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20 Fun New Year's Activities and Crafts

Fun ways to bring in the New Year with crafts and activities for kids! Young kids always have high hopes for staying awake until midnight on New Year's Eve (and ours did make it ONE year ;) But more than that, kids love to countdown the ho...
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12 FUN Indoor Camping Activities for Kids

FUN Indoor Camping activities for kids - great ideas for bad weather days! When I told you in our Family Camping Adventures post that "I don't do tents", I guess I should have been more specific.  I'm not a big tent fan if we're st...
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14 Christmas Websites & Online Games for Kids

Enjoy these fun Christmas websites & online educational games for kids in December and over winter break! It's nice to have some go-to websites when kids ask "Can I have some computer time?" -- I really don't like them just searching G...
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Christmas Games for Kids: Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt

Enjoys this Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt -- a fun Christmas game to play with kids and SO easy to put together!  When our family visits during the holidays, we've been known to entertain them with a few minute-to-win-it holiday challeng...
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Where to Send Your Letter to Santa (& how to get a letter back!)

Where to Send Your Letter to Santa (& how to get a letter back!)

How to mail a letter to Santa and get one back! It's that time of the year when I'm sure someone in your house wants to talk to Santa. Maybe it's your 4-year-old who wants to ask Santa about his favorite cookies. Or the somewhat doubtin...
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40 Totally Useful Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens & Teens

40 creative & useful stocking stuffer ideas for preschoolers, big kids, tweens & teenagers! The art of the filling a stocking --- there's a fine balance to be one of Santa's helpers, isn't it?!  Coming up with creative stockin...
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Optical Illusions: Fun Science Activities for Kids

Kids will love this easy Optical Illusion Science Experiment with free printable! I love introducing hands-on science activities to kids so that they can experiment, think and ponder all those wonderful questions they love to ask to stump ...
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Halloween Glitter Sensory Bottles

Make these adorable Halloween Sensory Bottles that glitter & glow! I want to introduce you to our newest craft project -- we call them Frank, Pete & Mike :) What else would you call a monster, pumpkin and mummy, right? We loved m...
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Nature Table Ideas for Fall to Inspire Science Inquiry

Explore science & seasonal changes this week with ideas for items to include on your Fall Nature Table! I'm so excited because I have proof that Fall is coming!  If you're still suffering through the lingering summer heat, I know...
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50 Fun Fall Activities for Kids & Adults

Enjoy Autumn with these 50 FUN Fall Activities for Families - traditional items, unique experiences and seasonal ideas both kids and adults will LOVE doing together! I've been trying to find a fun way to get all of our Autumn activities in...
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17 Chemistry Experiments for Kids to Do at Home

Take a peek at these awesome Chemistry Experiments for Kids and Teens to do at Home! Have your kids ever mixed baking soda & vinegar to blow up a balloon or make a volcano explode?!! Maybe they're fascinated by glow-in-the-dark experi...
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30+ Hands-on STEM Activities for Creative Kids

More than 30+ Science, Engineering, Math and Art Activities for creative kids! I'm very excited about today's post!  But I always get excited when we're sharing awesome ideas that will help parents & educators infuse some fun and...
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27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

Enjoy these simple summer science experiments that will inspire curious minds!Summer is a wonderful time to let the kids show off their curiosity and do some simple science:Mom, do you think this {non-waterproof object} will float?If I put ...
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17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

Welcome to our first week of DIY Summer Camp -- this week's theme is Around the World Activities for Kids! Summer is a great time to explore a new topic or dive deep into a favorite theme with kids -- the days are longer and the schedules ...
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50 Activities for Your Summer Bucket List

50 Activities for Your Summer Bucket List

Make a bucket list of fun things to do with your kids this Summer!My kids tell me I've been acting extra goofy this week. Really?  I hadn’t noticed ;)Actually, we are quickly approaching summer and I am very happy about the pros...
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