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Weekend Links: Science and Mysteries

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Weekend Links

It’s time for Weekend Links! This is my chance to share the fun and fabulous book-related links I have encountered over the course of the week.

Science! Oh my goodness have I found great science activities for kids this week! Here’s a few:

How to Answer Kids Science Questions from Kids Activity Blog:

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10 Simple Science Activities for Kids from Buggy and Buddy at Hands on As We Grow.

An inspiring list of gift recommendations for the budding young scientists in our lives at Playful Learning.

Games! Games are such a great way to spend quality family time together and stimulate young minds. Love these 10  Games to Make and Play with Kids Another great find at Kids Activities Blog.

Maybe it’s because we are just coming off the thrill of Halloween, but the we are feeling a bit “mysterious.” There’s a plethora of great Middle Reader Mystery books I have  reviewed on JIAB. Here are a few of my favorites:

Holes by Louis Sachar (And Some Fun “Holes-Inspired” Activities!)

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Creepy Castles and Dark Dungeons: Haunted Histories

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: The Celebration of the Life of E. L. Konigsburg.

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Would you like to create a afternoon of sleuthing, mysteries and mysterious adventures? Grab a copy of our FREE Secret Codes, Mysteries and Adventure downloadable PDF Activity Guide! This guide is19 pages of fun including activities like Creating and Deciphering Invisible Messages, baking “I Spy” Cookies and learn more about the US President who was a master decoder! Click the image below to get your free copy!

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And lastly, here’s my reminder about BookBoard Book’s Shelf-of-the-Week: Singable Books! We are really loving the endless choices from the book subscription service for kids called BookBoard. If you are looking for a fun fresh way to keep your little readers engaged and reading-BookBoard is a perfect solution.

Bookboard’s goal is to create motivated readers, and we do this by re-imagining story time for today’s digital age. As kids read, they’re rewarded by unlocking new books to add to their collections. This will encourage your kids will keep coming back to unlock the next story again and again.

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