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Easy Ways to Give Your Kids a Green Childhood

Easy Ways to Give Your Kids a Green Childhood - Natural Parenting Hop

Raising kids to appreciate and care for the world around them isn’t easy in our society that loves instant gratification, constant entertainment, and disposable everything. We want our kids to become adults who appreciate the earth, take responsibility for their effect on it, and work towards conservation for future generations. We believe that it is our responsibility as their parents to teach them about nature and how to love it and care for it. Today I’m sharing a few easy ways we work to give our kids a green childhood.  April is Earth Month, so this year I’m joining with a group of bloggers for a series on Natural Parenting and Green Living. Join us we celebrate Earth Month and help each live a greener, more environmentally responsible life. We are far from the greenest family on the block, but we are working to become more eco-friendly every day.

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DIY Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers and Preschool Kids

DIY Resurrection Eggs for Teaching Toddlers and Preschoolers about Easter - Made to Go with the Jesus Storybook BibleEaster is one of my favorite holidays, bringing a joyful celebration of faith to our family every year. Though the holiday itself is filled with joy, the season of Lent reminds us of the suffering of Christ and is difficult to teach to young children. While teaching about Christmas is easy, because babies are fun and easy to celebrate, the Cross and Easter are a bit of a challenge. I created a set of DIY Resurrection Eggs for toddlers and preschoolers and paired them with stories from The Jesus Storybook Bible to help us teach our kids about the real meaning of the holiday. We still celebrate with bunnies and chocolate and cute Easter outfits, but this activity is simple to create and really explains it in a way kids can understand. Be sure to check out our other fun ideas for Easter here.

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Taste Safe Strawberry Lemonade Sparkle Sensory Play Dough

DIY Outdoor Obstacle Course Play Ideas for Kids

We are so ready for spring and getting back to our daily outdoor play routine. While my kids play independently pretty well outside, sometimes an activity or a little direction helps to get them moving. We often set up DIY outdoor obstacle course play for the kids using our existing lawn furniture and their outside toys. The course never looks the same and they are always up for racing around, climbing, jumping, and competing. Today I’m sharing how we set up outdoor obstacle course play as part of the Outdoor Play Challenge. Check out the rest of the Outdoor Play Challenge at Building Blocks and Acorns and grab a free printable play calendar with a whole month of fantastic outdoor play ideas.

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20 Ideas for Toddler and Preschool Easter Fun

Toddlers and preschool kids are the perfect age to get excited about decorating eggs and having egg hunts, but there are so many more ways to create toddler and preschool Easter fun for your young kids. I’ve gathered 20 of the best activities and crafts for toddlers and preschool kids to help you celebrate Easter with your little ones. BONUS: Did I mention the $1500 GIVEAWAY? That’s right, 3 winners will each get $500 a piece to make their spring a little hoppier and you can enter at the bottom of this post.

20 Ideas for Toddler and Preschool Easter Fun

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A Preschool Water Experiment to Teach about Moses and the Red Sea Using the Jesus Storybook Bible

God Makes a Way Moses and the Red Sea - A Preschool Water Experiment to Teach the Power of God through the Jesus Storybook BibleThis week we read the Jesus Storybook Bible version of Moses parting the Red Sea during our home preschool, and got the kids involved in a little water experiment to help bring the story to life. Our Moses and the Red Sea preschool activity is part of the Jesus Storybook Bible Activity Series. Kid Blogger Network writers are sharing a different interactive activity to go with each story and you can find them all here.

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Rainbow Resist Art Painting ~ Creative Activities for Kids

Rainbow Resist Art Painting for PreschoolersIn our home preschool activities we often focus on colors and letters. The Bear (3.5) knows all the basic colors and can identify most of his letters. We started working on color order and learning the rainbow. We sing a song from Mickey Mouse Club House that puts the colors in rainbow order, and I thought it would be fun to make a rainbow resist art painting in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. I’m hosting the Creative Activities for Kids Monthly Blog Hop here on Bare Feet on the Dashboard. You can see the full collection of monthly themed posts from my fellow Kid Blogger Network writers on the series page here, and check out all the other rainbow and St. Patrick’s Day activities at the bottom of this post.

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Preschool Read & Play ~ Reading The Giant Staircase to Heaven: The Tower of Babel from the Jesus Storybook Bible & Building with Blocks

Preschool Read and Play with the Jesus Storybook Bible The Giant Staircase to Heaven and a Block Building ActivityWe love to combine our favorite books with fun activities to enhance learning through play in our home preschool. One of our favorite books is The Jesus Storybook Bible. I’ve shared before how we use it in my post Simple Ways to Bring Jesus in to Your Child’s Daily Life. Today I’m joining in with a group of great Kid Blogger Network folks for The Jesus Storybook Bible Hands On Activities Series. Visit the main page over at My Mundane and Miraculous Life to find activities to go with every story in the book. Read on to find out how we used a block building activity with the story The Giant Staircase to Heaven: The Tower of Babel.

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Exploring Mickey’s Magical Arts World with Preschool Kids #DisneyImagicademy


Exploring Mickey's Magical Arts World with Preschool Kids from Disney Imagicademy AppWe are so excited to tell you about the new Mickey’s Magical Arts World app from Disney’s Imagicademy because we are BIG Disney fans and love apps that allow kids to be creative while learning rather than just entertained. The new apps from Disney Imagicademy combine favorite characters with a curriculum designed to meet early learning needs and encourage creativity. The kids and I explored the app together, and were instantly enthralled. Mickey welcomes kids in to a world of creative arts where they can draw, design, create, and make music, all with the help of their favorite Disney characters. Best of all, the app is FREE to download, and has corresponding apps for learning math skills and for parents.

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The One Baby Product We Use the Most

Tracking PixelAfter almost 4 years of parenthood, we’ve come to know exactly what products we love and don’t love. When I had the sponsored opportunity to share the Graco® Pack ‘n Play® Playard Portable Napper & Changer™ with y’all I knew I had to. Why? Because our  Pack ‘n Play® is the #1 baby product we’ve used with our kids, and will continue to use.
The One Baby Product We Use the Most #AtHomewithGraco Playard

We’ve used it with both kids from birth through toddlerhood, and are still using it with our daughter (almost 2). It is so practical, functional, and affordable for use on the go and at home. Find out more about why we love it and all the great features below. Bonus: We’re hosting a Graco® giveaway here valued at $105!

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