Silhouette Matching Game and Busy Bag Ideas

Doesn’t this game look fun!? I’m so in love with the colorful graphics and the simplicity of this game. Just like the Color and Pattern Matching Game we played with few weeks ago, this game is also very easy to prepare. All you need to do is download the printable (below), cut it out and […]

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Creatifulkids -

These are so lovely! I pinned them straight away and planning to print them too. I also did some free coloring pages that can also go in a busy bag. Have a look here: http://www.creatifulkids.com/free-owl-coloring-pages-kids/

Liliana Eira -

Thanks for sharing! It’s a really lovely game!

Mum of One -

These are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with the #pinitparty. I have pinned…several times ;)

Boy Mama Teacher Mama -

This looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing at After School!

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Jennifer Dawn Oliver Shelton -

This is an amazing idea! Love it!

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Munchkins and Moms -

I love this activity! Printing them for my munchkins today and sharing on FB :-)

Easy Educational Ruler Activity (she: Amy) - Or so she says... -

[…] you like this easy to set up activity, you might also like this silhouette matching game which is a great idea for busy bags! All you need to do is print it, put it in a sandwich bag and pull it out when you need an activity […]

Olga Ananko -

Amazing idea! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Yeniza Gress Navarro -

I really want this printables for my son… but I don’t have anything in my e-mail. ..

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Bridgette West Muaina -

I tried to get this printable but nothing came to my email????? i would love to have it thank you

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Virginia Read -

I love the transportation shadow printable and I was trying to get to the 13 Days of Learning Printables, but all of the connections are broken. :(

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[…] Colorful graphics for a variety of vehicle themed matching games. […]

Shirley Gilchrist -

Looks great, but I couldn’t get this to download.

Ginny Kochan-Lovett -

I was able to download, but then it wouldn’t reduce to the size that would fit on one page. The design for each print was half off the page. Using a mac. Is that a common issue?

Color & Pattern Matching Game for Kids

This Color & Pattern Matching Game for kids using popsicle sticks is a great game for kids who are learning counting, colors and practising their fine motor skills. If you’re into making busy bags for your kids, then this game will fit very nicely into a sandwich zip lock bag. You could download this below […]

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Life With Moore Babies -

What a fun busy bag and a great introduction to patterns!

Thaleia Maher -

This idea is wonderful! Great for all sorts of things like learning colors, counting, and general imagination. I’m featuring your post from The Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!

Spark and Pook -

What a great idea!

Shapes Matching Game and a Free Printable (she: Amy) -

[…] to build some shapes with popsicle sticks, you could download this free printable here. The other color and pattern matching game for kids I made is also available for download. […]

Montessori Nature -

looks like so much fun! thank you for sharing at Kids Learning Printables!

Silhouette Matching Game and Busy Bag Ideas -

[…] like the Color and Pattern Matching Game we played with few weeks ago, this game is also very easy to prepare. All you need to do is download […]

Attilio Ventola -

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Renae M Eddy -

I LOVE this activity! So perfect!

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Beth McCabe Bullock -

Hi Amy, I made a set of these and they were very popular at the clinic where I do occupational therapy. You sent a more complicated version to my e-mail but i accidentally deleted it. A couple of therapists asked if I had more challenging ones. Could you send it to me again please. We would all appreciate it! Beth Bullock (bethbullock@ameritech.net)

Elle Nes -

Thanks for sharing ! Kisses from France !

Alison Bell Langmack -

Great idea! This is a fun indoor activity for my kids during these hot Summer days. Is there a link for the more “advanced” pages for the older kids? Thank you!!

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Martha Hedges -

I just picked up colored popscicle sticks. I wasn’t sure how to use them now I do. I appreciate you great idea.

Georgia Lorna -

Will you be putting up the overlapping template soon? My kids would LOVE this!

Adrianna E Dippel -

I love this activity but for some reason when I print out the sheets they are coming out big the size of 8 x 11 paper. Is there a special way I am supposed to print them.

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Christina Bougas Melonides -

what a great idea. can I ask for an email version of the regular and overlapping ones? for some reason I am having a problem printing from the site. Thanks Fasolaki@sbcglobal.net

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[…] – I set up an activity, lollipop stick pattern matching . The younger 4 decide to take part and the 10 year old plays […]

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Marnie Craycroft -

LOVE!!

Shannon Siegel -

Hi Amy,

I have signed up for the blog and want to use the color stick matching game for a little in-home mommy preschool group that I am hosting on Friday. I got the email with the link but but the game never loads. Any tips or suggestions?

Lanni Park -

Amy, these are wonderful! I would love to get the more advanced version if possible. Thanks so much, can’t wait to use them.

Whitney Goodwin -

I can’t get the file to open.

Megan Falslev Jones -

These are so great! Anyway I could get the more advanced copy? Thanks!

Craft Kits For Busy Parents – Kiwi Crate Review

As busy mothers, we’re always on the look out for ideas and things that’ll make our lives easier. From fun kid friendly meal ideas to educational crafts to keep those little hands busy, we want things that are easy and hassle free and Kiwi Crate fits right in. If you haven’t heard, Kiwi crate is […]

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Mary Kellow -

Thanks for this review! This is probably the best review about Kiwi crate I’ve read!

Livia Wright Taylor -

I hear such great things about Kiwi Crate. I bet this would be a great gift idea… meaning I ask my parents to subscribe for my daughter’s birthday, even if it’s just for a few months. I hate coming up with ideas on my own and I’d love to just have KC send me all the stuff in one box and have at it!

