Safari Crafts and Activities

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Safari crafts and activities are a great way to keep the kids entertained this Summer while learning lots of new things about animals and wildlife. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring our wild adventures while we celebrated “Safari Week” here at home! These safari crafts and activities are […]

10 Places to Visit in the USA in 10 Years

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Is your family planning an upcoming travel adventure? Looking for some inspiring places to visit in the USA? I have written before about how my own adventures in travel when I was a kid have shaped me into who I am today. You can read more about that here. In this series of posts sponsored […]

Puppet Crafts and Activities

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Puppet crafts and activities are a great way to foster creativity for kids (or the kid-in-you). Many types of puppets can be made using common household items. Once the kids are finished creating their puppets, invite them to put on a show of their own. Later, you can watch movies with puppets streaming on Netflix. Below […]

Camp Playful — Week 2 of 5

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The response to the Camp Playful FREE 5 part video series has been amazing! Have you registered yet? If not, click here to register now for instant access to detailed video tutorials for week 1’s projects. Join thousands from around the world as we play and craft together this Summer! Camp Playful projects are designed for […]

Free Summer Math Program for Kids

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If you are looking for an easy and free way to keep kids engaged in Math during the Summer months, you will want to check out the TenMarks app by Amazon. Summer can be a challenging month to reverse learning loss in Math, but with the TenMarks Summer Math program for kids, it is easy […]

Goal Setting with a Vision Board

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During the summer months, I reflect on our family goals and do some financial planning. I often use a vision board for brainstorming ideas and goal setting. Creating a vision board does not have to be a long or complicated process! A vision board can be as simple as a piece of poster board that […]

Family Movie Night – Beach Theme!

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Want to bring the fun of the beach to your next family movie night? Here are some ideas to make family movie night super fun — BEACH STYLE! A big thank you to our friends at Netflix for sponsoring today’s creative family movie idea. With Netflix streaming, you have instant access to thousands of movies […]

Awesome Summer Activities with Camp Playful!

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Are you looking for awesome Summer activities? Wondering how to make the most of your time with the kids? Exciting news! I have teamed up with creative vloggers Maggy at Red Ted Art and Ana at Babble Dabble Do to produce an inspiring 5 part video series called Camp Playful. You won’t want to miss it! […]

Maytag Salutes Sweepstakes!

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I have an EXCITING sweepstakes to share with you, but you will want to hurry to get your entries in because time is almost out! From 5/1 through 5/31, hhgregg and Maytag brand are giving away $45,000 in Maytag brand appliances. WOW!! The best part is, there are FOUR ways to enter and you can enter up to […]

Favorite Road Trip Games and Activities

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Are you planning a family road trip this Summer? Keeping the kids entertained during a long car trip is easy with these clever road trip games and activities! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s play ideas! Here are some of our favorite ways to encourage creative play […]

Inside Out – Trailer, Activity Sheets, and More!

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We are counting down the days until Disney Pixar’s movie Inside Out comes to theaters! Thanks to a special preview event during the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, the kids and I have been telling our friends to mark their calendars for the film’s release on June 19th. Inside Out features brilliant storytelling and […]

How to Make Bubble Solution for Giant Bubbles

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Making your own bubble solution is quick, easy, and fun to do with the kids. This recipe for bubble solution is perfect for making giant bubbles! It has quickly become one of our favorite go-to outdoor activities to enjoy together on beautiful Spring and Summer days. Tip – for best results, make bubbles on a […]

How to Make Giant Bubble Wands

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These giant bubble wands are easy to make with just a few items you can find at your local hardware store. Older kids can help tie on the string, and younger kids can help measure out how much string to use. The kids may even enjoy decorating these giant bubble wands with paint, glitter glue, or decorative duct […]

Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe

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This sidewalk chalk paint recipe is made with common household items you probably have on hand! If you don’t already have the materials needed to make this, you may be able to find these at your local dollar store or grocery store. This sidewalk chalk paint recipe features vibrant colors that can easily be washed […]

How to Make an Outdoor Obstacle Course

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Looking for an easy way to learn how to make an outdoor obstacle course? This simple project is quick to set up, and it is a great way to re-use old pool noodles you may already have on-hand. You should be able to find all of the items needed for this project at your local dollar […]

Birthday Party Favor Ideas

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These birthday party favor ideas are simple, fun, and inexpensive! As an added bonus, these selections can help promote fine motor development, hand-eye coordination, and plenty of imaginative playtime fun. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s list of birthday party favor ideas! All of these party favors […]

Cardboard Roll Crafts!

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These cardboard roll crafts are fun and easy to make! We save plenty of empty paper towel rolls and wrapping paper rolls to re-use for these crafts. These are perfect for a rainy day or anytime you are in need of some simple crafty fun! Here is one of our favorite cardboard roll crafts — […]

Make Family Movie Night Fun – 5 Ideas

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Looking for some inspiring ways to make family movie night fun and extra special? Below you will find ideas for enjoying movie night with your family without leaving your home! A big thank you to our friends at Netflix for sponsoring today’s creative ideas for family fun. Netflix streaming makes it easy and affordable to enjoy […]