How to Make Spiral Friendship Bracelets

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Friendship bracelets are fun to make, to give, and to receive! This spiral friendship bracelet is the perfect beginner project because it is quick and easy to make by using the same knotting technique over and over. My kids and I made several of these in so many different color combinations. A big thank you […]

Cleaning Up After Messy Art

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Making a mess can be an important part of the creative process. For many kids, it seems the messier the art project, the more FUN and memorable the experience becomes! Don’t let the mess stop you from making some amazing memories with your kids. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks for cleaning up after […]

How to Make a Paper Airplane (Easy)

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Do you remember making paper airplanes when you were a kid? Here is a step by step tutorial for how to make a paper airplane (dart style) with a video to walk you thru the process. It is one of the fastest and simplest paper airplane versions you can make. This is a classic childhood […]

How To Clean Up Glitter

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Do you avoid craft projects that involve glitter? Are you afraid of the mess it will leave behind? Do you wish there was a quick and easy way to clean up glitter?? Hi! I’m Emily from Inner Child Fun. I’m 11 years-old and why don’t you join me for some crafty fun? In this post, I’m […]

Snow Books, Crafts, and Activities

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Need some ideas for what to do with the kids during Winter? These books, crafts, and activities are perfect for celebrating snow whether you are stuck inside during a blizzard, outdoors playing in the snow, or wishing you had snow, you will find lots ideas to inspire plenty of Winter-themed creative play fun! In case […]

Mardi Gras Crafts and Activities

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February 9th is Fat Tuesday in New Orleans! You don’t have to travel to the Big Easy to enjoy some festive fun. Here are some at-home crafts, activities, and recommended books to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids (of all ages). A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s ideas […]

How to Make Balloon Dogs

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Balloon Animals for Beginners: Hi, I’m Emily from Inner Child Fun. I am eleven years-old. Why don’t you join me for some crafty fun? For this project, we are going to make balloon animals, particularly DOGS! Once you learn how to make a balloon dog, other animals use many of the same techniques. If you think […]

How to Make a Smartphone Projector

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Did you know you can make a smartphone projector using common household items? My kids were thrilled to enjoy a movie in their room using this projector and we made one as part of a care package for a friend in college as well. Buying a movie projector can be very expensive, but it is […]

Handmade Holidays eBundle!

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Here are some of our favorite holiday ebooks now available as a convenient bundle — get 3 inspiring printable resources to help you plan for your Winter break with the kids for one low price! The Handmade Holidays eBundle is full of inspring project ideas to keep the kids entertained while they are home from […]

Read the Book. Watch the Movie on Netflix Streaming!

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This post contains affiliate links. I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team, and this post is sponsored by Netflix. All opinions are my own. The Winter months can mean lots of time spent indoors when kids are home from school due to inclement weather. Did you know that many of your kids’ favorite […]

Learning About Wildlife – Free Lesson Plans and More!

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This post is sponsored by our friends at WeAreTeachers.com and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). All opinions are my own. From the time my kids were very young, we would frequently go on nature hikes at local parks together to observe and learn more about wildlife. These outdoor walks were some of my […]

3 Things You Need to Stop Putting Off Until Tomorrow

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A few years ago, my father passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 63. Experiencing the death of a parent was the most difficult thing I have ever had to endure, but it taught me many life lessons. From a very young age, my parents emphasized the importance of saving, making plans, and […]

Raising a Reader for Life

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Are you a parent or teacher? Do you dream of raising kids who love to read and cannot wait to get their hands on the next great book? Are you looking for simple ways to encourage a love of literacy in your home or classroom? Exciting news!! My good friends Amy of Teach Mama and […]

Quiz: What Kind of Dreamer is Your Child?

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  The kids and I just got done taking a super fun quiz in celebration of the Disney movie Tomorrowland that helped us to reveal what kind of dreamers they are and what career fields they may be interested in pursuing! The quiz is designed by a child psychologist expert for kids, ages 6-11, and […]

Fall Treasure Hunt Printable

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Going on a Fall Treasure Hunt is a great way to enjoy quality time outdoors while observing the beauty of the season. A few years ago, I started to take my kids on these adventures and it has become a favorite family tradition ever since! Every year when the leaves start to change colors, we […]

5 Fun Ways to Practice Spelling Words

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These fun ways to practice spelling words make studying something my second grader looks forward to every week! These ideas are all super quick and easy to set up. Many times I set things up as an invitation to study on our kitchen table for when the kids come home from school. Not only are […]

Activities for Unwinding After School

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For many kids, a long hard day at school can be stressful and tiring. These activities for unwinding after school take very little time to set up, and can be an effective way to relax and recharge energy levels. Just 10 minutes to unwind after school can make a difference in study habits, homework skills, and […]

How to Make Paper Plants (Easy)

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These plants are made from PAPER! I am so excited to share this tutorial with you today because these paper plants are so much fun to make! These would be great little hostess or teacher gifts. I love how bright and cheerful they look! Plus, they use recycled materials. These paper plants are such a […]