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  • kids playing minecraft for creativity
    Activities and Crafts
    Looking to Boost Your Child's Creativity? Let Them Play Minecraft
    Playing Minecraft increases creativity, according to a new study. There’s a catch though—it only works under the right circumstances.  Minecraft is a video game that allows its players to build complicated structures and entire worlds in th...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • kids summer bucket list activities
    Activities and Crafts
    The Ultimate Summer Bucket List for Kids and Families
    It’s finally summer! Your kids have anxiously been awaiting a season of fun, and there are a string of long, empty days ahead just waiting to be filled. If you need a little inspiration, here’s a list of activities to keep your family busy a...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Playdough
    6 Homemade Playdough Recipes
    Everyone seems to have a favorite playdough recipe, and many old favorites have been included here. Some require cooking and some don't; some are meant to be eaten and some are not. Choose the recipe that best suits your needs and the ingredients...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • baby wearing purple outfit and diy headband
    Babies
    5 DIY Baby Headbands and Bows
    If you've seen a baby girl birth announcement recently, browsed Instagram, or shopped on Etsy, you've probably see an adorable infant wearing an oversized headband or bow accessory. Whether you love it or hate it, the trend is here to stay. Whil...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Entertainment and Activities
    14 Fun Activities for Winter Break
    Ice Candles Enchant your children with a magical and easy outdoor activity that will tranform your backyard into a winter wonderland. Read the instructions for Ice Candles. More: 7 Winter Outdoor Learning Activities Holiday Baskets The holidays...
  • How to Make a Christmas Ornament Sun Catcher
    Christmas
    How to Make a Christmas Ornament Sun Catcher
    I made a version of these sun catchers with my boys as little hostess gifts for Thanksgiving. The boys loved sticking the tissue paper to the contact sheet, and they were super-proud to give a present that they made "all by themselves." For this ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Little Tikes Tunnel and Dome Climber
    Best Toys
    Top 10 New Outdoor Toys for Summer
    It's time to stock up on summer toys for your kids! Check out these fun new summer toys and games that are sure to be a hit for yard and beach playtime. Also, search our Toy Finder for new ride-on toys and bikes for all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • How to Make a Holiday Wreath Ornament
    December Holidays
    How to Make a Holiday Wreath Ornament
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  • Activities and Crafts
    Top 10 Christmas Crafts Using Washi Tape
      Washi tape is one of our favorite craft supplies. It comes in dozens of different colors and patterns, it's cheap, easy for little hands to use, and makes minimal mess — win! We've rounded up our favorite Christmas-themed washi tape ideas f...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards
    Thanksgiving
    How to Make Turkey Place Cards for Your Thanksgiving Table
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  • Child Playing with Homemade Clay
    Clay
    Homemade Clay Recipes
    Use the following recipes to make clay that can be rolled or shaped into sculptures. Some clays should be dried overnight, while others are best baked in an oven. When hard, sculptures can be decorated and preserved with acrylic paint or finish. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Thanksgiving Harvest Frost Candle Holder
    Thanksgiving Activities and Traditions
    How to Make a Harvest Frost Candle Holder
    The great thing about these harvest candle holders? You can use what’s handy in your cabinet. Kids will have a great time dropping different grains and beans to create colorful, interesting layers. For this craft, you will need:  A hurricane...
    Laurie Mega
  • 5 Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers
    Activities and Crafts
    5 Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers
    Fall is definitely in the air, and what better way to celebrate the change of season than with a few toddler-friendly crafts to get your little ones in the Halloween spirit. These pumpkin crafts for toddlers are both easy to make and a pleasure t...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Johnny Appleseed Day crafts
    Activities and Crafts
    5 National Johnny Appleseed Day Crafts
    It's apple season, and what better way to enjoy these delicious and nutritious fruits than to honor the pioneer who helped introduce and spread apples around the country. On September 26th, celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day and teach your little on...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Activities for grandparents and grandchildren
    Grandparents
    12 Fun Things to Do With Grandkids
    Today's grandparents are more actively involved than ever as childcare providers, weekend hosts, live-in family members, and visiting playmates. Find some fun ideas for outings and activities to enjoy with your grandchildren next time you're toge...
  • 3 Rosh Hashanah Crafts for the Whole Family
    Activities and Crafts
    3 Rosh Hashanah Crafts for Kids
    Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and the first of the High Holidays, ending with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It's a holiday rich with traditions, such as the sounding of the shofar and eating special foods including round challah and s...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Rosh Hashanah Apple Candlesticks Craft
    Activities and Crafts
    Rosh Hashanah Apple Candlesticks Craft
    These apple candlesticks make lovely table decorations for Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving, or any fall feast. Materials: A paring knife Plastic wrap A potato peeler Lemon juice 2 Rome Beauty apples 2 candles Directions: Core the apple halfwa...
  • seashell magnets craft
    Activities and Crafts
    How to Make a Seashell Magnet
    Preserve your beach memories by making seashell magnets for your fridge. Putting them together is easy, and you can use any type of shell you find in the sand. Seashell Magnets Craft Materials:Seashells Small dried or silk flowers Magnetic strip...