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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...
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...
Tips for soccer parents
Did you play a sport when you were a kid? As the weather warms up, games inundate open fields with families ready to have a ball and make memories. I played soccer all through my youth, only quitting in my early twenties after two knee surgeries. From these experiences, I learned a lot about soccer...
Did you play a sport when you were a kid? As the weather warms up, games inundate open fields with...
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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They say the family that plays together, stays together. What do you do, though, when little ones aren’t big enough to keep up with traditional games? You make up a new set of rules! We altered the old park favorite game of tag to be a little less aggressive and a little more family-friendly. 1...
They say the family that plays together, stays together. What do you do, though, when little ones...
As summer comes to an end, school isn’t the only thing that’s around the corner – it’s almost time for fall sports to start! Here are some fun activities you can do with your kids to keep yourself active while you get them game-time ready for the fall. Balance Knock-Out Stand about two feet away...
As summer comes to an end, school isn’t the only thing that’s around the corner – it’s almost time...
By Play Ambassador Amy Oztan of SelfishMom.com There is nothing more special to my daughter, Fiona, than spending time with me with my undivided attention. If we can do something fun, bonus! Here are five ideas for mom and daughter play dates that go beyond the obvious choices of “manis and pedis”...
By Play Ambassador Amy Oztan of SelfishMom.com There is nothing more special to my daughter, Fiona...
By Play Ambassador Charlie White of MississippiMom.com The weather outside is frightful, so lately we’ve been looking for indoor play ideas that will help keep kids active during the winter months. A DIY cardboard house was the perfect way to create some indoor active play! With a few cardboard...
By Play Ambassador Charlie White of MississippiMom.com The weather outside is frightful, so lately...

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