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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Feeding Boys: Pumpkin Bread

    My older two boys are only 7 and almost 4, but we are already feeling like they "eat us out of house and home!"  The third son hates to eat,…

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  6. $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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  7. Nature Scavenger Hunt

    We are doing Apologia science for my second grader this year, and we absolutely LOVE it!  With these books, you can teach multiple children of different ages at one time,…

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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