25 Questions to Ask Your Kids After School

We've all been there. Your kids get home from school and you ask, "How was your day?" without even thinking. They reply with something equally generic like "Good" and we all move on without any elaboration. Fortunately, that's not where the conversation has to stop. Finding out about your child's day doesn't…

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Topics for Kids

Are you looking for ideas of things to talk about with your kids or students? This list is a great way to get conversations going, writing ideas, and more! Favorites What is your favorite food? (Get more specific by asking favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or snack!) What is your favorite day…

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The Grandest Gesture of All: Consistency

Grand gestures are great (believe me, I swoon every time Jack Pearson does something sweet on This Is Us just as much as the rest of you), but isn't there something to be said about the little, consistent gestures of love that people do every day?It might be difficult to notice, pinpoint, or…

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Creative Activities with Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk chalk: a summer staple in the home of many children. But after drawing some pictures and writing your names in bubble letters, what else can you do? Check out some ideas for ways you can use your sidewalk chalk today!Obstacle Course or MazeDraw a maze big enough for you to walk…

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Summer Journal Prompts

Are you trying to keep your students or children writing over the summer, but finding it challenging to come up with topics for them to write about? Encourage them to start a summer journal (seriously, you can grab a composition book from Walmart for less than a buck!) and use the prompts…

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Just for Summer! Fun Resources for Break

Looking for activities for your children this summer? Look no further! New this year, I have created some resources for parents (and teachers) to do with their kids. I will be adding more throughout the summer, so be sure to check back for updates!Currently, I have the following printables available...Playground Challenge ChartsLicense…

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Cotton Ball Races

Looking for a quick and fun activity to do with your kiddos at home? Grab a couple of cotton balls and give each player a straw and get ready for a race! Use the straw to blow the cotton ball further and further down the "track" until you reach the finish line. Create a…

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Lack of Motivational Moments

If there's one thing that frustrates me more than anything else it's how inconvenient my motivation is.I am currently "free" to do whatever I want. I'm home with both boys, but they're both napping. And I have absolutely zero motivation or inspiration to do anything productive.When will I have the motivation, you…

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Digital Lists

So if you know me, you know that I am extremely tech-savvy and quick to use digital resources in and out of the classroom. But I have to admit that I have a dirty little secret... I love neatly-organized, color-coded, three-ring binders... full of ACTUAL PAPER.Oh, the horror!I truly am embarrassed to…

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