Inside Out: Movie review, free printables and a giveaway!

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If you haven’t seen the movie Inside Out yet, you are in for a treat! I don’t know how Disney PIXAR does it again and again, but Inside Out is truly one of my favorite movies this year. Read on for my Inside Out review, free coloring pages and a $100 Fandango gift card giveaway!… [read more]

Guardians of the Galaxy free printable activity pack

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Guardians of the Galaxy has taken box offices by storm and I can’t wait to see this movie! Everyone I know who has seen it so far has loved it. Hopefully, we’ll make it to the theater soon, but in the meantime I have another great activity pack to share! Here in Raleigh it’s supposed to… [read more]

Easy 10 Minute Chores {free printable}


Are you trying to get a handle on cleaning this summer? I know I am. Always trying. Bumping up this cheat sheet so I can try again! Originally posted February 2013.  I am no expert on cleaning. Let’s just get that out of the way. However, I have learned a few things over the years.… [read more]

Reading comprehension for preschoolers {free printable}


Summer reading is great! Use these sheets for books or TV time. Originally posted February 2013.  The other day, Oscar and I were reading a Fly Guy book on our Storia app and we decided to click on an interactive feature at the end of the book. We were asked 3 questions about the story… [read more]

Free printable activity sheets for Disneynature’s BEARS

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I love Disneynature movies. We fell fast for Chimpanzee not just because the film was amazing, but also because the little chimp’s name was Oscar! This year, a new movie is teaching us all about BEARS. As part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we will be attending a screening this weekend. I thought… [read more]

Free printable Captain America activity sheets!

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I’m not sure I have ever admitted this publicly, but Captain America is my favorite Avenger. We loved Captain America: The First Avenger and have been eagerly anticipating this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier since it was announced! The boys aren’t quite old enough for the real(ish) action of a PG-13 movie, but we already have… [read more]

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow activity sheet {free printable}

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Are you looking for a fun and EASY St. Patrick’s day craft for your kids or students? I’ve got you covered! Sometimes I like to get crafty. Truth be told, my boys are at school this morning so I did this one just for me! They’ll get a chance to make their own later, but… [read more]

Disney’s Planes takes off with Preschoolers! {mega review & free printables!}


This week, Oscar and I had a little date night. We met some friends for dinner and then headed over to a special screening of the new Disney Movie, Planes in 3D. Lately it seems like the new movies have been geared toward older children and while they were well-done, I just didn’t think they… [read more]

Make your own light saber! {free printable}

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If you are like me, even with the best of Summer intentions, you are running out of ideas to keep the kids busy by August. Crafts are hit or miss around here with my boys so I have to seize any interest I can find. Right now, we are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Angry… [read more]