Sharing Saturday 13-16

What a week this has been. Between the Boston Marathon bombing and school vacation week our week has been anything but normal. We live in the Greater Boston area so the bombing was a bit too close for comfort. However, I did have time to visit the amazing posts from last week's Sharing Saturday. If you have not checked them out yet, you should. I was pinning and being inspired by many of them!! There were great recipes, crafts, science experiments, lessons, activities, playdate ideas and so much more! It was hard to choose features or should I say limit the number of features I chose. Speaking of features, make sure you check out my co-host's features at Having Fun at Chelle's House! We always have different ones. Now onto my features. This week I get to present the Most Clicked!! Our most clicked last week came from Gift of Curiosity with Super Sparkly Sensory Bags. I know Hazel would love to make one of these. I think the next rainy day we will!

Next are a few of the great ideas to help children learn about and celebrate Earth Day. (There were many more so go check them all out!)

1) From My Nearest and Dearest: 6 Earth Day Activities for Little Ones (Some great ideas for even the youngest ones!)
2) From Toddling in the Fast Lane: Recycled Tea Set (Love this idea and it is perfect for play and uses recycled items!)
3) From We Made That: Tin Can Planters (So pretty, simple and Earth friendly!)
4) From Learning and Growing the Piwi Way: Save the Monarchs (I had just been reading about the decline in the butterfly numbers and was thinking about adding some more butterfly friendly plants--love getting the little ones involved!)
5) From Discovering the World Through My Son's Eyes: Making Your Own Cool Art Paper (Something I hope to try when Hazel is a bit older!)

Plus I had to mention a few of my other favorites. Just because I loved them and found them inspiring and fun!
A Few of My Favorites
1) From Science Sparks: Challenge and Discover: Bridge Building (A new monthly feature of an idea to explore and try something with and then link up. As a former geometry teacher, I know we looked at bridge structure in my classes and even had a similar challenge of building bridges from toothpicks. Oh, and there is still time to explore and link up!!)
2) From Buggy and Buddy: Science for Kids: Exploring Sound with a Hanger and String (This sounds so neat--I want to try it and I guess I'll let Hazel try too!)
3) From Rubberboots and Elf Shoes: Mr. Klimt Trees -- Kindergarten Style (I love these and they are so pretty!)

Thank you to everyone who shared last week!! If you were one of the ones picked as a feature here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog.

My Week in Review:
This week I did not post as much as usual. I shared some butterfly crafts, our Virtual Book Club for Kids post of Duck on a Bike, our vacation week outdoor post on a class at Drumlin Farm and gardening and an Alaskan Cinderella story.

Now for This Week's Party 
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  1. Thanks for sharing our sound science experiment. Glad you are all okay out there!

  2. Getting caught up on blog posts, I am glad to hear you and your family are okay!

  3. Just linked up and am a new follower

    hope you can follow back :)

  4. Thanks so much for hosting and featuring our Strawberry Planters!

  5. Thanks for including our Earth Day post in your features.
    Relieved for you and everyone in the Boston area that the ordeal seems to be over.


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