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25 Free Easter Printables for Kids

25 Free Easter Printables for Kids. Great printable Easter crafts, activities, colouring pages and decor. Awesome free printables for kids to celebrate Easter and help keep them busy! Printable Easter bunny crafts and art.

Bring on the printables! We need some Easter entertainment around here, so I’ve got some great colouring pages, crafts, activities and decor for the kiddos to enjoy. Let’s all stay busy with these 25 awesome free Easter printables for kids.

25 Free Easter Printables for Kids. Great printable Easter crafts, activities, colouring pages and decor. Awesome free printables for kids to celebrate Easter and help keep them busy! Printable Easter bunny crafts and art.

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There are like a gazillion free Easter printables for kids out there. But I found most of them were either geared towards pre-schoolers or overly cheesy. I tried really hard to round up a great selection of ideas that would suit a larger age range and that were a little more modern and fun. 

I don’t know about you, (actually I do, we’re all in the same boat, lol) but we’re gonna need lots of at-home Easter activities this year. Stuff we can print at home and doesn’t require special materials that we can’t get right now. 

So we’re sticking with the trusty printable this Easter. 🙂

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13+ Ideas for Teaching Elementary Math Using Games

13+ Ideas for teaching elementary math at home using games and play. Fun ideas for kids to learn fundamental math skills at home while playing. Homeschool math ideas using engaging play. Teach fractions, geometry, sums and more with these math-inspired games.

There are so many ways to turn play into learning opportunities. Toys and games can be hacked into teaching tools and I’m here for it! I’ve found 13 ideas and counting (ha!) for teaching elementary level math at home using games and play.

13+ Ideas for teaching elementary math at home using games and play. Fun ideas for kids to learn fundamental math skills at home while playing. Homeschool math ideas using engaging play. Teach fractions, geometry, sums and more with these math-inspired games.

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Rather than force the kiddos to do page after page of worksheets, I thought some more interactive ideas might be in order. (oh the math puns abound!) I love using everyday items to create a fun learning environment. A. Because then you don’t have to shop around for specialized teaching tools and B. Using items your kids are already familiar with will help them feel like the concepts they’re learning aren’t unattainable.

Young kids learn best through play. (I’m sure I’ve read that somewhere, anyway it sure sounds true!)  So here are the best play-based math lessons and ideas I could find for teaching elementary math at home!

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Cute French Valentines – Free Download

Free printable cute French Valentines. French Valentine's cards for kids. Owl Valentines. Valentins en Français.

Every year. Every year Valentine’s Day sneaks up on me and catches me unprepared! The boys’ birthdays are also in February, so in my defence, it’s a busy month. But here we are. Somehow, with a little panic to kickstart the process, I did manage to come up with a Valentines design in time. So this is a quick post just to share these cute french valentines in case there are other last minute moms out there wondering where to find clever francophone valentines cards. I see you. I got you.

Free printable cute French Valentines. French Valentine's cards for kids. Owl Valentines. Valentins en Français. Download and print these free and super cute French Valentines! A simple and sweet Valentine's Day card for kids to give their friends. Cartes de la Saint-Valentin à imprimer.

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My boys go to a french school. Not french immersion, it’s french school board. French everyone and everything. English stops at the door. But it’s a really wonderful school and I’m so grateful that they are able to attend!

In the past, I have sent english valentine’s cards with the boys, but I always feel weird about it. The school doesn’t insist on French valentines but I’d like to make the effort anyway.  It’s hard to find store-bought valentines written in French in my part of the country. And I never seem to have my you-know-what together enough to order some online ahead of time!

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Toddler Bedtime Bingo

Play a game of Toddler Bedtime Bingo with your spouse. All the reasons why my kid is out of bed. Have fun with tiresome bedtimes by playing bedtime bingo!

Do your kids go to sleep easily every night? Never getting out of bed to complain about their blankets or the temperature? Yeah, mine either. I almost want to laugh when I wish them ‘goodnight’ because I know for a fact I’m going to see them at least 13 more times before morning. So let’s turn the struggle into a fun episode of toddler bedtime bingo instead!

Play a game of Toddler Bedtime Bingo with your spouse. All the reasons why my kid is out of bed. Have fun with tiresome bedtimes by playing bedtime bingo!

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Picture this: The busy day is done, the chaos is tamed, the toys are picked up and the wine is ready to be poured. The kidlets are getting their last song and goodnight kisses. You wish them a good sleep and tuck the blankets under their chins. You’re just pulling out the good snacks and turning on a trashy show when you hear “Mom?” from the top of the stairs.

And so it begins.

Another evening of hiding the snacks and pausing the show a dozen times while your little darlings come up with excuses not to be in bed.

We were going through an evening just like this a few weeks ago when my husband suggested we turn it into a game of bedtime bingo. So I did!

Might as well turn your pain into a game right?!

Introducing…

Bedtime Bingo – Toddler Edition

My boys are currently 5 and 7, and this version of the game is perfect for right now. I would say it would suit any kids between 3 and 8 ish.

There are 2 versions of the bingo card, so you can play with your spouse! Have fun choosing the prize for the lucky winner. Maybe the loser is on kid duty for the rest of the night? The winner has to provide the evenings snacks?

Basically if your kid comes out of their room or does any of the things on the card, you cross it off. Both cards have exactly the same items, just ordered differently. You can download the bedtime bingo cards for free below.

I was trying to find sassy mom life stickers or stamps you could use to mark off the boxes. It was tough though! Maybe I should just design some myself? A project for another day perhaps.

For now I found a couple fun options:

This rubber stamp is my fave and wildly appropriate for this particular game! 😀

This stamp set is a nice variety of PG rated family life quips.

 

Bedtime Bingo Cards

So here are the Bedtime Bingo cards. Just click on them to download for free. Or here for Version A and here for Version B.

Toddler bedtime bingo cards for exhausted parents. Turn tiresome bedtime routines into a fun game to play with your spouse.  Toddler bedtime bingo cards for exhausted parents. Turn tiresome bedtime routines into a fun game to play with your spouse.

 

And pretty please share in the comments if you play the game!

Happy Bingo-ing!

 

 

30 Journal Prompts for Moms Who Want to Live Their Best Life

30 journal prompts for moms who are ready to live their best lives! Dig deep with these soul-searching questions about life, relationships and your biggest dreams. Plus grab a free printable to tuck into your journal!

I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection lately. A little dreaming, a little soul-searching, a little evaluating of my life in general. I want to figure out if I’m living my best life or not. And WHY I’m not, if that’s the case. Where are the limitations coming from? What is making me believe that my dreams are out of reach? How can I make daily changes that will help me reach my long term goals? That kind of stuff. I know, it’s heavy stuff. But at the end of it all, I want to be able to look back on my life and know that I did everything in my power to lead an amazing life. Here are some thought-provoking journal prompts for moms to get us all started.

30 journal prompts for moms who are ready to live their best lives! Dig deep with these soul-searching questions about life, relationships and your biggest dreams. Plus grab a free printable to tuck into your journal!

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I initially composed a list of 30 journal prompts for moms in this post. They are still totally valid questions and a great place to start. But I feel ready to dig a little deeper and I challenge you to do the same.

Grab the free printables from both posts here:

Are You Living Your Best Life?

Are you thriving in life or do you feel stuck in a rut?

For too many years I had this baseline feeling of disappointment that stayed with me. Disappointment that THIS was my life. That this life was everything I had always wanted, but it turns out it was actually kind of a let down. And then of course the crushing guilt about feeling disappointed. Lol. Motherhood is one crazy emotional roller coaster!

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