Marie Klinch

36 Flips | 1 Magazine | @meklinch | Keep up with Marie Klinch on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Marie Klinch”

10 TIPS TO HELP CHILDREN GET ALONG - Kids Activities

Kids

Simple Ways To Get Your Child Ready For School

I am a staunch believer that kids NEED time off. They need time to dig in the dirt for no reason other than digging in the dirt but I get asked year …

Seven Ways to Help Your Child Love Reading

<i>Our resident children’s librarian, Janssen, has been peppering MPMK with all sorts of great book lists this summer (see them here). But recently I</i> …

10 Must-Do Outdoor Autumn Activities for Kids

Shares 4K<p>School is in session and autumn is on its way. Soon, temps and leaves will both begin to drop. Fall is a season full of energy and …

Drip Painting Pumpkins with Preschoolers

My favorite craft activities are super simple, low-fuss, no-stress kinds of things we can all do together — like this drip pumpkin painting project …

Digging for Dinosaur Bones Maths Game

Create some DIY dinosaur bones for using in sensory play activities and learning about maths at the same time! Lots of different ways to play and …

8 Sensory Bins Perfect for Preschoolers

<b>Sensory bins</b> are a lot of fun. They’re also wonderful tools to develop the senses and explore our fine motor skills. Here are some really great …

Coin Collecting

10 Spelling Activities For Kids

I am a terrible speller. If you have been reading my blog for a while you probably know that. Sorry, I really do try, it just doesn’t stick. My poor …

6 LEARNING LEGO GAMES - Kids Activities

Lego

100 Ways to be Kind to Your Child

<b>When I wrote this list of 100 Ways to be Kind to Your Child</b> I was in one of those exhausting phases of parenting where days were going by in a blur …

Kids

15 MANNERS KIDS SHOULD KNOW - Kids Activities

Kids

We're Going on a Leaf Hunt

Shares 5K<p>Autumn is here and leaves are falling all around us. While your children are jumping in the leaf piles and throwing them by armfuls in they …

11 QUICK CRAFTS {THAT FOSTER MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS} - Kids Activities

Kids

Decorate a Window for Fall

For a fun time on an otherwise rainy or dreary day, try decorating a window for Fall using self-stick plastic wrap (ie. Glad Press’n Seal Plastic …

Low, or No Cost Fall Family Fun...

Do you feel that? Can you smell it? Yup, Fall is in the air! Ahhhh…I love Fall. It’s definitely my favorite time of year. I love that it begins to …

50 Autumn Play and Art Activities for Kids

A collection of 50 fantastic autumn activities for kids, from arts and crafts to sensory, nature and learning ideas! There are enough in this list to …

Leaf Crafts for All Year

Leaves… glorious leaves. They are such a wonderful indicator of the Seasons – and in terms of leaves, the most glorious season is of course Autumn …

Outside Fall Activity for kids: Find that tree!

It’s starting to feel more and more like fall (it takes a while for summer to leave us around here). We have an outside fall activity that we do …

Kids

12 Non-Turkey Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids to Make & Do

Click here to read <b>12 Non-Turkey Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids to Make & Do</b> on Hands On As We GrowDon’t forget about Thanksgiving! But forget the …

Chemicals

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons

A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler tells readers that we are all different with different abilities but are …

5 Fun Ways Kids Can Help With Thanksgiving

We want to include the kids, but we also want to finish the cooking, and get food with a minimum amount of stress. Here are a few satisfying jobs …

Crayons

11 Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids To Make This Holiday Season

Shares 66.8K<p>Are you looking for some family-friendly Christmas crafts and activities?<p><b>Here are 11 Christmas craft ideas for kids to make this month.</b> …

Bend and Shape Candy Canes

Did you know that you can <i>bend</i> and <i>shape</i> candy canes?<p>Seriously!<p>The candy cane, usually so hard and brittle, becomes soft and bendable after just a few …

How to Ensure You Don't Botch "Is Santa Real?"

Shares 38K<p><i>How you answer this loaded question can empower — or completely crush — your child’s spirit. This is a must-read for parents…</i><p><i>Tell me the</i> …