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The Best of Books and Giggles

The Best of Books and Giggles

Books and Giggles is full of screen-free, educational and fun activities for kids. Sometimes you also find parenting insights and tips. Today we’re recapping the top five non-seasonal posts of the year, all in one place. The most popular post by far was 10 Instant Fun Car Trip Activities Your Kids Will Love These are ideas that you…

Fine Motor Fun with Dried Beans

Fine Motor Fun with Dried Beans

Today I’m sharing a fun and simple set of fine motor skill activities. You can do it with toddlers, preschoolers, or elementary aged kids. All you really need are dried beans from your pantry. Montessori-Inspired Toddler Activity My kids all attended a Montessori preschool. One of the earliest activities they learned there was spooning beans….

31 Last-Minute Ideas for the Best-Ever Halloween Party

31 Last-Minute Ideas for the Best-Ever Halloween Party

Halloween is coming up quickly! Wouldn’t it be fun to plan a last-minute kids Halloween party? If you keep your preparations simple, you can do it! I’ve got you covered with simple kids’ activities, easy Halloween food ideas, last-minute decorations, and no-fuss invitations. (Books and Giggles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an…

Easy DIY Letter Sound Rings

Easy DIY Letter Sound Rings

I remember picking my girls up from preschool once, and seeing that the teacher had written a letter on Isabella’s hand. I was taken aback at first. Writing on a little kid’s skin didn’t seem like a good idea to me.  Yet, my sweet girl was so proud and excited to show me she had learned a letter and…

Solar Oven Pizza

Solar Oven Pizza

    My son has wanted to make a solar oven ever since he saw one on a Curious George episode a few years ago.   This year, as we started planning our summer, the kids and I brainstormed a list of what we wanted to do.   High on my son’s list: make a…