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2019 Free Summer Activities & Programs for Kids Near Me

Check out these FREE & frugal Summer activities, programs & workshops for kids where you'll find lots of ways to entertain your kids this summer! Summer is coming -- a time when kids & families are looking for fun Summer activi...
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Easy Pot Painting Idea for Kids

Easy Pot Painting Idea for Kids

Love this easy pot painting idea for kids to give as a Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation gift -- preschoolers, elementary kids & teens can create a one-of-a-kind colorful pot with this quick tutorial! Do you know what I love about t...
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Fingerprinting Science Activity for Kids

This fingerprinting science activity for kids is a great for a DIY spy and detective party, learning about the human body or at-home CSI idea! My daughter is a HUGE fan of mysteries! In fact, that's the topic of this week's book list: 15 ...
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20 STEM Activities Inspired by Kids Movies

These STEM activities & science experiments paired with favorite kids movies are a great way to learn!  I know a lot of families (including ours!) enjoy seeing some of the new kids movies that come to theaters or sharing old favor...
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12 Inspiring Science Movies for Kids

Movies about science & inventors is the focus of this week's kids' movie list! There are a number of wonderful films that will inspire children to tinker and create new things -- check out these 20 kids movies that inspired science and...
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14 Unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas

14 Unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas

Fun ideas for unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas that are the perfect to use as card holders for class parties! Sometimes I think it's the minor holidays that might put me under as a Mom! Take February for example -- why is it that EVERY set ...
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17 Dr. Seuss & Cat in the Hat Games {free printables!}

Enjoy these creative Dr. Seuss & Cat in the Hat games with your kids and inspire a love of reading! There's nothing like a game to encourage a child to pick up a book!  And some of the best books that lend themselves to being tur...
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The Science of Waves: Awesome Sound Experiment for Kids

One of the coolest sound wave experiments your kids will ever try! We love doing simple science experiments and every once in a while, we find a GEM. It's a simple, easy and pretty awesome experiment that explores the science of sound wav...
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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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12 Christmas Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Adults

12 Christmas Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Adults

We're pulling together some fun  "Minute to Win It" Christmas games for kids and adults this year as part of our family activities & slow down and enjoy the holidays together goal! Since we'll have LOTS of family in town, we need ...
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31 Free Halloween Printable Games & Activities

Enjoy counting down the days with these free printable Halloween games & activities -- one for each day in October! My kids are telling me that October begins this week (where the heck did September go?!) Which means it's time to coun...
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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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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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20 Rainbow Craft Ideas for Kids

20 Rainbow Craft Ideas for Kids

Enjoy these 20 easy Rainbow Crafts for Kids -- perfect for Spring & St. Patrick's Day! Nothing says "Spring" like the colors of the rainbow! And while it's fun to pull out the crayons to make a rainbow, we often prefer something with a ...
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25 Snow Day Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy

Enjoy these fun indoor & outdoor activities for your next snow day!Like so many others, we are having a 'snow day' this week (actually, it's an ice day today but who knows what tomorrow might bring -- my kids are hoping for a repeat per...
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