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Blue is to grow.

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The BLUE in our palette is probably best summed up with this one word: character. It’s working hard, trying, trying again, being nice,  playing fair, handling failure, seeking courage, dreaming big, believing, finding wonder… It’s grit, i.e. strength of character, the really important stuff.

You’ll find Blue in many of our activities because there are always opportunities to grow in whatever we do. Take games, for example. Gaming gets such a bad rap (especially video gaming), but there are many things to be learned during game play: winning/ losing gracefully, playing fair, persevering, accepting challenges, handling a friendly tease, practicing playful banter, etc. So we play games quite a bit. And we have fun.

Read about our complete palette.

7 Kids’ Activities Inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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7 Kids’ Activities Inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

As a fan of the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, a TMNT-themed set of unschooling activities was inevitable.

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Our Summer 2015 Quests

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Our Summer 2015 Quests

This summer, we set out on a quest to experience (or in a few worthy cases, re-experience) 35 new adventures.

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19 Ways To Foster Love of Reading Through Play and Stories

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19 Ways To Foster Love of Reading Through Play and Stories

A few specific examples of how we are fostering love of reading through two broad themes: STORIES and PLAY.

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Doodled History: Winter Solstice

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Doodled History: Winter Solstice

It’s Winter Solstice, and we’ve been studying a little bit about the history of celebrations around this time of year.

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10 Activities To Do With Kids & Monsters

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10 Activities To Do With Kids & Monsters

In this set of activities, we experiment with light and shadows, create our own monster slime, and play some of our favorite homemade games.

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7 Things We Learned Through Vampires

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7 Things We Learned Through Vampires

Learn a bit of History, Literature, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Geography and Art. Through vampires.

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Monsters of the World: Caribbean, Chile, China, Romania

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Monsters of the World: Caribbean, Chile, China, Romania

We added more vampires to our collection of monster trading cards. This time, we traveled to the Caribbean, Chile, China & Romania to meet some extraordinary creatures.

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A Maze With A Clue

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A Maze With A Clue

We still love mazes, and we enjoy finding different ways to play them.

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Inspired by The Doctor

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Inspired by The Doctor

Here are the 7 activities we did during a week inspired by The Doctor.

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Inspired by The Golden Compass

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Inspired by The Golden Compass

Philip Pullman’s HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy inspired a week of learning activities.

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