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  1. Learning from refugees

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      As the refugee issue has heated to a boil in our country, my girls have formed their own opinions on the matter.  They decided to do something to make refugees in our country feel more welcome.  They, practically on their own, organized a holiday drive for the refugee center closest to us.  After about…

  2. Letterboxing

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    We’ve recently begun letterboxing, and we have had so much fun so far! Here is the basic idea: Find a letterboxing site or app (boxfinder, clue tracker, and box radar are a few) to help you locate a letterbox, or a trail of letterboxes. Each child (and adult) needs a book (notebooks or bare books…

  3. Kool-aid playdough

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    We’ve had more snow in the past week than we had all winter!  Thank you, Colorado. While we’ve definitely gotten out and enjoyed it, there’s only so much cold and wet you can take at once, so we’ve been having fun indoors, as well. The other day, we pulled out one of our favorite recipes.…

  4. Rock bugs

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    Last week, we were having one of those days.  Everything was frustrating and nothing I had planned for the day was working out. The kids were feeling a little trapped inside.  The youngest was sick and a lot of my attention had been focused on her. I sent the kids outside to get some smooth…

  5. The water bubble and life

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    This summer, I wanted to make one of the giant water bubbles I saw floating around on Pinterest.  They looked so fun. And it was fun, albeit much more complicated than Pinterest would have me believe. My circumstances made it more complicated that in normally would have been.  We’re in a rental home at the…

  6. Backyard Volcano

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    Several years ago, my daughter was fascinated with volcanoes.  This is a simple backyard “volcano” you can make with everyday household ingredients.  Does it mimic a real volcano with molten reactions?  No.  But it’s a lot of fun to make something safely erupt. :)  Here’s what we did, in case you’d like to do the…