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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Katie Wallace

Off-Roading with Kids & Lunch at Gold Creek Lodge

Off-Roading with Kids & Lunch at Gold Creek Lodge

On sunny days, we love going on outdoor adventures. One afternoon we took our kids on an off-road RZR ride in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest and stopped for lunch at Gold Creek Lodge.

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Play this interactive word family dominoes game to make reading fun and reinforce phonics sounds. Kids will love matching up rhyming words and learning through play!

Things to Do with Kids at Winchester Lake State Park

Things to Do with Kids at Winchester Lake State Park

One of the best things about living in the Pacific Northwest is that we have so many great destinations to explore so close to home. Winchester Lake State Park is one of those destinations, just two and a half hours south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We headed down there with our kids for a relaxing multi-day camping trip!

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Colorful Lego Soap Dispenser

Colorful Lego Soap Dispenser

A colorful Lego soap dispenser is an innovative way to decorate a kids bathroom and encourage kids to wash their hands. Learn how to to easily recreate this unique idea!

Off-Road Adventure at 7-Mile ORV Park

Off-Road Adventure at 7-Mile ORV Park

We took our kids to the 7-Mile ORV Park near Spokane, Washington. Our kids had a blast on their ATVs, practicing the skills they learned in their off-road safety class.

Simple Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Simple Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Eating dinner together is a meaningful time for our family to connect and talk about highlights from our day. Dinner is also possibly the hardest meal to plan for. These simple meal planning tips help us eat well, save money and minimize time in the kitchen. My husband also enjoys cooking, so I often switch off with him when making dinner. I also enjoy serving a family-style assortment of food with sides and salads. But mostly we appreciate turning dinner into regular family time after a busy day.
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Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

A fun paper craft can be just the thing to keep kids busy at home. Kids can design these fun animal sun catchers using any color of card stock and tissue paper!

Our Coronavirus Chronicles & Fun Stuff to Do at Home

Our Coronavirus Chronicles & Fun Stuff to Do at Home

This spring has been an interesting experience for our family because of COVID-19. Don’t miss our weekly Coronavirus Chronicles videos to see what we’ve been up to while social distancing.

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

This project is a fun craft and creative way to feed the critters in your backyard. Kids will love making these DIY pinecone bird feeders using peanut butter and any type of birdseed.

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Lessons from Disney Princesses who Lived with Social Distancing

Lessons from Disney Princesses who Lived with Social Distancing

We all know the fairytale stories. But have you ever thought about what it was like to live as one of the Disney Princesses during their years of “waiting” for their happily-ever-after?

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

It’s really easy to make a sensory bin for your kids using items you already have at home! Create this exciting kids discovery experience using a sensory medium, miniature creatures or characters and colorful sensory accents.

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

A craft activity is a great way to entertain your kids and encourage them to be creative! These egg carton caterpillars are cute and fun to make. All you need is an empty egg carton, craft paint, and some colorful embellishments!

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Preschool Tracing Worksheets & Coloring Pages

Preschool Tracing Worksheets & Coloring Pages

Teach preschool kids the basics of coloring and tracing with these interactive preschool tracing worksheets and coloring pages. Designed for kids ages 2 to 5, these printable worksheets help kids practice tracing numbers, letters and shapes.

Cute Clothing, Shoes & Accessories for Babies & Kids

Cute Clothing, Shoes & Accessories for Babies & Kids

Happy Spring! A new season is a great time to update your family’s wardrobes. I especially love shopping for my kids. Here are some of my top picks for baby and kids clothing, shoes and accessories. I’ve also included some fun DIY ideas!

Popsicle Stick Monsters Creative Kids Craft

Popsicle Stick Monsters Creative Kids Craft

Feeling crafty? This popsicle stick monster craft is a great activity for kids. My kids loved designing their own monsters, painting the wooden sticks and creating unique faces. You can make these colorful monsters look silly, scary or funny!

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