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jackson-cranium-fort-2.jpgI love to watch his mind work. He furrows his brow and paces. Often he talks to himself too.

His favorite imaginary game is fort building. After he constructs his stronghold, he creates detailed plots as he wages war from behind his walls of furniture and blankets.

But I have to admit, sometimes it gets a little inconvenient to have the couch constantly torn apart and blankets strewn about the family room.

jackson-cranium-fort-1.jpgSo when Education.com offered to send Jackson a Cranium Super Fort (and to sponsor a giveaway of course!) I jumped on it.

It’s a perfect way to keep Jackson dreaming up his own unique designs, but with less damage to my furniture.

To say that it was a hit with Jackson, is an understatement. He loves it. Loves it more than ice cream. (And my kid loves ice cream!)

Don’t believe me? Listen in…

“Jackson it is time to get going to the Ice Cream Party at Ready to Read.”

“This matters more than ice cream! I am not that into ice cream.”

“Umm… Jackson we gotta go…you know? Friends… ice cream… You have been talking about this party for days!”

“Uh uh – nothing is funner than this.”

“Come on Jackson, we gotta go…”

“Uh uh – I am not leaving my new toy.”

“Jackson we have to get to the party.”

“I don’t care about an ice cream party – it is not funner than this toy. Just look at my creation.”

jackson-cranium-fort-3.jpgYes, creative play can even entice a six year old away from an ice cream party!

I finally did drag him away from his fort. Cruel mom forcing her child to go eat ice cream.

But when he came home, he was right back in there having a blast. Julia came over too and they had the best time making up stories in his fort.

I just love it when our kids have so much fun being kids. Play is their work. And I want to do all I can as a mom to encourage my kids to keep building their imaginations and challenging their minds. Do you need convincing? Just read this article from the experts at Education.com, “What’s the Case for Make Believe.”

Cranium Super Fort wasn’t the only great find that came out of this review for me. I am so excited to find Education.com. I am going to be using tons of their activities with my kids!

The next one I am going to do with Jackson is this Crack the Code! A Spelling Challenge. Jackson will have so much fun, he won’t even realize that he is learning!

If you want to stretch your kids minds while they have fun being kids, you can enter here to win Cranium Super Fort as well as a cool game, Zimbbos, Elephantastic Pyramids, thanks to Education.com.

To enter click over to Education.com and then leave a comment here at this post letting us know which activities or games from Education.com you think you might do with your kids this summer. This is open to U.S. or Canadian shipping addresses. The winner will be announced with the other Creative Summer Days winners on June 24.

UPDATE: I was so excited about the Crack the Code! A Spelling Challenge that today for Jackson’s play date I used the secret code game and made a treasure hunt with it. The boys had to crack the codes to find the next clues until they finally got to the “treasure” – a bag of microwave popcorn. (Jackson loves the microwave kind but I usually serve air popped. So for Jackson, microwave popcorn is exciting!)

The boys had a fantastic time, screaming with enthusiasm as they decoded each clue and then reached their treasure. What an easy, fun way to entertain six year old boys – and they were learning while they played. Thanks Education.com!



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1 canadacole June 12, 2008 at 7:29 am

What an awesome resource! I can see this becoming a favourite over the summer. I can’t wait to do the Dictionary Treasure Hunt with my first grader. She’s in French Immersion and needs some help figuring out how to use the French/English Dictionary. This will be perfect! I also liked the Syllable I Spy and so many more!

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2 mo June 12, 2008 at 7:31 am

Is this where I am supposd to comment ? For the education.com givaway?
Anywho…………….wow ! Incrredible stuff over ere there are so many things I think I might try but here are the top 3
1-Experiment with ballon science
2-Build a pop rocket
3-Crack the code spelling challenge

and many more as I also have a prekindergartener eager to “learn” as well

Thanks for the info , love it all…………

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3 Paper Bridges June 12, 2008 at 7:32 am

the book activities look like fun. actually, that whole website looks really good. thanks for the tip.

monica

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4 Jodi June 12, 2008 at 7:39 am

What a great site!!! I can see my 13 yr old browsing this site for things to do!

