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5 Fun Snow Day Crafts

5 Fun Snow Day Crafts

The cold, snowy days of January have arrived, and with them – snow days! If there’s one thing Maine kids can look forward to each winter, it’s the occasional day off from school on especially snowy days. Snow days are a rite of passage for New England kids and they offer the perfect opportunity to […]


5 Unique & Inexpensive Ways to Wrap a Gift

5 Unique & Inexpensive Ways to Wrap a Gift

The holiday season is here, and with it, the season of giving – and receiving! And what could be better than a beautifully presented gift? Whether you’re the gift-giver or recipient, there’s something so special about a perfectly wrapped present just waiting to be unwrapped – but the cost of wrapping paper and supplies, not […]


Free Printable: Holiday ‘Thank You’ Card

Free Printable: Holiday ‘Thank You’ Card

Showing gratitude isn’t just for Thanksgiving – it’s a positive habit that has been shown to improve quality of life! The holiday season is the perfect time to teach kids about gratitude and saying thank you – not just for gifts and kindnesses, but to the people in their lives who make a difference and […]


Free Printable: Gratitude List

Free Printable: Gratitude List

Want a totally FREE way to build your child’s self-esteem and increase their happiness? Help them practice gratitude! November is the perfect month to help your child give thanks. For a fun and thankful family activity, print out this gratitude list. There’s no need to fill it out all at once and parents and grandparents […]


5  Easy After-School Snack Ideas

5 Easy After-School Snack Ideas

It’s 4 PM, is your tummy grumbling? For adults, it’s not uncommon to need a little snack to get through the remainder of the workday – it’s been a few hours since we ate our lunch, and it will be a few more until we sit down for dinner. And for kids, that’s even more […]


Free Printable: Halloween Mask DIY

Free Printable: Halloween Mask DIY

Boo! It’s time for some Halloween fun! Help your kiddo get in the spirit of spooky season with a project that will engage their creative side: a DIY Halloween mask! Simply print out the template below (click here to print) at home or at your local library and let your child color in the cute […]


5 Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family

5 Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family

The only thing that could be better than a glorious Maine summer? A Maine fall, of course! Now that autumn has officially arrived in our beautiful state, it’s time to get outside and enjoy everything the season has to offer: from brightly colored foliage to apples and pumpkins (and the recipes to go with them!). […]


5 Tips for Helping Kids Manage Back-To-School Stress

5 Tips for Helping Kids Manage Back-To-School Stress

Well, it’s official: School is back in session in Maine and kids from Pre-K to 12th grade have returned to the classroom… or the Zoom room. School may look different for many kids this year, and for a lot of students, the place where school actually takes place changes day by day, week by week. […]


Free Printable: Make a Fall Poem

Free Printable: Make a Fall Poem

The first day of fall is just around the corner, and if you look closely enough, you can see the changing leaves, pumpkins at farmstands, and apple orchards filled with fruit. This beautiful time of year has inspired many poets to write about it (click here to read one of our favorites) – and now […]


Free Printable: Summer Rock Stencils

Free Printable: Summer Rock Stencils

If you’re looking for an easy summer project for your kids, look no further than your front yard or local beach! Painted rocks are a fun and easy way to add color to an herb garden, potted plants, or even your windowsill! Simply print out the template below (you can use your own printer or […]


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