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  1. Homemade Cleaner that Neutralizes Boy Bathroom Stink!

    For months, I have been embarrassed by the smell of our hall bathroom.  It's the only bathroom that the boys use, and the only bathroom that we have to offer…

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  2. Make Your Own "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" Book

    Today's idea is courtesy of a college professor who really impacted my development as a teacher, Dr. Jimmie Russell.  Dr. Russell taught future teachers at OBU until she lost her…

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  3. A new puppy! Not so frugal, but very fun!

    Our family began a dog saga back in May when we purchased a Cavachon puppy from a pet store.  Yes, I'm sure you know what's coming next...  After a visit…

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  4. Homemade Silly Putty

    We got this recipe for homemade silly putty from Kids Activities Blog.  What a great idea!  This stuff is stretchy, squishy fun that leaves no residue behind. Here's how to…

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  5. Easy Puzzle Craft

    Here is another great preschool idea from the September 2010 edition of Family Fun Magazine! Tape seven craft sticks together with masking tape.  (Or however many you want!)  Flip over…

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  6. Milk Jug Ball Game

    We made this fun "ball catcher" out of an empty plastic milk jug today.  This is a simple idea - just cut the bottom off a milk jug!  I can't…

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  7. Marshmallow Catapult

    This weekend, we did a fun project from the May 2010 issue of Family Fun magazine - a marshmallow catapult! Actually, we didn't have any marshmallows, so we have been…

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  8. Game with LEGO Bricks: Timed Building

    I don't know what your kids are like, but mine sometimes struggle with getting out bunches of toys and then not doing anything with them except acting wild.  I have…

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  9. Disappearing Coin Magic Trick

    For this trick, you need 2 sheets of paper, a bandanna or another cloth of similar size, scissors, glue, a pencil, a drinking glass, and a penny. Start by tracing…

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  10. Digging... one of the things we do best!

    This idea is pretty basic, but my boys have literally spent hours digging in pinto beans! When my oldest son was 2, we began our search for something to dig…

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