Fun Field Day Activities

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In elementary schools, field day feels more like an award than a day on the calendar. After a long winter of indoor recess and a slew of standardized testing, young students are ready to let off a little steam. In reality, to have a successful field day, the most important thing is ensuring all kids […]

Classroom Magnetic Experiments

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Magnets are a spectacular way to have fun while learning about science! Kids of all ages can enjoy playing with magnets and learning all about how they work. Big thanks to Synonym and BrainPOP for the following suggestions on how to learn and have fun with magnets at home and in the classroom! Measuring Magnetic […]

Spring Carnival Planning Tips

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Planning a carnival can be a daunting task, but US Toy is here to help! Our business began by selling directly to carnivals in the 1950’s.  With our decades of experience in supplying carnivals we’ve learned a thing or two about setting one up.  Here are a few tips that might help in the planning […]

Nature Inspired Learning

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Sometimes, children just don’t want to learn. Simply hearing the word ‘learning’ can turn many youngsters off to an otherwise fun opportunity. Kids would much rather play than learn, right? But what if there is a way they could do both? One of the most fun things a child can do is explore the outdoors! […]

Creating a Classroom Garden

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Are you and your students wanting to create a classroom garden? The wonderful people over at Growing Minds have created the following easy-to-follow process. Check it out, then give their website a visit! – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Spring Outdoor Fun

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As the old adage goes, nothing beats the good ole outdoors! Spring is in full force, and that means it’s time we all get our shorts on start heading outside. We spend all year long looking forward to the beauty of spring, and it’d be a shame to just let it slip through our fingers. […]

Spring Bucket List

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Depending on where you live, winter can get old. My friends in San Diego probably won’t understand, so if that is you, feel free to skip on to the next paragraph. We are located in the Midwest, which means we get some weather. Our summers are hot and our winters are cold. By the time […]