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Creating Storytellers in Your Kids

The book Always by Ann Stott is a family favorite at our house! It asks questions kids have for their parents like – “even if we are naughty sometimes, will you still love us?” The answers at the end remind kids we will… Continue Reading →

5 Mom Hacks for Surviving Cold + Flu Season

We are smack dab in the middle of cold and flu season. Are you feeling it too?! I’ve been sick with a cough for a week now, as well as every other family in my neighborhood. I’m not sure if… Continue Reading →

New Year’s Goals and Wishes Printable

After the hustle-bustle of the holidays, I can’t wait to hang up a new calendar and start dreaming about all the fresh possibilities the new year holds. When my girls were little, I always interviewed them on New Year’s Day,… Continue Reading →

Spreading Kindness with North Pole Ninjas

I’m always looking for ways my children can be part of something bigger during this time of year. I want to make sure they understand it’s not all about what presents Santa is going to bring. In comes the book, North Pole… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons to Have Disney Day with Sisters

My whole family are big fans of all things Disney! So when the opportunity came to take my sweet sisters to the “Happiest Place on Earth”, I jumped at the chance. It was so much fun. I can’t tell you enough that… Continue Reading →

Scratch-Off Coupons for a Family Date Night

Our family has been intentionally scheduling one-on-one parent and child dates for quite a few years. On these monthly dates, we’ve climbed big rocks, baked fancy cakes, picked new books at the bookstore, held our own video game championships, hiked… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Prep for Back to School

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. The opinions and text are all mine. We’re gearing up for back to school! Can you believe summer went by so fast?! But alas, here we… Continue Reading →

Studying Up with Big Fat Notebooks

This coming school year I’ll have 2 kids in middle school – what?? Where did the time go?! But we’re really excited, especially for my 11 year old just starting 6th grade. She’s so excited to move on to a new… Continue Reading →

Home School Study Skills for Middle School

My daughters are starting 7th and 8th grade this year, and it is our eighth year homeschooling. High school is just around the corner! One of the things we are focusing on during the middle school years is developing study… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

How-to Container Garden

Get Out and Play Summer Series Guest Post by McKenzie of Girl Loves Glam Three summers ago, our family moved from our very first home that we owned. We had planted a tiny garden with our daughter and had harvested… Continue Reading →

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