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  • the best fall sports - soccer
    Exercise and Sports
    The Best Fall Sports for All Ages
    As summer winds down, it's time to sign your little ones up for the sports they will play this fall. Sports are a great activity to get your kids involved in. They help your little ones make friends, develop teamwork and get exercise. However, no...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Crayon color wheel
    Activities and Crafts
    Crayon Color Wheel Craft
      Crayon Color Wheel Craft For this craft, you will need:   Materials: Bits of Crayons in an assortment of colors A clean, empty tuna can, or other shallow can Tongs   Directions: Remove the paper wrappers from the broken bits of Cray...
  • Backyard games
    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
    Looking for some fun backyard games to play at your next barbecue or family party? Good ol' fashioned group games — from sack races to Cornhole and other toss games — are all the rage these days! So check out our video and list of our favori...
  • Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
    Active Play
    7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
    Looking for some classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, here's something for all ages. Best of all, you don't need a lot of equipment or a bi...
  • Water games for all ages
    Water Play
    Fun Water Games for Every Age
    What's the best way to beat the boredom and distract your kids from the lure of video games? Play some water games, of course! And no, you don't even need a pool to beat the heat. Just head out into your backyard and get busy having fun. Even the...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • staycation kite flying
    Summer Vacation
    5 Staycation Ideas for Family Vacation
    Planning a family getaway? Well you don't always have to travel to a tropical resort. Sometimes, the best vacation is right near your home. Here are some staycation ideas for family vacation! 1. Make Your Yard an Oasis or Campground Whether y...
    Laura Richards
  • WinterGames,NeighborhoodGames,KidsintheSnow,PlayingintheSnow
    Outdoor Activities
    Top 10 Wintertime Neighborhood Games
    Just because it's cold and snowy, it doesn't mean you have to stay inside! Winter weather can be a great excuse to round up everyone in your neighborhood and get outside for some fresh air and exercise. So bundle up, and try these outdoor winter ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • 10 ways to improve reading skills
    Reading Activities
    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...
  • trendy summer hairstyles
    Skin, Hair and Nails
    4 Trendy Summer Hairstyles for Moms and Kids
    School is officially out and that means plenty of time spent outdoors in the summertime heat. One thing about summer is that there's better no way to cramp your fun than having your hair constantly falling in your face and making you feel sticky ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • summer games and activities for kids
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    Top Summer Games and Activities for Kids
    Looking for some fun summer day activities for your kids? Well look no further! Beach Obstacle Course All you need is a stick and a shovel to make a fun beach activity for your child. Read the instructions for the Beach Obstacle Course. Wat...
  • Tent,Campsite
    Camping
    Camping Essentials
    Camping can be a fun and cheap family activity or vacation. But you do need quite a few supplies to manage life in the great outdoors. Find out what you'll need to pack for your next camping adventure, and remember to check with your campground t...
    Erin Dower
  • 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...
  • 8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
    Handicrafts
    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...
  • Best classic board games for kids
    Board Games
    Top 10 Best Classic Board Games for Kids
    It's raining. It's pouring...and the kids are climbing the walls! Don't sweat it! There are plenty of classic board games for kids to get into. They're fun for the whole family -- and they'll keep your kids away from their screens for a few hours...
  • A trip to the movies is a great rainy day activity
    Indoor Activities
    Top 10 Rainy Day Activities
    If bad weather is keeping your kids cooped up inside, don't fret. These rainy day activities will keep you and your family entertained for hours on end. ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Best free educational apps for kids
    Mobile Apps
    Free Educational Apps for Kids: Top Picks of the Week
    This week we are featuring fun, free and educational apps for all ages! Code Karts Code Karts is a racing game where kids use code sequences to move their car around the track. Designed for a preschool audience, Code Karts offers up an easy-t...
    Logan Chamberlain