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Hibernating Bear Craft for Kids

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We love all of Karma Wilson's books but Bear Snores On is one of the very first we read together. This hibernating bear craft allows kids to retell the story with a fun fine motor prop that they'll love! You could use this for a preschool bear theme to go along with the story.


Hibernation Bear Craft Preschool

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Go Away Big Green Monster Slime

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Go Away, Big Green Monster! is one of our favorite books! We're excited to share our recipe for monster slime that allows preschoolers to retell the story through sensory play.

Go Away, Big Green Monster Slime recipe for story retelling for kids

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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

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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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