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DIY Get Well Soon Package

It is flu season, and unfortunately we know several friends who have fallen sick. Here is a simple idea for a get well soon package that you can make yourself to help brighten a loved one’s day. Kids can help put these packages together, and they may want to include a piece of their artwork […]

Autumn Nature Activity – Leaf Detectives!

This Autumn nature activity is a great way to keep the kids engaged in outdoor play this season, and you may be able to do this right in your own backyard! My kids loved pretending to be “leaf detectives” to explore which leaves come from which trees. They went on several top secret missions to […]

5 Tips for Hosting a Pumpkin Painting Party

Every year (but one) for the past five years we have held a Paint your own Pumpkin Party.  It’s a fun, non-birthday, reason for us to gather together with our friends during our favorite season.  We hold the party outside and enjoy the crunch of leaves under our feet and the cool autumn breezes.  It’s […]

Halloween Craft for Kids

This Halloween craft for kids is simple and very easy to do! It would be a great Halloween party activity, and only minimal setup is required. These finished cards would be wonderful for mailing to faraway family and friends to let them know you’re thinking of them! To make these pumpkin patch cards, you will need: […]

Homeschooling with Toddlers — Sensory Bins

Moving on to the next item in our Montessori inspired classroom with toddlers in mind.  This one takes a little bit of discipline for the child and a little patience for the homeschooling mama because it can be messy until they understand the rules.  Homeschooling with toddlers in tow can be the biggest challenge we face […]

Homeschooling with Toddlers – Magnet Board

Homeschooling with a toddler in tow can be the biggest homeschooling challenge we face day to day.  Trying to find things for kids too young for school but far too awake to be quiet (or if they are, it is cause for alarm and not peace) is a huge challenge.  In this series I will […]

Apple Cinnamon Stick Bubble Wands

Last fall, one of the most popular crafts shared on my blog, Fireflies and Mud Pies, were the Halloween Bubble Wands my children and I created from wire, cookie cutters, and cinnamon sticks. I thought it would be fun to recreate that craft for the apple harvest season. Shared below is how my boys and I […]

Corn Chowder

Fresh corn is one of the essential ingredients of summer, without it, summer just wouldn’t be the same.  There are tried and true recipes and ways to cook corn that have been passed down through generations; corn on the cob and corn bread immediately come to mind.  We have jazzed up old ideas with new, […]

Five Amazing Hikes to Take With Kids

These five amazing hikes to take with kids weren’t a conscious thing at first… it just started with a walk in the woods, which then turned into a weekly walk in the woods, which then turned into a hike with friends out beyond the confines of cellphone reception and into the world of “leave only footprints, take […]

10 Simple Ways to Make Road Trips Special

School is out and summer vacation is here which also means road trips! Road trips take careful planning, right?  How will you get there, what time to leave, pack lunch or grab it on the road?  Whatever you are doing you always want to be prepared so that the road trip goes as smoothly as […]

Johnny Appleseed Recipes and Crafts

One of America’s greatest folk legends is Johnny Appleseed. March 11th marks Johnny Appleseed Day and you can use the recipes and crafts that follow to introduce your kids to John Chapman. Chapman’s tale is one of industry and determination. He traveled throughout the Midwest introducing apple trees to the environment and even setting up […]

Toy Fair 2014!

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Toy Fair 2014 in New York City with Amy from Teach Mama and my friends from Melissa and Doug! We had so much fun, and I cannot wait to share some of the new and exciting toys Melissa and Doug are planning to release later this Fall! […]

Stamped Polymer Clay Hearts

Christmas is behind us and February is quickly approaching, which, of course, means the next holiday… Valentine’s Day!  Valentine’s Day happens to fall directly between my birthday and my daughter’s birthday.  Needless to say, February is a busy month for us (don’t forget Groundhog’s Day)!  But, despite the busyness we always enjoy making a little something […]

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. […]

Best of 2013 — Crafts and Activities for Kids

This past year has been an amazing adventure for Inner Child Fun Media!! In 2013, we expanded our team of talented writers and editors to bring you hundreds more inspiring crafts and activities to do with your kids. I am incredibly proud of our team, and am constantly humbled by their hard work and dedication! […]

Super Foods Recipes for Kids

  It’s almost 2014 and I know a lot of families are looking to eat healthier. I looked around at our contributor’s blogs and found some great super foods recipes that parents and kids will love. So, get ready to start fresh, discover some new foods and be ready to be healthy in 2014! Super […]

Freezer Meals for the Busy Holiday Season

It’s game time! We are in the fast-paced countdown to the end of the year. You are being pulled in every direction: school concerts, cookie exchanges, gift shopping and wrapping, visits to Santa, but who’s in charge of dinner? Oh yeah, that’d be you too. Freezer meals to the rescue! If you’re anything like me, […]

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 […]