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BIG HERO 6 – New Activity Sheets & Coloring Pages!

BIG HERO 6 now playing in theatres everywhere. And here’s a better way to share the fun and excitement with these new activity sheets and coloring pages themed to the movie!

Free Printables

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Who says you can’t make inflatable robots. Make them come to life. Download it here!

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Do you know what super suit goes to each member of the team? Let’s test your smarts here. Download it now.

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Get ready to add a dash of color to your favorite BIG 6 hero. Get an 8-page free coloring book ready for your kid’s little hands. Download it here!

What The Movie Is All About

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter).

When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014.

For more information, check out: www.Disney.com/BigHero6

Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6

Twitter: www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.

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Monogrammed Thankful List

Monogrammed Thankful List 3Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on what you appreciate in life. This monogrammed thankful list is the perfect way for you and your family to keep track of what you are thankful for, for easy reflection all season long. Take a look below at how to craft your own in just minutes using a few common crafting supplies.

Supplies needed:

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  • Small wood plaque (under $2 at Hobby Lobby)
  • Holiday themed ribbon ($1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Chipboard letters (Around $2 per package at your local craft store)
  • Clothespins
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Hot glue, glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaner

Directions:

Monogrammed Thankful List1. Begin by applying the letter to the front of your plaque. You can simply attach the first initial of the child’s name who will be using the thankful list. Just add glue and press until secure.

2. Now, attach the ribbon that you will clip your notes to. Just add a dab of glue to the ends and press it to the back of the plaque. Hold in place until secure. Snip to the length you desire.

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3. On small pieces of paper, write a note each day about what you are thankful for. Younger children may choose to draw a sketch instead. Using the clothespins, clip the notes to the ribbon.
4. Display your thankful list by gluing a small loop of pipe cleaner to the back of the plaque. This will act as a loop for hanging.

Throughout the Thanksgiving season, you can add daily notes to the thankful list. Just write and clip in place. It is so simple!

Hang your thankful lists where others can see them and see all that you are thankful for. This is a fun, frugal, and easy way to get into the Thanksgiving season and reflect on the true meaning of it. Give it a try!

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DIY Fall Centerpieces to Make with Paper Bags

fall paper bagsMaking Fall decorations out of nothing can be really simple to accomplish, and if you have a few old paper bags lying around you are halfway there to making some of the cutest and cheapest Fall centerpieces you can make. Here are a few ideas to help you make your home, events, or parties a bit more creative for less.

Paper bag luminaries

Materials:

  • LED flameless candles
  • Paper lunch sacks
  • Hole punch and/or scissors
  • Ideas for extra decorating

Using a hole punch, punch a design onto your bags. If you don’t have the hole punch you’d like, stencil it on and cut out the design with scissors. Decorate with odds and ends, like buttons and stickers, as you want, or leave it plain. Place a flameless candle in the bag and allow it to light up your design. Place a few of these around for a Halloween mantel decoration that spells out “Happy Halloween” on the bags, or cut out leaves on a few and place them on a side table for an unexpected touch of fun.

Paper bag wreaths

You can cut these to make hanging wreaths, or candle wreathes that sit on your table around a candle.

Materials:

  • Paper lunch sacks or bags
  • Scissors
  • Ideas for extra decorating
  • String or glue
  • Paint

Cut the bag into small strips, then string or glue the pieces together in a circle to make a wreath. You can decorate the center with odds and ends, or paint the strips in colors and patterns before stringing them together.

Paper bag vases

Materials:

  • Fake flowers or leaves (fresh can be used, too)
  • Real vase (optional- unless using fresh florals and then it is necessary)
  • Paper lunch sacks or bags
  • Ideas for extra decorating
  • String or ribbon
  • Glue

Simply decorate the bag as you wish and place a vase in it. Fill with fake or real flowers or leaves and tie a piece of twine, lace, string, or ribbon around the top. Glue the string or ribbon in place and set in the center of a table for a rustic vase that will make your flowers stand out more than a plain vase would. If you don’t have a vase, use an old tin can or spaghetti sauce jar inside the bag.

Paper bag place mats

These will really make your table look great for a party, and you can simply toss them in the trash or compost afterward- making clean up a cinch.

Materials:

  • Paper bags
  • Scissors
  • Notions for extra decorating
  • Glue

Cut the bag down to size and decorate as you see fit with ribbon, buttons, paint, and anything else you have lying around. For a special touch, write your guest’s name on each place mat for a seating chart, too. For kids, supply a bucket of crayons and allow them to draw on the “mats.”

