Indoor Winter Games for Kids: Holiday Charades or Pictionary {w/free printable}

Enjoy some time inside with these fun holiday & winter themed charade or pictionary games for kids and families! This week, I've realized that winter is coming.  Scratch that – winter is here (at least in most of the country).&...
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Family Night (or Day) Out Idea + a Giveaway!

Family Night (or Day) Out Idea + a Giveaway!

  Enjoy a family night out with classic games to play, a relaxing eating area and food everyone will enjoy. As we head into winter, it's that time of year when parents scout out more indoor activities to do with their kids. But we want...
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12 Awesome Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

12 Awesome Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

These Easter Egg Hunt ideas are sure to please kids of all ages and include ideas for both indoor & outdoor hunts! I grew up in Central New York which means that snow & cold on Easter was a fairly common thing. My Mom always let us ...
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Dr. Seuss Activities: Wacky Wednesday Ideas, Zoo Game & Idioms

Dr. Seuss Activities: Wacky Wednesday Ideas, Zoo Game & Idioms

Enjoy these Dr. Seuss activities that include Wacky Wednesday ideas, a Create Your Own Zoo Game and learning about idioms.Earlier this month, we shared some fun facts and resources about Dr. Seuss . Being such a fan of Seuss books, I ...
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15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

Inspire your kids to explore science with these play & learning ideas and activities! If you've ever watch children play, you can see how much fun they have pretending.  Sometimes they are building social skills or practicing their...
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Refraction & Light Experiments: Easy Science for Kids

Learn about refraction of light with this easy science experiment that can be done at home or in the classroom.Our easy science experiments are back and this week, we're adding a touch of 'magic'!In my experience, you can AMAZE kids with tw...
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Arctic Animals & Forest Animals: Comparing Animal Habitats

Animal habitats are a fascinating topic to discuss with kids! I'm sure you've been peppered with questions about where animals live and why --"Where do all the animals go in winter?"or"Why can't we have rainforest animals live near us ...
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18 Paper Airplanes, Plane Crafts & Books about Flying

Planes have been a long-standing thing at our house -- paper airplanes, plane games & flying with kids. My son was BIG into paper airplanes as a kid and both of our kids became proficient travelers by the time they were five. But I th...
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Non-scary Pirate Books & Movies for Kids

Did you know September 19th is International Talk like a Pirate Day?  Aarrghhh! The perfect day to have some fun searching for hidden 'treasure', playing dress-up, reading a few good books and even enjoying a family movie together. ...
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10 Creative Activities for Kids Who Can't Sit Still

10 Creative Activities for Kids Who Can't Sit Still

Creative activities for kids who have to fidget, move and stay active!Our kids could never sit still during reading time. They would ask to build block towers, do headstands on the couch so they could see the book upside down or color ...
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20 STEM Activities Inspired by Kids Movies

I know a lot of families (including ours!) enjoy seeing some of the new kids movies that come to theaters.And family movie nights are a perfect time to watch some of the classic kids flicks that we may have missed seeing at the thater durin...
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150+ Activities for Year-Round Play & Learning

If you were standing right next to me when I tell you this, I'm sure you would laugh a little because it's hard for me to say it without jumping up & down ... We have written a book! Being an author is a life goal of mine so I'm reall...
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12 Inspiring Science Movies for Kids

Movies about science & inventors is the focus of this week's Summer Movie Series for Kids!There are a number of wonderful films that will inspire children to tinker and create new things -- kids always come up with the most amazing idea...
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9 Totally NOT Boring History Movies for Kids

Inspire kids to learn about the past with these great history movies that are perfect to us in the classroom or at home!Welcome back to the 2nd part of our Summer Movies for Kids series!Last week, we featured outstanding kids books that wer...
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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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