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  1. Army Guy Battlefield Craft

    Today, Aidan had one of his good friends over to our house.  This worked out well, because Aidan has a bunch of new silly bands (we just got in on…

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  2. ABC Poster: Fun with Cutting and Gluing!

    Yesterday, I needed something constructive for Gresham to do with scissors.  He LOVES to cut.  And glue.  We had some magazines lying around, so we decided to cut out alphabet…

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  3. A couple math games

    We have a 2nd grade math curriculum that I really like, but I am supplementing with some additional hands-on activities.  Children learn so much by doing and exploring.  Worksheets are…

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  4. A few thoughts on boys and weapons...

    Since I just posted about making a weapon, and I'm sure we'll post about lots more weapons in the future, I thought that I would post our family's thoughts on…

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  5. Making a Story with Digital Photos

    One thing that my boys enjoy doing (and that we really should do more often) is using their toys to make a story.  We pose the toys and take pictures…

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  6. Bubble Target Practice

    This idea came from a friend who also has three boys!  Her youngest is the same age as my oldest, so I asked her what she used to entertain her…

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  7. Fishing for ABC's

    This super-easy activity has been a favorite for my boys! It always holds their interest longer than I expect it to. We use a dowel rod to be our fishing…

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  8. Helping Kids (and Parents!) Deal with Anger

    We did not work on any fun projects in the frugal house today... :(  We had some character issues and "training moments" come up today that delayed everything!  Actually, I…

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  9. $80 for a pet gate? We'll make our own!

    It's a goooood thing this puppy is so cute. This morning, his crate was dry when we went it to get him, but I could tell by the smell that…

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  10. Easy-to-Make Accessories for Cowboys and Indians

    Our family really loves  Schleich figures.  Schleich is a German company that makes realistic plastic animals and people.  They are a little on the expensive side, but we have found…

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