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Donuts Fun for Everyone!

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Tomorrow is National Donut Day!  Every June 1st, we stop to acknowledge our favorite fried dessert.  I've partnered with the Kid Blogger Network again to bring you 30 amazing donut ideas for everyone!  There's lots of recipes, crafts, free printables, play ideas, and more!  Enjoy!



Polymer Clay Jewelry //Artsy Fartsy Mama
This super cute jewelry would be a good party craft.
Literacy Snack Idea //Primary Playground If you give a Dog a Donut book and snack idea with a free printable.  Check out her math 10-frame below, too.

Gone Game //In Our Pond Printable math game for counting and subtraction fun.  Print the game pieces and then roll a dice to give away your donuts.  The most generous person wins.

Paper Plate Donut //Arts and Crackers This donut craft is so easy for a family or a classroom.  You can make them as simple or elaborate as you want.

Playdough Mats // The Art Kit Blog Practice counting and have fun with play dough with this printable mats.

Caramel Apple Donuts //Saving Do…

Lego Themed Road Trip Ideas

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I love Travel Time Tuesday so much that I've decided to give it it's own blog!  It'll take me awhile to transfer everything, but all my future travel posts will now be on the new site- Party Through the USA.  This blog will now be only for homeschooling and parenting stuff, and all the road trip ideas, free travel printables, and DIY toys will be on the new blog.  I've spent the last week trying to get the new site ready, and I'm very excited to introduce it to you today.


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Donut Gone Game

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We have a homeschool math game today.  We're also continuing our countdown to National Donut Day (June 1st) with more donut fun!  Today's free printable is for a game called "Gone."

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To play the game, print, laminate, and cut the donut pieces out.  Then, divide the donuts between two players.  Take turns rolling the dice and giving each other the amount of donuts that you have rolled.  For example, if player 1 rolls a 4, then he gives player 2 four donut cards.  Continue playing, counting, and taking turns until one person gets rid of all their donuts.  The person to give away all their cards wins.  Store in an Altoid tin when not in use for a simple, small game for anywhere.



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Felt Monster Donuts (free pattern)

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It's donut week!  We're counting down to National Donut Day with donut-themed fun all week.  Today, I thought I'd share a super easy, fun felt pattern.  These monster donuts would be a great pincushion for a sewer or a a toy for the play kitchen.


Felt Donut Printable

Cut out the donut pattern from the printed copy and tape to your felt.  I like to use either packaging tape or wrapping (desk) tape to secure the pattern onto the felt or fabric.  Cut out carefully, outside first and then the inside.


If you're going to hand sew, cut out a second piece of felt using the pattern.  If you have access to a sewing machine, lay your cut out felt donut onto another piece of felt and pin it down.  Machine sew around the outside of the donut, securing the ends well.  Cut out the second layer of felt using the pattern-cut one as a guide.


For both versions (hand sewn and machine sewn), cut out the middle of both donuts, and turn inside out through the middle.  Hand sew around the middle …

Travel Donut Matching Game in an Altoid Tin

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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 Donut Game blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.  Click on the picture to go to the donut post.






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Montessori-Inspired Multiplication Board with Donuts

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Did you know that June 1st is National Donut Day?  To celebrate, I made a new Montessori-inspired printable.  I have a lot of math printables already, so it was a bit challenging to think of something new to make.  My kids were excited to hear that it would have something to do with donuts, though.


I ran across this picture on Pinterest, which links to a DIY wood version of the Montessori Multiplication board.  I prefer printables, because I like to do different themes and it's easy to store several of them (look for more versions in the future).


The easiest way to use the printable is just to use a coffee stirrer or string to mark out the factors.  The printable could also be laminated for use with a dry erase marker.  The child can then count the donuts contained by the factors in the grid to find the product.  I have also included 111 multiplication problem cards for the child to work through.


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The board can also be used with donut era…

Catch a Spider Fine Motor Travel Activity in an Altoid Tin

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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 Spider Printable blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.
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How to Plan a Minions Road Trip for Kids

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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 Minion road trip blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.  Click on the picture to go to the Minion post.

