BOOK REVIEW: 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

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Figuring out easy and fun craft and playtime activities for little ones can be more complicated than one might think. In this Pinterest-pretty society, we see scores of beautiful projects that quite frankly look like they were completed by Mom and Dad or require more steps and attention than our little ones can handle. 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids:  The Very Best and Easiest Playtime Activities from FunAtHomeWithKids.Com! is a refreshing and extensive new book that offers kids another option: easy-to-make, yet very engaging activities that encourage children to get creative, explore a variety of touch sensations and textures, and (if they want) to get messy! Written by popular blogger Asia Citro, a mom of two and former teacher, the recipes have obviously been tested (and enjoyed) by Citro’s own children, and her book is brimming with easy-to-follow activities that will keep kids occupied and exploring for hours.

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Wool and the Gang Offers a Range of Handknits for Little Ones - That You Can Buy or DIY!

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Children's Library in Mexico Features Bookshelves that Double as Climbing Structures

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SPONSORED: Hands-On Learning and Mentorship Are Encouraging More Women in the STEM Pipeline

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See how Fab Labs are encouraging girls to embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), giving them access to the tools and hands-on activities to develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in STEM. Visit The Atlantic to learn more.

 

Lille Huset Dollhouses are Designed to Inspire the Next Generation of Makers

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VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPE GUIDE: Dozens of Cruelty-Free Dishes for a Delectable Thanksgiving Feast

by 11/10/14   filed under: cooking, green family, green holiday ideas for kids, health & body, healthy recipe, vegan cooking, vegetarian

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HOW TO: Make Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi from Scratch - It's Easier Than You Think!

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Repurpose Schoolbags are a Recycled Carryall and Solar-Powered Reading Lamp in One

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TOMS Collaboration with Target Will Provide Shoes, Blankets, and Meals to Those in Need

TOMS Collaboration with Target Will Provide Shoes, Blankets, and Meals to Those in Need

Scads of people head out to the stores the Friday after Thanksgiving for huge savings and to stock up on holiday gifts, but we’ll be making a trip to Target a few weeks early on…

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5th Grader Finds 14,000 Year-Old Ancient Hunting Tool While Boogie Boarding in New Jersey

5th Grader Finds 14,000 Year-Old Ancient Hunting Tool While Boogie Boarding in New Jersey

Photo © Donald E. Hurlbert for the Smithsonian Institution Imagine going on a summer vacation with your family and returning with a 14,000 year old hunting implement that had been…

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HOW TO: Make a Decadent Chocolate Cake That's Made from Vegetables!

HOW TO: Make a Decadent Chocolate Cake That's Made from Vegetables!

Gather your ingredients. Healthy Chocolate Cake Yield: 1 9-inch round cake 2-3 small beets ½ cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained ¼ cup water 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour…

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Dotandcross Gorgeous Children's Furniture Grows with Your Child from Baby to Teen

Dotandcross Gorgeous Children's Furniture Grows with Your Child from Baby to Teen

The Dotandcross concept was created by design and communication studio, Dogtrot, which is run by Margherita Rui and Alessandro Rado, in collaboration with Daniele Bortotto and Giorgia…

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Announcing the WINNERS of Inhabitots' 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Announcing the WINNERS of Inhabitots' 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Drumroll please, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The winning costumes of our Green Halloween Costume Contest will now be revealed. The level of imagination and…

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HOW TO: Make Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Using Chickpeas (Really!)

HOW TO: Make Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Using Chickpeas (Really!)

1. Gather the ingredients. 1 16oz can cooked chickpeas, drained and well-rinsed 2 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut sugar 4 Tbsp nut butter (I used a combo of almond and…

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Veggie Felting Kit Offers a "Tasty" Introduction to Felting for Kids

Veggie Felting Kit Offers a "Tasty" Introduction to Felting for Kids

This sweet and crafty felting kit is perfect to add to homemade play kitchen fun or just a nice way to celebrate veggies and crafts at the same time. This kit contains everything your…

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HOW TO: Make Raw Broccoli & Mushroom Slow Stir-Fry

HOW TO: Make Raw Broccoli & Mushroom Slow Stir-Fry

1. Gather the ingredients a bunch of mushrooms 4 cups of broccoli florets 1 tbsp of raw sesame seeds (white or black) 1 round tomato Marinating sauce: 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive…

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Boneyard Pets are Recyclable & Durable 3D Dinosaur Puzzles for All Ages

Boneyard Pets are Recyclable & Durable 3D Dinosaur Puzzles for All Ages

Almost every kid goes through a dinosaur phase at some point, and it is impressive to hear those long, complicated names springing forth from the mouths of our babes. Boneyard Pets…

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Kitty and Sparrow's Organic Neckerchief Bibs, Burp Cloths & Blankets Have Baby Covered in Style

Kitty and Sparrow's Organic Neckerchief Bibs, Burp Cloths & Blankets Have Baby Covered in Style

The Kitty and Sparrow story, as recounted on their website, goes: “Once upon a time Kitty met Sparrow. Together they brought a beautiful little girl into the world and, like all…

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