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Preschool Printable Candy Sorting Activity

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I’ve talked about using math manipulatives in your homeschool before. With Halloween approaching, why not put that loot to good use to help reinforce preschool learning with this free preschool printable candy sorting activity.

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Simply print out this worksheet (you may want to laminate it to use again next year), give your child instructions to sort out her candy by color then count how many she has in each color.

Don’t limit your fun and learning to sorting by color! Try these learning extensions:

After sorting and counting by color, trying adding two colors together.

Count the candy by 10’s, 5’s or 2’s.

Sort your candy alphabetically.

After you’ve indulged, try making these adorable candy wrapper flowers!

Try the “sink or float” candy experiment!

How else could you use your leftover (is there really such a thing?) Halloween candy in your homeschool? Share your ideas in the comments section below or on Facebook.

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DIY Spooky Spoons

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Halloween is the time for all this spooky , so grab a few wooden spoons and create a little spookiness yourself! These DIY spooky spoons are so easy to make, and kids will love crafting them and giving them their own spooky spin.

Take a peek below at how you can get started making your own. They are sure to get you into the spirit of all things spooky!

Here are the supplies you will need:

Wooden spoons (Walmart sells packages of 4 for around $1)
Assorted craft paints (White and green are perfect)
Black magic marker
Googly eyes
Craft glue

Directions:

First, let’s make the ghost:
1. Begin by applying two coats of white paint to the spoon.

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2. Once the paint dries, go ahead and glue on a pair of googly eyes. It doesn’t matter what side you glue them on.

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3. Use your magic marker to create a face. For ours, we did a simple polka dot mouth. You can create whichever face features you wish.
4. Once your ink is dry, your ghost is ready to be used!

Now, let’s make our monster:

1. Begin by applying two coats of green paint to the spoon. We used one of the flat top spoons that was in our selection.

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2. Once the paint dries, go ahead and glue on a pair of googly eyes. It doesn’t matter what side you glue them on.

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3. Use your magic marker to create a face. For ours, we did a stitch design mouth. You can create whichever face features you wish to make your monster your own creation. We also added some lines for hair at the top.
4. Once your ink is dry, your monster is ready to be used!

These spooky spoons are great to use for puppets, or to craft at Halloween parties. They are frugal to make, fun and enjoyable, and a great way to really get into the spookiness of the Halloween season. Give them a try!

free printable chore chart for kids

Free Printable Chore Chart for Kids

Are you tired of nagging and reminding your kids to do their chores?  Try the “set it and forget it” method.  Download this free printable chore chart for kids and let your child be responsible for checking off the completed tasks!

Click the image below to download the free printable chore chart for kids.

free printable chore chart for kids

free printable exercise log for kids

Free Printable Exercise Log for Kids

It’s so easy to slip into the routine of becoming a coach potato, especially in this day and age of electronics!  Help kids reach their fitness goals and stay active with this free printable exercise log for kids!

Just click the image below to download your free printable exercise log for kids today.

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5-Minute DIY Pin Cushion

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Get ready to enjoy making this cute DIY pin cushion made from a variety of easy to find materials. Now, what can be better than transforming simple things into a functional and handy work of art!

 

Supplies needed for your DIY pin cushion:

 

  • Small jelly jar with lids (Hobby Lobby, $1.99)
  • Piece of scrap fabric
  • Cotton balls or cotton batting
  • Scissors
  • Paint of your choice (brush on or spray)
  • Glue – hot glue works best! 😉
  • Sewing trinkets such as measuring tape, buttons, and needles

 

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Directions for making your 5-Minute DIY Pin Cushion:

 

1. Begin by removing the lid of your jar to paint it. You do not need to paint the flat disc, just the ring of the jar. Apply two coats of either spray or brush on paint of your choice. Allow it to dry thoroughly.

 

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2. Take a handful of cotton batting or cotton balls. Gather them into a ball and set them on top of the metal disc.
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3. Place the fabric scrap over the batting. Pull the sides over the edges of the disc and secure them to the bottom of it with glue. Pull tightly so the top fabric is smooth.

 

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4. Once the glue is dry, return ring of the lid to the disc. It should fit nicely around the pin cushion “pillow” now.
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5. Place the lid and newly made cushion on top of the jar. Add your needles and pins to the cushion just by pressing them in. Fill the jar with sewing notions and you are ready to go.
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Free Printable Reading Log for Kids

Whether your children have set a goal for reading time or you just want to be able to keep track for your own homeschool records, this free printable reading log for kids is just the thing for you.

Just click on the image below to download your free printable reading log for kids.

 

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