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May 29, 2015

Compost With Your Kids!

Filed under: Family Activities,Parenting Tips,Schools and Learning — Erin @ 10:03 am

Did you know that if you composted every day, you could reduce the amount of trash you make by 25%?!  That’s a lot of trash.  Learn more about composting with your kids here:  http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/composting-ideas-for-kids.htm

 

 

May 28, 2015

Fire up the grill for hamburger day!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 2:09 pm

Today is national hamburger day, so fire up the grill and make some yummy burgers tonight!  Here’s a list of great burgers you can make with your kids: http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Kid-Friendly-Burger-Recipes-16816720#photo-16816720

 

May 27, 2015

Experiments Show Sunblock Works!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 2:02 pm

If your kids are like mine, they hate putting on sunblock.  It’s sunblock day, and now more than ever it’s important to teach our kids why they need sunblock.   Check out this fun investigation that helps them understand what happens when they go without sunblock!   

http://www.pbs.org/parents/sid/activities/sunblock-investigation/

May 22, 2015

Fun Summer Science Projects

Filed under: Family Activities,Schools and Learning — Erin @ 11:27 am

Well parents, it’s that time of year again!  Kids are getting ready for their long breaks, so it’s the perfect opportunity to try some new science projects.  PBS has some great tips on making fun summer science projects together: 

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/science/tips/summer-science-projects/

May 21, 2015

Waka Waka! Celebrate 35 Years of Pac-Man!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 11:04 am

Waka waka!  Today’s the 35th anniversary of Pac-Man’s release to the world.  Who else remembers playing this in the arcade?  Celebrate by playing some Pac-Man Tag with rules from PlayWorks: http://bit.ly/1FqC5y4

May 20, 2015

Yum Yum! It’s Pick Strawberries Day!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 3:08 pm

May 20th is National Strawberry Picking Day, so find a local orchard and get some sweet red treats!  Or go to the grocery store for them if you prefer.  And then, you can make some of these delicious recipes with your kids: http://bit.ly/1EYF25u

 

May 7, 2015

Celebrate No Socks Day!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 11:48 am

May 8th is No Socks Day, so take off your socks and wiggle those toes tomorrow! 

Do you let your kids run around without shoes or socks?  Here’s an interesting article about why letting your kids go sans shoes may be great for them:  http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/09/barefoot-best-for-children

 

May 5, 2015

Cinco De Mayo Activities With Your Kids

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 3:16 pm

Happy Cinco De Mayo!  Did you know that Cinco De Mayo actually dates back over 150 years, and is a celebration of a victory of the Mexican Army over the French Army?  Neither did we!  Here are some fun Cinco De Mayo activities you can do with your kids:  http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/mexico/

 

May 4, 2015

May The 4th Be With You!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 10:54 am

Today is Star Wars Day (play on the term “May The Force Be With You”)!  Our family loves all things Star Wars, so check out the very family friendly Star Wars Epic Yarns, books that feature some of the best scenes of the original trilogy, re-enacted with YARN!  Check out the behind the scenes video of the making of the books here: https://youtu.be/xCbxKT09fms

May 1, 2015

Thank Your Teachers!

Filed under: Zoodles Blog — Erin @ 3:45 pm

Teacher Appreciation Week is a week long celebration in the United States observed the first full week in May. Here are some great ideas to express appreciation for all of the teachers who have inspired your kids: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/teacher-appreciation-week-activity-ideas

What would you say or do for your favorite teacher if you could go and see them again? 

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