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Looking for fun ways to keep your kids’ brains and bodies moving? Try making simple machines! All you need are a few items you likely have around the house – tape, string, cardboard tubes, etc. Stir in a little imagination and be prepared for some serious fun. Find the full recipe and tips on how to support this activity here.

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