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Prepping for a Geocaching Adventure with Kids

This content was created in partnership with Ford to help make creativity a part of every drive. We’re headed on an unstoppable family adventure and exploring the world of geocaching with help from Ford Explorer. Have you ever been out treasure… Continue Reading →

Count Down to Halloween – a printable!

Christmas isn’t the only holiday that gets an advent calendar anymore! Here is a great printable countdown for Halloween. If your kids are like mine, they get very excited about Halloween. We’re already counting down and it’s still September. They’ll… Continue Reading →

Help End Hunger with the Hunger Is Campaign

When I think about the need to feed children, children who are going hungry, I don’t think of my own town as having this problem. But hunger is happening right here, right now. Children in America are suffering, and there’s something… Continue Reading →

Make a Glitter Test Tube Tornado

We’re having fun being scientists as we make a glitter tornado craft. My daughter loves to wear anything that makes her work more efficiently, so we grabbed a pair of goggles, our science notebook, and got to work on a… Continue Reading →

3 Family Games to Play with Candy

We’re having a little fun playing games with some sweet treats. We’re turning wrapped candy into game pieces as we play a few simple games before we get to eat the prize! We’ve partnered with Hi-Chew candies for today’s family game time. Are… Continue Reading →

Apple Cider Float Bar

Even though our weather is still decidedly summery, I’m heading into autumn-mode anyway. Last year, we made apple cider floats for the first time, and they were such a hit with the whole family that they became our official drink… Continue Reading →

Easy Lunchbox Idea: Turkey Pesto Roll-Ups

I’m always on the lookout for easy lunchbox ideas, something different from the same-old, same-old… you know who you are, pbj! In comes these yummy turkey pesto roll-ups. These are so quick to put together in the morning to add to… Continue Reading →

13 Magical Science Experiments for Kids

We’re jazzed about these magical science experiments we’ve been seeing all around and we know you’ll love them too. Use up all your senses as you explore each of these experiments made of magic! They are all about diving in and… Continue Reading →

Banana Hazelnut Burritos for an After-School Snack

With school around the corner, we’re getting busy prepping for the first day of school. I’m already anticipating the craziness of the start of the school year, so I’m getting ready with a few after-school snack ideas we can make for when they get… Continue Reading →

Lego Math Preschool Activity

I love finding simple ways to learn while playing for my kids. The kids love Legos at my house. So many fun ways to build and play with them. I can get lost building with them sometimes too. Little brother… Continue Reading →

15 Ways to Make Breakfast Fun

We’re big fans of breakfast …and breakfast for any meal! There’s a little bit of sweet and a little bit of savory that can make breakfast perfect for anytime of the day! I’ve gathered a few different and cooky ways… Continue Reading →

Tooth Fairy Printable for Double Dollar Days

Does someone you know hate to lose their teeth? They don’t wiggle them, they don’t let anyone touch them. They bite and chew on the opposite side of their mouth so as not to disturb the precious teeth? They expect… Continue Reading →

Mini Blueberry Tarts in a Muffin Tin

We’ve been busy with blueberries this summer season, taking a recent trip east of Seattle for a u-pick blueberry day! It was something that was on our summer bucket list this year and we all loved it. For only $1.50… Continue Reading →

25 Ways to Get Out and Play this Summer

We’re wrapping up our summer series to Get Out and Play! Thanks to all the amazing contributors and guest writers for their fabulously fun ideas. We’ve been playing games, making crafts, and having adventures in the summer sun! Here are 25 ideas… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Bug Catcher

Hi guys, I’m Stephanie from Somewhat Simple, and I’m excited to be here sharing an easy Bug Catcher for the Make and Takes Get Out and Play summer series. Supplies for making a DIY Bug Catcher: hammer nails rope screen netting… Continue Reading →

How to Make GIANT Bubbles

Hello Make and Take friends! I’m Mary Catherine of Fun-A-Day, where I share fun and meaningful early learning activities. I’m excited to be a part of the Get Out and Play summer series! Today, I’m sharing a simple and fun… Continue Reading →

Make a Rainbow Ribbon Curtain

Hello, I am Shannon at Find Joy in the Journey! I have been blogging since 2005 and I love to write about my family, everyday life, dating my husband, projects and parties, Project Life, being a mom, faith, setting and working… Continue Reading →

Woodland Animals Tic Tac Toe Game

Hi Make and Takes Readers! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. Happy to be sharing a fun project for the Get Out and Play summer series. I am all about sweet woodland animals right now!… Continue Reading →

DIY Floral Crown Craft

Hi Make and Takes friends, this is Tonya from Create-Celebrate-Explore and I’m so happy to be here sharing a fun DIY floral crown project from my daughter for the Get Out and Play summer series. The sun is shining outside,… Continue Reading →

Make Minions Rocks for Tic-Tac-Toe

Hello friends. I’m Lucy from Craftberry Bush. This little craft is part of the Make and Takes Get Out and Play summer series and combines my love for paint, spending time with my kiddos and of course the-oh-so-adorable Minions! Here is… Continue Reading →

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