33 Winter Fun Things to Do: Indoor & Outdoor Activities for Kids

The kids are out of school -- time for a master list of fun things do in Winter to keep them busy!Whether you're looking for indoor activities, fun things to do outside or a few unique ideas for your winter vacation -- these ideas are sure ...
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Christmas Around the World: Map Activity {w/free printable!}

Christmas Around the World: Map Activity {w/free printable!}

Enjoy learning about Christmas Around the World with this free printable Santa's Name Chrismtas game!I love to find ways to integrate maps & geography activities for the kids throughout the year.I worry that without exposure to actual m...
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Christmas Games for Kids: Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt

Christmas Games for Kids: Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt

We love to play Christmas games with our kids over the holidays and this Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt is SO easy to put together!  When family visits, we've been known to entertain them with a few minute-to-win-it holiday challenges and ...
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DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

It's always fun to pull out some simple craft activities & family ideas during the holidays!Nothing complicated -- just something the kids enjoy creating and that usually involves something sparkly :)And kids adore making ornaments to h...
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Healthy Gingerbread House Ideas

Let's talk Gingerbread Houses today!Tis the season for family-friendly activities and building a gingerbread house is a time-honored tradition for so many families. Not to mention, it's a SUPER fun lesson in engineering principles for ...
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Tips for Helping Kids Meet New Friends

Do you know how every kid has some special talent -- a skill that just makes you go "Wow!  Where did they learn that?!"  It's that thing about your child that impresses you, makes you proud and causes you to stop and think how it...
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25+ Free Printable Christmas Games & Activities for Kids

A great collection of free printable Christmas games & activities to keep your kids entertained the whole month of December!The holiday season is upon us!  It's time to enjoy counting down the days to Christmas and finding ways to ...
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40 Totally Useful Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers to Teens

The art of the filling a stocking --- it's a fine balance to be one of Santa's helpers, isn't it?!  The goal is to turn an empty Christmas stocking into a magical memory for the kids AND not just include a bunch of junk that will brea...
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14 Crafts for Your Thanksgiving Table

These beautiful & easy ideas are the perfect crafts for kids to make to decorate the Thanksgiving table! When I think back to holiday celebrations, there are 3 things that I loved about Thanksgiving: 1. Having family come to visit 2. PI...
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27 Free Thanksgiving Printable Games & Activities

These fun & free Thanksgiving printable games and activities will inspire you to relax and enjoy some time with the family this year!So it's November and really I LOVE this month -- but I also dread this month a little.It seems to be th...
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Creative Gift Ideas that Feed Your Child's Passions

I'm one of those parents that still believes in surprises during the holidays. As in, I tell my kids you can make that Christmas list as loooong as you want to but there will be a few things under the tree that you never knew you wante...
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Teaching Kids about Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

Talking to kids about unhappy moments can be tough -- BUT it's a necessary thing in life.  Educating them about Veterans Day, Remembrance Day and war is one of those occasions -- it's not a pleasant topic to discuss but one that needs...
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5 Tips for Stress Free Holiday Travel with Kids

  Are you one of the millions of families who head "Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house" for the holidays? Once you have kids, holiday travel takes on a whole new meaning :)  Not to worry, we h...
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30 Service Projects for Kids & Families

Looking for volunteer ideas or service projects to help others this holiday season?I’ve written before about what I want my kids to love about November and understanding how to help their community, serve others and be grateful for all th...
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7 Ways to Get Rid of Your Extra Halloween Candy

Not sure what to do with that extra Halloween candy?  We've got a few awesome ideas on how to get rid of it (no eating required)!I’m always amazed at how much candy we accumulate during the week of Halloween! I think my kids mus...
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