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two kids playing with a softball on the kitchen floor
Now that we’re all in back to school mode, it seems more difficult than ever to fit in some playtime with our kids. But there are fun, easy things we can do after homework and before dinner to make time for play. This post covers just one idea for fun and easy play, but for more ideas, see my new...
Now that we’re all in back to school mode, it seems more difficult than ever to fit in some...
boy playing with a balloon
Now that kids are going back to school, they are spending most of their day sitting down and learning. When they get home from school, it’s time for homework, dinner, baths or showers and bedtime. There isn’t much time to play during the week, so when the weekends come around, be sure to take...
Now that kids are going back to school, they are spending most of their day sitting down and...
Boys feeding ducks in the park
As a parent, after a couple years of our children enjoying summer vacation, I’m finally getting the hang of it. Our first summer was a hot mess of unstructured, disorganized, fly-by-the seat-of-our-pants play that left me more exhausted than them. Certainly, part of that was due to their young age...
As a parent, after a couple years of our children enjoying summer vacation, I’m finally getting the...
Young boy riding bike
The warm weather is so inviting and calls to you, “Come out and play!” so you happily skip outside only to stop dead in your tracks - oh no, the sidewalk needs to be swept off, and there’s mud caked on anything that was left out and never put away during the last downpour. As a parent, you are the...
The warm weather is so inviting and calls to you, “Come out and play!” so you happily skip outside...
Games with Ballons for Kids
­It’s fall, which means the colors are changing, the days are shorter, and the weather is getting colder. The days may be shorter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be active with your kids. Winter is almost here but there are plenty of games that can be played inside your house. All you need...
­It’s fall, which means the colors are changing, the days are shorter, and the weather is getting...
Fall Nature Walk Ideas Let's Play
Fall has finally arrived, and there is just something about crisp mornings and cool evenings that requires time to be spent outside with the family. Nature walks are a simple way to enjoy the season, keep your kids playing and exploring, and make family memories! It's also a great way to earn...
Fall has finally arrived, and there is just something about crisp mornings and cool evenings that...
Let's Play Fall Game Idea for Kids - Pumpkin Pine Cone Toss
I love to incorporate seasonal themes into our family play. It makes for such wonderful memories in a picturesque setting! One of our favorite fall pastimes is heading to the pumpkin patch early in October, picking out the biggest pumpkin we can find and carving it up while telling Halloween...
I love to incorporate seasonal themes into our family play. It makes for such wonderful memories in...
Geocaching with your kids
Have you heard of geocaching? It’s a fun activity for people of all ages, but for kids especially, geocaching encourages exploration and so much more. Geocaching with kids can turn 30 minutes between errands into a treasure hunt that instills a sense of community and teamwork. It’s also a creative...
Have you heard of geocaching? It’s a fun activity for people of all ages, but for kids especially,...
Let's Play Geocaching
Sometimes, the coolest ideas come from kids themselves. I first learned about geocaching when my younger cousin came to visit from out of state. Fresh off the plane, he declared that he was devoting an entire day to his favorite hobby! With a geocaching app as his guide, the scrappy adventure...
Sometimes, the coolest ideas come from kids themselves. I first learned about geocaching when my...
Benefits of Playground Play for All Ages - Let's Play
How often do you take your kids to the playground? There is a park in our neighborhood and my boys love to go. There are many developmental benefits to playground play. Going to the playground is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to develop social, creative and teamwork skills. While you may...
How often do you take your kids to the playground? There is a park in our neighborhood and my boys...
5 Playground Safety Tips from Formula Mom
There isn't anything more exciting than seeing a kid who has just learned he or she is going to the playground! Seeing your children's faces light up as you get closer to the treasured slide or favorite set of swings is a memory you'll have for many years. We're lucky to have a few local...
There isn't anything more exciting than seeing a kid who has just learned he or she is going to the...
Bucket Ball game idea from Let's Play
In our family, playing together outside is important and can also be fun. We are always trying to find active games that engage all three of our children, even though there are age differences between them. Bucket Ball is one of those games, and always provides tons of laughs and good times. We...
In our family, playing together outside is important and can also be fun. We are always trying to...

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