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Stuffed Hearts

A Valentine's Day activity by Trish Kuffner

Stuffed Hearts

 © copyright Trish Kuffner from The Arts & Crafts Busy Book with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

We're running a book giveaway on Goodreads for the award-winning The Playdate Busy Book! If you're a Goodreads member you can enter with the link below. Be sure to check back for more upcoming giveaways!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Playdate Busy Book by Lisa Hanson

The Playdate Busy Book

by Lisa Hanson

Giveaway ends February 28, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win
Puzzle Making

Puzzle Making

© Lisa Hanson & Heather Kempskie from The Playdate Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

Sled Pull

A creative exercise activity by Trish Kuffner

Sled Pull

 © copyright 2013 Trish Kuffner from The Fitness Fun Busy Book with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

We're running a book giveaway on Goodreads for The Fitness Fun Busy Book! If you're a Goodreads member you can enter with the link below. If you're not a Goodreads member, be sure to check back for more upcoming giveaways!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Fitness Fun Busy Book by Trish Kuffner

The Fitness Fun Busy Book

by Trish Kuffner

Giveaway ends January 31, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win
Winter Activity Ideas

Picture of The Playdate Busy Book

The Playdate Busy Book authors Lisa Hanson and Heather Kempskie were interviewed on winter activities, adventures and ideas by Children's Advocate. Check out their recommendations below.

Ways to entertain your kids over winter break and Fun and free (or inexpensive) outings and websites

Mom's Choice Awards® Winners

Mom's Choice Awards

The Fitness Fun Busy Book and The Playdate Busy Book have been named Gold winners by The Mom's Choice Awards® in the general parenting category.

Picture of The Fitness Fun Busy Book

The Fitness Fun Busy Book contains 365 games and activities to keep toddlers and preschoolers busy and active. The book includes outdoor, indoor, water, rhythm/music, and holiday fitness activities for individuals and groups. All activities are designed to build large and small motor skills such as balance and hand-eye coordination and inspire a love of physical exercise by encouraging a child to move.

Picture of The Playdate Busy Book

The Playdate Busy Book (previously titled The Siblings’ Busy Book) contains over 200 activities that all children (from infants to nine-year-olds) can do together. Each activity describes how babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age kids can join in the fun! - See more at: http://www.meadowbrookpress.com/playdate-busy-book#sthash.BCHQqJX2.dpuf
The Fitness Fun Busy Book (previously titled The Wiggle & Giggle Busy Book) contains 365 games and activities to keep toddlers and preschoolers busy and active. The book includes outdoor, indoor, water, rhythm/music, and holiday fitness activities for individuals and groups. All activities are designed to build large and small motor skills such as balance and hand-eye coordination and inspire a love of physical exercise by encouraging a child to move. - See more at: http://www.meadowbrookpress.com/fitness-fun-busy-book#sthash.JKXItFAn.dpuf

The Playdate Busy Book contains over 200 activities that all children (from infants to nine-year-olds) can do together. Each activity describes how babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age kids can join in the fun!

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.

For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit MomsChoiceAwards.com.

Snowflake Window Decorating

Picture of The Preschooler's Busy Book

by Trish Kuffner

What You'll Need:

Square of plain or construction paper
Scissors
Tape
Can of spray-on artificial snow

Directions:

Fold a square piece of paper into quarters, then fold it into a triangle. Cut small shapes along the folded edges, unfold, and tape the snowflake stencil to a window. Spray over the snowflake with artificial snow, and then remove it to see the design on the window.

© copyright Trish Kuffner from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Spin the Storybox

Spin the Storybox

© copyright 2013 by Lisa Hanson & Heather Kempskie from The Playdate Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

Handprint Menorah

Picture of The Toddler's Busy Book

by Trish Kuffner

What you'll need:

White, yellow, and orange tempera paint
Blue construction paper

Directions:

Paint the palms of your child’s hands white (the candleholder), his fingers yellow (the candles), and the tips of his fingers orange (the flames). Cross his hands over and press them onto the blue construction paper (his thumbs will be on opposite ends of the paper). Make sure his pinky fingers overlap and print as one finger, so the total number of imprints is nine. You could fold the construction paper in half before printing and use it for a Hanukkah card, or cover it with clear contact paper for a Hanukkah place mat.

*Note: Most one-year-olds will not sit still long enough for this activity, but most two- and three-year-olds will enjoy it.

© copyright Trish Kuffner from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

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