Weekend links: October play, learn, explore

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

October, one of my favorite months of the year, begins tomorrow.  Today”s weekend links focus on some ideas for playing, learning, and exploring during this month, taken from some of my favorite bloggers and Pinterest finds.

Plus, this October we”re going to be sharing a series featuring 31 Days of Unplugged Play.  It”s going to be wonderful!




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31 Days of Unplugged Play

I”m so excited to begin the 31 Days of Unplugged Play series in October!  We”ll be bringing your our regular Simple Kids content, including the monthly Holiday Craft-along, but our main focus in October will be on simple ideas for play. Each day will feature a short post with a simple idea for play.

A few of you asked me about supplies for the month and I want to assure you I”m striving to keep it basic:  things you probably already have on hand or in the toy box.  Though it wouldn”t hurt to maybe start stock piling a few paper towel and toilet paper tubes and some extra colorful pieces of junk mail, whenever supplies are required, I”ll try to give you a heads up and also suggest a few easy alternatives.

Are you ready for some simple fun in October? We are! See you for 31 Days of Unplugged Play: No batteries required starting tomorrow!

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. Robin from Frugal Family Times says:

    31 days of unplugged play! That’s just what we need around here. As the weather turns colder we’ve moved indoors and we need more ideas. Looking forward, Kara!
    Robin from Frugal Family Times´s latest post: Hard, Sweaty, Fun: Organize Your Day for YOUR Happiness!

  2. What Robin said… we REALLY need unplugged time. Tomorrow is going to be painful for my 3 year old I think. But I’m ready!
    Ashlee´s latest post: Not {Another} Manic Monday – Toys

  3. Thank you for including me in your roundup with all of these other amazing bloggers! How wonderful!
    Deborah´s latest post: All you need is a box

  4. Can’t wait to follow along with your series!
    Simple Homeschool – Jamie´s latest post: Weekend links

  5. I am definitely looking forward to following along with your series! I am doing 31 days of intentional living, and I think this will work in quite well with what I am trying to do with my family :-)
    Heather´s latest post: {31 Days} Intentional Living – Welcome

  6. Thank you for linking my guest blog post from Playful Learning! I feel honored! :)
    Adrienn´s latest post: Say no to plastic


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