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Blocks, blocks and more blocks!  A classic and timeless toys for kids from babies to toddlers to even older.  A simple toy yet one that spurs creativity and provides hours of fun.  Wooden blocks will never go out of style and the more the better.  Block toys come in all shapes - cubes, pyramids, cones, cylinders, and more - all types of materials - fabric, cardboard, wood, plastic - all sizes and all colors.  

Wooden blocks are a fabulous toy.  They stir up children's imaginations and stimulates their love for creating things.  From towers to building to towns - they dream it and they can build it.  Block sets are great for physical development as they stack the blocks to create their master piece.  They are also great for mathematical development - they can learn to count and make counting games using the blocks.  Logical thinking comes into play for them  - will certain shapes and sizes fit on top of each other?  Language & communication skills come into place as they start to learn colors, shapes and more.  

One year at my birthday party, my Mother bought a bunch of wood pieces that were all shapes and sizes.  She set up a table with these in the center and all my friends gathered around.  We each had some markers and glue and were left alone to see what we could create.  From giraffes to houses - it was a lot of fun and so simple.  

Farm Block Set

Check out our Pinterest board with more block ideas. 

https://www.pinterest.com/cowandlizard/blocks/

Sort, stack, build and knock them down!  Let the giggles begin!

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J is for Jump Rope!

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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

Yummy - ice cream is always delicious - especially on these hot summer days.  You have to lick quick before it melts - but worth it.  I worked at a little take out stand on the beach when I was a teenager and we also served ice cream.  They were in 5 gallon tubs in [...]

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Cupcakes - A Favorite Treat and Fun to Make!

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Socks are not just for Monkeys!

My Godmother used to make us sock monkeys as kids.  We just loved those little critters and how simple they are to make.  Better yet - re-purpose those old socks are mis-matched socks and have fun doing it.  Here are some ideas on our Pinterest board  https://www.pinterest.com/cowandlizard/sock-crafts...We carry a large selection of Country Kids socks, [...]

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What to do With Empty Egg Cartons

Do you have empty egg cartons?  Here are some great ideas for re-purposing cardboard egg cartons.  Fun activities for your kids to create masterpieces from flower bouquets to caterpillars to fairies and so much more.  I remember bringing in empty egg cartons to school and we would make Christmas ornaments from them.  It is amazing [...]

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Treasure Hunts

What fun these can be!  And very easy to create at home for your kids.  It can be as simple as filling a bucket with sand and bury little objects for your kids to dig for.  Or you can write clues to lead your kids to places where they find another clue and eventually get [...]

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NEW Handknit Dolls From Zubels - Soft and Sweet!

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Sandboxes - A Simple Outdoor Playset for Hours of Fun

Sandboxes - a play set of the past, present and future.  Kids will always love digging around in the sand whether at the beach, lake, backyard or playground.  It is a very simple way to create hours of fun for your kids of all ages.  It can be as simple as creating a sand pile [...]

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