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  • Fireworks safety
    Fourth of July
    Fireworks Safety
    When it comes to how to have a backyard Fourth of July celebration, most people would agree that it isn't complete without a few fireworks. However, even backyard fireworks can be downright dangerous, causing serious burns, eye injuries and even ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • fourth of july food
    Fourth of July
    Five Unique Recipes for 4th of July. Sure to be the Star of the Party
    Everyone looks forward to burgers, barbecue, and hot dogs on Independence Day, but you can really make a splash at your family's potluck by making one of these 5 unique recipes for Fourth of July. Get your taste buds ready! Fourth of July Firecr...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Backyard games
    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
    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 c...
  • 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
  • Berry recipes
    Activities With Food
    The Best Berry Recipes for Summer
    Berry season has arrived and there's nothing sweeter than freshly picked berries. I have a wonderful childhood memory of annual raspberry picking on Cape Cod. Fresh fruit is easy to use in berry recipes because they pack serious flavor. Here is a...
    Courtney Key
  • Fourth of July fireworks
    Fourth of July
    Fourth of July Decorations
    Ever since I was a little girl my family drove from upstate NY to Cape Cod to enjoy the Fourth of July. To this day, everyone stays at my Nana's home that's only 1/4 mile from the beach. My most vivid memories include making Fourth of July decora...
    Courtney Key
  • 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
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Fourth of July fun. Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Delano Scott/Released
    Fourth of July
    Fourth of July Activities that Are Fun for the Whole Family
    Do you dream of an old-fashioned celebration with a parade, block party, and other Fourth of July activities? It's easy and fun to get everyone into the spirit of the holiday -- and it can be inexpensive, too. Get into the Spirit of '76 Next fa...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • Best Toys Made in the USA, Dirt King patriot tricycle
    Best Toys
    12 Awesome Toys Made in the USA
    Finding toys that aren't made in China or another faraway place can be tricky, so we've done some of the legwork for you. Check out this list of super-fun toys that are proudly made in the USA. Not only will you have the satisfaction of knowing y...
    Erin Dower
  • Made in the USA, blue Weber charcoal grill
    Managing Your Home
    Made in the USA: Best Homegrown Household Products for Your Family
    American-made products seem harder than ever to find these days. But several tried-and-true items that are actually household names are still made in the good ol' U.S. of A. Stock your home with these all-American products for your kitchen, dinin...
    Erin Dower
  • Patriotic Activities Printables
    Color the American Flag
    Print off this American flag to color. ...
  • Supporting Our Troops, troops in uniform holding giant US flag
    Memorial Day
    10 Simple Ways to Support Our Troops
    If you're looking to honor our troops on Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any day, check out this list of easy but meaningful gestures. From donating cell phones and calling cards to making crafts and quilts, there are many ways to thank U.S. soldiers...
    Erin Dower
  • Smores,Marshmallows
    Outdoor Activities
    Top 10 Camping Foods and Recipes
    Keep your campers happy with kid-friendly, familiar meals while you're roughing it. These foods are easy to travel with and can be cooked right over the campfire or on a portable camping stove. Remember to pack all your camping essentials, and st...
    Erin Dower
  • 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
  • Best Toys Made in the USA, Dirt King patriot tricycle
    Best Toys
    12 Awesome Toys Made in the USA
    Finding toys that aren't made in China or another faraway place can be tricky, so we've done some of the legwork for you. Check out this list of super-fun toys that are proudly made in the USA. Not only will you have the satisfaction of knowing y...
    Erin Dower
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • School and Learning
    Flags
    U.S. Flag Quiz
    How much do you know about the Stars and Stripes? ...
    Ann-Marie Imbornoni