An Air Science Experiment is right up his alley!!

Thanks for mentioning this site!!

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5 chupieandjsmama June 12, 2008 at 7:40 am

What a great site!! I’ll definitely be bookmarking this one. My boys would love the ABC treasure hunt. Maybe well do that one later today. Thanks for the contest and the great site :)

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6 mannequin June 12, 2008 at 7:41 am

Wow. I’ve bookmarked that site! A plethora of activities, games and ideas. Thanks!!
I know for a fact what my son would like because it is a constant request. He would like an iPod nano. Now you may think that’s not an activity…that’s just jammin. But this is a child that is gifted in musical arts. He has played piano and guitar for 7 years and he creates videos of himself playing instruments, uploads them to my iPod and watches them to see how he can improve. It would be nice for him to have his own. His interests are musical and the iPod is that!

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7 Shannon June 12, 2008 at 7:51 am

Making slime would be lots of fun!

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8 chyk June 12, 2008 at 7:56 am

love the game bump! we play all the time

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9 Kristen M. June 12, 2008 at 8:00 am

My son loves math so I like the idea of “Goldfish Math” but I may have to change it to “M&M Math” if I really want his attention.

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10 Heidi June 12, 2008 at 8:13 am

So many fun ideas on that site that I’d hate to pick just one. I’ll definitely have to point my creative 8 year old to that site~ I’m sure she’ll find tons to do. I saw a cute windchime craft that would be fun for summer.

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11 devildogwife June 12, 2008 at 8:19 am

I liked the idea of planting a historical herb garden. There are lots of fun activities that I’ll need to check out later as needed. ;) My daughter would love, love, love the fort! Thanks!

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12 Summer June 12, 2008 at 8:20 am

Wow, that is a fantastic resource! I definitely want to build a pop rocket with my boys. They would go nuts!

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13 Kristin June 12, 2008 at 8:23 am

My five-year-old would love this!

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14 Becca June 12, 2008 at 8:30 am

I appreciated reading about developmental milestones, it seems other kids say more words than my two year old son, so it’s nice to know he’s actually age appropriate. I like the homemade puppets idea and think I would combine the use of the puppets with reading aloud to him.

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15 Christieo June 12, 2008 at 8:30 am

ooh! I’m excited about the “sight reading” activity!! we’re going to label EVERYTHING!

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16 Nodins Nest June 12, 2008 at 8:33 am

The treasure hunt for sure!and making puppets

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17 We are THAT family June 12, 2008 at 8:36 am

We are in the fort building stages of life too, my kids would love the fort!

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18 Blessed June 12, 2008 at 8:37 am

what an awesome give-a-way! I’d love to receive this and I’ll be checking out that website!

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19 Tami June 12, 2008 at 8:42 am

The Bulls-eye Math Card Game would definitely benefit my kiddos. Also, thanks for sharing the site. I’ve never been to it before, and have joined.

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20 Tracey June 12, 2008 at 8:46 am

I love COUNT AND CATCH AND BUMP!!! I LOVE THIS SITE!

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21 Amy Nabors June 12, 2008 at 8:57 am

my son would love the “adding colors: an optical experiment”. he loves doing science experiments and i know we’ll be doing this one.

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22 Piseco June 12, 2008 at 9:11 am

I’ve had making a Fish Print on my list of cool things to try… if only JediBoy and his uncle can *catch* a fish, that is!

Thanks for the contest.

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23 merideth June 12, 2008 at 9:14 am

oh my goodness! what a great site! i was planning to do a little map adventure to our local splash pad (a mini waterpark) for our 3yo and our 4yo nephew, like the treasure hunt. i’ll add several of these other activities over the summer: homemade finger paints, the air-dry clay, the sensory table. we’ll stay busy all summer!