Montessori-Inspired Sea Turtle Life Cycle 3-Part Cards

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Kids are fascinated by life cycles.  Whether it's mosquitoes or chickens or bees, children love to see how animals are different from us and unique from each other.  Safari Ltd has wonderful plastic life cycle sets for a large variety of zoological creatures, which are great for homeschooling.


The sets allow children to see and feel animal life cycles that they wouldn't normally be able to touch.  My kids love using them in sensory bins.  The pieces clean up well after play time is done, and can be used over and over.


I have several Montessori-inspired 3-part cards, including a couple life cycle ones.  This free sea turtle printable matches the Safari life cycle pieces and can be used in a traditional 3-part way to encourage reading and comprehension.  Children can also use the cards as a vocabulary bank for creative writing or simple science reports.



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The Sea Turtle life cycle cards would be a great addition to a stu…

What to Bring When You're Camping with Experts

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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 Camping Packing List blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.  Click on the picture to go to the packing list post.






Free Printable Camping Notebook

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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 Camping Notebook blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.
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Adventuring with Asthma

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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 Asthma blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.
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Crafts for Camping

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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 Crafts for Camping blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.
Click on the picture to go to the camping crafts post.


Montessori-Inspired Animal Tracks 3-Part Cards

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Last week, I ran a Star Wars series every day with lots of fun, crafts, printables, and ideas for celebrating Star Wars Day.  This week, I bring you a full range of camping articles.  I had planned these as separate Travel Time Tuesday posts, but I had too many travel posts to put them only once a week.  Since camping season is coming soon, I wanted to get all these posts out for you early.


Today, I bring you a Montessori-inspired printable for homeschooling.  While we're in the woods, we often encounter animal footprints.  I'm not a good tracker, so making these 3-part cards was as much my learning experience as anyone else's.  It was very fascinating to me to compare the animals and what I know about them with their tracks.

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These pictures can be matched in the traditional Montessori way, both with track to label, animal to animal, animal to label, or animal to track.  I tried to include the feet of the an…

Free Star Wars Printables

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It's Star Wars Day!  All this week, we've been counting down to May the Fourth, and now it's finally here!  For my last post of the week, I'm joining up with the Kid Blogger Network again to bring you the best of the best.  Today, we present Star Wars Printables!


Word Cloud I-Spy // Laly Mom These word clouds are amazing.  They would be fun wall art, too.

Galaxy Battle Math // In Our Pond Learn number sense with the forces.

Learning Pack // 3 Dinosaurs My boys will enjoy learning their letters with this pack.

Bookmarks // Artsy Fartsy Mama These bookmarks are so cute!  They would make fun party favors.

Paper Craft // Simple Everyday Mom Color Droids awesome with this printable.

I-Spy // Totschooling I like the clip art on this page.  Spy and count.

Word Search // Artsy Fartsy Mama This word work would be fun for road trips.

Cupcake Topper // Simple Everyday Mom It's party time with these cupcake toppers.

Prog Paper Chain // Kids Chaos Decorate your house with paper chains …

Easy and Magical Disney Play Dough Ideas

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For the fourth day of Star Wars week, I've joined with the wonder writers of the Kid Blogger Network to bring you their best Disney play dough ideas.  Kids love to squish, kneed, and roll dough.  These creative kits should keep them entertained and happy for hours.  Most of them use homemade recipes, but store-bought ones can be utilized as well.  Put together a few kits for grandma's house, birthday presents, vacations, and wherever else you end up this summer.



Star Wars
Seeing as it's Star Wars week, I thought I should dedicate a full section to the Galaxy far, far away.
BB8 // Left Brain Craft Brain
The orange, white, and grey in this invitation to play is so striking.

Star Wars // Frugal Fun for Boys
My boys love this little metal spaceships.  They would really enjoy playing with them in the sand play dough, too.

Galaxy // Imagination Tree
The silver stars look so inviting!

Death Star // Little Bins for Little Hands
Lego pieces and shades of grey play dough provide all the …