October Fun at the Weekly Kid's Co-op

    Can you believe October is almost here!  And what's the best part of October (well, besides the wonderfully cool weather :) -- beautiful leaves!! I love to see the leaves change in the fall - colors of red, yellow and ...
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Leaves and Seeds: Autumn Theme Week

  Our theme for this week is Leaves & Seeds - exploring trees during autumn is a great nature and science activity!  Make sure to check out our other Theme Week posts if you missed them -- Apple Activities & the Autumn E...
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Theme Week: Autumn Equinox

  Connect with us on Facebook for more fun ideas!!   Fall is a wonderful season to explore the outdoors.  Kids can learn about nature through the skills of observation and discovery during this season. ...
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17 Fun Fall Activities

    Connect with us on Facebook for more fun ideas!!   When's the last time your kid looked under a rock?  Fall is the perfect time to be outdoors and enjoy the foliage, the weather and time with each ot...
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Hosting a Kid-friendly Olympic Themed Party

The Olympics are fun for everyone to watch - kids included - so why not have an Olympic-themed party this summer!Thanks to Angie, a great mom & party planner, here's a great way to get your kids more involved during the Olympic Games wi...
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Playground Scavenger Hunt

  You know how kids get so excited when you visit a new playgroud?  One that has 'monkey bars that are cooler than the ones at our old playgroud' or 'the biggest slide in the world', right?  So why not take them on a Playg...
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23 Ideas for Frozen Fun this Summer

It seems that the summer heat is settling in for a while - and everyone knows that hot kids are not happy kids!  Here's some fun 'frozen' ideas to beat the heat with ice, cold snacks and cool activities....
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Family Camping Activities in Your Own Backyard

Fun family camping activities perfect for your backyard!Planning to camp-out with the kids? A backyard camp-out might be the perfect start for your family!Why the backyard?It's a great place to 'test the waters' when the kids are young...
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Books for Summer Fun

Heading to the beach this summer?  Or maybe you're planning a camp-out?  We've got some great reads for you to take along - explore a picture book, bring a chapter book to read aloud or grab a guide book for ideas on games and act...
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Why We Love the National Park Jr. Ranger Program

Do you have plans to visit a national park or national monument this year?  If so, don't overlook the Junior Ranger programs offered at more than 200 of these locations!  Kids can learn about nature, history, science -- and earn s...
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8 Indoor Things to Do Outside

  Discover the Forest put out a great ad campaign encouraging kids and families to get outside - and we wholeheartedly agree!  Spring is here and it's a great time to get outdoors.  Here are a few traditional indoor activi...
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34 Ways to Be a Cool Parent This Summer

Looking for some memorable things to do this summer?Need some new ideas on easy & fun things to do with the kids? Try a few of these quick, FREE or low-cost, have-fun-at-the-drop-of-a-hat ideas.  Your kids will think you're th...
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12 Family Resolutions for 2012

How would you like to make a resolution that you know you’ll keep this year?  How about 12?  I know what you’re thinking, sometimes it’s impossible to keep one resolution, much less 12 - but here’s the plan:  one reso...
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Give Yourself a Gift - 1 Hour in Nature

  Let's face it, most of us have been stuck inside too much lately.    Running thru the mall, wrapping and baking, attending the kids' performances and parties.  We all spend a lot of time indoors at this time of the ...
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