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Category Archives: Kiddos

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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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Toddlers & Pre-schoolers

Kiddos are the most fun to shop for, but at the same time, I feel like our children have so. many. toys. and don’t really need any more. When people ask what to get them, I mostly ask for them to build on to their Duplo and Lego collections as well as their Brio train [...]

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Make your own Advent Calendar

My Dad wrote a book about advent calendars in the 80s. The first page is actually the first page of another Swedish Christmas book, Johan’s Jul, and it reads “November is long and grey, we long for the last day of the month, because that’s when Father brings home the advent calendar”. I have always [...]

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