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24 Megret June 12, 2008 at 9:19 am

I love the idea on labeling objects around the house to help my kids learn to read/spell.

And the handmade lacing cards? Brilliant.

I also love the weather calendar! I am a weather hound; I hope to instill that interest in the kids, too.

Thanks for the FABULOUS resource!

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25 Kari June 12, 2008 at 9:22 am

Wow this looks great! I love their flash card junction idea for 2nd grade and their counting ideas with marbles and coins (patterns)…this looks like a awesome site for the extra help I need to keep my soon to be 7 yr old’s mind sharp over the summer!! THANKS so much, count me in!!!

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26 Ashley June 12, 2008 at 10:07 am

I like the slime that would be fun when the boys get older or even for a gift!

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27 lace June 12, 2008 at 10:09 am

The Alphabet hunt game looks so fun. This is right up the 4 year olds alley. She loves to tell me what the names of letters are and she finds them all over the place and really loves it.

She would also love to build a fort and is really into games.

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28 Kara June 12, 2008 at 10:18 am

Cool! Not only would me boys LOVE that fort, but there are some great preschool activities like the glue bumpy alphabet activity, that they would enjoy and are educational.

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29 Andrea June 12, 2008 at 10:19 am

The ABC Treasure Hunt sounds like a really fun idea!

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30 Belinda A. June 12, 2008 at 10:26 am

My nephews are visting in August and I’ve been wondering how to entertain to busy little guys . . . This site has some neat, neat ideas! Just for starters, I know that building a time capsule and making chocolate covered pretzels will go down well. I know they’d really like to make slime, but it’s what they’d do with that slime that worries me!

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31 brandy w June 12, 2008 at 10:31 am

this is so awesome. my kids would enjoy this and i think my hubby would try and find a way to get in it too. he’s a science guy. i hope i win

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32 LisaW June 12, 2008 at 10:32 am

Wow, this is a wonderful site! Right now my kids are really into words and letters, so I’ll probably try the “Words I Know” Book and “Glue a Bumpy Alphabet” with them first.

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33 Rachel June 12, 2008 at 10:39 am

Founds some great stuff as my girl gets older, but for now (2 1/2) the things I think she would love love love are

– making krispy kisses (she loves to cook!)
– Bubble science (I think that one sounds super fun)
– growing a sock garden (wow dirty socks on purpose)

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34 Heather S June 12, 2008 at 10:39 am

Thank you so much for sharing this site!! I have a 2 1/2 year old and the lace the ABC’s will be great for him and this will be a fantastic resource for when my 6 month old twins get older! Thanks for sharing! (And doing these great giveaways!!!)

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35 Angela June 12, 2008 at 10:40 am

Building a family mailbox sounds like a great activity that my five year old would love! Thanks for the great giveaways!

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36 tammy b June 12, 2008 at 10:45 am

oh my goodness, i’m so thrilled with the education.com website (thank you thank you thank you for exposing me to it!) that i don’t even care if we win anthing – although my 3 girls would love any of the giveaways.

so, i can say with certainty that we will be building a treasure candle, skip counting, fishing for vowels, making our own rainbows, and counting mixed change.

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37 TCC June 12, 2008 at 10:51 am

Wow! This causes me to imagine how many hours of fun my boys would have together. It would also be nice to let the blankets and furniture have a rest from creating their current forts. :)

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38 Betsy June 12, 2008 at 10:52 am

The Dinner Table Study game sounds like a fun one!

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39 Mama Zen June 12, 2008 at 10:55 am

I think we’ll bake some Alphabet Cookies!

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40 tnchick June 12, 2008 at 10:56 am

Make Stained Glass Crayons for one. Wow, so many neat things!!

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41 Saly June 12, 2008 at 11:13 am

WOW, my kids sure would love that fort!!

What a great site that is!

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42 Charlsie Swadley June 12, 2008 at 11:47 am

Wow great site! The ABC Treasure Hunt looks like lots of fun for my little ones!

