• Black History Movies for Kids
    Entertainment and Activities
    12 Black History Movies for Kids of All Ages
    February is Black History Month and a celebration of the African-American experience in the United States and Canada. This makes it a perfect time to learn and grow as a family by watching movies that celebrate Black stories and history. More: 1...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Never Have I Ever
    Entertainment and Activities
    The Ultimate List of Never Have I Ever Questions for Kids
    Whether looking for a party game or a way to spice up the conversation around the dinner table, “Never Have I Ever” is a great game to play with the whole family. We love that you can have this be a longer activity for a game night, or just a...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 15 Fun Water Games
    Water Play
    The Best Water Games to Play This Summer
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Volunteer Vacation Group Reflection
    Forms and Charts
    Volunteer Vacation Group Reflection Page
    Print this group volunteer vacation journal page to reflect on your volunteer experience as a family. You can designate one person to record answers while you discuss or you can use this sheet to guide a family chat.  ...
  • Volunteer Vacation Kid
    Parenting Tools Printables
    Volunteer Vacation Kid’s Reflection Page
    This kid’s volunteer reflection sheet is a great way for your child to think deeply about their volunteer time and they got out of the experience. Children can write or draw their responses. ...
  • Solo Reflection Page
    Parenting Tools Printables
    Volunteer Vacation Solo Reflection Page
    Follow up your volunteer experience with some time to reflect on your experience. Use this solo reflection page for kids (or parents!) who want to write about their time giving back. ...
  • How to Play Charades
    Family Games
    How to Play Charades
    Directions Choose a player to start the game. The player thinks of a book title, a famous person's name, a saying, a movie title or a song title to pantomime. He should choose something with which the others will be familiar. If you like, design...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Volunteer Vacation Checklist
    Entertainment and Activities
    Volunteer Vacation Checklist
    Use this volunteer vacation checklist to get organized before your next trip and to help prepare your family prepare for the journey. ...
  • 75 Activities to do at Home_Featured
    Entertainment and Activities
    75 Activities for Kids at Home
    Without packed schedules, school, sports, friends and clubs, filling our days with our kids at home can feel daunting. Read the list below so that you’ll be confident and prepared with these indoor activities for the next time you hear, “I’...
    Lauren Anderson
  • COVID Winter_Featured
    Kids
    5 Activities for Kids During the COVID Pandemic
    COVID-19 is here with us for a bit longer. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still make this winter season a fun one. Parents are reporting their children’s screen time has increased by 60% with remote learning and the use of social media. It...
    Cynthia Thayer
  • Outdoor Games
    Outdoor Games
    The Top Outdoor Party Games for Family Fun
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • kids trunk or treating for Halloween
    Entertainment and Activities
    10 Trunk or Treating Decorating Themes Your Kids Will Love
    Do you have a trunk or treat event coming up? If you’re not familiar with trunk or treating, this has become a popular way for families to set up a contained and safe environment for kids’ trick or treating.  By decorating the backs of their...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • young couple taking baby trick or treating
    Entertainment and Activities
    Is It Okay to Take My Baby Trick or Treating?
    As with any holiday, your child’s first Halloween is almost like a rite of passage. What could be cuter than a tiny little baby in an adorable costume? It is the perfect picture opportunity and excuse to show your precious little one off to the...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • woman listening to genealogy podcast
    Entertainment and Activities
    5 Family History & Genealogy Podcasts to Listen to This Fall
    Genealogy and family history have become hot topics for many families thanks to affordable and easy ways to test your DNA. These tests allow us to do everything from discovering how prone we are to like a certain ice cream flavor to learning impo...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Activities for grandparents and grandchildren
    Grandparents
    12 Fun Things to Do With Grandkids
    Editor’s Note:We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featu...
  • ultimate fall bucket list for kids
    Entertainment and Activities
    The Ultimate Fall Bucket List for Kids and Families
    Although it can be hard to say goodbye to summer, the new fall season ushers in a time of seemingly unlimited fun family activities. With beautiful natural surroundings, Halloween and Thanksgiving holiday fun, and more bearable temperatures, ther...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • sesame place
    Entertainment and Activities
    Study Says Watching Sesame Street Could Have Positive Impact on a Child's Success
    My daughters are five and (almost) two, and they both love watching Sesame Street—and not just because of Elmo, everyone’s favorite furry monster! My mom swears I loved Sesame Street as a kid, too. It was whimsical, fun, and taught you number...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Kids at a Curious George birthday party
    Entertainment and Activities
    Kids’ Party Idea: How to Throw The Ultimate Curious George Birthday Party!
    Whether you’re looking for birthday party ideas, want to organize a fundraiser with a twist, or just need to perfect your playdate one-up-momship, we’ve got just the thing. Inspired by our favorite little monkey, here is our guide to throwing...
    Janis Curry