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Amber Passey, owner of Because Babies Grow Up.Thanks for joining me today on our quest to bring out the creativity in our little ones. You can find arts & crafts, music and activities, or books and literacy activities.

Adventure Outside the Checklist by Alisha Gaddis

We're planning a family trip to NYC for Spring Break. As I'm pouring over travel guides, maps, and museum reviews, I remembered this gem first published in Growing Up Magazine last year. Thanks to the lovely Alisha Gaddis of Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, I'm excited to bring you her epic adventure taking their daughter to NYC for the first time. Also, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band has a campaign on Indiegogo right now where you can help fund their next album, Adelante! They are the … [Continue reading...]

Christmas Poems for Kids

We are now in full Christmas festivities around here. Our bedtime songs are all Christmas ones and most of the books we're reading are Christmas or winter themed. I love this time of year because despite the crafts we do all year long, we seem extra crafty in December. Over the top of all these activities, are the rhymes and fingerplays about Santa, reindeer, Christmas trees and snowmen that make us giggle and collapse in snuggles on the couch. Seriously, it's the best! Christmas Poems for … [Continue reading...]

Two Turtle Doves Craft and Ornament

I'm joining up with a few other bloggers to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas. Yesterday we kicked off with a fun Partridge in a Pear Tree ornament and snack from Silly Sparkles. Today I'm sharing a cute Two Turtle Doves craft and ornament. Tomorrow you can head to Learning and Exploring Through Play for a fun project with 3 French Hens. Two Turtle Doves Craft Inspired by these sweet birds that popped up in my Pinterest feed, we set out to make two turtle doves out of simple shapes. After … [Continue reading...]

Snowman Crafts and Activities

Today I'm over at ALLterNATIVE Learning sharing some snowman crafts and activities. There's even a free printable for snowman finger puppets to use with a cute snowman poem. Read about all the snowman fun here. Welcome ALLterNATIVE Learning readers! I'm so excited to have you stop by today and check out Because Babies Grow Up. My babies have been growing up on this blog for about 5 years so the archives are a treasure of fun activities, crafts, play ideas that have been a big hit with our … [Continue reading...]

Thanksgiving Poems, Books, and a Craft

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I love taking the month of November to enjoy fall, family, and food. We're so lucky this year to be close enough to a few of Brent's siblings that we are able to all get together for Thanksgiving. Since our kids will have a cousin and some other friends to play with, I thought I'd organize a little activity to help them get in the mood for their turkey dinner. I've collected some Thanksgiving poems as well as a couple books and a craft to keep them busy … [Continue reading...]