathered real ones to explore and crafted our own in all the acorn activities for kids we've tried over the years! This autumn season we made an acorn discovery bottle that is perfect for sensory play outside or on the light table. 
This fall acorn discovery bottle is perfect for autumn sensory play!

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Apple Ten Frames

Fall is the perfect time of year for an apple theme! We're offering this free printable hands on math activity for kids to learn about ten frames.

This free math printable is the perfect hands on activity for kids if you teach an apple theme!

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Reading & Math Practice Website for Kids

We love to share quality educational resources with our friends and readers. Our absolute favorite online reading program is Reading Eggs! We're thrilled to be offering you an extended free trial so that you can see for yourself all we love about this website! 

Online reading and math practice for kids recommended by a teacher and parent!

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Six Tips for a Better Bedtime

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Our two kids are completely different. One of the times of the day that these stark contrasts are the most apparent is at bedtime. One child climbs into bed ready to settle and relax while the other literally runs circles around us until the last possible moment when he's finally snoring soundly. I've found that one thing they do have in common at bedtime is thriving on a routine. Here are some of our best tips for making the wind down for bed a bit more smooth for everyone!
Tips for a Better Bedtime Routine for Kids
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How to Make a Sensory Garden Table for Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine.

Each spring and summer our kids plan, plant, and grow their own salad tables. These sensory garden tables become small worlds for pretend play all season long while simultaneously providing us with vegetables and herbs to harvest. From fairy gardens to dinosaur environments to train tables with real plants around them, our sensory garden tables are endless in their possibilities for imaginative play!

Directions on how to make a sensory salad garden table for kids! These make fantastic pretend play all summer long. Fairy garden, dinosaur garden, train table, the possibilities are endless!

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Foam Blocks in Water

Our kids love any sensory play invitation that involves water! Foam blocks are so fantastic in water because they float and the water acts as a glue making them stick to each other and vertical surfaces. We thought of so many learning activities with these two simple materials. 

Lots of learning ideas for kids in this foam blocks and water sensory play!

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