DIY Cupid’s Cookie Shop!

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This sweet little pretend Cupid’s Cookie Shop was so simple to set up, and kept the kids happily entertained for a long time during a recent snow day when they had off from school. I love how something as simple as a few sheets of felt and bits from the dollar store can make them […]

Valentine Craft for Kids

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This Valentine craft for kids would be great to do as a party activity! Here’s how to make Cupid Cottages from paper bags, recycled newspaper, Valentine stickers, and some leftover crafty bits you may already have on-hand. These would look great as a table centerpiece or on display in your home! My kids had so […]

Polar Animals Sensory Bin

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This polar animals sensory bin was one of my kids’ favorite activities during a recent day off from school due to icy weather. We did not get any snow, so we made our own. Then we added some small toy animals for plenty of imaginative Winter playtime fun! This was so quick and easy to […]

Ways to Play Winter Calendar 2015

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Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Winter, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from January through March includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun Winter activities!!!  Ways to Play Winter Calendar 2015 Printable: Includes activities […]

How to Make a Paper Snowflake Kit

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Paper snowflakes are such a wonderful classic Winter craft to make together with the kids. These paper snowflake kits are the perfect way to ensure all of the materials you need are in one place to inspire plenty of Winter crafting fun! These would be a great simple gift idea too! Don’t forget to print […]

New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

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Are you getting ready to ring in the New Year with the kids? Our friends at Netflix have made it easy for families to celebrate New Year’s Eve together with a new original series on Netflix Streaming — “All Hail King Julien“! The first five episodes are now available. What better way to party than with […]

Gift Guide for Future Innovators

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Do your kids enjoy building things or solving problems? If so, you could have a future innovator or engineer on your hands! Here are some of our absolute favorite gifts to help foster a love of STEM learning. Gift Guide for Future Innovators: 1. Tinker Crate (Ages 9-16) We have received several Tinker Crates thanks to […]

Things to Do in Winter with Kids

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Here is a super convenient list of things to do in Winter with kids during the holiday break, outlined in a handy ebooklet printable! This adorable ebooklet features ONE DOZEN of our most popular holiday crafts, recipes, and activities from Inner Child Fun Media sites. Each project features beautiful photos, detailed instructions, and helpful supply lists. Most of these projects use common […]

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

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Need some simple ideas for handmade gifts this holiday season?? Here is a collection of some of our favorite handmade holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list. Added bonus, the kids can help make many of these, keeping them entertained while actively participating in the gift making process! Aren’t handmade holiday gifts the best?? […]

Handmade Holiday – Chili Mix in a Jar Recipe

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Chili mix in a jar is a quick, simple, and frugal gift idea everyone is sure to love. Nothing takes the chill out of winter like a warm bowl of chili! The kids and I made these a few years ago, and they were a HUGE hit! The kids took turns measuring out the ingredients and […]

Holiday Gift Idea for Kids – Tinker Crate

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I am excited to share with you a new product from our friends at Kiwi Crate that is designed for kids ages 9-16 to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) skills! The new Tinker Crate subscription service has been a HUGE hit with my kids!! Each month, they look forward to receiving a package […]

Family Movie Night for Thanksgiving

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With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to have a family movie night featuring the movie Free Birds and a quick Thanksgiving turkey craft to go along with it! The kids thought these cards were so much fun to make, and they cannot wait to mail them off […]

Painting En Plein Air With Kids

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Painting en plein air with kids can be a great way to foster a love of nature while enjoying plenty of creative art time fun in the process! I love how this activity combines two of my favorite things — painting and enjoying the outdoors! This is such a simple activity, but it kept my kids […]

Hand Painted Thank You Cards

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These hand painted thank you cards were so much fun to make! Making your own cards is a great way to foster gratitude and the perfect excuse for some crafty fun. My kids were so proud of how nicely their hand painted thank you cards turned out, and they cannot wait to mail them off […]

Autumn Nature Activity – Leaf Detectives!

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This Autumn nature activity is a great way to keep the kids engaged in outdoor play this season, and you may be able to do this right in your own backyard! My kids loved pretending to be “leaf detectives” to explore which leaves come from which trees. They went on several top secret missions to […]

10 Quirky Books for Kids

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These quirky books for kids (or the kid-in-you) are great for those who love a little whimsy and a bit of the unexpected! They are some of our favorite read aloud books, and they are filled with charm and beautiful illustrations. Your kids may want to read these again and again! Here are 10 Quirky Books […]

Story Time in the Park

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Looking for some fun after school adventures to try? You may want to follow us on Instagram where I share quick and easy after school activities, scenic nature photos, play ideas, and simple craft projects! A few weeks ago on Instagram, I shared this idea for a special story time in the park. It was such […]

NETFLIX Streaming Family Movie Night

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Here’s a family movie night idea for those days in-between Halloween and Christmas! The best part is, the movie is streaming on NETFLIX, and the activity can be done right in your own kitchen. A big thank you to our friends at NETFLIX for sponsoring today’s creative family fun post, adding me as a member […]