2013 First Day of School Photo Signs & Tips

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Can you believe summer is nearly through? While our kiddos don’t go back to school for another couple weeks, we know children around here who are already headed back. We’ve made it a tradition to share free printable photo signs for the first day of school. This year’s signs are inspired by the super-rad Back to School With Neon party we posted last week. Today we’re sharing free printable signs for all grades plus a few photo tips for capturing the perfect shot.

First Day of School Signs at PagingSupermom.com

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Free Music Staff for Your Little Mozart

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Free Printable Blank Music Staff Paper for your little composer at PagingSupermom.com

Last summer I created blank music staff paper at the request of my daughter. I took the above photo of her with her very first composition and shared it on Instagram. Although it was always my intention to share the free printable sheet music paper with you, somehow I never got around to doing it. So I dug out the file since I’m filling in for Aimée on Worksheet Wednesday today. (She’s jetting off to ALT San Francisco, and I’m staying home with baby Rockwell who is cooing up a storm lately!)

Kids really do love to create things, and if your child is taking piano lessons or otherwise musically inclined they are bound to be thrilled when you hand them a stack of blank music staff paper. Here is a video of Attalie playing her latest song, which she calls “Speed.”

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Super-tips for Cooking With Kids

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Super-tips for Cooking with Kids PagingSupermom.com #supertips

Hi Supermoms! I’m Heidi from Mom’s Crafty Space, and I’m so happy to be here. I have three boys (ages 2-7) that love to help me cook. My two oldest boys have been helping me out in the kitchen for the past five years, and we can frequently be found working side-by-side as we prepare dinner or dessert (their favorite!). Over the years I’ve picked up some tips and tricks for getting kids interested in and excited about cooking — I am happy to share my super-tips with you today.

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Super-tips for Teaching Kids to Ride a Bike

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Hello! I’m Nikkala of The Crafting Chicks, visiting today with some Super-tips on how to teach your child to ride a bike. Riding a bike is a rite of passage for kids, but teaching them how to ride falls on the parents. It would definitely be a Supermom Moment when you watch your kiddo riding around without training wheels! Here is the method I used to teach my kid’s to ride without any scraped knees — it’s easy, it’s fast, and it’s frustration free!

Tips for teaching a child to ride a bike at PagingSupermom.com

Of course you’ll need a bike. You’ve seen those cool-looking balance bikes, and instead of buying one, here is how to convert a traditional bike into a DIY balance bike. Just a regular, old bike will do. It just needs to be small enough that they can touch flat footed while on it.

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2013 Graduate Photo Signs

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Since we have only a few days left of school before summer break, I just updated our Graduate and Last Day of School photo prop signs from our graduation parties last year. Be sure to download them now, so you’re ready for the last day of school when it FINALLY arrives!

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Last-minute Mother’s Day Gift

My Mom Fill In Worksheet

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With Mother’s Day just a few days away, this printable questionnaire all about Mom (or Grandma) will make a great last-minute gift. Once printed, get ready for a chuckle as you interview your kids — their insights on your age, activities and love for them will make even the roughest days all worth while!

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Easy Button Necklaces

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Make a Necklace for Mom from Vintage Buttons #mothersday

My cousin’s wife is super stylish. I’m always a bit envious of her fabulous outfits, many of which she sews herself. Well she has the most adorable necklace — it goes with everything because I swear she’s wearing it just about every other time I see her. Sometimes she layers it with other necklaces and sometimes wears it alone. After I couldn’t stand it any longer, I asked where she’d found such a gem. The answer: her daughter had made it by stringing a bunch of vintage buttons together! Sounds like a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or maybe Teacher Appreciation?

Easy Button Necklace for Mom at PagingSupermom.com #mothersday

I mean the macaroni one junior made in preschool is sweet, but what if your kiddos could make a necklace you’d actually WANT to wear hundreds of times? Stringing buttons is as easy as working with cereal or noodles — the order doesn’t matter so just let the kids go to town!

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How to Make Snow – Super Easy

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Learn how to make snow from bar soap at PagingSupermom.com #snow #winter #kidscraft

Since we live in Phoenix, we have to make our own snow fun (see what we’ve done in the past here and here). So you can imagine our excitement when we learned a trick for making a fluffy pile of snowflakes with nothing more than a bar of Ivory soap and a microwave.

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