Miraculous, Magical Moments in Minutes

Over 500 Quick, Easy Activities for Adults and Children to Share

By Becky Baxa

Family and Children’s Activities to Explore! Discover more than 500 ideas that are quick, easy, and affordable (often free) to connect adults and children of all ages in an electronic focused society of on-the-go families. Engage in repurposing activities with items found in the home or activities that require no materials at all. Discover the joys of a more relaxed, affectionate and unified family. Open the lines of communication, strengthen family relationships and create wonderful family memories.

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Reviews

"If I'm ever flying with grandkids again, I'll certainly use the fist and finger puppets to entertain. So many wonderful ways to interact with children captured in your book!" Jan, child advocate, mom and grandma from Kalamazoo, MI 7/25/12
“I love my copy of this book! It is a great go-to on a day when the kids say they are "bored" :) Gussie, mom of preschoolers, professional “blogger”, small business woman, Washington, MO. 8/6/12
“What a great resource book for parents, teachers, caregivers.”
Nona, mom, grandma Johnson City, TN 8/6/12
“What a wonderful morning spent with my son at Pacific Library!!! (playing with Miraculous, Magical Moments activities) I checked out your book today from the library, and I've already read the beginning pages and this is just wonderful!!! I'm going to have to ask for this book for Christmas!” Chris, mom of preschool child in Missouri. 7/22/12
“Becky Baxa's book is now on sale on Amazon and Etsy.com. She has a ton of great ideas to do with kids that don't involve much money or prep work. It would be a great resource for parents or elementary/pre-school workers.” Amanda, High School Teacher, Special Education, Pacific, Missouri 7/18/12
“I recently read an article about the importance of play as the foundation to such successful learning. The only thing lacking from the article were ways to promote play. I am only on page 51 of your book and my mind is swimming with ideas. I can't wait to jump in! For me the hardest part about becoming an adult was "forgetting" how to play. I had such a vivid imagination as a child. Your book is reminding me that that child is still within me and I am bringing her out to play with my children.” Genevieve, Educator, mom of preschool and school age children. Pacific, MO 7/15/12
“I just finished "reading" your book! I sure wish I would have had this when my girls were little. It's all organized into indoor/outdoor, seasons, topics, etc, and has lots of great ideas!” Carol, Stay-at-Home professional mom Kansas City, MO 7/13/12 om
Becky is a friend of mine. She was an amazing teacher and gives the best hugs when I needed them. She just published her first book that has great ideas for making memories with your kids. I love it because some of her ideas are literacy related! 


Patricia - involved in Education for 40 years and Church Nursery Coordinator
This is a great book for teachers, home school Moms, or just Moms who want some quick ideas for their kiddos! It's a book that my cousin wrote based on her many years of experience raising her own children (home photos included), as well as, her experience in teaching. Check it out!
“I wish I would have had this book when my kids still lived at home”. Dottie, Office manager, mom and grandma Union, MO 5/12
“Got the book yesterday Becky...it's wonderful! So many great ideas! Hoping for allergy free children this time around so I can try the Peanut Butter Play Dough! I am so enjoying all your family photos as well. Your book will help so many families and teachers find some miraculous, magical moments! Thanks so much!”
Michelle, preschool teacher, mom of teens Charlottesville,VA 7/9/12
“…great ideas for making memories with your kids. I love it because some of the book’s ideas are literacy related!” Genevieve, M.S. Education Pacific, MO 7/18/12
“…great book for teachers, home school moms or just moms who want some quick ideas for their kiddos!" Patty, mom, grandma, involved in education for 40 years and church nursery coordinator. Springfield, IL 7/18/12
"Miraculous, Magical Moments In Minutes" "The title says it all!" Janet Hubbard, BS Ed., MS Ed., past Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Meramec Valley R-III School District; mother, grandmother, teacher and lover of children! Pacific, MO 9/4/12
"For those who love and spend time with children, this book will be a treasure!" Janet Hubbard, BS Ed., MS Ed., past Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Meramec Valley R-III School District; mother, grandmother, teacher and lover of children! Pacific, MO 9/4/12
"Keep this book handy!  You will return to it again and again to use with the children you love!" Janet Hubbard, BS Ed., MS Ed., past Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Meramec Valley R-III School District; mother, grandmother, teacher and lover of children! Pacific, MO 9/4/12
"Rainy day blues???   Not with this book in your house!!   A few simple supplies and you will enjoy a day of adventure that will long be remembered!" Janet Hubbard, BS Ed., MS Ed., past Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Meramec Valley R-III School District; mother, grandmother, teacher and lover of children! Pacific, MO 9/4/12
“If you are a parent, grandparent, child care provider – or someone who just wants to enrich the life of a child, buy this book, enjoy each page, and use it to make every day moments with the children in your life fun teaching and learning experiences. You will be making memories that they will carry with them for their lifetime!” Kristi Carambula, Administrator for Early Childhood Programs B.A.S Communication Disorders, M.A. Educational Leadership Kalamazoo RESA, Kalamazoo, Michigan
“Reading this book just made me smile as I travelled through the various ways to make everyday materials become an exciting and satisfying learning laboratory for children. Most of the activities are displayed with photos and happy smiles. You, too, will be led back to your own childhood when a box was a fort, a building block, a post office, a puppet theater… you get the idea.” Kristi Carambula, Administrator for Early Childhood Programs B.A.S Communication Disorders, M.A. Educational Leadership Kalamazoo RESA, Kalamazoo, Michigan
This is a great book for teachers, home school Moms, or just Moms who want some quick ideas for their kiddos! It's a book that my cousin wrote based on her many years of experience raising her own children (home photos included), as well as, her experience in teaching. Check it out! Patricia - involved in Education for 40 years and Church Nursery Coordinator

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