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The Ultimate Dr. Seuss Round-Up

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A few months ago, I was accepted into the Kid Blogger Network (KBN), which was very exciting for me.  To celebrate, I started a monthly series with all the best content from the KBN bloggers.  February was my first month, and I featured posts for Dental Health Month.  This month, I'm going Seussical!

Dr. Seuss's birthday is March 2nd, which is celebrated as Read Across America.  Whether you're a homoeschooler, a schoolteacher, or a mom, there's something for you on this post!



Food

Whether you're throwing a classroom party, a birthday, or movie night, food is an easy way to highlight the theme.  In this section, you'll find everything from snacks to desserts.


Cat in the Hat Snack from Inner Child Fun
I love this adorable Cat in the Hat cheese stick!  To get a blank canvas for drawing, buy the store-brand cheese rather than the name-brand.  Then, color with a permanent marker.  Easy and so cute!



Lorax Rice Crispy Treats by From ABCs to ACTs
Shamefully, my family has…

DIY Toy Leashes

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I've been enjoying Travel Time Tuesday so much and have been posting so much content (twice a week lately) that I decided to move all of it to it's own blog.  The Toy Leash blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.
Click on the picture to go to the toy leash post.



DIY Six-Sided Number Chart Review

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I haven't been writing about homeschooling very much lately.  Part of the reason I haven't created any new printables or posted about our schooling is that we're still doing a lot of what I've already made over the last few years.  This 100-chart is a perfect example of something I started a few years ago that we weren't ready to use at the time.

Dragonfly is able to count to one-hundred now and is beginning to learn the connections between the numbers.  She's recently been trying to understand even and odd numbers.  Today, we got out our 6-sided number chart and looked at the pattern.


It was a great exercise for Dragonfly to put the numbers together in order.  The colors helped her to see how all the "ones" lined up on one column, all the "fours" in another, and onward.  She did great as you can see from the video below.



To make your own chart, you need about 120 one-inch wood blocks for the numbers 0-100 and the optional "number eate…

DIY Magnetic Activities for Travel

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I've been enjoying Travel Time Tuesday so much and have been posting so much content (twice a week lately) that I decided to move all of it to it's own blog.  The Summer Wish List blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.
Click on the picture to go to the wish list post.






Tinkerbell Slime (kid-safe)

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The slime movement has been going for quite a long time, but we hadn't yet gotten on board.  Oh, man!  We're in deep now!  Since making this slime approximately ten minutes ago, Dragonfly (age 6) has already asked me to make about ten other colors/themes of slime.

The awesome thing about slime is that you don't need a recipe to make it. You can just start adding ingredients and see what happens.  It's science!  Tinkerbell slime has liquid glue, contact eye solution, baking soda, food coloring, and glitter.




We started by dumping 2 bottles of school glue into a shallow bin and added food coloring (blue and yellow for green).  I had Dragonfly mix the glue with a spoon, while I sprinkled a bit of baking soda over the top.  Next, we added the glitter (green and silver for Tinkerbell).  Lastly, I squirted some contact solution into the glue, while Dragonfly continued stirring it.


As you add the contact solution, the glue will begin to stick to itself and pull away from the …

Summer Road Trip Wish List 2018

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I've been enjoying Travel Time Tuesday so much and have been posting so much content (twice a week lately) that I decided to move all of it to it's own blog.  The Summer Wish List blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.
Click on the picture to go to the wish list post.



Cheap and Easy Knotted USB Cover

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I've been enjoying Travel Time Tuesday so much and have been posting so much content (twice a week lately) that I decided to move all of it to it's own blog.  The Summer Wish List blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.
Click on the picture to go to the wish list post.



The Ultimate Dental Health Month Round-Up for Kids

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This round-up was a big sacrifice for me, since I hate teeth, talking about teeth, and dentists!  Ick!  I don't want to touch teeth, pull teeth, or look at them (which makes it challenging to teach hygiene to the children).  My husband is even worse!

Fortunately, I now have a good tribe around me!  The majority of these toothsome ideas came from the wonderful people at Kid Bloggers Network.  Thanks, guys!  I hope you all enjoy them!


Tooth Fairy

We don't do the tooth fairy at our house.  I pay the kids up front for their lost teeth with Disney Dollars (DD), our family currency.  Each tooth is worth $5 DD and $100 DD equals one $10 USD toy.  Dollars may also be earned by "going above and beyond" what your parents have asked you to do.  For example, if you're asked to clear the table and you sweep the kitchen as well, you'll earn some DD.  It's been working very well for us.




Tooth Fairy Certificates from The Quiet Grove
This blogger has tooth certificates for b…