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Check out this simple tutorial on how to build forts for kids out of newspaper.

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Build your own winter wonderland by turning cardboard boxes into a gingerbread village!

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Kids can turn their favorite animal tracks into art by imprinting them on clay.

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Decorate your house for the holidays with these beautiful and easy cotton swab snowflakes!

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Teach your child about money and saving with this cute piggy bank craft for kids.

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Make beautiful spring butterflies out of recycled toilet paper rolls!

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Practice early math skills with your child as you “Race to the Finish!” in this probability game.

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Transform a recycled plastic bottle into a simple homemade bird feeder.

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Bring the excitement of an amusement park into your home by building a marble roller coaster.

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We know we can hear sound, but did you know you can see it too? Help your child make sound waves move with this activity.

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Let nature inspire art when you upcycle plastic soda bottles to create fun and festive fireflies for display or play.

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uild a toy boat with your child by reusing old materials from around your home.

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Why do some things float and some sink? Learn about sinking and floating with this easy activity that freezes toys.

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A fun way to practice measurement skills with your child is by building a house for a favorite toy.

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Put your nose to the test! Kids investigate and distinguish between different objects and materials using their nose.

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In this fun activity, explore the fractions of 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 while eating delicious pizza.

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In this activity, your child will fold and glue paper to build 3D shapes while learning math vocabulary.

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Wars have been a part of Iowa's history since the first inhabitants arrived. Explore War and Conflict on Iowa Pathways.

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Thank you for your interest in this Play & Learn Ready to Learn backpack.

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Iowa farmers play an important role in feeding the world. Explore the technological changes that make this possible.

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People with heritages from all over the world call Iowa home. Explore the richness of our state through their eyes.

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Explore the impact that energy use has on humans, animals and the environment to become educated, energy experts!

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Examine how keeping up to date on prices and factors influencing the market helps producers make informed decisions.

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Billions of dollars move through the agricultural marketplace each year. Explore the government’s role in agriculture.

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