A Secret Club for Kids -- Activities to Help Siblings Get Along

Try this creative idea fOne summer, our kids decided they wanted to start their own club.A secret club."One that only has kids allowed Mom -- you can't come in, okay?"It's one of those times as a parent when you're excited for the creativit...
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15 Things to Craft & Make Using Newspapers

Even though we only get the newspaper once a week, we always seem to have a pile of it lying around the house or tossed in the recycle bin.In fact, that was my inspiration for our DIY Eiffel Tower project!Why go out and spend money on build...
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Sensory Play: Creating a Rainbow

I'm sure you're familiar with the old saying idiom -- "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." In the month of March, life seems to revolve around the crazy weather.  And every once in a while, if you're lucky, you are...
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How to Build the Eiffel Tower: An Engineering Project for Kids

How to Build the Eiffel Tower: An Engineering Project for Kids

Challenge your kids to an engineering project by building the Eiffel Tower using newspapers!This past week, I was looking for a fun engineering project for us to do over Spring Break.Both of my kids loved to build with blocks and Legos when...
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Make Your Own Tinker Box & Build Robots {STEM Project for Kids}

My kids love to learn how things work! You will frequently find them taking things apart or weilding a screwdriver to help Dad with projects around the house. And yes, we have had our own share of mishaps as a result of their explorations...
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40 Free Pretend Play Printables

Kids will love these pretend play printables - police, doctor, detective, scientist, architect, zookeeper and more!Do you have kids who LOVE to pretend?One day, they're a zoo keeper and the next day, playing school with friends -- pretend p...
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Science Projects for Kids: Notebooks & Journals

Have you ever visited the zoo with the kids -- they look at the animals, play around, you talk to them about various things -- and then you're home for a hour or so and the questions begin... Why do the monkeys comb each other?  ...
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20+ Nature-inspired Holiday Projects

Today we have two special treats for you -- some gorgeous ideas for holiday decorating AND one amazing holiday giveaway! One of my favorite ways to decorate during the holidays is with natural items.  Whether it's as simple as the ki...
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How to Make Leaf Prints: Fall Crafts for Kids

If you've ever wondered how to make those gorgeous leaf prints using colorful fall leaves, I can tell you -- they're easy enough for the kids to do! Seems like we've had a good dose of chaos at our house this month -- the kids had 5 days of...
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5 Tips for Creating Awesome Halloween Costumes

I did a little math this week and came to an odd realization -- We have 2 kids and somehow over the past 17 years, I've helped them to create more than 50 costumes! I know -- there's some crazy math there since Halloween only comes but on...
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25 Fun Ways to Have the Kids Join You for Coffee

I'm not sure if I've ever told you this but I am NOT a morning person. Really, not at all. Unlike my husband who's up at 5 every morning (I know!  He's crazy :), I would rather snuggle under the covers in hopes that the world will re...
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15 Fall-themed Texture Art Projects

15 Fall-themed Texture Art Projects

We love to create art with textures!  Paints and crayons are always more fun when you jazz them up with something cool like pinecones, felt or even food items. Textured art offers kids the opportunity to not only create a masterpiece b...
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25 Spectacular Seashell Activities & Crafts

Welcome Summer! We are kicking off summer with a BANG! and bringing you TONS of ideas for summer fun (woohoo!). And since I can't think of Summer without thinking about the beach, I wanted to pull together some creative ideas for playing,...
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12 Fantastic Fractured Fairy Tale Books

Laugh out loud with these funny fairy tale books of favorite retellings for kids & tweens!My daughter is a princess-loving girl but she's also a kid with a great sense of humor. She loves to read books with puns, clever twists and ...
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Fine Motor Skills: Rainbow Rice in a Jar

Today's activity is perfect for working on those fine motor skills as kids build their own rainbow in a jar!It's both a skill development exercise and a fun way to craft and decorate for Spring.We wanted to go colorful and hope to bring the...
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