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We try not to shower junk upon our children. Despite their pleas for stuff we typically say NO.  Nevertheless, I have two big weaknesses when it comes to the kiddos: books and art supplies. I guess you have noticed I am addicted to books and I love art. I want to grow thinking children who […]

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Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle FREE printable books: 10 Little Ducks (3 versions) FREE printable duck counters FREE printable book: I See a Nest Puppet Show: 5 Little Ducks Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle Why we love […]

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Post image for Berry Creamy Heart Sandwiches: FREE printable recipe guide for children

Looking for a yummy Valentine’s Day Treat? How about our Berry Creamy Heart Sandwiches. They also make a yummy breakfast if you want to surprise everyone with a little berry love Valentine’s Day morning. Berry Creamy Heart Sandwiches FREE printable recipe guide Ingredients: 2 slices whole wheat bread 1 tbsp cream cheese 1 tbsp blueberries […]

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Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Me and You Genevieve Cote Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes Portrait Drawing Lesson Portrait Painting Lesson Mixing Paint Lesson FREE printable color wheel Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Me and You by Genevieve Cote Why we love this book: Look at these two little friends. […]

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FREE printable Valentine Theme Materials, Books and Recipes

Valentine Theme FREE printables: Learning Activities, Materials, Reading Books, Songs and Recipes It Looked Like a Heart FREE printable shape book where children stretch their imagination to make pictures out of simple shapes. Original Post: It Looked Like a Heart Shape Explorations Valentine Sayings FREE printable Valentine Sayings Original Post: Handmade Valentine Cards Easy Valentine […]

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Post image for Mini Santa Cheesecakes: FREE printable recipe guide for children

Looking for an easy Christmas treat? The kiddos and I combined our supper easy mini cheesecake recipe with strawberry hats to create these ultra cute and tasty Mini Santa Cheesecakes for our friends and neighbors. I like simple, especially this time of year. Who am I kidding, when it comes to baking, I keep it […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World by Emily Bone (Author), Vicker Arrowsmith (Illustrator) Why we love this Book: It’s Christmas the season of giving. Books under the Christmas tree are a must! This Usborne Activity book is a fun twist on the children’s literature we typically GIVE AWAY each week. […]

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NO, this does NOT say Whimsy . . . Our waddlee-ah-chaa philosophy says it all . . . I like to keep life simple! When it comes to Christmas lights I like white, tiny lights that sparkle like snow. Not too many but just enough to say, “Yes, we know it’s Christmas and yes we […]

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Post image for ZOOB Building Set: Christmas Toy Review and GIVEAWAY

Christmas Toy Review and GIVEAWAY of the week: ZOOB Building Set Considering the fact that we have a son who has earned the nickname MacGyver, I guess it will not be a surprise to anyone that he has quite a few building sets. Of course he has a big tub of Legos, K”Nex, Uberstix, Snap […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: 12 Days of Christmas by Barbi Sido Why we love this book: The simplicity! I have several beautifully illustrated 12 Days of Christmas books. But when I found this version of the 12 Days of Christmas, I immediately fell in love with its simplicity. The book does not repeat the […]

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Christmas Toy Review GIVEAWAY of the Week: Zoomorphs Set We first stumbled upon Zoomorphs in one of those upscale type children’s stores we rarely patron. But on this day, Miss Enigma had courageously faced her yearly check-up and SHOTS! You have no idea what a feat this was (or maybe you do). In an effort […]

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Post image for 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cupcakes: FREE printable recipe guides

I had my doubts when Aunt Joyce first introduced us to this ultra simple 2 ingredient pumpkin cake recipe. When she told me all we had to do was mix a can of pumpkin (not pie mix) into a box of Devil’s Food Cake Mix, I thought she was crazy. But surprise, surprise! These pumpkin […]

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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we have a few resources, learning activities and some just-for-fun activities to share . . . Have you read Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick? This book has taken me way beyond my knowledge of the stereotypical story of the Pilgrims and their first Thanksgiving with the Indians. Philbrick has written a totally […]

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Operation Christmas Child Birthday Celebration Packing Party! Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week is November 17 – 24, 2013 Last week, Miss Enigma celebrated her 6th birthday. While she sports a quite feisty, funny and strong-willed personality, she is an extremely giving and compassionate child. I wanted to honor her compassionate spirit by celebrating her […]

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Print this book FREE: I See Pumpkins I See Pumpkins: FREE printable book blank book counting numbers 1 – 10 teaches both cardinal numbers and number words children can draw, stamp or glue pumpkins into book book features simple, repetitive text teaching the high frequency word “see” book features dotted print for tracing and learning […]

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Five Little Pumpkins FREE printable book, poem cards and pumpkin counters from waddleeahchaa.com

Yesterday, I introduced you to our FREE printable Five Little Pumpkins Package including a FREE printable book, pumpkin counters and poem cards. Today we are putting on a Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show! Miss Enigma invited MacGyver, age 9, to join in on the puppet show fun. Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show Following Directions Art […]

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Five Little Pumpkins FREE printable book, poem cards and pumpkin counters from waddleeahchaa.com

I know just about everyone knows a version of the Five Little Pumpkins poem. Well, it’s that time of year again and I know everyone is ready for some fun . . . I’ve put together a Five Little Pumpkins FREE printable package for you and your children. Five Little Pumpkins book, Miss Enigma, age […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Art of Freedom by Bob Raczka Why we love this book: The Cover of this book and the title “The Art of Freedom” immediately captured my attention! You know how we value artistic expression here at waddlee-ah-chaa. As I turned the pages of this beautiful book, I knew I […]

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Halloween Book GIVEAWAY: Here Comes Halloween by Caroline Jayne Church My First Halloween by Tomie dePaola Why we love these Halloween books: Here Comes Halloween: What should the little boy be for Halloween? A dinosaur, a pirate, a robot? Join him as he tries many different costumes. Your little one will love following along as […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Bones by Steve Jenkins Why we love this book: To say we love Steve Jenkins’ books is an understatement! His nonfiction books for children make learning both intriguing and engaging. His intricate collage illustrations immediately draw-in children (and adults). Furthermore, the facts he weaves into his books are totally fascinating. […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY:  All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon Why we love this book: At first glance the images in this book bring back the nostalgia of Virginia Lee Burton’s books. As a child one of the few books we owned was The Little House. My mother read it to me over […]

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