Category Archives: World Animal Day (4th of October)

Very Funny International Animal Sounds For Kids

It's so funny when your baby is learning how to make animal sounds. Sometimes our house sounds like a barnyard with all the 'Moo's,' 'Woof's,' 'Baa's,' etc. But living somewhere other than the US has given me a new perspective and I realized that animal noises are represented different ways in different languages. I thought it'd…
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Of Birds and Bees and Hippos …

A nice trip to the zoo with the whole family - and suddenly you see yourself confronted with all these funny questions. "What are they doing, Daddy?" "Why is this hippo on the other hippos back, Mommy?" If you're not prepared to have the talk yet, you might wanna go for "He is giving his…
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Dogs Can Teach Your Kids Responsibility

Dogs not only keep us fit and offer unconditional love and companionship, they can also teach kids how to be responsible. Caring for a living thing gives them a real task that they can benefit from. They will learn what it feels like to have a living creature rely on them, and that teaches responsibility…
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Cool Kids Craft: Busy Bee Egg Cup

Today's busy bees aren't just carriers of honey, the can carry whole Easter eggs! Here is a fun Easter craft if you are a little tired of bunnies... All you need is glue, yellow, black and blue paper, sticky tape, pipe cleaner, pens and a toilet paper roll.  We cut out black and yellow stripes for…
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Cute Jumping Chick Craft

Spring is right around the corner, but in our area, it's still pretty chilly outside and the flu is lurking everywhere. My niece caught a cold and couldn't go to kindergarten so she wouldn't spread the germs. That's why we spent a nice day together at home. But what to do with sick kids? We…
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Cute and Delicious Easter Pastry for Kids

Doesn't this look super yummy? If you have seen enough of eggs this Easter and long for something to satisfy your kids' and your own sweet tooth, then try out this traditional German recipe - the "Osterzopf" (from German Ostern - Easter, Zopf - braid). It's a simple pastry with or without almonds and raisins…
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Easy And Fun Fall Handicraft

Here is an easy and fun handicrafts project for your little ones. All you need is a cardboard roll, handicraft felt, card paper and glue. Fold over the rim of the cardboard roll to create ears. Ask your kids what they want to do - I thought of a bird or a rabbit, but kids…
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Invite some wildlife into your home !

No, I don't mean real wildlife, but tiny bears, and foxes, and hedgehogs made from nuts. Take your kids outside and have a walk through rustling leaves, enjoying the fresh air in a park or forest nearby. Keep an eye out for chestnuts, colourful leaves, acorns and everything else Fall has to offer. Collect those…
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