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Fancy Dress for Halloween!

Posted on October 29, 2015

October 29, 2015 Fall has arrived in Iowa! The leaves are changing colors. It is much cooler out in the mornings. People are pulling out their coats and sweaters. It is the time of year…

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Time for School!

Posted on September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015 School has already begun for most children. Shopping for school supplies is complete, new clothes have been purchased and an introductory visit to the school is now done. Students are getting to…

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Shopping Trip

Posted on August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015 Have you been getting ready to go back to school? Do you have list of things you will need to take with you? Like paper, pencils, and crayons? Do you like to…

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Adventures Through the Looking Glass!

Posted on April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015 Have you ever come to Living History Farms to hear a story and then gone to see some animals for our Barnyard Readers program? During April, we had some very special guests…

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Fancy Feasting and Dinner Manners

Posted on November 3, 2014

It’s November! That’s the month of great food and family dinners! Sometimes those dinners are fun and easy. Sometimes those dinners are fun and FANCY! There might be fancy plates and extra forks and knives….

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Back to School!

Posted on September 22, 2014

The first day of fall is here! Fall is when it starts to get colder. The leaves on the trees turn fun colors and pumpkins turn orange in the garden. For many kids, fall is…

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Candy! Candy! Candy!

Posted on August 18, 2014

Do you love candy? How about chocolate? Chewing gum? Lollipops? Here in Iowa, our grocery stores are starting to put Halloween candy on the shelves. In modern America, candy companies claim that we spend $7…

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Happy Birthday Kitty!

Posted on August 4, 2014

When is your birthday? Do you expect to have a party with all of your friends there? Do you like to have family parties with your grandparents and cousins instead? Do you go somewhere fun…

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Posted on July 21, 2014

Do you know how to play the piano? Do you take music lessons to learn to play a musical instrument? In the 1800s, wealthy children often learned to play musical instruments or sing. If company…

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