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Christmas Journal and Activity Book for Kids

Melissa Bastow

Tags Christmas, coloring page, early learning, educational fun, printables, winter

Christmas Journal and Activity Book for Kids

  Here's what you'll get with our new Christmas Journal and Activity Book for Kids - HOURS AND HOURS OF FUN!!!  Need I say more?!  (I mean, I'm going to, but do I really need to?) This 70 page journal is jam packed with holiday fun, opportunities to be creative, and ways for your child to connect with the entire Christmas season!  Here are just a few examples of what's inside:     The coloring pages and creative drawing activities are great for little artists. The puzzles are fun and promote problem solving. The writing bits stretch imagination while working on basic...


Giant Finger Puppet Turkeys - Free Printable!

Melissa Bastow

Tags Thanksgiving, tutorials

Giant Finger Puppet Turkeys - Free Printable!

  Make a giant finger puppet turkey with your kids this Thanksgiving!  They're lots of fun to make for kids of any ages (even really old kids......like your husband).  And they come with different accessories so everyone ends up with a turkey unique to them! Right click on the images below to get the free printables.  (All the instructions are on the pages, but I'll also include them in this post.)   The first thing you want to do is print both pages on white cardstock.  Regular paper is too wimpy to hold these giant turkeys up, so cardstock is definitely...


Fun Halloween Coloring Page

Melissa Bastow

Tags coloring page, halloween

Fun Halloween Coloring Page

I love doodling Halloween stuff, it's so much fun!  So here's a little doodle for you to color of friendly vampire and ghost buddies out on a moonlight (bat filled) night.  To get this free coloring page just right click on the image below and select print or save. And if you're in the mood for more spooky fun, check out this cute Ghost Halloween Clipart!


New Halloween Journal and Activity Book for Kids!!

Melissa Bastow

Tags books, coloring page, educational fun, halloween, planners, printables

New Halloween Journal and Activity Book for Kids!!

Our new Halloween Journal and Activity Book for kids is so much fun!!!  My seven year old could barely wait for me to take pictures before he claimed a journal and started writing and drawing! Here are some of the fun pages that will keep your child engaged and creating. The daily journal pages track emotions, focus on positive parts of a child's day, and grounds them by writing down observations.   Other activities include: coloring pages, writing a story, designing a haunted house, a monster debate, puzzles, and more! You can buy this journal in THREE different formats!  Get the...


Silly Rhyming Kids Books That Are Fun to Read!

Melissa Bastow

Tags back to school, early learning, educational fun, news, school

Silly Rhyming Kids Books That Are Fun to Read!

I wrote and illustrated TWO books!  They're about food - because food is life!   They're also silly, and rhyming, and fun, and they don't take very long to read.  So if you have one of those kids that's always like "Read it again!!!"  You can do that and it won't take very long at all! My first book "Potato Potato Potato" was one of those middle of the night inspirations.  I couldn't sleep.  It was 2:00 AM.  I started thinking about potatoes.  All the thoughts rhymed.  And viola, A BOOK WAS BORN!!! My most recently published book "I Like to...