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    How to Make Beach Blanket Place Cards
    Beach blanket place cards are a fun way to assign seating at any big event, be it a baby shower, wedding, or summer barbecue. Materials: Blank business cards in various colors Tiki drink umbrellas Sand A large piece of cardboard A marker in...
  • 10 ways to improve reading skills
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    The Top 10 Ways to Improve Reading Skills
    Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and attention that will lead them to success in reading. Here is a list of ways to help your children...
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    Summer Crafts and Activities
    11 Fun Summer Camp Crafts and Activities to Try at Home
    Kids don't have to go to an expensive camp to have a blast this summer! Bust summer boredom with these classic camp-inspired activities and crafts you can do at home with your kids. Find both indoor and outdoor activities for groups and individua...
    Erin Dower
  • Activities for grandparents and grandchildren
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    12 Great Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren
    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...
  • 8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
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    8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
    Are your kids obsessed with emoji? We've rounded up the best emoji crafts, activities, and treats found on Pinterest. Whether you're throwing an emoji-themed birthday party or simply want to have some (shhh... screen-free!) fun with kids, tweens...
  • How to organize your child
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    How to Organize Your Child's Playroom
    It's pretty frustrating when you help your child clean up their toys--only for them to make a mess again the very next day...and the next...and the next. Hey, kids will be kids--of course--but an organized playroom can bring mom and dad, peace of...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Activities for grandparents and grandchildren
    Grandparents
    12 Great Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren
    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...
  • Patriotic Flip Flops Craft
    Activities and Crafts
    How to Make Patriotic Flip Flops
    Patriotic Flip Flops Give a plain pair of rubber flip flops a patriotic makeover with our step by step video tutorial. Great for kids, teens, even Mom might like a pair of these! Best of all, you can easily remove and switch up the decorations t...
  • July 4th crafts
    Activities and Crafts
    5 Easy Fourth of July Crafts
    Flags, fireworks, and barbecue -- oh my! The Fourth of July is exciting for the whole family, especially for children. Along with all the festivities, celebrate this Independence Day with your little ones by making these 5 easy Fourth of July cra...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Fourth of July crafts
    Fourth of July
    3 Quick and Easy Fourth of July Crafts
    Even though it may feel like summer just started, the Fourth of July is already right around the corner. Whether you're planning a cookout for the whole neighborhood or just a fun day in the yard with the kids, these three quick and easy Fourth o...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Top 10 Nature Activities
    Nature Activities
    10 Hands-On Nature Activities for Kids
    Summer is a great time to get outside and learn more about the environment. From hunting bugs to making seashell magnets, these awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your child to get a little closer to nature. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 3 Rainy Day Crafts for Summer
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    3 Rainy Day Crafts for Summer
    Summer time usually means fun in the sun running around outdoors, but on a rainy day little ones can easily become bored and restless. Before your kiddos start climbing the walls, try these rainy day crafts to keep them occupied and entertained. ...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Crafts for preschoolers
    Activities and Crafts
    5 Easy Crafts for Preschoolers
    Little ones love making crafts, but who has the time or money for the supplies you need to put together an amazing project? Good news - your children can make these five crafts for preschoolers using only four supplies or less. Tissue Paper Tree...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Crafts for kindergartners
    Kindergarten Art
    5 Easy Crafts for Kindergartners
    Kindergarten-aged kiddos seem to have endless energy. So when you have your little ones at home all day, prepare ahead of time by putting together a few hands-on crafts to keep those little hands busy. Your children will be entertained all day lo...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Top Rainy Day Activities
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    Top 10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids
    If you're like me, with two toddlers at home, a rainy day is enough to send you into a tailspin. No playground. No park. No bike rides. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ALL DAY?! Before you go totally off the deep end, take a breath. We at FamilyEducation ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Kids crafts, recipes, activities, pirate treasure chest
    Activities and Crafts
    5 Fun Pirate Themed Activities, Crafts and Recipes
    Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure! The new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie will be opening next week. So how about some pirate themed activities with your kids? Below are a few of our favorites. Aye aye, captain! 1. ...
    Laura Richards
  • Activities for Toddlers: Kids Drawing
    Activities and Crafts
    8 Fun (Mess-Free) Activities for Toddlers
    Toddlers seem to have boundless energy and a healthy curiosity that can, at times, create some pretty big messes around the house. You can stay one step ahead of the game by putting together a few fun activities for toddlers at home that will kee...
  • A child playing instruments for National Music Week
    Entertainment and Activities
    4 Easy Homemade Musical Instruments for National Music Week
    National Music Week is the first full week in May. It's a great opportunity to introduce your kids to the art of making music. To start, here are four homemade musical instruments you can make with your child. If you have four kids, you can make ...
    Rebecca Desfosse