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2021 Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Check out the FREE 2021 Summer Reading Programs for kids! It's that time of year again when we break out the list of free summer reading programs.  Since research shows that kids who don't read over their summer break actually lose so...
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100+ Free Summer Activities for Kids

Grab this printable list of FREE Summer Activities for Kids and start planning for an awesome summer or staycation! May is always that time I start planning for warmer weather and (this summer especially) hunting down some fun summer activ...
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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 ...
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17 FUN Activities to Do at the Park

17 FUN Activities to Do at the Park

Try one or more of these fun things to do at the park with your family! Our family LOVES to visit different parks - there are SO many ideas for outdoor activities & games to play at a park near you. Today, we're partnering with the Na...
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Family Camping Activities in Your Own Backyard

Fun backyard camping activities for kids and families to try at home! 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...
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DIY Sundial for Kids

DIY Sundial for Kids

Learn how to build a sundial -- a great STEM activity for kids! For years I've been saying that it would be cool to have a sundial in the yard! First, I operate by 'sundial' time more than by a clock -- you know, the "it's just about the ...
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12 Outdoor Activities for Families {FREE printable challenge!}

AWESOME Outdoor Activities for Families to enjoy this summer (+FREE printable Adventure Challenge too!) It's one of those times when nothing seems normal -- so maybe it's a sign to try something new, you know, mix things up a bit, right? ...
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12 Christmas in July Activities for Kids

Try some of these creative Christmas in July activities and games for kids & families! I'll admit, we do have some out-of-the ordinary traditions in our family but it's those off the wall ideas that create some awesome memories too.&nb...
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36 Summer Sensory Activities

36 Summer Sensory Activities

Explore some of these summer sensory activities this year with your kids no matter what their age! My kids are "touchers" -- as in, they always put their hands on things.  When they were young, I can't tell you how many times I said ...
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Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles & July 4th Printable Activities

Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles & July 4th Printable Activities

Celebrate Independence Day with these FREE July 4th printable activities & glow in the dark sensory bottles! I can't believe it's almost July! Man, summer sure can fly by if you're not paying attention ;) Today's idea is one of those ...
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Christmas in July: Activities for Kids

Fun Christmas in July activities for kids to enjoy this summer! Every year since my kids were young, we've celebrated 'Christmas in July' - fun day when we forget about the heat of summer, spend some time together enjoying favorite Christm...
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20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

We're so excited about this Printable Activity Pack with TONS of fun summer activities for kids! And right now, you can get it at a special price (50% off) for a limited time!! Because it's never too early to start preparing for summer br...
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Ocean Layers for Kids: Science & Math Activity

Explore the world under the sea with this Ocean Layers Activity for Kids! We LOVE doing science projects about the ocean's zones and layers each summer!  It just seems like the right time to explore the big blue sea and learn a little...
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How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean STEM Activity

How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean STEM Activity

FUN ocean science for kids: draw & measure the size of a blue whale with this week's outdoor STEM activity! We are going under the sea to learn about whales with one of our fun Ocean STEM activities. Have you ever really wondered what...
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Red, White & Blue Scavenger Hunt (FREE printable!)

Enjoy this FREE printable Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt for the 4th of July or a fun summer game! Our newest Summer scavenger hunt idea is perfect for kids & adults -- and a fun activity to add to your Independence Day plans this ...
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