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### Heart Math

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... encourages your child to create her own math problems. All you need are index cards to make simple math flash cards and Conversation Hearts to use as markers. Soon your...

### Pumpkin Measurements

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..., the width is how wide it is from side to side, the depth is how deep it is front to back, the circumference is its measurement all the way around, the weight is how...

### Autumn More or Less

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... heavy to light, weigh each item and record the results. Once all of the items have been weighed, look at the numbers. Are there any surprises?  What items...

### Cinnamon Dough Leaves

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... shape an elm leaf? A tulip tree leaf? A sassafras leaf? Expand on this activity by making orange and yellow dough, scenting it with all spice or cloves...

### Leprechaun Disguise

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... things to do when St. Patrick's Day rolls around are dress up and learn all about leprechaun lore. Combine the two by creating a simple leprechaun disguise...

### Passover Pictures

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... items. He can now draw the food items in the dishes using the pencil. Have him color in all of the food and dishes using oil pastels. The harder he presses down...

### What Were the Ten Plagues?

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... children participating. Ask the children if they can list all ten of the plagues. A list of plagues to represent are: Plague of water turning to blood...

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... wire around a plastic Easter egg to see how much you’ll need to go all the way around it a few times (the wire should be thin enough to fit through the beads...

### Paper Chain American Flag

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.... Armed Forces. You may have to look back at your family tree to remember all of them. Have him write their names on the front facing loops. Hang the flag on a...

### Crescent Moon and Star

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... symbol of a crescent moon with a star is an ancient one. Dating all the way back to early Palestine in the 13th century B.C., the star was a reference to Venus and the...

### Lace a Jack-o'-Lantern

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... the yarn through all of the holes. Tape the final piece of yarn to the back of the pumpkin. Ask him to draw the jack-o'-lantern face on the yellow...

### Clothespin Game

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... game! What You Need: Clothespins (at least 30) Pencil Paper What You Do: Help your child separate all her clothespins into approximately...

### Mayan Art

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... when she reaches the end of this line. Glue and lay twine until all of the thin lines are done. Now have her pick out the areas that she wants to look like...

### CSI Science: Get the Prints!

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... rub pencil lead all over a small area of paper or index card to make an “ink” pad. Press your fingers onto the penciled area, then lift the prints from...

### Valentine Sonnet

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... poetic elements as alliteration and assonance all play a part in crafting a Valentine's poem built to last. To get your high schooler started on a love poem that will...

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... cards for the game. On each index card write the word, definition, and words that you cannot say, all on the same side of the card. These are the playing cards you...

### Consumer Product Safety

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... take a little bit of getting used to when reading, but all MSDSs provide the same types of information including: Product name; name, address, and phone number of...

### Make a Thanksgiving Table Runner

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... stunning. Be careful to avoid puddles, which weaken the paper. When the paper is all colored, you're ready for an extra snazzy step: take the metallic liquid...

### New Year Reflections

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...'s OK if you want to be secretary, too, for all or part of this activity! Whichever you choose, make sure you do this: Hold the banner paper vertically, and...

### Experiment with Boiled Egg Science

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...;soft boiled” egg—the egg white will have turned an opaque clear white, and the yolk, while still soft, will be more firm! And all this happened with just...