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.
An outdoors Hunger Games game, invented and tested by kids and teens. It needs no fancy equipment, and includes a tag to print out to use in your game.
Get your kids to help clear autumn leaves and make it less of a chore. Here are some ideas to make it more fun for both of you.
Outdoor play is important for early childhood development. Here are five inexpensive ideas that will make your backyard more engaging.
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.
How my daughter taught me a lesson about reality by refusing to play with playdough until after she knew how to shape bread dough.
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!
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.
Keep your kids amused with dress up clothes and craft boxes without spending a fortune. Teach your children to cook and have fun.
Is your young, gifted child interested in quantum physics? This article is about bringing complex science into the home in a child-friendly way.
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.
Looking for some fun science projects to do with kids? Here are eight weather-related projects that are both educational and interactive.
Spending quality time together as a family is important. Here are 6 simple ways to spend more time together with your family.
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!
The late days of summer can stretch on forever, leaving your children bored and restless. Here are seven free activities you may not have tried yet, all enriching, educating, and sure to entertain.
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.
Coming up with activities to do with children can be hard—especially if you're doing it on the spot. Doing a little planning will make the day (or visit) go a lot smoother and will be a lot more fun.
A natural playground contains elements from nature, such as trees, grass, rocks, sand, and water. It's a great place for both active play and creative play.
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!
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.
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.
This article provides a round-up of ideas to keep the kids occupied for long stretches of time while they are at home. The focus is on things that use items you likely have around the house and take minimal prep from parents—but take lots of time for children to finish.
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.
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!
Tons of fun activities for each of the five senses with hands-on exploration, songs, books, art projects, and much more.
Learning about fingerprints and taking them is a fun experiment that also gives instant results. This project appeals to a wide variety of ages.
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.
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.
Potluck playdates are a simple way to bring families together, and they're also easy on your budget. Here are some ideas to get you started!
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.
Learn the rules to some easy and classic card games which are good to play with children. With classics like Snap, Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy Eights and Rummy, card games are a great way to spend some family time together.
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.
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.
Looking for a fun way to teach kids or teens about the concept of investment risk? This game teaches the correlation of risk to return using candies such as Skittles in an easy-to-learn dice game.
Here are the best books for children ages 2-6 that cover Chinese culture and feature children with Chinese heritage.
Simple ways to introduce children to gardening! Plus, alternative ideas to teach kids about growing fruits and vegetables without a backyard garden.
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.
Here are 10 fun outdoor activities for grandparents to do with their grandchildren. Take kids out into the fresh air and sunshine, enjoy nature and have fun!
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!
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.
Combining education and entertainment is important to the development of a child’s brain. They will always pay more attention to fun things, and if those things can teach them a thing or two, everybody wins.
Looking for fun outdoor games for kids? Here is a list of fun, natural, and free outside and backyard activities for you and your toddlers and preschoolers. Get outside and play!
In this article, you will learn lots of fun and unexpected ways to use glow sticks, including games and party ideas as well as decor ideas for weddings and birthdays.
“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!
Activities and lesson plans for We're Going on a Bear Hunt like sequencing, repetition, five senses, basic geography, and facing fears, with videos, links, and more.
A summary of rides at Disneyland California Adventures theme park that are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.
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.
Origami fortune tellers are fun and allows the child to pretend to answer questions about the future as well as count letters and numbers.
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.
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
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.
Ever wanted to own gallons of Silly Putty? Make your own using some very common, inexpensive ingredients.
It's Pumpkin Time! and everything that goes with it, from growing in the garden to harvest celebrations, and even a little bit of Halloween. Read this book as part of an October story hour or preschool circle time, then try some of the pumpkin-themed activities on your own.
Bring your indoor board games outdoors to your driveway with sidewalk chalk. Get active when you and your kids become the game pieces!
Christmas is nearing and Hatchimals are a hot toy of the season. While Hatchimals may offer instant gratification, we are choosing to hatch real chicks for the education and real-life experience.
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!
Learn age appropriate tips for helping your child build sand castles and sculptures. Includes how to video and photos taken at the annual Rehoboth Beach Sand Castle Contest.
When planning a day at the beach, don't forget these nine beach essentials. These nine items are must-haves for a great day at the beach.