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About: Ruby

Ruby is a wife and mother to 2 little ones. She is the Blogger at www.growingupblackxican.com where she blogs about raising her kids to be proud of their 2 cultures- Black and Mexican. Her family recently moved from the West Coast to the East Coast and are transitioning from being a military family to a civilian family. She is passionate about family, education and all things crafty.

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Conejito Sin Colita {Bunny game}

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It’s officially Easter weekend! The kids and I have been busy preparing for our holiday. Recently my son asked me why not all bunnies had tails. Confused, I thought what he may have seen and where? I asked him why he asked. He didn’t have a straight answer — he’s only 4 years old. I decided to create a fun game just in time for Easter but great all year! I explained to both my kids that we needed to help theRead More ...

Spanish Conversation Hearts Memory Game {Activity}

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Looking for a last-minute activity to do with your kids? How about a fun learning game? I created this Spanish conversation hearts memory game for the kids to learn some new Valentine-themed Spanish words. This game can be customized to your child’s needs too. Here is what you’ll need to create your own: Scissors 8 card stock squares measuring 4×4 Heart shape to trace Marker   Let’s get started! Trace and cut the heart on each square. Choose 4 SpanishRead More ...

DIY Reyes Magos Crowns {craft}

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We are so excited to celebrate Reyes Magos. Since moving our family from West to East Coast, I have taken great efforts to show our kids the importance of cultural religious beliefs I grew up with. This year we plan to write letters to los Reyes, stuff them in our stockings and await for their arrival with lots of treats With that a celebration is in order so we decided to make a rosca for the first time this year and weRead More ...

Reyes Magos Felt Board Finger Puppets {Craft}

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Ana’s note: The holidays are still going strong in our households as we await la llegada de los Reyes Magos! Last week we brought you a recipe for a yummy Rosca de Reyes and today we asked Ruby to share with us another cute Reyes Magos craft since the one she did for us last year was such a hit! She went to Walmart for all her supplies to create with her two kids this super cute, simple and affordableRead More ...

Burrito Sabanero Puppets on a Stick {Holiday Craft}

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One of my favorite Spanish-language villancicos (holiday songs) is Burrito Sabanero. I wanted my kids to enjoy it as much as I do so I decided to put on our own show with these super cute puppets on a stick. The burrito, the estrellita de Belén, and, of course, our little boy were perfect to go along with the song. You too can join in the fun! To make your own puppets here is what you need: -a ginger breadRead More ...

DIY Glitter Thanksgiving Holiday Body Art for Kids

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One of my biggest tasks is to keep the kids entertained while the family is busy cooking and preparing everything during the holidays. Lately the trend has been these amazing glittered body art designs. I like to think of them as the modern face paintings. Not only are these fun and festive but the designs are endless. While my son was excited about getting fall leaves, my daughter requested a rainbow turkey. Since we didn’t use body glue (which lastsRead More ...

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