Memorial Day Activity for Kids – Writing a Letter to a Soldier

Writing a Letter to a Soldier

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Memorial Day is coming up and my oldest son asked me why we celebrate Memorial Day. I can only assume some of your children are also wondering why we take a long weekend, have family barbecues, and open our pools! Well, at least I hope so. :) Here is what History.com has to say: Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. There you go! Now that you have an answer prepared, here is an excellent Memorial Day activity for kids: writing a letter to a soldier!
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Packing A Healthy School Lunch…That They’ll Actually Eat!

Packing A Healthy School LunchMy oldest son will be starting full-day school next month, and I will be sending him to school with a packed lunch every day. Why? Because of the (mostly) unhealthy options awaiting him at the end of the lunch line! Some school districts are better than others, and I know that some are finally trying to better themselves, but with that being said, I would still prefer to know what exactly my child is eating every day. And that it’s healthy. Some districts let the kids pick and choose from multiple items, which is great. However, our old school district offered peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every. single. day. Nope! Here are some tips on packing a healthy school lunch. Read the rest of this entry »


Free Alphabet Activity Pages for Kids

Alphabet Activity Page

Free Alphabet Activity Pages

Is your child beginning to show interest in letters and letter sounds? I have created some fun alphabet activity pages that have the alphabet at the top of each page, followed by the letter for that page, a place to practice writing the letter, and a simple activity of circling items that begin with that letter sound. Just click on the PDF and print! Even if your child is in Kindergarten or 1st Grade, maybe this will be a good refresher to use over the summer!

Does your child need help learning the correct order of the days of the week or the months of the year? Here is an activity page to help with the days of the week, and here is one for the months of the year!

 

 




Five Fun Ideas for Plastic Easter Eggs!

Five Fun Ideas for Plastic Easter EggsPlastic Easter eggs are, in my opinion, totally the way to go. They’re cheap ($1 for 18 at Dollar Tree!), pretty, fun, and…the best part: they don’t break open or rot! Putting them in your child’s Easter basket is only the beginning. You can use them for decoration, Easter egg hunts, and to keep the kiddos busy during the Easter family gathering! Here are some fun ideas for plastic Easter eggs:

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