How to Make an RC Bumper Car Arena

This RC bumper car arena is quick to set up, and can provide hours of playtime fun in your own backyard! This project is a great way to reuse those old pool noodles you may have in storage. Making your own RC bumper car arena is a fun outdoor project for teens or tweens to […]

Easy Dirt Cup Treats Kids Can Make

Here is an easy dirt cup treat kids can make with very little grown up help! Kids will love digging into these dirt cups made with chocolate pudding and cookie crumbs. For birthday parties, or other special occasions, the individual cups make serving simple and stress-free! No baking is required, so it is a great […]

Watermelon Garland – Easy Paper Plate Craft

This watermelon garland is an easy paper plate craft the kids can make! It would be perfect for displaying during festive Summer parties or barbecues. You could use this watermelon garland to decorate picnic tables, an outdoor patio, or any place that could use some bright and colorful decor. You may have seen similar garlands […]

Summer Craft for Kids – Pineapple Stamp

This Summer craft for kids is fun and easy to make! This pineapple stamp can be used to create unique wrapping paper, bookmarks, greeting cards, and more. With just a few common craft supplies, the kids can enjoy stamping lots of creative design possibilities. This easy pineapple stamp makes a perfect festive Summer craft for […]

Magical Places to Visit in PA this Summer

There are so many magical places to visit in PA this Summer! These destinations are perfect for creating treasured family memories. If you are planning a trip to the Keystone state anytime soon, you won’t want to miss these unique attractions! Here are some of our favorite magical places to visit in PA this Summer: […]

Ways to Play Summer 2017 Calendar

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 2017 Calendar: Includes […]

Family Travel – Glamping!

Glamping is a wonderful experience for those who love nature, but don’t necessarily want to forego the comforts of home! Glamping gets its name from “glamorous camping”, and includes deluxe tents with full size beds (sometimes even electricity), nearby bathrooms with running water, and other luxuries. Recently, our family enjoyed the island glamping experience at Shawnee […]

Banana Chocolate Smoothie Pops

I’m sharing #purclean #TideThat as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. The Summer season means it is time for lots of homemade frozen treats to stay cool! These homemade banana chocolate smoothie pops are a family favorite. They are quick to make and they are delicious! If you have any leftovers after filling […]

Favorite Grilled Chicken Recipe

Summer will be here soon and that means it is time for grilling! This is one of our family’s new favorite grilled chicken recipes that is full of flavor and simple to prepare. This ranch grilled chicken with baby red potatoes would be perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, or your next Summer BBQ! Having […]

Summer Math Practice

This idea for Summer Math practice is quick and easy to set up. The best part is that the kids can enjoy a bit of water play while practicing Math! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative learning activity. I set this up as an open invitation […]

Safari Crafts and Activities

Safari crafts and activities are a great way to keep the kids entertained this Summer while learning lots of new things about animals and wildlife. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring our wild adventures while we celebrated “Safari Week” here at home! These safari crafts and activities are […]

10 Places to Visit in the USA in 10 Years

Is your family planning an upcoming travel adventure? Looking for some inspiring places to visit in the USA? I have written before about how my own adventures in travel when I was a kid have shaped me into who I am today. You can read more about that here. In this series of posts sponsored […]

Camp Playful — Week 2 of 5

The response to the Camp Playful FREE 5 part video series has been amazing! Have you registered yet? If not, click here to register now for instant access to detailed video tutorials for week 1’s projects. Join thousands from around the world as we play and craft together this Summer! Camp Playful projects are designed for […]

Free Summer Math Program for Kids

If you are looking for an easy and free way to keep kids engaged in Math during the Summer months, you will want to check out the TenMarks app by Amazon. Summer can be a challenging month to reverse learning loss in Math, but with the TenMarks Summer Math program for kids, it is easy […]

10 Beginning Chapter Book Series for Kids

This year my oldest son began venturing to a new section of the library because he now has the ability to read and enjoy chapter books independently. Watching him read on the couch, on his bed, or in the car is a beautiful, beautiful thing! I can’t help but smile when he suddenly giggles or sounds […]

Awesome Summer Activities with Camp Playful!

Are you looking for awesome Summer activities? Wondering how to make the most of your time with the kids? Exciting news! I have teamed up with creative vloggers Maggy at Red Ted Art and Ana at Babble Dabble Do to produce an inspiring 5 part video series called Camp Playful. You won’t want to miss it! […]

Favorite Road Trip Games and Activities

Are you planning a family road trip this Summer? Keeping the kids entertained during a long car trip is easy with these clever road trip games and activities! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s play ideas! Here are some of our favorite ways to encourage creative play […]

How to Make Bubble Solution for Giant Bubbles

Making your own bubble solution is quick, easy, and fun to do with the kids. This recipe for bubble solution is perfect for making giant bubbles! It has quickly become one of our favorite go-to outdoor activities to enjoy together on beautiful Spring and Summer days. Tip – for best results, make bubbles on a […]