Homemade children's recycle bin crafts, games and toys

Happy America Recycles Day. On November 15, folks the U.S. celebrates the earth by recycling, reducing, reusing things we'd normally pitch, says Holiday Insights. November is a perfect time explore new uses for old stuff. It's getting cold and inclement. Children may be housebound in snow and bored. Right before the holidays, here are homemade toys and crafts from the recycle bin. Kids can keep and play with them or give as Christmas gifts.  Homemade children's recycle bin crafts and toys for America Recycles Day

Halloween pumpkin carving tips and free printable pumpkin patterns

Do you ever wonder how people carve Halloween pumpkins in such intricate designs? You can too, with a few basic tools, this tutorial and free printable pumpkin carving stencils.  Halloween pumpkin carving tips and free printable pumpkin patterns - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Free Printable Fall Crafts and Games for Kids

Fall. My favorite time of year. Along with spring, summer and yes, even winter (shh don't tell!). I love the changing leaves, the smoky apple fall smells, the crisp winds and cloudy skies. I love the the promise of fall holidays--Halloween, All Saints Day, Dia de los Muertos, Thanksgiving, Diwali, Winter Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, Samhain, And what does Teacher Mama love best about seasons and holidays? Making cools crafts and recipes and playing seasonal games with children. Here are free printable fall themed crafts for kids.

First, clear a spot on the table. Or better yet set up a separate craft table. Bust out glue, scissors, markers, glitter, your nifty scrapbook edging scissors, stickers, pom poms, fake gems all your crafty goodies.Next, go to these websites   Printable Winter Crafts and Activities for Kids

Free Printable Star Wars and Clone Wars Coloring Pages

Are you a Star Wars geek? Looking forward to Star Wars Episode VII coming out December, 2015? Believe it or not, many of the original cast returns including Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Kenny Baker (R2D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca--and my favorite Star Wars character) and Anthony Daniels (C3PO). I'm a bit surprised they're taking on a new one, almost 40 years later!



I hope it won't be too much of a a travesty given some of Free Printable Star Wars Coloring Pages. I added links for the Star Wars Clone Wars cartoons, too.

those actors haven't aged well. I'm envisioning a very geriatric Star Wars! Anyway, the saga has been a fun ride. Enjoy these

Free Printable Apple Themed Lesson Plans

Apples are a common theme for preschool and elementary school students. Teachers and homeschoolers, are you teaching a unit on apples? Have I got a great sweet treat for you: 166 pages of free printable apple themed lesson plans. Games, crafts and activities. Free Printable Apple Themed Lesson Plans for Preschool and Elementary School

Free Printable Murder Mystery Games and Downloads

Do you love reading murder mysteries and detective novels? Do you love to play murder mystery games? I do. I love the thrill of the chase-- gathering clues, analyzing data, questioning suspects. If you're a fellow mysterati and like playing detective, check out these links for free murder mystery downloads.  Free Online Murder Mystery Game Printables and Downloads

Free Pritnable Ramadan Activities, Islamic Instruction for Children

 For Muslims, Ramadan is holy season marked by prayer, fasting and abstinence. Ramadan, in the Islamic calendar is a month-long observance, falling roughly in the month of August, but earlier in 2014. Ramadan ends with Lesser Eid, or Eid al Fitr, on July 28, 2014. Here are free printable activities, including games, puzzles, crafts, worksheets, duas (prayers)Free Ramadan Activities and Islamic Faith Instruction for Children

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Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education.