Emma Supermum White -

Aw looks fab my kids would love this x

A Busy Mom’s Blurb Photo Book Review – With A Coupon

Memories are too precious to live on a hard drive. Like many of you, I also have thousands of photos sitting on the computer, waiting for us to open up a file and take a quick click-through. I’m a firm believer in printing out and displaying photos, whether you make a collection of 4 x […]

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Margarita Ibbott -

I just love Blurb… I did worked on a book this spring and it was so much fun!

Hollie Pollard -

We love Blurb books here, there are awesome to put together, we have a few of them now.

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Discovering Parenthood -

Have you ever used piccabo? I have used Blurb before and love it too!

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Daniela Duriavig -

you’re so right – it’s important to capture these moments and have the photos to look at. so much nicer in a book than scrolling through a computer!

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Jean Thomas -

Amy, Great video..I’m getting ready to do my first Blurb book and this was very helpful. I would like to know if you used the color profiles from Blurb. I know you did yours in B&W so I don’t know if that makes a difference. I do calibrate my monitors and printers with Color Monkey and try to soft proof. I would like your input on this. Thanks

Natalie Kennedy Sermon -

Hi Amy, Can you tell me which font you used when creating your 3rd book with both of your children? I love how it turned out!

Images by Bethany Review and Giveaway

For the longest time, probably even before I had children, I’ve always wanted pictures that show how much my littles and I love each other – photos of us playing together, cuddling together and loving on each other. Bethany of Images By Bethany fulfilled that wish for me. When I communicated my vision to Bethany, […]

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I Am Super Mom (With The Help of Robin Hood)

Sometimes I feel I’m Super Mom. Take yesterday, for example. It was 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon and I was in the kitchen cooking up a storm. It’s become a habit for me to prep 4 days’ worth of food in an afternoon on the weekend. Believe me, it is a lot of work to […]

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Ruler Measuring Activity

Thank you so much you guys for answering the short questionnaire a couple months ago! I just want to let you know I’ve gone through all the suggestions and comments and I really appreciate all your thoughts! One of the things you asked for is activities that is very easy to set up that uses […]

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Family Day at an Apple Farm

We’re back again this year to Tave’s Family Farm! We went last year for the first time and we had a blast! This year was a little different since Jay is a year older and he actually participated in the activities instead of sleeping in a stroller like last time. The thing we were most […]

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Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes Made In Under 15 Minutes

For the past few weeks, we’ve created a new food system in our house. We’ve been meal planning! I did it a year ago for a couple weeks and found it to be very helpful because I don’t have to think about what to eat, but the hard thing is committing to sitting down at […]

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Glow In The Dark Crafts and Activities plus $2,000 Cash Giveaway

Friends, this is really exciting! I got together with some of my fellow bloggers to bring you a whole ton of Fall fun, along with a HUGE giveaway! We’ve giving away $2000 in cash! Let me repeat, $2000 in cash!!! I’m not even kidding you! You have a chance to win 1 of 4 $500 […]

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Christy Peeples DuBois -

What fun crafts!!! Who doesn’t like all the glow in the dark things, no children and no adults that I know. Love these.

Jasmine Patterson -

Thanks for the ideas!

Colleen Boudreau -

Love the Glow In The Dark Glitter Jars!

Starla Bates -

These are all great. I love the glitter jars. The kids would love this!

Iris and Pupil Game & How The Eye Works – Printables For Kids

There was a short period in Elle’s life where she likes to poke Jay in the eye. This usually happens during meal time when the poor boy is strapped to his high chair. Out of the blue, Elle would walk over to him, stick her finger out and move it towards his eye. She even does a […]

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Bonnie Way -

Oooh, this is totally cool! What a great idea. I like the idea of both printables too – for creative kids who want to colour their own or for kids who just want to play the game. Thanks!!! :)

Dovetail Blog -

My oldest was going for the baby’s eyes recently – this is such a good idea! Thank you!

Livia Wright Taylor -

My daughter loves this kind of stuff! She’s always asking how things work.

Train Up The Child -

Love the idea – hands-on visuals always attract an interested child who will definitely learn from it

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Carolina Gonzalez -

what a great idea!!

Megan Newton -

Wow, 5 times a second?? I totally just tried it!

Portrait Project August 2014

I know, I know…Portrait Project have been neglect the past couple months… I’ve been taking pictures of the kids, it’s just scheduling time to edit and post the photos that seems to be a challenge… So anyway, here is us the first couple weeks of August. My brother in law got married at a picturesque […]

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No Blend, 1 Ingredient Baby Popsicles

In our house, popsicles are a life saver. If you need 10 minutes of alone time to make dinner, feed the kid and the baby a popsicle. If someone is cranky, feed them a popsicle. If they are still cranky, feed them another popsicle. If someone won’t eat their veggetables, no problem! Make it into a popsicle! […]

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Catriona Coomber -

where do you get the baby Popsicle maker?

Dabbling Momma -

love that popsicle maker….know where to get one? I’ve tried the pouches with my daughter once but she didn’t seem to like it. I’m gonna try again….!

West Coast Creative Co Event

A couple weeks ago, I met some creative souls at 4 Cats Studio for an evening of painting, chatting and having some gown up fun at a West Coast Creative Event. Crystal from Sew Creative and Tara from Suburble did such a fantastic job putting the event together. They also worked really hard to gather […]

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Crystal Allen -

I love that you walked away from the West Coast Creative event with a revelation! Thank you so much for attending. It was so great hanging out with you.