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10 Ways to Play with a Cardboard Box

Hungry for my attention, my daughter showed up in the kitchen with the box that we’d recently opened when her new tights arrived. “This is my boat!”  she declared.  Push me!  Two crayons were her oars, where she’d punched two little holes in the flaps.  So my resourceful little boat captain encouraged me to push […]

Snow Day Pantry Art

Two scrappy sprouts, bursting with energy, can motivate a parent to find messy new solutions to snow day boredom.  On a day when the temperature was too low for even a little sledding, we raided the pantry and spice rack for an edible art project. I filled little containers with dried pinto beans, split peas and […]