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  • We have all heard about making slime at home for your children, but why not up your slime game with fluffy slime? Your kid will thank you!

    How to Make Fluffy Slime

    How to Make Fluffy Slime

    by Kate Daily0

  • Here you will find some ideas to introduce creative play to your child at home. Creativity is all about your child learning and discovering, using their imagination to explore and create.

    Creative Play Ideas for Young Children

    Creative Play Ideas for Young Children

    by jacqui201110

  • Bring your indoor board games outdoors to your driveway with sidewalk chalk. Get active when you and your kids become the game pieces!

    How to Create Driveway Board Games

    How to Create Driveway Board Games

    by Leah Kennedy-Jangraw3

  • Family game nights are always a great way to bond as a family, even more so if you switch it up and play truth or dare together! Try out this list of 100+ truths and dares for kids!

    100+ Fun Truth or Dare Questions for Kids

    100+ Fun Truth or Dare Questions for Kids

    by Tatiana254

  • Penguin Day is a real holiday! Teach your children about penguins with some easy and inexpensive fun. Get some penguin facts, recipes, penguin craft ideas. January 20 is Penguin Day

    Fun Penguin Day Activities for Kids

    Fun Penguin Day Activities for Kids

    by HalloweenRecipes0

  • More and more research shows the positive effects outdoor play has on young children, and summer is the perfect time to capitalize on that. When kids are outside in nature, they build confidence as they use their bodies for new feats, take on more challenges, and explore the world around them.

    50 Fun, Fabulous, and Free Activities to Do With Your Preschooler This Summer

    50 Fun, Fabulous, and Free Activities to Do With Your Preschooler This Summer

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • Cheap and easy science fair projects seem to be harder and harder to find. This how to guide will demonstrate several very affordable projects you can use to make your kid's day or just to spend some quality time together.

    Cheap and Easy Science Fair Projects

    Cheap and Easy Science Fair Projects

    by Sam Little12

  • So you want to take your kid on a road trip but they always end up car sick? Here are five fun games to play in the car with your family that encourage queasy passengers to keep their eyes ahead.

    Fun Car Games for Kids Who Get Car Sick

    Fun Car Games for Kids Who Get Car Sick

    by Kate Stroud1

  • You can make a rainbow on a window sill, rainbows in the dark, and rainbows in the backyard using simple things like water, a mirror, and a flashlight. You can create rainbows from CDs and crystals and even swirl rainbows in your milk. There are lots of other colorful things to do with rainbows, so don't wait for a lucky rainbow day. Make your own rainbows today.

    Science Project Ideas for Rainbows

    Science Project Ideas for Rainbows

    by Candace Bacon17

  • These 14 great Valentine's Day crafts to make with your kids will allow them to express themselves, learn some new skills, and receive the satisfaction of giving good gifts to others that come from the heart.

    14 Great Valentine's Crafts to Make With Your Kids

    14 Great Valentine's Crafts to Make With Your Kids

    by Victoria Van Ness2

  • Did you know about National Teddy Bear Picnic day?! What an excellent opportunity to throw a little party for your kids! We did it last year, and this year I went all out. We had a blast!

    How to Throw a Teddy Bear Picnic

    How to Throw a Teddy Bear Picnic

    by Jamie Jensen0

  • Stimulating a child's love of learning is one of the most important tasks for parents and teachers. Find out what photography can do to make it fun.

    Cameras for Kids

    Cameras for Kids

    by Ruth Coffee61

  • Every parent needs a go-to list of free activities to do with your kids anytime. Sometimes life gets hectic, and no one wants to have to spend a great deal of money to entertain their kids if they don't have to. And you don't! Check out some of these fun activities below for some inspiration.

    Free Activities to Do With Your Kids Anytime

    Free Activities to Do With Your Kids Anytime

    by Victoria Van Ness0

  • Tons of fun activities for each of the five senses with hands-on exploration, songs, books, art projects, and much more.

    Five Senses Activities for Kids

    Five Senses Activities for Kids

    by Candace Bacon19

  • The weather is finally getting warmer and the days are growing longer. It's time to get outside with the kids and do fun things that cost virtually nothing. Go on a scavenger hunt. Eat green eggs and ham to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. Make a "bug bottle," and learn how to compost!

    8 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Spring

    8 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Spring

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • Here are six rounds of Family Feud questions for kids. It's a great game for encouraging kids to build reasoning and recollection skills, imagine how others think, and have fun with each other.

    Family Feud Questions for Kids

    Family Feud Questions for Kids

    by Sam Mendoran21

  • You don't have to spend a great deal of money in order to make great memories with your kids. It really doesn't matter what you do, as long as you are 100% there with them in the middle of the action, that's what makes the best memories.

