Kiddin’ Around: the 4th week of May

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Welcome to Kiddin’ Around, where I share different activities, games, crafts, and links the kids and I have loved each week.

Right now my kids are ages 2, 6, 7, and 12. Here’s what we’ve been up to this week and how we’ve been kiddin’ around:

Music: – not really music, but music to my ears! I really enjoyed listening to this episode of a very fun new podcast, The Read Aloud Revival. This episode features one of my favorite people, Tsh Oxenreider talking about how reading aloud is like comfort food. I know I keep mentioning this here, there, and everywhere, but it really is a great podcast.

Watching: – our favorite cars go around the track.  When we haven’t been visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ourselves this week, we’ve been hooked on the app and the website watching the LiveStream.

Very, Very Pinteresting – we are planning a super laid back Summer. Aside from Backyard Nature Camp, we aren’t planning much.  No summer reading challenge, no bucket list, no 100 Days lists.  We have had a hectic year and I don’t want to commit us to any more than a real, true break full of downtime and freedom. Amen.

However, this pin on Pinterest certainly has our attention and I think the kids and I will enjoy printing this out and having it handy in the minivan for all of our Summer travel days.

Things to Eat and Drink – As the temps climbed this week, we’ve been breaking out the homemade popsicles (take that, ice cream truck!).  Some of our favorites are here at Simple Bites. Note: we used raspberries with this recipe as that is what we got from our CSA this week and they were yummy!

IMSgigglesAll giggles at IMS on Wednesday.

Games: – we’ve been playing an awful lot of Spot It! this week after we rediscovered it during a recent play room clean out. Don’t you just love it when something old is new again for your kids?

What We’re ReadingMy oldest is very excited about this book as we are planning a visit to Walt Disney World in the future.

Also, speaking of books, I want to take this moment to remind you one more time about the special launch week only price for Three to Five: Playful Preschool.

How about you? What have you and your kiddos been up to this week? Share in the comments below.


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About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. We’re still plugging and chugging through school. With our pastor retiring last week, my boss retiring this week, and my mom retiring next week there has been a lot of baking. Unfortunately it’s usually at the wee-hours before the kids are awake, but they have enjoyed trying the new (or new to them) recipes. The pool opened this weekend too, so we’re pretty excited about that. I’m looking forward to the next couple weeks.

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