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10 Fun and Easy DIY Eid Crafts for Kids!

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10 Fun and Easy DIY Eid Crafts for Kids!

What are Ramandan, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha? Eid al-Adha meaning: Muslims observe Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, each year. This festival commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God. This festival also marks the end of the very holy Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Learn more here Eid al adha meaning When is Eid al-Adha 2020? Eid al-Adha in the United States begins the evening/sundown of Thursday, July 30th and ends Monday, August 3rd. Eid al-Adha 2020 or Bakra Eid 2020 is expected to be celebrated on Friday, July 31st. Ramadan meaning: Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement,...


Our Juneteenth Infographic for Kids Explained

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Our Juneteenth Infographic for Kids Explained

Note: We used the traditional terms of ‘slavery’ and ‘slaves’ in our infographic as it’s generally taught this way in schools and the target audience of this is kids so we wanted to use familiar terminology. However, our blog post reflects the more appropriate ‘enslavement’ and ‘enslaved people’ that separate a person’s identity from their circumstance. What is Juneteenth? Talking to your kids about Juneteenth may be hard to explain to your little ones, especially if they have never heard about enslavement before. We haven’t taught Bubba about enslavement yet, but we have taught him about racism and skin color,...


5 Crafts to Celebrate PRIDE Month!

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5 Crafts to Celebrate PRIDE Month!

June is National Pride month, and honors the Stonewall uprising in June 1969 which originally ignited the gay rights movement. LGBTQ+ communities come together to celebrate the freedom to be themselves, taking pride in who they are.   While Samir and I have taken Bubba and marched in the Pride parade in Houston in 2 of the last 4 years, due to COVID, this year’s celebrations have been delayed to the Fall. However, we’ll still celebrate Pride month! Because I love crafting time to teach Bubba about different things and the conversations we have, here are 5 fun crafts to...


In Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement

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In Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement
My jumbled thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.

10 Fun Ways to Play with Dinosaurs!

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10 Fun Ways to Play with Dinosaurs!

Our Ultimate Guide to Dinosaur Crafting and Learning Activities! Have dinosaur fans in your house? We’ll help you learn to play alongside your dino loving littles! Here are 10 ways dinosaur games inspire our play and learning! Check out our dinosaur painting kits to add to your preschooler’s dinosaur toy collection! 1) Dinosaur Diorama Bubba and I had a blast creating this dinosaur diorama! Here are some of the materials we used, but use what works for you! An open top box - diorama frame Paint your own dinosaurs! - dinosaur toys for diorama Crayola air dry clay and washable paint...