    Fun, Free Ways to Make Memories as a Family

    Fun, Free Ways to Make Memories as a Family

    by Victoria Van Ness1

  • A list of 300+ words for kids playing Pictionary, with easy, medium, and hard clues for children of different skill levels, as well as several categories, from movies and video games to food and drink.

    300+ Pictionary Word Ideas for Kids

    300+ Pictionary Word Ideas for Kids

    by Sam Mendoran2

  • Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this summer? Find 5 fun bubble activities to share with your children. Includes homemade bubble solution recipes.

    5 Fun Bubble Activities for Kids

    5 Fun Bubble Activities for Kids

    by Alissa Roberts22

  • All 11-, 12-, 13-, and 14-year-olds should have ways to make money, and they should also have the opportunity to start their own business should they want to. Learn how!

    How a Kid Can Successfully Start a Business

    How a Kid Can Successfully Start a Business

    by angryelf292

  • Whether you're stuck at home with toddlers because the weather is bad or you're just too tired to take the kids out, here are some creative ideas for keeping your toddlers busy without leaving the house.

    Keeping Your Toddler Busy at Home

    Keeping Your Toddler Busy at Home

    by Kierstin Gunsberg2

  • The bullets below have been taken from a kids environmental education program. It is very nice to see that kids in the 21st century learn environmentally friendly lifestyle from the very early days!

    26 Ways Kids Can Protect the Environment!

    26 Ways Kids Can Protect the Environment!

    by RedCardinal76

  • The song presents various features that made it popular in the 50s and 60s and still make it appealing to contemporary families: parent-child connection, a child’s wish, and an atmosphere of mystery.

    Scarlet Ribbons: Fun Family Activity and Sing-A-Long

    Scarlet Ribbons: Fun Family Activity and Sing-A-Long

    by Dora Weithers32

  • The benefits of playing memory games with your child are huge, making it easier for them to learn multiplication tables, math facts, and more. Your child will love these fun memory games.

    5 Fun Memory Games for Kids

    5 Fun Memory Games for Kids

    by Maggie.L15

  • Winter will be here before we know it. Instead of hibernating inside and dreaming of spring, plan to get outside for some family fun this winter. Here are my top five suggestions for inexpensive family fun in the snow.

    Top 5 Cheap and Fun Outdoor Winter Activities for Families

    Top 5 Cheap and Fun Outdoor Winter Activities for Families

    by Kathy Sima8

  • Autumn is a wonderful time of year to spend time outdoors as a family. This article highlights fall activities that are fun for kids of all ages.

    Fun Fall Activities for Kids of All Ages

    Fun Fall Activities for Kids of All Ages

    by Kathy Sima14

  • Learning about fingerprints and taking them is a fun experiment that also gives instant results. This project appeals to a wide variety of ages.

    Fingerprint Science Project for Kids

    Fingerprint Science Project for Kids

    by Lela Davidson42

  • Make creations that glow in the dark by making your own glowing chalk. Mix up a batch of homemade glow chalk using a highlighter, glow paint, or even glow powder. Or grab a box of Crayola Glow Chalk for a glowing project to stir together.

    How to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Chalk

    How to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Chalk

    by Candace Bacon7

  • “Would You Rather” is a cute and funny game that can be played by kids as a way to get to know one another! Here are 50 "Would You Rather..." questions for kids!

    50 Would You Rather Questions for Kids

    50 Would You Rather Questions for Kids

    by Tatiana16

  • Most women in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) are married, stay-at-home moms, but single moms can still find support and encouragement in the group.

    A Single Mom's Review of MOPS

    A Single Mom's Review of MOPS

    by Missy14

  • Tips for an educational, active, fun, fall outdoor scavenger hunt for kids. Includes ideas for autumn hunt items, photo hunts, and a display of the items found.

    Get Kids Moving With a Fall Scavenger Hunt

    Get Kids Moving With a Fall Scavenger Hunt

    by FitFamily7

  • Origami fortune tellers are fun and allows the child to pretend to answer questions about the future as well as count letters and numbers.

    How to Make an Origami Fortune Teller

    How to Make an Origami Fortune Teller

    by formosangirl4

  • Simple ways to introduce children to gardening! Plus, alternative ideas to teach kids about growing fruits and vegetables without a backyard garden.

    Three Ways to Garden With Children

    Three Ways to Garden With Children

    by Kristina Hearn6

  • Here are some fantastic books to read with your kids in November to discuss hibernation, migration, the weather, the seasonal changes, and how humans and animals alike prepare for the winter. There are some really funny ones scattered in along with some great stories of the real Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

    Fantastic Books to Read With Your Kids in November

    Fantastic Books to Read With Your Kids in November

    by Victoria Van Ness2

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