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In a Bonus Room Far Far Away…

‘M’ is for Mars! We are taking our cues from the  Mars Curiosity Rover and spending the rest of August exploring Space! The images and information coming from the Red Planet will play a big part (Twitter handle @MarsCuriosity .) NASA does a fantastic job explaining their work in terms that I understand and Crowley gets… Read more »

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Toddler + Arrow + Target = Fun

Perhaps ‘toddler’ isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of archery. But today’s Olympic activity has me convinced otherwise!  I found this idea on Toddler Approved and knew it would be a hit at my house. SUPPLIES: 1. Paper 2. Coloring implement of your choice 3. Paint 4. BBQ Skewer 5…. Read more »

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A Lantern to Light your Path

It is a long road to the Olympics. It’ll be easier to navigate with a lantern to light your path. So we are making a Chinese paper lantern and taking this opportunity to learn about another country participating in the games. To make one lantern takes about five minutes so this is a great project… Read more »

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A Message in a Binding

Okay, sewing peeps! This post is for you! Especially my new friends participating in the #talknt twitter chat on Tuesday nights. Crowley is now 3-years-old. And when Baby Q was born this winter I knew it was time for C to get his very own big boy bed. And if there is something I’ve learned… Read more »

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Our Own DIY Construction Site

Our Olympic love-fest continues. Yesterday we showed some love for London’s construction of the Olympic village and other venues with our “If You Build It…” post. Today we are making our own construction site! I first saw this idea on the blog Happy Hooligans and was waiting for a chance to plug this sensory bin… Read more »

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If You Build it…

When I am not beside myself with nerves for the athletes… and their mothers, I am marveling with pure wonder at how beautiful London looks and what a lovely Olympics this has been so far. Sneaking sand volleyball into one of the most formal locations on earth is a stunning move! Here’s a quote from the… Read more »

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DIY Olympic Rings

Ever notice when you go to buy paper plates for a craft project, they come in a stack of (what seems like) one million? Here’s a way to use up 6 six of them! Fun and simple Olympic rings, just in time for the opening ceremonies. WHAT YOU NEED: Paper plates (6) Paint (or crayons… Read more »

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Easy Olympic Fun for a Super Hot Day!

Want three quick ways to keep the little ones cool, entertained, and in the Olympic spirit? All you need is: Water filled balloons Side walk chalk Challenge 1: Munchkins must try to walk a short distance, holding the water balloons between their knees. This is so fun to watch and a big challenge for them…. Read more »

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A Trip to London to Meet our Olympic Host

There is nothing like a trip to the host city to really catch the Olympics spirit! So that’s how we are spending the afternoon. In London. The pop-up version. It’s all part of preparing my little Olympian for Friday’s opening ceremonies. Our list follows below and you’ll see some random choices. But since there are so… Read more »

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Organic Bug Sprayers…as an Olympic Event

When I saw this idea on super clever blog,  Toddler Approved, I knew immediately I had found our first Olympic event. Toddler + spray bottle + sidewalk chalk = Olympic fun! And so I gathered my pint sized Olympian and his friends. We huddled in the dining room around the “Prize Box” (filled with $1… Read more »

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