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Category Archives: Kiddos

Bake Bread in One Hour

On the way home from school on Wednesday, Alec slowed his scootering in, pulled up alongside me, and said “Mama, I think we’re soon out of bread. I want to bake bread today. And I’m going to make space bread.” So when we got home, I threw together some dough for Alec. I made a [...]

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Louis’ Sandbox Ice Cream Shop

It finally feels like spring has come to Stockholm. Today was sunny and lovely and warm (no mittens!) and Louis and Léonie and I decided to stop by the playground to play for a bit after pre-school. It felt amazing to be without the big warm hats and clumsy mittens. I even worried that Louis [...]

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Dip Dyed Wooden Easter Ornaments

Here in Sweden Easter is when we first get a real feeling of spring in the air. One of the traditions I love the most at this time of year is to bring branches into the home and let them bloom. A couple of weeks ago, my parents brought us some apple branches from the [...]

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Painted Egg Cartons for Easter

Yesterday was such a rainy day, so the boys and I decided to do some painting in the morning. Alec and Louis are reluctant crafters, but today they painted wooden egg cups and I think they enjoyed it. And it looks like Léonie wanted to get involved too! In the meantime, I painted a couple [...]

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Pre-school ABC Learning Activities

Louis’ group at pre-school has suddenly become really interested in the alphabet. Most of these kids are just between two and three years old but they’re really into it. Even with such small kids, even without pushing too hard, there’s a lot you can do to encourage an interest in letters and reading. Here are [...]

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Day 22: Make White Clay Cutout Christmas Ornaments

It’s already Day 22 of 25 Creative Days of Christmas and it’s my turn again to share a creative Christmas project. This Christmas, the children and I are making white clay Christmas tree ornaments as gifts for family. I’m so excited that Alec and Louis are big enough to make gifts now, and I think [...]

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