Minecraft Freebies

Minecraft Calendar & Planner Pages For Kids August 2016 – December 2017  …  34 pages of Minecraft planning fun! For each month, there is a blank calendar and a blank check sheet where you can list all your subjects on the left. Download Minecraft Story Cubes The story cubes will provide hours of entertainment for any Minecraft fan. Incorporate them into your language arts curriculum and see creative writing and storytelling soar. Included are 8 printable cubes: actions, friends, enemies, goals, objects (2), and situations (2). Download The Ultimate Minecraft Birthday Party Gift Bag Total cost: $5.15 per gift bag. Includes instructions and/or free printables for cube invitations, chocolate bar…

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Engineering With LEGO Technic

LEGO is not just for kids anymore. With sets like EV3, NXT, and Technic, you’ll have ample opportunities to help your LEGO-loving child transition from simple kid sets to more complex robotic sets. And this is a good thing, especially if your child wants to be an engineering or scientist when they grow up. My son has thoroughly loved his advanced sets from LEGO Education, and he uses the parts every week. But even with all these Technic and robotic pieces at hand, a child can eventually run out of ideas for new things to build. What to do then? Buy a guide! The legendary Yoshihito Isogawa…

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10 Unique Gifts for a Child Who Loves LEGO Minifigures

Kids love LEGO minifigures. Some kids that I know buy LEGO sets or books just for a coveted minifigure. With Christmas just around the corner, here are 10 helpful gifts to buy for a kid (or kid-at-heart) who is obsessed with minifigures. 1. Actual minifigures Older minifigures  The prices on minifigures greatly vary, but savvy shoppers can find great deals. It is definitely best to know exactly what you are looking for before you start shopping. If your child only wants minifigures from an older movie like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, your best bet is checking Ebay…

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2016 Doctor Who Calendar / Planner Pages For Kids

We haven’t used a homeschool schedule in many years. It only took a short couple of years before I realized that planning was a hindrance to my son’s learning, so I stopped. The day we stopped planning was sort of a smack in my face. A big wallop to my Type A personality. My entire life has been full of meticulous schedules planned down to the minute detail. Spreadsheets and lists were my best friends. I let it all go for the sweetest 7 year old boy on the planet. He has never liked being told what he can and…

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Left Brain, Right Brain

I love this ad from Mercedes-Benz. The text on the ad reads: Left brain: I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.  Right brain: I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of…

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10 Tips for Feeding a Teenage Boy

If you have teenagers, you know how hungry they are. Especially teenage boys. 4 months into his 13th year, my son outgrew me. Meaning he is now taller and weighs more than me. It is a strange but wonderful feeling to look at my “baby” and see a growing man who is now way stronger than me. I take my role as his mom very seriously, and one of the most important aspects of my role is to keep him healthy, happy and full. Please don’t ever, ever make your sweet boys feel guilty for the amount of food they…

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