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Since launching Magic Playbook last month one of the most frequent questions I have received is if I’ll still be sharing activity box ideas. My goal is to share them once a month still with seasonal and monthly themes. Many of these ideas use printable sheets from Magic Playbook – and you also get tons […]

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As you’re probably aware we have a lot of kids books in our house. As a consultant with Usborne Books & More I earn boxes of free books all the time and it’s almost become overwhelming for the girls. A few weeks ago I started pulling out a basket of books to keep out on […]

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I’m so excited to kick off Beach Week here at Camp Mama Notes :) I hope you find these activities helpful as you plan out the next few months with your kids! I’ll be sharing some of these on Instagram stories throughout the week and adding some additional ones so be sure to check back! […]

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Looking for a simple way to get creative with your play dough? Try making your own puzzles! You can press in puzzle pieces you already have (we love using alphabet puzzles) or even use toys, such as animal figurines for younger children to match. We have been loving our resin alphabet letters from Bacon Bit […]

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My girls (age 2 and 4.5) had so much fun getting creative with this at-home cardboard nail salon! They were able to practice their fine motor skills carefully painting in the fingernails and get creative at the same time. This is such a simple activity! I can’t take credit for this idea, it’s been popping […]

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I’m trying to not think about the fact that Piper likely won’t return to her pre-k class and school she’s been at for 3 years. And that I’ll be the one preparing her to enter public school Kindergarten in the fall. To say I’m a little overwhelmed is an understatement. Between researching for hours online, […]

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Screen time, I think it’s a pretty popular word amongst parents right now – at least in our household. Prior to being quarantined for over a month we had pretty good screen time limits in place and I felt good about our routine. But, things have changed just a little bit with two parents working […]

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After getting many requests for a printable with JUST numbers I finally made a few this week! You can get the alphabet one here. Next week I’ll be sharing a bunch of fun ways to use these!! Click here to download.

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I know I’m not the only one with a ton of plastic Easter eggs hanging around right now! I’ve gathered up all the toddler activities we’ve tried with plastic Easter eggs so far along with some new ones. I plan on keeping a basket of these eggs out after Easter to use over the next […]

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We are really getting into a long-term routine this week, it will be our first week with Piper’s distance learning program in place. We will be meeting with her class 2x and basically be doing her assignments combined with the meetings from 9:30-12pm every day. I’m learning how to adjust my work expectations and figure […]

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Both of my toddlers (ages 2 and 4.5) are really into using scissors and cutting right now, the younger one more so because it’s a newer skill she’s developed. I’ve been running out of creative ideas for practicing but came up with this a few weeks ago and it was a big it! I will […]

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This is a really simple way to make playdough play more fun for your kids! I’ve learned that giving my girls an activity or open-ended prompt to do with playdough drastically increases their time playing with it, and allows them to use their imagination and flex those thinking skills!! For this I simply hid plastic […]

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