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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Tips for Parents

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For many of us, the time between Christmas and New Years can be hectic and busy! Fortunately, our team of writers here at Inner Child Fun have shared some of their best holiday tips for parents for making the most of this time of the year to savor with family and friends. Take some things […]

Holiday Craft for Kids – Recycled Wreath

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Today’s holiday craft for kids is sponsored by our friends at Crayola, and it’s so much fun to make! As soon as I set out the washable paint, Clara squealed with joy and ran to find her craft apron — a sure sign that this project was going to be a huge hit with her! […]

Simple Holiday Crafts for Kids

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Here are a few of our favorite simple holiday crafts for kids to do that are quick and easy to set up, perfect for keeping the kids entertained during Winter break! Many of these use common household materials you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple activities!! Some of these crafts can even double as […]

Cardboard Gingerbread House Life Size

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If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that last night as soon as the kids went off to bed, Mark and I crafted up a cardboard gingerbread house life size to surprise them with this morning. We had so much fun making this for them and I loved seeing how […]

North Pole Travel Play Set

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Searching for a way to bring a little North Pole magic wherever you go? Need a special toy to take on trips this holiday season?? Then a North Pole Travel Play Set is for you! The kids and I had such a great time putting this Winter play set together, and I love how it […]

Quick Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

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Looking for an easy and quick Thanksgiving craft for kids? This build-a-turkey play set is simple to make, and the kids can build and re-build their festive turkeys over and over again! To make your own, you will need craft foam, a bit of water, and surface onto which to build your turkey (a window, […]

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 […]

Easy Recycled Crafts – Fall Wreaths

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Looking for some easy recycled crafts to brighten up your home this Fall? These Fall wreaths are beautiful, and they are SO much FUN to make using mostly recycled materials or items you probably already have on-hand! There is no wrong or right way to make these, so feel free to experiment and invite the […]

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 […]

10 Spooky Halloween Crafts for Kids

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Need a quick Halloween craft to keep the kids entertained for an upcoming Halloween party? Do your kids like creepy crawlies, spiders, bats, ghosts, and spooky bones?? Here are 10 Spooky Halloween Crafts for Kids that are easy to set up and super fun to do! Afterwards, be sure to check out our list of […]

10 Spooky Halloween Storybooks for Kids

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If your kids are looking forward to some spooky fun this Halloween, here is a list of 10 of our favorite books with just the right amount of spookiness for plenty of festive story times celebrating ghosts, skeletons, haunted houses, and even zombies! I’ve included these books in particular because my own kids have requested […]

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 […]

Autumn Tree Sculptures from a Paper Bag

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Fall Craft for Kids Need a boredom buster for the kids to celebrate Fall using materials you probably already have on-hand? These Autumn tree sculptures can be made from a paper bag and coffee filter leaves, and they are a great way to introduce kids to the concept of form and balance in sculpture art! […]

10 Apple Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

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We are getting ready for Fall, and that means plenty of crafts, recipes, and activities with one of my favorite fruits — Apples!! Every Fall our family looks forward to picking our own apples from the orchard. Once we return back home, we bake, cook, or craft with them! Whether you pick your own apples […]