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Using The Lorax To Teach Children

Did you know you can use Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax to teach children to live a greener life? Below there are 10 lessons that you can teach your kids using The Lorax!

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Lego DIY Roundup

With Kyle’s birthday today, and his favorite thing on earth still being Legos, I figured that it would be fun to replace our DIY Saturday with a Lego DIY Roundup. Below you will find a few of our FAVORITE Lego DIY tutorials, all Kyle-approved!

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Saturday DIY: Lego Desk

With Kyle’s (the youngest) birthday right around the corner, and him being a HUGE Lego fan, it only makes sense to make him a Lego desk. I’ve seen TONS of pictures, but never any good tutorials, so I enlisted the help of my mom and eventually my stepdad to build him one, and I have to say that I think it turned out pretty darn awesome!

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Valentine You’re A Star Tutorial and Template

Hello there are welcome to this week’s DIY Saturday! This week we are making “Valentine You’re A Star” valentine’s that work perfect for the kids (or yourself, especially if you’re a teacher!) to give out at school. I hope that you enjoy it!

Valentine You're A Star

Valentine You’re A Star Tutorial

Without further ado, let’s get to the tutorial!

Materials needed:

Step 1

Download the template and put your pretty colored paper in the printer. The template has 4 valentines per sheet, so you’ll need to count how many valentines you need and divide by four to get the number of sheets that you need to print out.

Now get to printing! (Simple right?)

Step 2

Valentine You're A Star 1Now that you’ve printed the template on pretty pretty paper (yes, I used a multitude of colors, because not all kids like pink and red), it’s time to start having some fun.

You’ll want to trim your headers and footers off the pages, and then cut them into four equal sizes. This goes faster if you have a paper cutter, but it will still go plenty fast if the only tool you have at your disposal is scissors.

Step 3

Valentine You're A Star 2After you’re done cutting them into their individual pieces, you get to have even more fun!

First, have the kiddos (or yourself) sign them the cards.

Then, get out your Starbursts and your glue dots. Try not to eat all of your Starbursts while you’re attaching them to the Valentines! I know it’s hard, but you really need to give these out! 😉

Put your glue dot on the center of the star, and then place the Starburst on top of it. Simple as that, I promise!

Did you make Valentine You’re A Star Valentines?

If you made these valentines, please comment below and tell me what you think! I would love to hear back from you!

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Organizing Your Family Calendar

A family calendar is the best way to coordinate all the comings and goings of every single member of your family, and to make sure you aren’t, as a whole, spread too thin, and get enough family together time. That’s why this week’s challenge is organizing your family calendar and to keep and actually get in the habit of using it on a daily basis.

Organizing Your Family Calendar

This is the perfect time of year to begin this challenge because the New Year is almost upon us, and you may need a new calendaring system for the coming year anyway.

So, while you’re in the store buying a new calendar (or making something you’re personalizing for yourself) keep the following steps in mind to get the most out of this useful tool.

Are you new here? This week’s challenge, all about keeping a family calendar, is one of the challenges in the 52 Week Home Organization Challenge. (Click the link to learn how to join us for free for future and past challenges if you aren’t already a regular reader).

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