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    Summer Crafts and Activities
    How to Make Frozen Yogurt Bites
    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. This post is sponsored by Curious World. At Curious World we absolutely lov...
    Emma Wynne
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    Activities and Crafts
    A Summer Activities Bucket List for Kids & Families
    It’s finally summer! Your kids have anxiously been awaiting a season of fun, and there are a string of long, empty days ahead just waiting to be filled. If you need a little inspiration, here’s a list of activities to keep your whole family b...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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    Summer Crafts and Activities
    The 10 Best Beach-Themed Crafts and Activities
    Sand, seashells, and stones can provide hours of family fun both on the beach and at home. Get some ideas for beach-related activities, games, and crafts to try with kids of any age. ...
    Erin Dower
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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...
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    Desserts and Baked Goods
    5 Refreshing and Easy No Bake Desserts
    With the summer sun heating everything up, you don't want to fire up your oven in order to pull together an amazing dessert. Instead, try one of these refreshing and easy no bake desserts, which will surely be the hit of any summer party or get-t...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Summer Vacation
    10 Free Things to Do This Summer
    Staying busy and having fun this summer doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, it doesn't have to cost you anything. The next time you find your family going stir-crazy from summer boredom, get out of the house with one of these free summertime a...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Neighborhood Games for All Ages
    Remember when you were a child, and everyone in your neighborhood would gather for a rousing game of kickball or hide and seek? When the dog days of summer get boring, get outside and get everyone in the neighborhood involved with one of these fa...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Summer Crafts and Activities
    11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom
    All year long you look forward to summer. So why do you feel like you might lose your mind when school is out and you're at home with the kids – all day, every day? Here are some fun and affordable cures for your family's summertime, stuck-at-h...
    Erin Dower
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Beach Cast
    Beach Cast Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Pie tin or other small container Small shovel Wet sand Seashells, driftwood, and other medium-sized beach items Plaster of paris Wate...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Beach Towels
    Beach Towels Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Fabric paints in a variety of colors Pie tins (one for each color) Sponges Scissors Large light-colored towel Here is a chance to l...
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    Summer Crafts and Activities
    Summer Crafts Kids Can Make
    Kids can celebrate summer with these fun arts and crafts ideas. Also, try these summer camp-inspired crafts and activities! ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Beach Obstacle Course
    Beach Obstacle Course Activity for an individual child or group Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Small plastic beach shovel A stick All you need is a shovel and a stick to create a fun beach activity for your c...
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    Summer Crafts and Activities
    Squashing Summer Boredom
    Squashing Summer BoredomDo your kids spend the summers moping around the house, watching television and complaining of boredom? Put an end to summer sluggishness by providing your children with activities and ideas that will get them motivated a...
  • School and Learning
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    What to Do When Summer Gets Boring
    What to Do When Summer Gets Boring Two weeks into summer vacation, Harry dons his best pitiful face and turns it on you. "I'm really, REALLY bored. Are you listening to me, Mom? Dad? Anybody?" Banish boredom from your house this summer with activ...
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    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! More: The Best Water Games to Play This Summer Beach Obstacle Course All you need is a stick and a shovel to make a fun beach activity for your child. Read the i...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Water Play
    Bull's-EyeTime 15 to 20 minutes Materials Variety of hand-sized spongesBucket of waterChalk Directions Draw a target on outdoor pavement.Soak the sponges in the bucket of water and toss them into the center of the target. Extensions Play until t...
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    Activities for Kids
    Boredom Buster
    Boredom BusterTime 15 to 30 minutes Materials Shoe box with little toys, cookies, etc. Directions Keep this surprise box off-limits until it is needed so that the contents remain new and interesting. Rotate and change the contents from time to ti...
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    Outdoor Activities
    Watch the Sunset
    Watch the SunsetMaterials Blanket Snack Directions On a warm summer night, take a blanket and a special snack and go to a place where you can watch the sunset. You may want to bring crayons or colored pencils and a pad of paper and have your chil...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book