Mini Mummy Pinata

Supplies toilet paper tube googly eyes white crepe paper streamer double-sided tape scrapbook paper baker’s twine small toys and candy Directions Apply a strip of double-sided tape to the edge of tube and use to secure a piece of the streamer in place. Gather a few small toys & candy pieces to fit in the […]

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Hoo’s Picks for Fall Crafts

Fall Handprint Tree Supplies: Cardstock – brown, yellow, red and orange Paper Towel Roll Glue Stick Tape Paper Plate Green Paint Pinecones and sticks for decoration Directions: First paint your paper plate green and set aside to dry. Cut slits in the bottom of the paper towel roll and tape to your paper plate. Then trace your […]

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Halloween Events & Fall Festivals in Columbus, GA area

October 5 Harry Potter Night at the Montgomery Zoo 7PM-10PM CDT October 6-7 Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay, Georgia 8AM-5PM October 6 Fall Fun in Waverly Hall 9AM-4PM October 6 Superhero Day at The Rock Ranch October 6 Barktoberfest at Animal Ark Rescue October 6 Mellow Movie Night featuring “Hocus Pocus” at Mellow Mushroom 6PM October […]

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Sensory Friendly Show | RiverCenter Presents The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

Columbus, Georgia – RiverCenter invites audiences to come aboard and prepare to explore the universe with TheatreWorks USA’s production of The Magic School Bus: Lost In The Solar System on Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The 10 AM performance is a special sensory-friendly performance, designed for children with special needs. “For this season, adding sensory-friendly […]

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Encourage Your Curious Kid with Nonfiction 

Gravitation towards fictional stories seems to determine if a child “loves to read”; however, grown-ups sometimes overlook those children that prefer learning non-fiction over fiction. Subjects rooted in facts and real events occupy a space in a child’s world and can be excellent reading material for those children who do not engage with imagined tales. Non-fiction titles encourage children to expand their scope of knowledge by exposing and explaining natural phenomena, current events and rapidly evolving […]

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Why its OK to be the “Mean Mom”

Many parenting books cover the topic of the types parenting styles. However, from the perspective of kids today, it seems parents either fall into the ‘cool’ category or the ‘mean’ category. A phrase often overheard when kids compare notes on the playground is ‘My mom is so mean, she made me clean my room!’, as if this a major offense. While the thought of being labeled a ‘mean’ mom may not seem […]

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The Rock Ranch | Fall Family Fun Days

Fall Family Fun at The Rock Ranch Begins Oct. 6 It’s time to celebrate Fall at The Rock Ranch. Located about an hour south of Atlanta, gates will open Oct. 6 for a 5-weekend seasonal event. In addition to this family fun destination’s offerings of more than 25 attractions, guests will enjoy additional entertainment during […]

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Acorn Marble Necklace

Supplies Acorn Caps Marbles Hemp Cord Drill Glue gun with glue sticks or E6000 Craft Adhesive Directions Play with your marbles and acorn caps to see which acorn caps will fit a marble. Not all acorn caps will work. Cut as many 26″ to 32″ sections of hemp cord as you need for the number […]

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Cucumber Sushi

Ingredients 1 Cucumber 2 Slices of favorite cheese 2 Slices of deli meat: ham, turkey, chicken Handful of matchstick carrots Optional: sesame seeds, for garnish DIRECTIONS Slice cucumber into large ¾-1 inch thick slices (removing peel if desired). Hollow out center of cucumber using a melon baller. Leave about ½ inch of cucumber inside. Stuff […]

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5 Tips to Have Fun and Enhance Learning

According to the United States Department of Commerce, 65 percent of jobs for kids today don’t exist yet, which is why it’s important for them to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as those occupations are growing at a rate of 17 percent. This type of education increases science literacy, creates […]

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