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Best Books: Trapped In a Video Game

Do you have a kid that loves video games but isn’t very interested at reading? We may have found the perfect book series for them! Trapped in a Video Game is an incredible series that follows the young Jesse Rigsby as he navigates his way through the harsh years of adolescence with one major complication — a video game character is trying to kill him.

Jesse and his best friend Eric have discovered a new game, Full Blast, and cannot wait to try it. However, they find themselves sucked directly in to the game and find they have to play to survive when a mysterious figure begins to follow them and kill them.

The series contains 5 books and each book contains an interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) section at the end that allows readers to learn and understand binary coding and algorithms. Now they can understand how their favorite games function and start learning how to create their own video games. One series is helping them to not only nurture a love for reading but also give them the opportunity to learn and practice STEM activities at home for fun!

Boy Approved Valentine’s

Every year we like to highlight something fun and special for boys and Valentine’s Day. After all, appreciating the people in our lives is not only a girl thing. Boys frequently get left behind in the Valentine’s Day gift giving. Mostly because the holiday is very mushy and pretty. Well news-flash, BOYS HAVE FEELINGS TOO. So let’s forget this nonsense and get them in on the fun.

Be Minecraft: This Minecraft Printable allows you to wrap your candy or goodies in a fun minecraft skin. Thanks to Club Chica Circle for the amazing printable. Now your kid can give out treats tailored to their Minecraft obsession.

Hot Wheels: Little Bit Funky totally gets the car obsessed boy in my house. We literally have so many Hot Wheels cars I am not sure I could count them. My boy loves to share them with friends. So this is the perfect Valentine. Check out the simple printable, get your favorite sweet treats, and the coolest cars around and get ready for a wheely great Valentine’s Day.

Lego: EVERYONE is my house is obsessed with legos, even my girl. So this Valentine idea is the bees knees for me. Just a Girl and Her Blog gets me. I hate putting things together, and I crave the simple answer. This Valentine idea is exactly that. All it requires is my printer, a store, and ribbon.

100 days of School: Shirt Ideas

Have your kids reached the milestone of 100 days of school? Our school is celebrating this week with spirit week, each day of the week the kids get to do something special. One day they will all wear a shirt they have created and designed with 100 different “things” to celebrate the 100th day of school. I remember that some of the kids get very extravagant with their designs from my days of teaching. Now that I am the mom helping to create I feel both excited and daunted. I love the idea and the creativity it nurtures, but we have a busy schedule during the week and we aren’t always able to be so extra. That is why I did a little research to find some ideas that will help us look extra, without being overly extra.

Rainbow Shirt: This adorable idea from Delicate Construction is very fancy and colorful. It is great if you can sew, or if you have fabric glue. All you need is some colorful buttons. While the design from Delicate Construction features fancy lettering you can always go simple with fabric paint or paint pens.

Bugged Out: This fun idea is very simple. You can use a little fabric glue and glue all of your plastic bugs right on the shirt. Or you can purchase bug stickers and stick them all over the shirt. Once again you can use simple fabric paint or paint pens to do the writing.

Minecraft: This fun Minecraft themed shirt is simple building blocks, much like the game it is inspired by. Simply cut small squares of felt fabric and use fabric glue to secure them. Creep level: Expert.