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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 →

Outdoor Summer Bucket List Printable

Yes, summer is here!! It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the sun. All summer long we’ll be sharing all sorts of fabulous ways to enjoy the season with creative ideas, fun freebies, and guest bloggers for our Get Out and Play summer… Continue Reading →

Creative Kids Cooking Challenge

For kids, helping in the kitchen builds confidence and encourages independence, plus it’s a valuable contribution to the family. Not only do I want my kids to learn cooking and safety skills, I want them to enjoy creating and experimenting… Continue Reading →

Fall in Love with Simple Parent Hacks

This is one of those books you didn’t know you needed! My good friend Asha Dornfest of the blog Parent Hacks has turned her amazing parent hacks into a book. I mean even the first hack on the cover is… Continue Reading →

5 DIY Ways to Store Your Snacks on the Go

Most times when we’re needing a little snack, we’re out and about. Either at a soccer game, dance lesson, or running errands, we seems to always be on the go. I like to have a few snacks on hand while… Continue Reading →

Smartphone Clothes Shopping Made Easy with Totspot

I’m happy to be partnering with the Totspot App, a mobile shopping app, to share more about how you can buy and sell clothes – helping each other and our planet! Not only are you able to save money shopping for… Continue Reading →

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