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 […]

Celebrating Halloween with Kids

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The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Halloween with Kids: Crafts, Books, and Recipes for Spooktacular Playtime Fun! This guide to celebrating Halloween with kids is made up of posts from our team of amazing writers for the Inner Child Fun network of sites. We think you will enjoy getting to know our writers for Inner Child Learning, Inner Child Food, and Inner […]

5 Steps to a Calmer Before School Morning Routine

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Mornings before school are notorious for being rushed and hectic, but with just a bit of prior planning you may be able to enjoy a calmer before school morning routine that sets the family up for a successful day. Here are some of our favorite tips for a calmer before school morning routine and a […]

Fall Crafts for Kids

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The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Fall with Kids: Crafts, Books, and Recipes for Autumn Playtime Fun! This collection of Fall crafts for kids is made up of posts from our team of amazing writers for the Inner Child Fun network of sites. We think you will enjoy getting to know our writers for Inner Child Learning, Inner Child […]

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 […]

The Best Quick and Easy Crafts for Summer

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These quick and easy crafts for Summer are so much fun to make, and they will help you make the most of your time with the kids over these next couple of days! All of these use common household items you probably already have on-hand, and they are simple to set up. Yay for simple and fun […]

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 […]

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 […]

20 Ways to Play with Silks

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Play silks are perfect for encouraging hours of imaginative play time fun because they can be easily made into several different things from costumes to props! Babies might enjoy a game of peek a boo with a play silk, while preschoolers might love to use a silk in a pot to stir up some pretend […]

NEW Kids’ Culinary Passport eBook

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Last Summer the authors from our sister site, Inner Child Food teamed up to release a series of posts featuring crafts and recipes from around the world called Kids’ Culinary Passport. We’re proud to present this great educational series in a new convenient eBook format with all of the detailed recipes, instructions, printable passport, and […]

Indoor Rainy Day Fun for Kids

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These ideas for indoor rainy day fun for kids are simple ways to make ordinary moments extra special!  With Spring’s arrival we are sure to have plenty of rainy days in the forecast, and these indoor play ideas are simple and EASY to set up. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & […]

Ideas to Make Cleaning Fun for Kids

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It’s time for a little Spring cleaning, so why not make it fun? A special thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s quick parenting tips and creative play ideas. Here are some of our favorite ideas to make cleaning fun for kids! Get Creative with Pretend Play A simple way […]

Tissue Paper Crafts for Kids

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These tissue paper crafts for kids are simple and fun to make! We love crafting with tissue paper because it is cheap and easy to find, doesn’t take up a lot of room for storage, and it’s very simple to use. We even save the bits of leftover tissue paper for use in other projects, […]

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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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd (also known as Read Across America Day), and here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate with crafts, activities, and play time fun! Most of these Dr. Seuss crafts use recycled materials or other common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple, frugal, and fun […]

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 […]