How to Make Snow Ice Cream

Looking for a simple recipe for how to make snow ice cream? Making snow ice cream is an easy way to make tasty Winter Snow Day memories with your kids. Chocolate syrup not required, although highly recommended for this special treat! Serves 1-2 excited kids. This recipe can easily be doubled for a larger batch. […]

Chinese New Year 2014 Recipe

Chinese New Year 2014 provides the perfect opportunity for children to explore and discover on many levels. They can: 1.  Learn geography by mapping where China is in relation to where they live. 2.  Explore another culture & learn about their customs associated with this festive holiday. 3.  Taste test and try new foods. As […]

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids

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

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

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

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 […]

DIY Play Food — Cardboard Gingerbreadmen

Need a Winter boredom buster to keep the kids entertained indoors during frigid weather? Here’s a quick and easy set up for an invitation to create DIY play food (cardboard gingerbreadmen) that is sure to delight! For this set up, I used a gingerbreadmen cookie cutter to trace and cut out several gingerbreadmen. Then I […]

Holiday Cookie Recipes for a Cookie Exchange Party

Holiday cookie recipes are a winter tradition in many homes. Fresh baking smells emerge from the kitchen. Kids sneak a treat here and there. And so do you. It’s an extremely fun and festive time of year. So many of my friends are gearing up for baking and as you get ready for holiday cookie […]

Zucchini Bread Recipe for Thanksgiving

Sometimes, all it takes to get kids involved in Thanksgiving Day meal prep is a fun bread recipe like this zucchini bread recipe. Fresh baked bread is always a delicious addition at any Thanksgiving table.  And, even better, it’s something that you can make with the kids a day or two in advance so that […]

Cardboard Gingerbread House Life Size

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

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 […]

10 Kids’ Thanksgiving Stories to Enjoy

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links to keep things cooking for Inner Child Food. These kids’ Thanksgiving stories are wonderful additions to the autumn book basket or story time around the holiday table! My kids love having a book basket of seasonal stories that they can read when I am busy.  A little bit […]

Kid Made Thank You Cards

Need an easy handmade gift idea that the kids can make? These simple kid made thank you cards are a great way to foster gratitude in kids, and they are perfect for mailing off to faraway friends and family! A BIG thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s crafty project! […]

Quick Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

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

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

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 […]

Wordless Wednesday — Happy Halloween!

Need an excuse to craft with candy? For a spooktacular Halloween activity, invite the kids to build and decorate an IKEA gingerbread house to look like a haunted house using various Halloween-themed candy (some of our favorite “crafting candy” comes from the dollar store). Some other last-minute Halloween links to explore: 10 Spooky Halloween Story […]

Halloween Activities for Kids — Weekend Round Up

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 […]