Dollar Store Boredom Busters!

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These boredom busters for kids are simple to set up and are perfect if you are looking for easy ways to keep the kids entertained while indoors. Since most of the materials can be found at a local dollar store, they are super affordable too! You may even be able to sneak in a little learning […]

Polar Party for Snow Day Fun

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These ideas for snow day fun are simple and easy to set up! Most of these use items you probably already have at home. When school is cancelled for a snow (and ice) day, it can upset daily schedules and frigid temperatures can mean lots of time indoors. These activities are great for when you […]

Netflix Streaming During a Blizzard

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Can’t decide what to watch on Netflix streaming during a blizzard? Snow storms and movies go so well together. What better time to get cozy and have a family movie day? Here are some of our favorite Winter or Snow-themed family friendly flicks to watch instantly on Netflix streaming. Don’t forget the popcorn, pillows, and blankets! […]

Top Secret Valentine Writing Center!

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This Top Secret Valentine Writing Center was a huge hit with my kids (ages 6 and 10)! They spent an entire afternoon coding, writing, and trading Valentine messages back and forth. Special thanks to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative Valentine activity post and supplying us with lots of crafty goodies. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Halloween Activity: Play Dough Spiders

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This Halloween activity for kids is quick and easy to set up using whatever leftover craft materials you happen to have on-hand! These play dough spiders would be a great activity for a Halloween party, or even just a bit of festive fun on a rainy day.  To make your own invitation to create play […]

Teaching Kids About Fire Safety

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I am so excited to share a new free app with you that is designed to make teaching kids about fire safety a fun and engaging process! Sparky and the Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms app is available for both iOS and Andriod devices. It’s free, easy to install, and super fun for the kids […]

Puzzles and Pajamas Picnic

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Hosting a puzzles and pajamas picnic is such a fun and special way for the kids to enjoy an afternoon snack and make the most of a rainy afternoon! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative play idea. This puzzles and pajamas picnic is very simple to […]

Morning Activities Before School

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These playful ways to connect with your kids on weekday mornings are simple to set up, easy to clean up afterwards, and only require a couple of minutes to do! Weekday mornings are notorious for being a busy and hectic time — especially once the school year begins. Thankfully, with just a bit of planning the […]

How to Make a Fort Building Kit

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For a recent friend’s birthday, my kids wanted to surprise the birthday child with something super fun — a fort building kit! It was quick and easy to put together, but most importantly, it made the birthday girl smile!! They were very happy to learn that the fort building kit has already been put to […]