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Grow a Duck Weighing Activity

We already love our local libraries but even more so during Summer Reading Club time. A couple of years ago the kids were picking out their weekly prize and one of them chose a grow a duck! Add in a small digital scale and viola you have a great Science experiment for preschool and elementary age students.

Grow a Duck Weighing Activity

First you will need to find a clear container that will house the grow a duck. Next you will need to place it in the container covered with water. Then you will need to weigh your duck each day for a week.

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Star Wars Learning Activities

Do you have Star Wars lovers in your house? We love all sorts of tech and geek stuff and are super excited to share these Star Wars learning activities with you this week.

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We want this to be a resource for you to find Good Tips for your life, home, kids and everything in between! So what kinds of posts are you able to link up now? Check out this awesome list!

  • Recipes & Cooking Tips
  • Homemaking Tips
  • Parenting Tips
  • Kids crafts & Activity Tips

Your hosts each week are:

4 The Love of Family

A Bird And A Bean

A Diligent Heart

Day by Day in Our World

Optimistic Mommy

Simply Sherryl

Something 2 Offer

Successful Homemakers


Looking for the previous link ups? You can find them all right here.

Star Wars Learning Activities

This week our featured posts are:

Star Wars Learning Activities

Now let’s get to today’s Good Tips Tuesday party!

  • Link up your recipe/cooking, homemaking, parenting, and kids craft/activity tips below (4 per person please)
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  • We will feature 4 posts each week, picked via We will each be picking our favorite post from the week and pinning all of the featured posts and favorite posts to the GTTuesday Pinterest Board!

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We can’t wait to see all the amazing posts you will be linking up this week!


Angela, Courtney, Erin, Marlene, Laura, Laurie, Sherryl, & Thaleia


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Memorial Day Word Search Free Printable

I am sharing a super simple Memorial Day Word Search in hopes that you and your children will enjoy this free printable.

Memorial Day word search image


You can download this freebie today!

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More Free  Memorial Day Unit Study ideas:

Memorial Day Preschool Cutting Practice from 3 Boys and a Dog

How to Make a DIY Patriotic T-Shirt from Crafty Mama in ME

Ripped Paper Star Wreath Craft For Kids from Play Dough & Popsicles

10 Cool Family Tents for Camping from FrogMom

Memorial Day Books for Children from The Jenny Evolution

Memorial Day – A Day to Remember from Tales of Education at Home

Red, White and Blue Craft for Kids from CraftCreateCalm

F is for Flag Handwriting Letter Mazes from Simple Fun for Kids

Memorial Day Penmanship Worksheet from Schooling a Monkey





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Top 10 Flower and Garden Themed Snacks

Spring time just screams flowers and blooming plants to me. Why not share some flowers with your children in the form of flower and garden themed snacks. I think making super fun and cute food is a great way to get your picky eater to try some new foods.

top 10 flower snacks

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Camera Lens Flower STEM Project

Sometimes the only way to get my kids outdoors during the day when all the school kids are in public school is with a little tech! I love nature the most in our house but love to share new gadgets with my children to encourage them to go outdoors.

Camera Lens Flower STEM project

We recently had a chance to review a camera lens kit for cell phones from Amazon. We have had our eye on a product like this for a few years but wanted to wait till we upgraded our phones which we did. Adding a camera lens to your cell phone allows for extra fun and function!

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