10 Cheap Busy Bag Ideas for Kids

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These busy bag ideas are a great way keep kids entertained, especially when you need a simple boredom buster with minimal set up required. Having busy bags pre-filled and ready to go is an easy way to organize materials for spontaneous play time fun whenever inspiration strikes! You probably have many of the materials to […]

Ways to Play during Spring Break

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These creative ways to play during Spring Break are sure to keep the kids happily entertained while creating or spending some time outdoors! Many of these use recyclable materials, or other common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun activities for kids! Here are 20 of our favorite ways to […]

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Ideas for Playing in the Snow

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These ideas for playing in the snow are sure to delight kids of all ages! For those of you who are still getting snow, here are some of our favorite ways to take advantage of the last of the snow days and make some FUN memories with the kids this Winter. 1. Snow Bakery This […]

Discover the Art of Zentangle

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Zentangle is a mediative art form that is easy to learn, and relaxing to create. Best of all, almost anyone can create beautiful images using zentangle techniques! It’s perfect for those who would like to increase their focus and creativity. I love that only a few key materials are needed, and they are small enough […]

No Cook Chocolate Scented Playdough Recipe

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I wish you could have smelled my kitchen after making this no cook chocolate scented playdough! My kids absolutely loved this invitation to play pretend Valentine chocolate shop! If the kids are old enough to know not to put play dough into their mouths, you can make your own no cook chocolate scented playdough with […]

10 Simple Ways to Delight Your Kids

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Making lasting memories with your kids doesn’t have to take much time or cost a lot of money. I asked some of my favorite writers for Inner Child Fun Media to share their best tips for how they make ordinary moments with their kids into treasured memories. Be sure to follow their blogs below for […]

What to Do with Toddlers on a Snow Day

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For many busy parents, keeping little kids entertained while indoors during a snow day can be a challenge. Here are some of our favorite activities that are quick and EASY to set up, while making lots of special Winter memories you and your kids are sure to treasure! What to Do with Toddlers on a […]

5 Simple Ways to Be Kind to Your Family

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Do you know what I love?? Tiny acts of kindness that are done “just because”! Being kind to your family doesn’t have to take up hours of time or lots of money. It can be small acts of kindness that foster your family to be the very best it can be, whether you live under […]

Let’s Have an Indoor Picnic!

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Last week, my 5 year old came running over to me and excitedly declared, “MOMMY! We should put a blanket on the floor! In the living room! And have a picnic! *gasp* INdoors!!!!” She didn’t have to twist *my* arm.  It really was as easy as she described. She spread the blanket on the living […]

Simple Craft for Kids — Cardboard Tube Construction Set

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It’s that time of year when many of us have leftover wrapping paper tubes just waiting to be repurposed in some fun crafty way! Here’s an inspiring idea to reuse empty cardboard tubes for a simple craft for kids that’s sure to keep them entertained for a good long while. Yay for simple and fun […]

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids

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Are you celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids this year? Mark and I will be, and that means we’ll be ringing in the New Year with Rio de Janeiro (super-convenient since it is located a few time zones ahead of us)!! This morning we’re busy creating a Brazilian-inspired music playlist (with plenty of Sergio Mendes), and […]

Thanksgiving Ideas for Kids

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Looking for some quick and easy Thanksgiving ideas for kids? Every week, Megan Sheakoski of Coffee Cups and Crayons hosts the Coffee Break, a Google Hangout event featuring creative bloggers from around web sharing great kid-friendly ideas. This week, Megan invited me along with MaryAnne from Mama Smiles and Kim from The Educators Spin On […]

Halloween Activities for Kids — Weekend Round Up

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Hosting a Halloween party? Need a few last-minute crafts and Halloween activities for kids?? Here is this weekend’s round up featuring some of the best posts from Inner Child Fun Media sites with festive Halloween recipes, party games, and more! Inner Child Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids – A great selection of Halloween crafts featuring common […]

Decorate a Window for Fall

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For a fun time on an otherwise rainy or dreary day, try decorating a window for Fall using self-stick plastic wrap (ie. Glad Press’n Seal Plastic Food Wrap) and silk leaves from the dollar store (similar to these artificial Fall Maple leaves) for some festive and frugal home decor!! For this project, I attached the […]

Ideas for Spooky Sensory Halloween Boxes

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While cleaning out the pantry the other day, I came across a very old jar of olives and thought they would be great for a spooky sensory experience — just in time for Halloween! To create your own spooky sensory Halloween boxes, you will need: empty cardboard boxes with the bottom removed and a hole […]

Getting Ready for Halloween with Pretend Play

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With Halloween around the corner, now is a great time to prepare kids for trick-or-treating fun using pretend play to reinforce good manners, important safety tips, and proper Halloween etiquette. Here are some of our favorite ways for getting ready for Halloween with pretend play with lots of imaginative playtime fun thrown in! A BIG thank you […]

10 Awesome Coloring Books

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Does your child love to color? Looking for the best inspiring new coloring books to try?? Here are 10 of our all-time favorite awesome coloring books for kids of all ages! Toddler Let’s Color! (Kumon First Step Workbooks) – Both of my kids absolutely loved this coloring book for beginners when they were just starting to […]

Rainy Day Fun: Simple Stop-Motion Animation

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If you’re looking for a good boredom buster for the kids on an otherwise rainy and dreary day, try creating simple stop-motion animation videos using a camera, a tripod, and some old toys! My kids thought this project was so much fun, and I love how it renewed their interest in some of their older […]