Rainy Day Fun — Pretend Pizzeria!

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Need an idea for what to do with the kids on a rainy day? This pretend pizzeria kept Clara happily occupied and provided plenty of imaginative play time fun!   We had already recycled our cardboard cafe into a cardboard classroom, and now it’s been recycled yet again into a pretend pizzeria. We used a […]

Tips for Organic Gardening with Your Kids

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I’m guest posting for my friends at Stonyfield today to share tips for organic gardening with your kids! Have you started a garden with your kids? We would love to hear about it! Leave a comment and share your stories with us.

50 Inspiring Ideas for Rainy Day Fun with Your Kids

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“I know it is wet And the sun is not sunny. But we can have Lots of good fun that is funny!” –The Cat in the Hat Looking for some boredom-busting ideas to get you through a rainy day with the kids?? Here are 50 of our favorite ways to spend a rainy day: Painting! […]

Connect with Your Kids: 50 Screen-Free Activities

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This week, Joyce from Childhood Beckons and I thought it would be fun to share 50 of our best ideas for connecting with your kids through unplugged play, and we’ve even included a free printable list! To download the list, head over to Joyce’s blog to check out our latest post in the Connect with […]

Quick Craft: Silly Moustache Straws

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These are pretty self-explanatory…   ….but they made Emily and me giggle! Straws + black construction paper moustaches = Fun!! And just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

Ginormous Tissue Paper Flowers

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Know what’s better than tissue paper flowers?? GIANT tissue paper flowers!   They make festive (and frugal) party decorations, and have the power to turn any ordinary picnic into a fabulous fiesta! We used the same instructions here, but with entire sheets of tissue paper to make HUGE flowers.   I love how bright and […]

Connect with Your Kids… Through Art!

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It’s time for another post in our Connect with your Kids series — this time the lovely Joyce from Childhood Beckons and I are sharing our ten favorite tips for turning art and craft time into treasured family memories! We hope you enjoy lots of quality time with your kids while creating beautiful artwork together. […]

20 Inspiring Ideas for Earth Day Fun with Recyclables

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In honor of Earth Day, here are some links from the archives of our Earth Day craft and activity ideas that feature recycled materials. Enjoy! Bird Feeders from Recyclables Bird Watching Kit Frugal Fun with Music Spring Storage Boxes Spring Basket Frugal Fun with Stilts Matching Game with Juice Lids Baby Food Jar Lanterns Marble […]

Connect with Your Kids — Outdoor Play

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I’m so excited about this week’s Connect with Your Kids post!! You can find it at Joyce’s amazing blog — Childhood Beckons. This week we’re featuring 10 Simple Tips for Outdoor Play, just in time for Earth Day, along with some of our favorite outdoor games and activities. Have fun enjoying some quality time outdoors with […]

Guest Post by Emily — 10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand

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Please give a warm welcome to my 8 year old, Emily for her very first guest post here on Inner Child Fun!! If you haven’t already seen it, be sure to check out her blog (and subscribe to her feed ’cause it would totally make her day) at TreehouseCity.com  Hi! I’m Emily, and I’m 8 […]

Connect with Your Kids – 10 Easy Tips for Family Game Time

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For an easy and FUN way to connect with your kids, try setting aside a little time to play some games together as a family. To help get you started, Joyce from Childhood Beckons and I got together to share some of our best tips to turn game time into cherished family memories. We hope […]

How to Make a Doll Clipboard and Pencil Set

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It’s official — Emily has inherited my love for office supplies! Know what’s cuter than office supplies?? MINI office supplies!! What I love about this project is that Emily (now 8 yrs old) could make the little clipboard and pencil set for her dolls with very little help from me, and she was inspired to […]

10 Simple Pleasures for Cherished Childhood Memories

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1. Brighten the walkway with some Sidewalk Chalk Stencils.   2. Kids LOVE dirt!! Create an outdoor Mud Pie Kitchen for hours of messy pretend play fun.   3. Bubbles are sure to make everyone smile!   4. Grab a roll of pennies, and visit a local water fountain to Make Lots of Wishes.   5. Go shopping for […]

Special Storytime

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For a GREAT time, pack up some of your favorite books, a few tasty snacks, and a picnic blanket. Visit your favorite park for some outdoor storytime fun and make some lovely memories with your kids!! Stories don’t always have to be read indoors, you know. Extra bonus points if your books happen to be […]

Spring Crafts — 5 Simple Flower Crafts for Kids

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Spring Crafts for Kids 1. Create a a Cheerful Flower Window Display!   2. Craft a Spring Tree Mural using flower-shaped sticky notes!   3. Stamp your own hyacinth picture with the help of a cork!   4. Use items you probably have on-hand to make a 3-D Spring Art project!   5. Get the […]

10 Ideas to Foster Creative Play with Your Kids

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Looking for some inspiring ways to promote creative play with your little ones?? Here are some of our favorite screen-free, simple, imaginative playtime activities for kids that won’t break the bank! 1. My kiddos have enjoyed hours of imaginative play with Story Stones and Sidewalk Scenes. Lots of creative storytelling fun!   2. Learn a […]

Colorful Bird Card Craft

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The girls and I had lots of fun crafting up these colorful bird cards to mail to their grandparents! Added bonus — this is a no mess craft!! Yay for crafts with very little clean up!!! Emily and Clara cut up some paper cupcake liners to form the birds. 1/2 a cupcake liner makes the […]

5 Festive Easter Crafts for Kids

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1. Tiny Easter Baskets — Easter baskets are cute. Tiny Easter Baskets are ADORABLE!!!   2. Super Easy Last-Minute Carrot Card — Made with finger prints.   3. Easter Egg Thumbprint Card — with free printable!   4. Spring Chick Card — You won’t believe what we used to paint these Spring chicks.   5. […]