Linvilla Orchards: FORE! Mini Golf and Christmas Tree Maze {review}

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We were invited to visit Linvilla Orchards last week to check out some of the new winter fun that they offer for families – namely Fore! the Planet mini golf and the Christmas Tree maze. Linvilla is one of our favorite places to visit – its annual Pumpkinland has always been our spot to grab a fall family photo (and a pumpkin or two!) and we love to take the kids over to feed the animals and play on the {Read full article}

Big Miracle: Exploring the History Behind the Movie with Articles & Activities

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Big Miracle history

I recently saw Big Miracle in theaters. Not only do I plan to take my son to see it, but I want to maximize his understanding of the movie and use it as a jumping-off point for learning a little bit of the history behind this true tale of working together. Learning the history behind the Barrow, Alaska whale rescue: Photo gallery and article from Anchorage Daily News – photo credit Interview with NOAA marine mammal biologist who helped with {Read full article}

Doodle 4 Google 2012 Contest – Enter to See Your Drawing on Google’s Homepage!

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Google logo Teachers Day

Sometimes I’m amazed at the creativity that Google shows in their frequent logo changes. They have such a simple page, but boy, do they take advantage of showing off that logo in very inventive ways! So how cool would it be to for your kid’s design to show up on the Google homepage one day? You have to check out the Doodle 4 Google 2012 contest! Who is eligible? Open to all K-12 students in U.S. schools (including homeschoolers). Parents, {Read full article}

Things to Do in Philadelphia: Build a FREE LEGO Lemonade Stand at Toys R Us

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  Participating Toys R Us stores are hosting a FREE LEGO event today (Sat. Feb. 4) from 12 to 2 p.m.: Build a lemonade stand to add to any LEGO Friends set. For each stand built, the LEGO Group will donate $1 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, up to $10,000! Event intended for children, ages 5-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All event materials and free giveaways available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one {Read full article}