Quick Summer Craft for Kids

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Need a quick Summer craft for kids to do? These sandcastle notecards are so much fun to make! My kids love to play in the sand, and these notecards are a great way to celebrate a day at the beach, or an afternoon spent playing in the sandbox. Best of all, they can be mailed […]

Introduction to Robotics with Sphero

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Do you have a child who is interested in robotics or programming? Sphero is the world’s first robotic ball that kids ages 8 and up can control using a smartphone or tablet! A special thank you to Sphero for providing us with our own Sphero and for sponsoring today’s playful learning post. Read on to […]

Nature Packs for Kids

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Packing a fun nature kit for kids is a great way to foster a love of nature, and get outdoors with minimal hassle throughout the summer months! They are so much fun to put together, and you can use many household items you probably already have on hand. Nature packs make it easy to enjoy […]

Fun Ways to Play Outside this Summer

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Here are some of our favorite fun ways to play outside this Summer! A big thank you to Kmart for sponsoring today’s creative play ideas. Check out the Kmart HOT Deals Sales Page for many toys and play structures that are ideal for encouraging the kids to play outdoors! Lately, the kids and I have been making […]

How to Tie Dye a Shirt

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Here is a tutorial to show how to tie dye a shirt, a classic Summer craft to try to with the kids! These tips for keeping the mess to a minimum are a great way to maximize the fun! These tie dyed shirts are the perfect Summer “uniform” for kids. My kids were so proud of how bright […]

Exploring Kids Castle in Doylestown, PA

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A Day at Kids Castle in Doylestown, PA If you’re looking for a fun field trip for the kids in the greater Philadelphia area, you may want to check out the amazing Kids’ Castle within Doylestown, PA’s Central Park! My kids took one look at it and declared it as the “best most fun playground ever”. […]

10 Best Travel Games and Activities for Kids

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These travel games and activities for kids are some of our family’s favorites for road trips, or anytime you are in need of a little mess-free fun! If you have a road trip planned for this Summer, these travel games are sure to keep the kids entertained along the way. A big thank you to […]

Summer Crafts for Kids – Passport to Imagination at Michael’s

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Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday now thru August 1st, Michael’s craft stores across the country will be hosting the Passport to Imagination program from 10am-noon. If you’re not already familiar with the Passport to Imagination, it is a series of creative craft projects designed for kids ages 5 and up to do in the store […]

Make a Summer S’mores Kit!

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One of our favorite Summertime family activities is to make s’mores together! I thought it would be fun to put together a few s’mores making kits to deliver to some local friends to help kickstart the Summer. The kids and I had so much fun making these and giving them out, and I love that they […]

Make a Water Fight Kit!

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These water fight kits are a fun way to surprise family and friends with a little treat to gear up for the Summer months! I have included a free printable label for easy gift-giving too. My kids love dunking the sponge bombs into buckets of water to throw at each other, and the sponge bombs can […]

Our Favorite Healthy Family Habits

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The summer months are a great time to focus on developing healthy family habits that are fun and easy to incorporate into your daily schedule! Here are some of our favorite ways to find our family’s “healthy sweet spot,” where making daily healthy habits can be fun and easy to do. Added bonus — be sure […]

How to Make a Summer Book Wagon

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This Summer book wagon is such a simple way to encourage kids to actively read all season long! It can be completely customized to suit the interests and age of any child, and the wagon makes Summer story time a portable event that you can take with you virtually anywhere while enjoying a picnic snack. Great […]

Our Favorite Books for LEGO Movie Fans

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The LEGO® Movie is about to be released to DVD on June 17th, and my kids can hardly wait! If you’re looking for some great gift ideas for a LEGO® Movie fan in your life, you will definitely want to check out these newest releases from DK that bring the best of the movie to […]

Summer Smoothies — No Blender Required!

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This Summer you can say “goodbye” to your blender when it comes to making delicious and healthy smoothies thanks to the new DOLE Nutrition Plus Fruit & Veggie Shakers POWER Smoothies! These are incredibly easy to prepare and can be found right in the freezer aisle of your local grocery store. Special thanks to the […]

Ways to Play Summer Calendar 2014

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Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Summer, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from June through August includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun Summer activities!!! Ways to Play Summer Calendar 2014 Printable: Includes […]

Quick Learning Activity for Preschoolers

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This super quick learning activity for preschoolers is easy to set up and only uses a few materials! It’s great for practicing spelling, letter identifcation, phonics, handwriting, and fine-motor skills. My daughter thought this “Build It! Write It!” activity was such a fun way to learn, and I later kept the materials available to her as […]

Gearing Kids Up for Game Day

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Playing sports is a great way to keep kids active outdoors during the Summer months. My kids really love kicking a soccer ball around the yard, running outside playing tag, or even setting up an outdoor obstacle course!  I thought I would share one of our favorite snacks for game day, or any other time we […]

Simple Patriotic Treats!

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Need a super quick and festive patriotic treat for Memorial Day weekend or 4th of July?? These simple patriotic treats are very easy to make! They don’t require any baking, and they use only a few ingredients, so it’s a great way to keep things simple. These are so much fun to make with the […]