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43 melissa June 12, 2008 at 11:53 am

We would love to make slime in this house!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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44 Michelle June 12, 2008 at 11:54 am

This is such a great site! I could have really used some of their high school activity ideas this year while homeschooling. One activity that caught my eye was “Lit’s In the Cards!” This would be a great way to review some of the summer reading my kids are doing, without making things too mundane. Thanks so much for sharing this link. I will definitely be checking it out for our next school year.

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45 Jane June 12, 2008 at 12:07 pm

Homemade fingerpaint! I haven’t been able to find kiddy paints near where we live, so this recipe is perfect!

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46 stacey moore June 12, 2008 at 12:18 pm

my little loves would like the 16 Ways to Bring Books Alive actvity!
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

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47 Zana June 12, 2008 at 12:45 pm

great website, thanks for sharing. i think we’ll do several activities from there this summer, starting with making our own weather calander!

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48 Shannon B. June 12, 2008 at 12:48 pm

I think I am going to try several of the activities including making our own weather calendar and the egg-cellent counting. I’m also going to work on labels for things around the house. What a great idea to help word recognition.

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49 Doll Clothes Gal June 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm

This looks like a great website – thanks. Imagination is everything, don’t let it get stifled.

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50 Alyssa June 12, 2008 at 1:00 pm

This looks like such a fun toy! What a great way to allow my toddler to use her imagination!

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51 Julie June 12, 2008 at 1:02 pm

The pop rocket and the treasure hunt are right up my boys’ alley! Thanks for the link to such a neat and useful site.

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52 Beth June 12, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Oooh, I wanna make some slime!!! How fun!!!

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53 Wendy June 12, 2008 at 1:08 pm

I totally enjoyed surfing through education.com. There are so many ideas to choose from! I think my 13 year old would enjoy the Homemade Soap and the Family Newspaper activities. This site is a keeper.

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54 Amy R. June 12, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Great site! I can’t wait to read the parent’s guide to 2nd grade.

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55 Dayna June 12, 2008 at 1:22 pm

I think my girls and I are going to make the city of bags. Fun and a great way to teach about maps.

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56 Melanie June 12, 2008 at 1:59 pm

I was on this site the other day. I thin we’ll try the marble activity to help with counting by 5′s. Great giveaway! Thanks!

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57 kelleythejewelrylady June 12, 2008 at 2:09 pm

We are going to do the Family Mailbox. I thought it was just a cute prediliciton my little jewel had for stalking the mailman…here I find an activity that will just thrill him and maybe pick up a skill or 2 long the way!

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58 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls June 12, 2008 at 2:30 pm

There are so many great activities, but I like the Twenty Questions: The Fact or Fiction Edition, and the Make an Independence Day Word Puzzle! :)

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59 Stephanie V June 12, 2008 at 2:33 pm

How big is your bedroom? (I still struggle with measurements as an adult!), start a words I know book.

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60 christel June 12, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Shape Twister looks like fun. I think my daughter would love to play this with her daddy.

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61 Mel June 12, 2008 at 2:50 pm

The Cranium SuperFort wins out as being the coolest toy! My kids are constantly building forts with the couches, dining room table, bunk beds, etc and they would love to have one to build together. Thanks for such a fun giveaway!!

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62 Tessa June 12, 2008 at 3:00 pm

I would love this for my sons! Thanks!

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63 mama4jc June 12, 2008 at 3:05 pm

I love that baking alphabet cookies activity! Thanks for sharing this website! :)

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64 Jenn June 12, 2008 at 3:47 pm

I’m going to be busy on that website for a while now! My favorite would be the homemade sidewalk chalk. What a fun project with my kids!

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65 SJ June 12, 2008 at 5:27 pm

My son would love the treasure hunt activity! I bet he’d enjoy building a city out of bags too – what a very cool site. Thank you so much for sharing, and thanks for the opportunity to win!

