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Homemade Gift: Rainbow Window Clings

Spring means rainbows–bright and cheery rainbows! We thought that homemade rainbow window clings would be the perfect gift to make someone smile this spring. Homemade Rainbow Window Clings:  puffy fabric paint in rainbow colors tin foil a window that needs some fun! Window clings are easy to make!  All you need to do is draw […]

A Groundhog’s Day Treat

Groundhog’s Day is not a holiday on everyone’s calendar.  But it has a special place in my heart and in the hearts of my children.  Come and have an every day celebration with your kids while cooking this special Groundhog’s Day treat! My mother was the queen of obscure holidays.  We even had a book […]

Books about Animals in Winter

Does your child want to learn more about animals in winter? Reading is a wonderful way to obtain new information and encourage children to use their imagination. Here are ten of our favorite children’s books about animals in winter. Books about Animals in Winter Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II and Jean […]

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! […]

5 Books about Feelings

Are you in search of high quality children’s literature to accompany discussions and lessons regarding feelings and empathy? Check out my 5 favorites listed below.   Books about Feelings The Way I Feel by Janan Cain In this delightful rhyming story, children of all ages will relate to the whimsical illustrations and real-life situations described in […]

A Year-at-a-Glance Calendar for Your Homeschool Year

We all have great ideas for our kids school year as homeschoolers, but if we tried to start every great idea on day #1 of school our kids (and us!) would burn out very quickly.  For this reason, I started to use this year-at-a-glance calendar to plan the things I want to get to this […]

Making a Little Magic — Part 2

Continuing on with my mosaic adventure in Philly last weekend, this is part 2. If you missed Part 1, you can see it here. This is Trish who was Isaiah’s assistant for our workshop. Trish has her own mosaic business, Made in Mosaic, and creates beautiful spaces in and around Philadelphia! I couldn’t resist snapping […]

Around the Web: Exploring Nature with Kids

This week we’ve shared a fun fossil finding activity at a creek and five tips for exploring nature with kids, but we don’t want the sharing to end there! We’ve gathered 10 inspiring posts from around the web that are sure to get your kids playing and learning outside.  1. Make a nature study kit […]

Exploring Nature with Books

 The best part about summer for me is getting outside with my children!  I love watching their eyes light up when they pop a wild berry into their mouths or find a snail along a forest trail.  We spend hours and hours outside each day, sometimes doing more formal learning such as species identification and […]

5 DIY Gift Ideas for Gardeners

We have been having a fickle Spring this year here on the East Coast.  One with freezing temperatures one day and hot and sticky the next!  But, I’m not complaining and neither is my garden!  My plants are growing more and more everyday and they have been calling me outside to get into the garden! […]

Insect Lab Nature Investigation

Spring brings flowers, warm air, green grass . . . and insects. Many, many insects! Due to mild weather and their natural instinct to hunt for food after winter hibernation, insects are abundant in the spring. Many spring insects are young; they have recently hatched out of an egg case or matured from pupae to […]

What is a CSA and Why You Should Get One

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has been a huge help in the local living movement for the past 25 years. It is a great way to get your kids involved in the preparing and consuming of a wide variety of local foods, it helps support small, organic farmers and reduce greenhouse gas omissions since you buy […]

How to Make a Simple Kite

The breezy days of spring are perfect for picnics and kite flying, so today we’re sharing a super easy kite tutorial that you can make with your kids.  You can watch the kite tutorial video here: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-6yjy1-ymc] Having trouble viewing this video? You can click here to watch it on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe […]

Rainy Day Fun — 7 Modern Art Projects for Kids

Know what’s fun to do on a rainy day? Modern art! Here are seven of our all-time favorite modern art projects for kids to do using common household items or easy to find art supplies. I love how all of these projects encourage kids to create their own unique works of art! There is no […]

“April Showers Bring May Flowers” Handprint Art

Have you ever gazed at your child and wondered to yourself, “How did he get so big?” or, “Did she grow in her sleep last night?” Colin had just come home from preschool and was excitedly sharing what he had learned that day from his teachers. As he yapped on and on, it became one […]

11 Recycled Crafts for Kids

Happy Earth Day!! To celebrate, we’ll be planting seeds in the garden, helping to clean up a local playground, and of course crafting with our invention kit made up of recycled materials. Need some eco-friendly craft ideas to help you get started? Here are 11 inspiring crafts to make from recycled materials and other common […]

9 Upcycled Gift Ideas for Her

Earth Day is right around the corner. I love that this holiday gets folks thinking about the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, but you don’t have to wait for Earth Day to think about ways you can turn trash to treasure! Check out these incredible gift ideas made from items we all have around the […]

Rainy Day Activities for Kids

With the inevitable rainy days of Spring ahead, it seems I can never find enough indoor activities to keep the kids entertained. Here’s a quick and easy activity that uses stickers to create a fairy garden mural celebrating the arrival of flowers this Spring! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug […]