Kid Science: Exploring Ramps

Get Out and Play Summer guest post by Deirdre of JDaniel4’s Mom We have a big magnolia tree in our backyard. It has really cool large leaves. The leaves are large enough to be used to create a toy car ramp. In… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Make Lunch Prep Easy for Back to School

With back to school just around the corner, I’m definitely thinking about lunch prep. I’m hoping to make lunch prep easier on myself this year, as it’s a big part of my morning with 3 kids to get them out the… Continue Reading →

Colorful DIY Fabric Checkerboard Game

Hello Make and Takes Readers! I’m so excited to be here for this Get Out and Play series. My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I love the idea of getting out this summer and playing… Continue Reading →

Origami Gift Card Holders

I often purchase gift cards as gifts for my daughters, teen nieces and nephews, and teachers. Sometimes, it’s fun to choose your own gift or treat yourself to a coffee or meal. However, I still like to add a personal… Continue Reading →

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Summer is here, school is out and everyone gets to really enjoy everything! So many activities, so many things to do first, there is barely any time for properly cooked meals. I find myself during summer months choosing wraps, salads, fresh food finger… Continue Reading →

Follow the Numbers Obstacle Course

Hi, I’m Trisha from Inspirational Laboratories here to share an activity for the Make and Takes Get Out and Play summer series! Are you looking for games to play outside? Kids will have tons of fun with our Follow the Numbers… Continue Reading →

22 Summer Pool Party Ideas

It’s so hot outside, which means it’s the perfect time for a pool party! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday with a pool theme or just inviting some friends over for a fun bash, there are 22 ideas here to help… Continue Reading →

Mixed Media Sunflower Art Project

Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. What’s not to love about something so bright and cheery? These mixed media sunflowers will keep your artists busy with a fun mix of techniques – drawing, painting, cutting, and gluing. Mixed Media… Continue Reading →

Harry Potter Butterbeer Floats

My girls are huge (HUGE!) Harry Potter fanatics. They have been rereading all the books and watching all the movies in anticipation of the new script book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, coming out at the end of this… Continue Reading →

Popsicle Stick Frog Kid Craft

Hi my crafty friends!!! We are jumping on by today with our Popsicle Stick Frog Kid Craft idea!!! Using simple supplies like wooden popsicle sticks, green paint and cardstock– you too can pull this “hopping” kid friendly craft together with your… Continue Reading →

7 Best Tips for a Fabulous Family Picnic

Hi I’m Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles here for the Make and Takes Get Out and Play summer series! Summer has arrived and that means it is picnic season. Everyone loves a family picnic in the park. Eating and playing outside with… Continue Reading →

15 Cute Girl Hairstyles

Some days an ordinary ponytail just won’t do! From simple to intricate, we’ve got 15 cute girl hairstyle ideas to take your child’s hair from ordinary to awesome! 15 Cute Girl Hairstyles 1. Pull Through Ponytail: A simple pull through technique… Continue Reading →

DIY Stick Slingshot Kids Craft

Hi, it’s Tonya from Create-Celebrate-Explore. Thank you to Make and Takes for letting me be a part of the Get Out And Play Summer Series! I’ve loved being a part of this series for the past couple of years. I… Continue Reading →

Camping Pre-K Printables Pack

Hey everyone! I’m Pam from www.overthebigmoon.com here guest posting for the Get Out and Play summer series! My blog is a place where I share lots of DIY’s, Recipes, Printables, Home Decor and more as I enjoy all phases of life with my cute little family! On… Continue Reading →

Washable Paint Frisbee Game

Hello, it’s Toni from Design Dazzle here today. Thank you to Make And Takes for letting me be a part of their fun summer ideas – Get Out And Play Summer Series! I enjoy sharing lots of fun kids ideas,… Continue Reading →

3 Ingredient Play Dough to Make in Minutes

Play dough is one of my favorite homemade crafts to make with my kids. Especially since it’s so easy to whip up and brings instant fun. There are a few recipes I’ve shared here before, but this recipe for 3 ingredient play dough using baking soda and… Continue Reading →

Make Outdoor Art with Water Guns

Get Out and Play Summer Series Guest Post by Sarah of Our Daily Craft My daughter and I like doing art in all kinds of ways, and in the summer we want to be outside as much as we can,… Continue Reading →

25 Copycat Candy Bars and Cookies

Did you know you can make a Snickers bar at home? That’s not all- there’s a homemade recipe for almost any candy or cookie you can think of! It’s so fun to watch your favorite treat come together in your… Continue Reading →

10 Awesomely Fun Sidewalk Chalk Activities

HEY! I’m Kimbo from a girl and a glue gun here on Make and Takes today for the Get Out and Play Summer Series! We have probably every color of sidewalk chalk–and when my kids say they are bored I say, “go… Continue Reading →

Upset the Farm Animal Game

I’m Jamie from The Crafting Chicks and it’s great to be here on Make and Takes today for the Get Out and Play Summer Series! We love Marie and are inspired by her everyday. Excited to share a fun family game… Continue Reading →

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