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17 FREE Summer Reading Programs & Book Logs for Kids & Teens {with printables}

FREE Summer reading programs and book logs for kids & teens -- earn free books & more!! As parents, we know that connecting kids with books throughout the summer is SUCH a good thing.  Summer reading helps them to keep their ...
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Playground Scavenger Hunt {FREE printable!}

Use this free printable Playground Scavenger Hunt and inspire kids to get active while they play! Combining a trip to the playground with a fun scavenger hunt activity for kids is the perfect recipe for an afternoon outdoors. You know how...
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27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

Enjoy these simple summer science experiments that will inspire curious minds!Summer is a wonderful time to let the kids show off their curiosity and do some simple science:Mom, do you think this {non-waterproof object} will float?If I put ...
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17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

Welcome to our first week of DIY Summer Camp -- this week's theme is Around the World Activities for Kids! Summer is a great time to explore a new topic or dive deep into a favorite theme with kids -- the days are longer and the schedules ...
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Unique Gifts for Father's Day that Dads will LOVE!

Unique Gifts for Father's Day that Dads will LOVE!

Browse these unique gift ideas for Dad & Grandpa -- fun items that are sure to put a smile on their face! It's June, which means sunshine, swimming pools and a special day for Dad - which means! When is Father's Day this year?  Don...
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The Secret to a More Relaxing Summer

I've got a secret to share with you today!I'm not really that organized during the summer :)Ok, that's not really it -- the secret is in how I APPEAR to be organized on those crazy summer days. If you've been following The $0 Summer: 1...
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How to Create Memories with Your Kids

How to Create Memories with Your Kids

Ideas for how to create memories with your kids this summer!Many of us are now ‘officially’ on summer break.For kids, it’s a time for popsicles, pool visits and unscheduled adventures!For parents, it’s a time to reconnect with our k...
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Summer Water Safety: A Must Read for all Parents!

Summer Water Safety: A Must Read for all Parents!

May is Water Safety Month and the perfect time to talk to your kids before gearing up to visit the pool or beach this summer! My husband & I disagree about a lot of things -- like who's the best canoe paddler (it's me ;) and whether ...
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30 Things to do Outside + Easy Craft for Kids

30 Things to do Outside + Easy Craft for Kids

This rock painting idea + fun things to do outside will inspire more creative play for your kids without having to hear "there's nothing to do" this summer!I'm a toss-the-kids-out-the-door kind of parent. Children (along with teens and...
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50+ Olympic Activities for Kids

The Summer Olympics are beginning soon & we're going to make them an AMAZING event for your family!Besides cheering on your favorite country, we thought it would be fun to create a friendly Learn & Play Summer Olympic Challenge for ...
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27 Sidewalk Chalk Learning Games & Activities for Summer

27 Sidewalk Chalk Learning Games & Activities for Summer

Grab your favorite sidewalk chalk and do some learning this summer! At the end of the school year, I always spend some time stocking up for Summer fun. I like to do a quick assessment of items that need to be added based on the kids' deve...
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20 Outdoor Activities & Games to Play at the Park

20 Outdoor Activities & Games to Play at the Park

Enjoy these fun activities & games to play at a local park!It's May again and that means we're celebrating Kids to Parks Day with a whole slew of AWESOME ideas for games to play & fun activities to do at the parks!Be sure to visit l...
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20 Playground Games & Activities

This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play.  We are joining them this month to inspire families to get outside & explore their local playgrounds!   Spring is in the air and for so many children that means heading back to th...
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DIY T-shirt Painting: Sun Printing on Fabric

Paint a t-shirt using heat from the sun -- an awesome craft for teens & kids this summer!You know when you find those inspirational points where two seemingly unrelated things collide?Like frozen hot chocolate?! You think "Man, I'm...
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11 Inspiring Books for Kids who Want to Start a Club

Did you have a chance to download the free printables in our 3 Reasons Your Kids Should Start a (Secret) Club post? Starting a club or fort is a rite of passage for kids -- a statement that says "I'm ready to bond with my peers" if you wil...
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