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2022 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 activities to do close to home — and us parents are hoping that it’s not …

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100 Things to Count to 100 and Estimation Jar Ideas

Many kids around the country are celebrating their 100th day of school this month and we are having some fun along with them!

Teaching kids to count to 100 is a big milestone and one that parents and teachers work on for a few years. 

It’s a long journey fraught with numbers like “fifteen-ten” and other assorted creative ways to count.  And along the way, kids are also learning to count by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and categorize numeric values.

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12 Christmas Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Adults

Wondering how to make a Christmas party fun? Try these easy “Minute to Win It” Christmas games for kids, teens and adults — fun to do at home or for parties and so easy to set up — like this “What’s in the Stocking” Christmas Minute to Win It game! Have you ever watched Rudolph?  …

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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 experiments and LOVE the idea of using test tubes “like a real scientist”. Raising a …

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12 Easy Science Experiments to Do at Home

Enjoy these fun and easy science experiments that kids can do at home using items you have around the house! When you’re home with kids for an extended period, it’s time to get creative! One thing that really engages kids of all ages are fun science activities (like our How Does a Leaf Breathe? plant …

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Halloween Decorations: Salt Dough Craft


Halloween will be here soon — yes, it’s still a few weeks away but according to the aisles at the grocery store, we should all be out buying our candy 🙂

It’s also one of those holidays that allows your creativity to shine! 

Like the year my son decided to be the 3 Stooges (yep, he wanted to be all 3 of them at once). 

Or the year I had to make a tractor costume for the farm themed fall party they had at school.  (Really, a tractor – couldn’t have been a cow, horse or scarecrow, right?!)

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15 FUN Indoor Camping Activities for Kids

FUN Indoor Camping activities for kids – great ideas for bad weather days! When I mentioned 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 staying outside, but I love a tent for indoor camping! We loved …

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20 Fairy Garden Crafts & Play Ideas for Kids

These easy Fairy garden ideas and fairy activities are sure to inspire kids of all ages to dig, plant, grow and engage in imaginative play! Fairy gardens are the perfect way to connect your child with so many learning & sensory concepts and they are easy to create in your backyard, kitchen or classroom!  We …

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