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If a kid is going to break his arm he needs a cool tattoo design!

Well, our weekend did not go as planned. (That’s life in general, right?) MacGyver jumped out of a swing at the park, landed on his elbow and broke it! This all happened as Daddy and Mommy were disembarking from an airplane on a little business trip. Nothing like sitting in the baggage claim area of […]

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Geography for Kids - Multicultural Music & Movement from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Animals Speak by Lila Prap Multicultural Music and Movement Song Recommendations Oh, The Places You’ll Go Geography Activities That’s What Friends are For Welcome Back Joyce! This week, my sister Joyce and I are once again teaming up on a post that ties into my Geography for […]

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Geography for Kids - Planet Earth Inside & Out: Lessons, Activities and Resources from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Planet Earth / Inside Out by Gail Gibbons Experiment – How Plate Tectonics Works Lesson 3 – Earth Inside & Out Concepts geologist Pangaea layers of the Earth – the core, the mantle, and the crust tectonic plates continental drift    Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Planet Earth […]

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Teaching Day & Night to Kids with lessons, activities, resources and links from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: On Earth by G. Brian Karas 10 Activities and Lessons to Teach Day & Night and Orbit of the Earth FREE printables: books online for kids Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: On Earth by G. Brian Karas Why we love this book: We are continuing our Geography Lesson […]

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Geography for Kids - Earth The Blue Planet Collage from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: On Earth by G. Brain Karas Geography for Kids Lesson 2: What is Our Place in Outer Space Geography Lesson 2 – Activity 3 Earth The Blue Planet Collage Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: On Earth by G. Brain Karas Why we love this book: We are […]

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How to Make a Simple Stuffed Dinosaur: a kid friendly project from waddleeahchaa.com

One of my missions here at waddlee-ah-chaa is to highlight educational toys that inspire children to explore, create and think. A few weeks ago MacGyver reminded me of an important lesson. Simple art supplies (and free time to play and explore) are the best educational toys on the market! At the conclusion of homeschool each […]

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Valentine Party Ideas from waddleeahchaa.com

Once upon a time, I celebrated Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening. Well, well, well my children have totally co-opted Valentine’s Day. And I love it. They’ve been counting down the days and planning away for our family Valentines Celebration. Valentine’s Day has become a day truly focused on the ones we love. And the […]

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Geography for Kids Lesson 2 - What is our Place in Outer Space? from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars by Douglas Florian Geography Lesson 2: What is Our Place in Outer Space? Activity Concepts What is our Place in the Universe? What is a Galaxy? What is the Milky Way? Geography Lesson 2 – Activity 1 Splatter Paint Galaxy Mixed […]

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Valentines Cards - handmade activity for kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Each year we make handmade Valentine Cards for family and friends. Last Friday, I shared some of the ideas I have been collecting on pinterest with my kiddos. They picked their favorites and we began stitching away. We aren’t quite finished but I thought I’d show you a sample before Valentine’s Day has passed. Beware […]

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Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Flute’s Journey by Lynne Cherry Geography for Kids Lesson # 1: What is Geography? What is Geography? Activity # 3: Animal Habitats for Kids Animal Habitats Art Project: Oil Pastel and Water Color Resist Geography Migration of Animals Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Flute’s Journey by Lynne Cherry […]

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Week at a Glance: Geography for Kids Geography Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: I See a Kookaburra by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page Geography Lesson #1: What is Geography? Geography Concept: Habitats Around the World Geography Activity: Habitats Oil Pastel Resist Art Geography / Habitats Book Recommendations Geography Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: I See […]

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Geography Theme Study with Lessons, Activities and Resources from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Geography Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: You Pick This Week! Book of the Week: A Child’s Introduction to The World by Heather Alexander Geography Theme Study Introduction Geography Lesson 1: What is Geography? Activity: Create a Geography Notebook with an Illustrated Cover Geography Book Recommendations Geography for Kids: An Extended Theme […]

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Make your own Easy DIY Snow and FREE printables from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Winter, Snow, Snow, Snow Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: I Am Small by Emma Dodd Mixed Media Silver Snow Scenes by Children DIY Snow Sensory Activity The Months of the Year FREE printable book Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Why we love this book: When I first read this sweet book, […]

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The Story of Baby Jesus: FREE printable book from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Tomie dePaloa’s Book of Bible Stories Writing the Story of Baby Jesus with Children “The Story of Baby Jesus” FREE printable book (blank version) “The Story of Baby Jesus” FREE printable book  (illustrated version) Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Tomie dePaloa’s Book of Bible Stories Why […]

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Snowflakes Tutorial, Art & Crafts and FREE Printables from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Ken Libbrecht’s Field Guide to Snowflakes Tutorial “The Right Way to Make a Paper Snowflake” Ten Little Snowflakes Song Adaptation and FREE printable book Snowflake arts and crafts Disney’s Frozen – Movie Review Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Ken Libbrecht’s Field Guide to Snowflakes Why we […]

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Thanksgiving

Week at a Glance Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland Brainstorming: Compare and Contrast the Pilgrims Lives to Ours Brainstorming: I am thankful for ____________ FREE printable book: I Am Thankful FREE printable sentence puzzles: I Am Thankful Poetry Writing: I Am Thankful Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: […]

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Pumpkin Pancakes FREE printable recipe guide for children with step-by-step directions and photos from waddleeahchaa.com

It’s fall and that means it is pumpkin time! Have you ever tasted plain pumpkin straight out of the can (not pumpkin pie)? It is down right horrific. Seriously horrifying. But you mix it into muffins, breads, casseroles . . . and it is amazingly tasty. After I discovered our 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins, I […]

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Designs for Leaf Art by children from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Designs for Coloring Leaves by Ruth Heller Step-by-step inspiration for Designs for Leaf Art Giving children freedom to explore and express themselves artistically. Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Designs for Coloring Leaves by Ruth Heller Why we love this book: My children are not much interested […]

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10 Steps to Collage Leaf Art by Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Look What I Did With A Leaf! by Morteza E. Sohi Recommended Children’s Literature: Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert Leaf Hunt Leaf Sorting Leaf Collage Animal Art Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Look What I Did With A Leaf! by Morteza E. Sohi Why we love […]

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Halloween Theme Activities from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Bones by Steve Jenkins Jack O’ Lantern Following Directions Activity Halloween Arts and Crafts Pumpkin Math Pumpkin, Pumpkins, Pumpkins FREE printables Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Bones by Steve Jenkins Why we love this book: We don’t go for all of […]

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All the credit for this post goes to my son, MacGyver! He is my science inspiration and teacher. Many of you have viewed MacGyver’s backyard science center where he cares for and observes all of his creepy critters. A key component to MacGyver’s science center are his pocket field guide books. MacGyver doesn’t just collect […]

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