20+ Picnic Tips + Menu Ideas

Going on a picnic with your family is a great way to get away from the hustle of daily life. There’s something about them that bring us back to a time when things were simpler and slower. Get away from it all with a family picnic and create some beautiful memories in the process with these 20+ picnic tips + menu ideas. Save and share this on Pinterest Shown above (clockwise from top) 1. Planning a perfect picnic 2. Veggie pasta salad 3. Cheddar biscuits 4. Picnic planning and tips Picnic Menu Ideas Crunchy and tangy bacon coleslaw Colorful lentil […] Read more »

Family Fun Ideas {August 2015}

I’m so happy you’re here! Welcome to the first Family Fun Ideas link party! This is a monthly collection of fun things to do with your family. Share the direct link to three of your family fun blog posts. What’s allowed? All kinds of fun stuff! Activities and games that are fun for the whole family. Arts and craft projects that are kid-friendly. Outdoor play ideas. Recipes that kids can make. Your families travel adventures. Other family fun ideas! No school, chore or parenting posts please! No giveaways or link parties please! Family Fun Ideas opens on the first day […] Read more »

30 Beach Activities, Crafts + Tips

There’s more to the beach than just swimming and sand in your toes! Pack up your family for a fun-filled day of memory making with these 30 beach activities, crafts and awesome ideas. Save this on Pinterest! Pictured above (clockwise from top left) 1. Adorable small world beach 2. Build a sand castle 3. Fun things to do at the beach 4. Late afternoon at the beach 5. Beach packing list toddlers 6. Sea creature sand castle cans 7. Make a seashell mobile Beach crafts and DIY projects Shell critters art project DIY beach ball pinata Paper plate sand dollars […] Read more »

30+ Fun Summer Crafts For Kids

No matter how old your kids are, crafts can give them a way to express themselves creativity. Being able to make something and complete it so you have a finished product is not only a self esteem boost, its fun also! Focusing more on the process than the outcome will make your craft time more enjoyable for you and your child. This list of 30+ summer crafts for kids has ideas for all ages so dig in and get crafting! Save this on Pinterest! Shown above (clockwise from top left) 1. Paper plate sunny handprints 2. Styrofoam cup sea crabs […] Read more »

30+ Water Play Activities For Kids

When the temperatures are soaring and your kids want to go outside, water play activities will keep them cool and entertained! Water is a great addition to sensory play and below you’ll find 30+ ideas for toddlers to tweens – guaranteed to make a splash! Some of these activities use items you probably already have, which is always a bonus. Click to save this on Pinterest! Above activities (clockwise from top left) 1. Create a sensory water bin your toddler. 2. Got a pool? Check out these fun swimming pool games. 3. These pool noodle boats are fun and easy to make. 4. […] Read more »

8 Yummy Summer Treats

Try any of these easy-to-make summer treats today! These yummy drinks and delicious snacks are sure to be a family favorite. Fruit Skewers Various fruits (apples, bananas, kiwis, mangos, grapes) Skewers Cut the fruit into bite size chunks and thread them onto skewers. Jello Fruit Packet of jello Can of fruit cocktail Make the jello according to the instructions. Chill it in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Strain the fruit cocktail and fold into the jello. Return to the fridge until fully set. Orange Float 4 cups orange soda Lime or rainbow sherbet Fill each glass with 1 cup […] Read more »

Make Colored Chalk

Drawing and writing with chalk is a great way for your kids to express themselves. Whether you have a chalkboard, or use the driveway, you can make colored chalk for hours of fun.     First find a mold for your chalk. Anything from a toilet tissue roll or small paper cup to fancy candy molds will work. Mix together 1 cup of Plaster of Paris with 1 cup of water. Add color to your mixture using powdered tempera paint. Experiment with making swirled colors by adding the paint and stirring very little. Blend well and let stand for a […] Read more »

Kids DIY: Decorate A Flower Pot

If you’re looking for a fun afternoon crafting project with your kids, without it costing you a fortune, decorate a flower pot by picking up a few inexpensive flower pots and using craft supplies that you have lying around your house. One of the nice thing about using a pot as the basis of a craft activity is that it offers a different “canvas” than usual. Unlike the flat expanse of white paper, the shape and size of different types of pots can make for a wide variety of projects, and can remain interesting to kids. In fact, you can […] Read more »