1. Make a Water Scope for Viewing Pond Life

    A couple weeks ago, we found a book at the library called "The Kids Summer Handbook." (Amazon Affiliate Link) Aidan was really excited about the ideas in this book! I…

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  2. Pipe Cleaner Ninjas

    The boys and I had SO MUCH FUN making ninjas out of pipe cleaners and beads this weekend! (Yes, it was Easter, but they didn't want to decorate eggs!) I…

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  3. Plant a Garden for Imaginative Play

    A garden in a tub with plants and dirt makes a great place to play pretend! Gresham (6 years old) loves to play with realistic toy animals. We have a…

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  4. Make Your Own PVC Pipe Swords

    Two summers ago, we got some PVC pipe and various connectors and let the boys build their own PVC sprinklers in the back yard. Gresham (age 4 at the time)…

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  5. Egg Carton Turtle Craft

    Last week was turtle week in our homeschooling! The older boys had arrived at the turtle chapter in their science book (Exploring Creation with Zoology Vol. 3), and so I…

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  6. DIY Marble Bowling Game

    DIY Marble Bowling with Pencil Eraser Pins Last spring, we sold our home and moved into a larger home, which we actually purchased from friends. Their kids are older than…

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  7. Bean Bag Knock Down Game

    Here's an idea for active indoor play - a bean bag knock down game! What boy doesn't like to knock things down? Last weekend, the boys were all sick, and…

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  8. Make a Felt Play Scene for Toy Animals

    My boys love to play with toy animals, especially Gresham who is our biggest animal fan. We've built up a pretty good collection of Schleich animals over the years, and…

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  9. Nerf Turkey Targets (for a Thanksgiving Shoot-out!)

    Today we used file folders to make turkey targets for use with Nerf guns, and the boys had SO much fun! I found some printable turkeys and the boys colored…

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  10. Make a Magnetic Duck Pond

    This week, Owen, Gresham, and I read "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McClosky. I love this book. The story is adorable and I love the illustrations. Plus, there are…

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