Conquer Gloom: Fun Ideas for Bad Weather and Sick Kids

January 16, 2013 at 17:54 | Posted in Kid's Arts & Crafts | 8 Comments
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There are two times when I find parenting particularly challenging: dark, gloomy days that my kids and I are tempted to reflect in our moods and that period of illness where a child is too sick to go to school but not quite sick enough to simply rest.

Here are my favorite ways to conquer the gloom whether it is due to sickness or weather!

Rainy Day Kids Activities

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Shrinky Dink Magic

January 9, 2013 at 16:33 | Posted in Crafting, Kid's Arts & Crafts | 6 Comments
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My kids had a fantastic time making these “Cool Stuff” Shrinky Dinks! Shrinky Dinks are made out of a special “paper” that shrinks down in the oven, so it’s like making your very own toys! This particular kit has fun robots, vehicles, and other pre-cut shapes to color. The colored pencils come included, so it was a simple project to pull out on a dark, rainy afternoon – and it was also a quick enough project to let the kids do as a reward for getting ready for school really quickly in the morning!

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