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Your Favorite Activities

By Suzi West / For a special project we are working on, we recently asked our LGSC Facebook followers to share their favorite activity to do with their child(ren) 5 and under. We were blown away with the number of responses! We decided to take all those great ideas and put them in a list…

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Real-World Outdoor Treasure Hunt

By Cathy Chesher / “I found it!” I yell to my husband who is pawing through a nearby bush. I reach into the hollow log, mentally crossing my fingers that there are no spiders, or worse, inside. I pull out the Tupperware-like container; open it; take note of the trinkets inside; sign the log, then…

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Let’s Get Moving

By Tricia Moyer-Fowler / In the winter especially it’s hard to think of things for children to do to burn off their energy and exercise. Here are some great ideas to get them moving! Visit a local playgroup! Check out Lenawee Child’s schedule on www.lisd.us/instructional-services/early-childhood-education/lenawees-child/ or www.lenaweegreatstart.org/local-resources/play-groups Have a snowball fight in the house using…

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Counting Sheep Brings New Meaning

By Suzanne Lopez / Counting sheep has been referenced in our popular culture in cartoons and other media as a mental exercise to lull oneself to sleep or an idiosyncratic term to indicate insomnia. Many times we laugh at the notion and dismiss its significance. However, counting sheep may bring new meaning and may even…

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January Food Fun

Put some winter fun into your pizza night and make a pizza snowman! Use pre-made dough or make your own (here’s a blog that claims to have a terrific recipe). In a pinch, you can even try English muffins or bagels for your snowman base! Use black olives, green and red pepper slices, tomatoes, pepperoni…

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Summer Fun and Some Learning Too

By Suzi West / Do you and your kids have a “Summer Bucket List”? Or maybe a “Let’s Have the Best Summer Ever” list? What is this you ask? Well, just scour the web and you will find lots of different blog posts and articles on this theme, which simply lists some fun and novel…

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Fizz! Boom! READ!

By Cathy Chesher / The Summer Reading Program has begun! Every year the Adrian Public Library as well as the other county public libraries offer summer reading programs for kids, teens and adults. This summer the library celebrates summer reading AND explores the wonderful world of science with the kids’ theme of “Fizz! Boom! READ!”…

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Tissue Paper Stained Glass Craft

By Sheila Wathen Looking for something creative to do with the kids this holiday? I ran across instructions at the GeekMom.com website on how to make a cool stained glass window out of tissue paper, glue, and plastic wrap. The results look amazing, so my family might be giving this a try! If you have…

Gingerbread House Contest

By Cathy Chesher Ever wonder what to do with that left over Halloween candy that no one seems to want? Need an incentive for your kids to not eat ALL of their candy?  How about making a gingerbread house, using leftovers to decorate it and then entering it in the 10th annual Gingerbread House Contest…

Let’s Do “The Shuffle”

By Lisa Eack, LGS Parent Liaison My husband and I have recently been working hard to learn a new dance. It is now fondly known in our household as the ‘Three Kid Shuffle.’ We are actually getting pretty good at it. I will admit that we are learning this shuffle because of me. Now that…