Hanging Lanterns Ramadan Decorations

I spotted these mini lantern keychains on the Eidway table at the ICNA bazaar and I knew my kids would love them. The kids received them on the first night of Ramadan along with other decorations and art supplies. They quickly tried to hang them up and I got the idea...

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Ramadan Mubarak! Free Printable Ramadan and Eid Cards

Ramadan Mubarak, friends! We began the holy month of Ramadan this past weekend, for those of you who don’t know. Ramadan is a time for increased worship, fasting, acts of charity, and personal reflection. Fasting includes abstaining from food and drink but it also...

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Rehoboth Beach Delaware

We took a quick day trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware last weekend and it was a prefect outing for our little family. It was about 2.5 hours from our home in northwest Baltimore County. It was a bit further than the Kent Island beach on the Chesapeake Bay that we had...

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My Father’s Dragon Ideas and Activities

We recently read My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. It's a good and quick read aloud so I thought I'd share it along with a few activities I developed to go along with it. My Father's Dragon is actually available for free online to read or listen. We checked...

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Austin Nature Center

We visited the Austin Nature and Science Center in February and it’s truly a hidden gem of the Texas capital. Located inside Zilker Park, the center has indoor specimens and exhibitions, a marshy waterway, animal rehab, and a dinosaur digging pit. So yeah, we’ve got a...

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Adventures at the Houston Zoo

We spent a couple of days at the Houston Zoo when we were visiting. Believe me when I say this is a massive zoo! (You can download the map here and they also have an app.) It's not exactly the land size but the extensive animal collection that makes this zoo so...

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Learning Area and Perimeter with a LEGO Zoo

Sometimes concepts are best illustrated with a project. We made a LEGO Zoo while learning about area and perimeter and it was a perfect fit. This is just one of many math-related uses of LEGO bricks. It a great manipulative for both addition and multiplication. We...

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Project Playground: Centennial Park

Project Playground is something we've been working on for a couple of years. When we first moved to Maryland, we decided to make exploring our new area into an adventure by trying out as many new places as possible and reviewing them. We talk about what we are looking...

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LEGO Organization and Storage Solutions

We LEGO every day. It’s our go-to creative outlet, math manipulative, and imaginative reality. So LEGO organization is vital for being able to find the pieces we need and keeping them off the floor. Our LEGO organization system has evolved over the past year. We went...

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