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  • How to organize your child
    Active Play
    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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • kids on a bug hunt
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Alphabet
    8 Cool Color-by-Number & Color-by-Letter Printables
    Help your preschooler or kindergartener learn his colors, numbers, and letters with these free printable color-by-number and color-by-letter coloring pages! Also check out our Preschool and Kindergarten Workbook. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    How to Make Your Own Slime
    Kids love playing with slime. This ooey-gooey concoction can easily be made at home, so your kids can play with slime anytime they want! The fun thing about making your own slime is that you can choose your colors and add anything you want, lik...
  • Indoor Activities
    5 Quick Indoor Games for Kids
    Are you stuck inside today? Whether the weather is rainy, too hot, or too cold, we have you covered! One tip to combat cabin fever is to make sure the activities you choose have some way to get out the wiggles. Depending on the age and activity l...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Arts & Crafts for Kids
    How to Make a Calm-Down Jar
    How to Make a Calm-Down Jar Calm-down bottles or jars are a fun craft to create at home using items from around the house and the recycling bin. It's even more fun when your child can help customize her own jar! So, what is a calm-down jar? ...
  • Mother's Day Printables
    Bloomin' Printable Mother's Day Card for Grandmother
    Let your grandmother know you how much you care with this printable Mother's Day card. ...
  • Pile of Colored Craft Sticks
    Arts & Crafts for Kids
    5 Ways to Use Craft Sticks for Play
      We are always looking for cheap ways to play, and a bag of craft sticks definitely fits that inexpensive bill. Craft sticks are popsicle sticks that come in several different sizes and colors, and don't require sticky mess clean-up before us...
  • Robots Made with K-Cups, Foil, and Paper
    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    K-Cup Robots
    You make yourself a cup of coffee (or two or three) every day, and every day you toss those empty k-cups. Why not save your used k-cups to create this adorable robot craft. It's the perfect recycled craft project for Earth Day, a rainy day, or a...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Make Turtle from Egg Cartons
    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    Egg Carton Turtle
    Save your cardboard egg cartons and use them to create this adorable turtle craft. It's the perfect recycled craft project for Earth Day! Materials: Cardboard Egg Carton Green Paint Poms Poms Curling Ribbon Googly Eyes Construction Paper Paint B...
    Erin Dower