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66 Marilyn June 12, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Keep encouraging Jackson! He sound so much like my now 19 yr old who is a pre-engineering major. I believe allowing his creativity helped him so much. We homeschooled him and those afternoons were spent building around the farm or drawing plans. Creativity is important…yeah, I remember the messy living room, too. One day it’ll be clean and you’ll back on those days fondly. :D

Now, I think that I’ll enter the contests for some goodies for my 16 yr old special needs guy. He needs it from a therapy angle.

Thanks for the giveaways!

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67 Channah June 12, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Homemade fingerpaint sounds like a blast.

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68 Sheila at Dodging Raindrops June 12, 2008 at 7:38 pm

The Kindergarten wind chime activity sounds like a winner for my son.

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69 jean June 12, 2008 at 7:58 pm

The bulls eye math game looks like something we could definitely try and there’s a few more that look pretty interesting as well. I will be back to t visit the site.

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70 Johanna June 12, 2008 at 8:14 pm

16 Ways to Bring Books Alive
That is a GREAT site!!!!

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71 Diana S June 13, 2008 at 12:10 am

Thanks for a great site to bookmark! My 2 yo would love the Bumpy Alphabet activity, but I know my 5 yo would be even more excited if I were to win the Cranium Super Fort– he and his sister love forts and dressing up lately!

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72 Suzanne B. (Crunchy Green Mom) June 13, 2008 at 12:31 am

I know this sounds silly but, with three teenagers, and then three more kids below the age of 7, I have a range that spans all over of kids.

However, the middle school project of “Filling out Applications” was something I realized I never taught my kids, until my oldest, now 16, started looking for a summer job.
Luckily, Old Navy took pity on her and gave her the job on her first interview, she starts this Saturday (YAY)
However, she was so scared and had no idea how to fill out forms or interview.

How could I have NOT taught her that?

It’s a mistake I won’t make again.
This site also has alot of great articles about college and entrance information, My daughter and I are going to start some scholarship letter now, so when she graduates, she has some grants. (If she doesn’t enlist, she’s leaning towards it right now)

As for the giveaway, I have the little ones who would lOVE to play in it. And a 13 year old son who would love to create it for his little sisters. He’s the only boy, and they look at him like he’s the greatest creator in the world!

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73 Heather June 13, 2008 at 8:28 am

We are working with teaching our 3yo to read, so lots of great resources there!

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74 Alexia June 13, 2008 at 9:23 am

I love the Alphabet Photo Shoot! I had actually planned on doing that with both of my boys when they are a little older and then create an alphabet book for them! And I bookmarked the finger paint recipe because that is something I will for sure do with my boys this summer – they will love it!

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75 jodi June 13, 2008 at 10:10 am

how nifty! can’t wait to check out the education link too…we’re always on the lookout for neat activities! Thanks

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76 jodi June 13, 2008 at 10:12 am

oops…I didn’t leave which one in post #77 – sorry! I am interested in trying the “bake alphabet cookies” activity – fun & yummy!

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77 Elaine June 13, 2008 at 10:59 am

I love the idea of baking Alphabet Cookies for my daughter too. She knows some letters, but this would engage her even more.

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78 clenna in NH June 13, 2008 at 11:15 am

Wow – a great site
One grand son is very much into crafts – making books, etc. So I would love any of those activities. He also is practicing his cursive – so the fun way to practice cursive activity is a must here. The second grandson is learning integers, fractions and story telling – so many activities to choose from. This is great.

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79 Ally June 13, 2008 at 11:45 am

What a neat site, I plan on making the silly putty listed in 1st grade activities. I am deffinetly going back to explore a little more and will probably try several other things.
I also like the ‘Is my child on track?’ option.

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80 Kristinia Clos June 13, 2008 at 1:21 pm

My son loves exploring and crawling around in something like the Cranium fort so this would be very adventurous for him.

We checked out the game and activities and this summer we’d Make a Nonsense Book, my sons love me reading to them and Go pattern hopping, be able to use some chalk out on the sidewalk since we live in Apartments!

