Halloween Candy Counting Game

Halloween Candy Counting Game

Wondering what to do with all that Halloween candy your kids will be collecting?  Here’s a free Halloween counting activity that you can download from Kiddie Academy. Sneak in a little education this Halloween!  For more math and science activities for kids, visit our Pinterest board!

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Halloween Science Activity

Halloween Science Activity

Halloween is the perfect time to try out some Spooky Science Activities.  Check out Kiddie Academy‘s free downloadable project booklet here for five creepy cool science activities. All are designed to be done with everyday materials and parental supervision (mostly to deal with any messes). Here’s what you’ll find: Bubbling Potion, Creepy Slime, Ghost Writing, Glow-in-the-Dark […]

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Chef Kiddie!

Chef Kiddie!

Calling all families who like to cook and eat healthy! Enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card! http://bit.ly/1tjrqlp Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care is hosting a Facebook Recipe/Photo Contest that promotes healthy eating and we need your help! Share your favorite healthy, family-friendly recipe and a photo of your child (making it, […]

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Halloween Fun Facts: The Spooky Scoop

Halloween Fun Facts: The Spooky Scoop

Here’s the Spooky Scoop on some fun facts about Halloween:

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Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Clever group Halloween costumes can turn dressing up into a fun family activity.  Here’s a group of fun “Family Size” Halloween costumes.  Be sure to check out our earlier posts for great boys and girls costume ideas, too. Here are the links: Football Family via Life on M Avenue ; A Christmas Story via Costume […]

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Halloween Treats Kids Can Make

Halloween Treats Kids Can Make

Parents Magazine recently featured a roundup of great Halloween treats that kids can make, including marshmallow ghosts and Jack O’Lantern sandwiches.  You can see the whole roundup here.  For more family-friendly recipes, check out our Pinterest board.

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10 Easy Halloween Costumes for Girls

10 Easy Halloween Costumes for Girls

Halloween is fast approaching!  Time to get working on your kids costumes.  Here’s a group of ten easy to make Halloween Costumes for Girls.   Click here to see our Kiddie Academy roundup of Boys Halloween costume ideas.   Angel Wings via Thoughts From Alice  ; Cupcake via Today’s Mama ; Jelly Bean Costumes on Modern Kiddo  ; Bumble Bee by […]

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Trip of a lifetime

Trip of a lifetime

What does “trip of a lifetime” mean to you? I’m taking my kids on a trip this month. It’s not just any trip though; it’s THE trip of a lifetime for me as a parent. You know, one that will be “magical” in every sense of the word. With all the hype surrounding this trip, […]

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10 Easy Halloween Costumes for Boys

10 Easy Halloween Costumes for Boys

DIY Halloween costumes are fun to make, and easy on the wallet.  Here at Kiddie Academy‘s Family Essentials blog, we’re hosting a month-long round up of Halloween costume ideas, and educational Halloween activities. First up, a group of Easy DIY costumes for boys – see below for links to costume tutorials.  You can also visit […]

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Being a mom is hard

Being a mom is hard

A colleague and fellow mother recently sent me a link to an article that really struck a chord. So often we forget what really matters to our kids. With the “do’s and don’ts” of parenthood being thrown in our face, it’s hard not to doubt whether we’re doing a good job with our kids. At […]

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