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10 Best Kids Activities & Family Organizational Tips

One of my favorite posts to curate each year is the list of our BEST kids activities and organizational tips that were most loved & read by our readers!

I love knowing that what we do at Edventures with Kids inspires families to reduce chaos, learn together and explore new places.

In case you missed one or two of these great kids activities & organizing ideas during the past year or if you’ve recently found us and want to dive in to some new edventures, see what’s been popular with our readers as we head into a new year!


10 Best Kids Activities & Family Organizational Tips

The most popular posts from 2015 stretch across our core areas — Life Skills & Family Organization, Finding Fun Ways to Learning, Growing Readers & Exploring the Outdoors — a little something for all the areas of family living.


Life Skills & Family Organization

We are strong advocates for teaching life skills and getting the kids involved in keeping the home clean & organized!  Not to mention, getting organized takes on a whole new meaning once you start a family 🙂

If you’re trying to get more organized in 2016, be sure to read The Best Place to Begin Organizing Your Entire Home.

And for families who love to travel, these two posts were big hits this past year:

10 Things to do Before Your Next Road Trip {with free printable checklist!}

40 Free Printable Road Trip Activities


Finding Fun Ways to Learning

Making learning fun is at the core of our mission — to keep kids creative, curious & connected to the world around them.  These four activities are being used by thousands of families & teachers this year!


scavenger hunts for kids

I LOVE using the activities in this post year round!

Read the post: 12 Months of Scavenger Hunts {with free printables!}

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 leaf science experiment

One of the simpliest science experiments you’ll ever do with the kids.

Read the post:  How does a Leaf Breathe?  A nature science experiment

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 science experiment with sound

This is one of those fun experiments that has AMAZING results — blew us away!

Read the post:  The Science of Sound — A Hands-on Experiment

Pin for later:  The Science of Sound


 best history movies for kids

Definately my favorite movie list of the year — the kids will love to learn about history with these films!

Read the post:  9 Totally NOT Boring History Movies for Kids

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things to make using newspaper

Read the post:  15 Things to Make using Newspaper (where Engineering & Art collide!)

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 best read aloud books for kids and families

Growing Readers

You can find more than 50+ book lists for kids of all ages covering a variety of topics — the perfect way to build those library lists each week!  Last year’s most popular book list was

Read the post:  The 50 Best Read Aloud Books for Kids

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 best outdoor activities & crafts for kids

Exploring the Outdoors

Have you ever heard the quote —

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing” ~ Alfred Wainwright

That’s a big part of our philosophy!  No matter the weather, the kids should get outside 🙂  So I’m thrilled that some of our most read articles focused on outdoor activities:


Read the post:  50 Outdoor Games, Crafts & Activ (best for spring & summer)

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Read the post:  20 Outdoor Fall Science Experiments

Pin for later:  20 Outdoor Fall Science Experiments


Thanks so much for being part of our community!  Looking forward to a lot more edventures in 2016!


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