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81 misty w June 13, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Count and Catch, Bump, Makins Slime, Pop Rocket, and reading and the puppets. Wow. Lots of those are great. Thanks for the tip. And thanks for the opportunity to win.

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82 Amber (Bringing Good Home) June 13, 2008 at 3:23 pm

My children would love the Super Fort.
I haven’t seen Education.com but I love it! Thanks for sharing this link. There are a ton of activities I can do with my second grader to help her improve her math. I’m sure we’ll do several of them.
I already plan on doing the Father’s Day time line for this weekend.

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83 Amanda June 13, 2008 at 4:48 pm

With 2 boys, we’d need the fort! There’s lots of other cool stuff too. So many I need my own personal Santa LOL.

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84 Amber June 13, 2008 at 4:53 pm

I will definitely use that site as a future resource! I saw many things I could use w/ my guy – the counting game, teaching the alphabet w/ dried glue, etc. Thanks for the resource! Boys and forts just go together! :-)

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85 Toni June 13, 2008 at 5:15 pm

With 2 boys and a little rambocous girl we could definetly put that too good use and the site is awesome!

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86 Lora June 13, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Love that education.com site!! Awesome stuff! Thanks for sharing that little treasure.
I love all of their fun ways to practice the alphabet for preschoolers.

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87 Patty June 13, 2008 at 8:03 pm

I think we are going to work on the teen studying this summer with Kelsey my oldest. But I also think I will check out the main ideas games for my class for the fall.

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88 Terri June 13, 2008 at 10:50 pm

I love the bumpy letter activity. I have been trying to teach my daughter to recognize her letters, and she knows some of them, but not all. I can’t wait to try this.

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89 JenniferS. June 14, 2008 at 12:11 am

wow, what a great site. I love it! My daughter would LOVE that fort and we’ll be playing the newspaper alphabet hunting game and I’ll keep searching for more. Thanks!

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90 Sandra June 14, 2008 at 12:24 am

I would love to check out 16 Ways to Bring Books Alive…That is the gift I would really love to give my son.

owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

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91 Tara R. June 14, 2008 at 1:05 am

I love the treasure hunt!

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92 kerri June 14, 2008 at 2:05 am

iI have bookmarked their site i have a girl going into pre school and one in kindigarden and one going in 6 th gr There is so much useful things for us and i am grateful for you posting the site thanks

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93 Natalie June 14, 2008 at 5:38 am

I like the Guess My Word: Vocab Game for my second grader. Lots of great ideas.

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94 TheAngelForever
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June 14, 2008 at 11:37 am

What a great product for kids that they can grow with for years. Other products on Education.com that I really like and think my son going into kindergarten would enjoy this summer are:

- Bake some words
- Alphabet hunt
- ABC Treasure Hunt
- Toss & Blend

Thanks for the wonderful resource :)

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95 Jenn June 14, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Wow! Amazing ideas and activities!! We’d love a chance at this! I’m already hearing the “I’m Bored’s”!

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96 LadySnow June 14, 2008 at 1:38 pm

I think we will make stained glass crayons. :D

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97 Trish June 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm

The BUMP spelling game looks like a lot of fun! Even though my son is only six, he is obsessed with letters and words.

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98 Nadia June 14, 2008 at 9:57 pm

what a great site! and so much to do just under Kindergarten! Well our 3 soon to be K’s love to eat so I think we would be doing the baked words, or chocolate pretzles..but I think they would love the flapping butterflys too!

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99 Janet F June 15, 2008 at 4:24 am

Make Your Own Rainbow sounds like a lot of fun

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100 Katie June 15, 2008 at 9:40 am

We will Experiment with Splashy Science. Perfect for summer!

