• Entertainment and Activities
    Drawing and Painting
    Corn Rolling
    Corn Rolling Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: 1 dried ear of corn Tempera paint Shallow pie tin Light-colored construction paper This simple painting activity produces a unique ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Paper Crafts
    Cornucopia
    Cornucopia Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: 1 sheet brown construction paper Masking tape Magazines Scissors What is a more popular symbol of harvest than the cornucopia (horn o...
  • Sun Safety
    Safest Sunscreens for Kids
    Are you looking for a natural, mineral-based sunscreen for your child? The EWG recently updated their list of best chemical-free sunscreens for 2018. And check out our Staff Picks video highlighting our editor's personal favorites! Editor's Note:...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Activities With Food
    Apple Prints
    Apple Prints Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes Materials: 1 apple Knife Paper towel Tempera paint Shallow pie tin Light-colored construction paper Celebrate harvest time with a bounty of fr...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Beaches
    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...
  • Winter Reading Log Activity
    Reading Activities
    Winter Reading Log
    Winter Reading LogMaterials Small notebook Pen or pencil Directions There is nothing better to do on a cold winter day than curl up somewhere warm with a good book. At the first day of winter, start your Winter Reading Log. Enter the date and th...
  • School and Learning
    Winter Crafts and Activities
    Learning About Snow
    Learning About SnowSnowflakes and kids are made for each other. You can use your children's natural curiosity about snow as a gateway into scientific exploration. Here's a primer. Where does snow come from? As a child, my grandmother used to te...
    Dennis Randall
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
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    Earning Money
    Snow or Leaf Removal
    Snow or Leaf RemovalMaterials Snow shovel Whisk broom Leaf rake Yard broom Large bags Directions A snow-shoveling service is in great demand in those areas of the country where winter snowfalls are the rule rather than the exception. Be availabl...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Gardening
    Bedding Plants
    Bedding PlantsMaterials Potting soil mix Milk cartons Used pony packs or small containers Plastic wrap Assorted seeds—parsley, tomatoes, cabbage, chives, marigolds, zinnias, asters, sunflowers, squash, poppies Directions During the winter, buy...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Toddlers
    Apple Candlesticks
    Apple CandlesticksTime 20 to 30 minutes Materials Paring knifePlastic wrapPotato peelerLemon juice2 Rome Beauty apples2 candles Directions You will probably want an extra apple to cut up and eat as you make these attractive table decorations. Cor...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Beaches
    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...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Outdoor Games
    Target Practice
    Target PracticeMaterials Scissors Old sheet or blanket Clothespins Clothesline or rope Snowballs Needle and thread (optional)Directions Cut three or four holes, each about twelve inches in diameter, in an old sheet or blanket. Fasten this target ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Winter Crafts and Activities
    Snow Bricks
    Snow BricksMaterials Loaf panDirections Pack snow into a loaf pan. (If the snow is powdery, sprinkle a little water on it before packing it into the pan.) Turn the pan upside down and tap the bottom lightly to release the brick. Use snow bricks t...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Winter Crafts and Activities
    Fox and Geese
    Fox and GeeseDirections This game requires four or more players and a large, open area of unspoiled snow. Stomp a big circle in the snow and two intersecting paths through the middle of the circle. Where the paths meet, stomp out a small safe zon...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    Summer Scrapbook
    Summer ScrapbookAge: Preschool and upTime: An hour or more Type of activity: Arts and Crafts As the season begins to fade and autumn approaches, keep your memories of fun in the sun in your own summer scrapbook. Materials needed:· White pap...
    Christine Dvornik
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    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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  • School and Learning
    Winter Crafts and Activities
    Button, Button
    Button, ButtonMaterials Snow Snowballs Colored buttonDirections This game requires four or more players. Make a number of snowballs one fewer than number of players you have. Hide a brightly colored button inside one of the snowballs. Choose one ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book