Summer Brain Games with the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

This is a #sponsored campaign by the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. Families in Chicago are having such a fun time together engaging in science experiments. The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) knows that there is a real phenomenon with kids over the summer called “summer brain drain” where kids lose a lot of […]

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DIY Color Matching Flower Learning Game for Kids

Color Matching Flower Learning Game for Kids Supplies: 1 sheet of construction paper for each color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). A plain white piece of paper Heavy weight white paper Pen Scissors Modge podge Sponge paint brush   Instructions: Step 1. Draw and cut out the outline of a flower […]

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Cool Winter Crafts & Treats to Make Indoors Where it’s Warm

Here in Chicago it is so cold that we have to find fun things to do together inside where it is warm. Here are some fun winter themed crafts and snacks from top bloggers that will warm your hearts as you spend time together with your kids. Arctic Themed Sensory Bin from Jenny at dapperhouse […]

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Create A Turkey From Fall Leaves Nature Craft

I believe that children learn through play and need to be in touch with nature. These philosophies led me to teach at a Reggio Emilia school. This activity is inspired by that and the fact that I love to play with fall leaves. It is also a great activity for ways to spend quality time […]

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FREE Patriotic Printables Easy Kids Craft to Celebrate America

*This is not a sponsored post. Opinions and content belong to jenny at dapperhouse. I love the easy crafts that provide chilcdren with the opportunity to learn and be true to their own creativity. These Free Printables I made up are perfect for family time together and for a classroom activity. You can modify it […]

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How to Help Your Teen Prepare for the PSAT

The PSAT is a two-hour test given once a year in October. This test is important for students because it gives them real life preparation for the SATs taken in senior year. The PSAT also qualifies students for the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Mainly though, this is a test where teens get experience in prepping, studying for […]

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The Musical Instrument Museum in Arizona – Why You Should Visit

On a trip to Arizona, my sisters took my dad and I to the Musical Instrument Museum. It was truly incredible to see so much about music in one place. The various collections and exhibits let you choose your own adventure and there are so many that you can spend hours there! The amount of memorabilia and […]

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