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101 Melissa Neece June 15, 2008 at 4:59 pm

as a previous reading specialist, and gifted and talented teacher, i think a lot of these activities are fantastic. I greatly appreciate all the different types of early literacy activities for parents. Every little bit of reading practice at home really helps us at school. Thanks for the contest, and for letting people know about such a helpful site.
Melissa Neece
http://melissaneece.blogspot.com (lots of pregnancy and natural living links)
http://melissasreviews.blogspot.com (holistic reviews for the practical person)
http://bookretrospects.blogspot.com (book reviews by a voracious reader)

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102 Shay June 15, 2008 at 5:04 pm

I like the idea of A Dinner Table Study Game! My daughter maybe a little young for this, but we could start off easy.

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103 valmg June 15, 2008 at 7:26 pm

We could make an alphabet book and play bingo.
My son would LOVE that fort, and would probably stop tearing apart his bed to make one.

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104 Jennifer H. June 15, 2008 at 8:12 pm

Baking words sounds fun! My nephew would really enjoy that! I’m bookmarking this site for future use. It has so many great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

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105 Melissa June 15, 2008 at 10:48 pm

My 2nd grader has been having lots of problems with learning her values of money, I love the counting mixed change activity. I would love to win the fort for my kids too!

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106 Tanya Moyer June 16, 2008 at 12:38 pm

What a great site! I love that they have very age/grade appropriate activities as I have a first and a fifth grader! I love the “Cut this Calendar” activity for my 1st grader – it looks like fun! Thanks for offering this – it’s a great giveaway!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

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107 Heather J. June 17, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Thanks for the great contest! Here are some of the ones I loved:

Pop Rocket, Crack the Code, Create A Fish Art Print, Balloon Science Experiments, and the city made of bags

sharingmystory AT yahoo dot com

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108 Stacey June 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm

Slime! Who doesn’t love slime?!

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109 Jessica T June 18, 2008 at 12:00 am

I’m gong to make homemade paper with my kids! That totally brought back memories of when I was a kid and my mom did it with me and my sister . . . I love those memories that you have totally forgotten about and then they pop up like it was yesterday!

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110 Michelle June 18, 2008 at 2:11 am

Oh how fun! Please enter me. :D

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111 Diane June 18, 2008 at 10:14 am

What a great resource for educational items and items that make it fun to learn.

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112 Yan June 18, 2008 at 2:01 pm

My kids like imagination.

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113 jenna June 18, 2008 at 3:27 pm

I like all the Preschool activities – Bake a Batch of Krispy Kisses, Hopped Up Hide and Seek…

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114 LivingforGod June 18, 2008 at 3:49 pm

We might try “Bring Ancient History to Life” because we will be studying Mystery of History this summer.

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115 Shelly June 18, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Baking a berry pie

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116 Elizabeth M. June 18, 2008 at 6:45 pm

We’re definitely going to be making butter and we’ll try out that Bullseye card game too. This is such a wonderful resource. Thank you for letting us know all about it.

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117 Jeannine June 18, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Bake the ABC cookies looks like fun. My little one is not old enough to crack the code yet, but it looks like fun.

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118 Angela Young June 20, 2008 at 10:09 am

My son would love this!

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119 Laurie June 21, 2008 at 11:57 am

What great ideas. Always looking for a way to increase my kindergarten students and grandchildren’s creative play.

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120 Angelica June 22, 2008 at 10:18 am

What a great prize. I hope I win!

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121 Kelly Ann T. June 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm

I liked so many of the suggestions here, the fort, cookies and the summer solstice party.

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122 cheri June 23, 2008 at 11:17 am

The outside the box life skills activities really interest me, like the middle school “filling out forms” and “middle school mumbles”

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123 dieMutti June 23, 2008 at 11:36 am

This site is great! Out of the activities I’ve looked at so far, I like the Go Label Crazy, Alphabet Photo Shoot, Lace the ABCs, and Making Rice Pictures. So many cool ideas, so little time! :)

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124 Cammie June 23, 2008 at 11:54 am

That would be so much fun! Would love to have this for my son!

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125 kathleen harris June 23, 2008 at 7:08 pm

bounce that ball. i love math in action and this is great.

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