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two children passing a paper racing baton
Finding simple ways to get the kids outside and moving is essential on a daily basis. One way to get them working together and on various skills is to set up relays. These events can include just two kids for various relay actions or more to create teams and races. With just two or three kids, you...
Finding simple ways to get the kids outside and moving is essential on a daily basis. One way to...
young boy playing with a hula hoop in yard
There are so many new things on store shelves today that I wish I would have had as a kid- water balloons that fill up in seconds, chalk that glows in the dark, the list goes on. But sometimes, there’s nothing better than playing with a classic! I recently pulled out the hula hoops that had been...
There are so many new things on store shelves today that I wish I would have had as a kid- water...
Kids Summer Swimming - Let's Play
As a Let’s Play ambassador, I’ve been thinking more and more about the ways in which my kids play and the ways I loved to play when I was a kid. In 1980, when I was nine years old, I spent my summers by the pool, trying to stay cool under the sweltering South Texas sun. Back then, times were (or...
As a Let’s Play ambassador, I’ve been thinking more and more about the ways in which my kids play...
Easy Outdoor Bean Bag Games
In the midst of summer, while the kids are steadily chanting "I'm bored" no matter how much we are doing, I have to creatively come up with quick ways to keep them entertained. In the age of technology, it’s important for me to find things that gets the kids off the couch and outside. With just the...
In the midst of summer, while the kids are steadily chanting "I'm bored" no matter how much we are...
twister mat with shaving cream
Summer break is halfway over, and we’ve been checking off our summer fun bucket list for almost two months already. With just over a month to go, that list is starting to get pretty short- and we’re starting to hear the dreaded “I’m bored!” If your kids are starting to run out of things to do,...
Summer break is halfway over, and we’ve been checking off our summer fun bucket list for almost two...
Waterballoon baseball game setup in the backyard
In the middle of summer, when the novelty wears off and the days seem like they will never end, moms and dads struggle with finding new and exciting ways to entertain. Sometimes, all you need to do is to add a twist or two to a simple game to help kids break out of the “I’m bored” phase, like...
In the middle of summer, when the novelty wears off and the days seem like they will never end,...
Boy collecting sea shells on the beach
Going to the beach can be a fun way to spend the summer with your kids. As you head out on your family beach vacation this year, these seven fun beach games for kids are perfect for keeping them busy while you soak up some sun rays. Make sure to slather on the sunscreen before enjoying some of...
Going to the beach can be a fun way to spend the summer with your kids. As you head out on your...
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...
teaching kids to ride a bike
When my son Jake was 5 years old we had a tough time getting him to learn to ride a bike. As a parent there isn’t a ‘right’ time to learn how to ride a bike because it is 90% up to the child. I say 90% because sometimes children need a little motivation to want to learn something. Jake was getting...
When my son Jake was 5 years old we had a tough time getting him to learn to ride a bike. As a...
Let's Play sponge relays game idea
How does your family get through the hot days of summer? At our house, we don’t have a pool or air conditioning, but we do have some fun games that we use to cool off when the temperature is out of control. We get outside and do sponge relays! Yes, the parents participate as well, because it’s...
How does your family get through the hot days of summer? At our house, we don’t have a pool or air...
Water Play with Building Blocks - Let's Play
Summer has settled in and the temperatures continue to rise which makes staying cool a priority. Water play is a fun way to keep the kids moving with activities they enjoy. Whether it's setting up the sprinkler or breaking out the water balloons, kids of all ages can have fun playing in the water...
Summer has settled in and the temperatures continue to rise which makes staying cool a priority...

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