Category: Kids

18 Non-Candy Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

18 Non-Candy Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

Easter is a very special holiday and a great opportunity to create family traditions. If you give your kids Easter Baskets, it’s fun to include few small non-candy surprises. These Easter basket gift ideas are interactive, collectible and educational!

DIY Baby Shark Birthday Cake

DIY Baby Shark Birthday Cake

This DIY Baby Shark birthday cake is a fun way to incorporate your child’s favorite song into their birthday celebration! All you need is some small cake pans, a boxed cake mix, a tub of icing, white fondant and food coloring.

How To Make A Minecraft Creeper Pinata

How To Make A Minecraft Creeper Pinata

My kids love birthday parties. They start planning their own birthday parties months in advance and they love going to their friends’ birthday parties. Parents can easily create a memorable birthday experience for their kids with a few creative DIY ideas. This Minecraft Creeper Pinata was the highlight of my daughter’s Minecraft birthday party. We made it out of cardboard boxes and green tissue paper. You can easily make a Minecraft Creeper Pinata too!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Meet American Girl Blaire Wilson

Meet American Girl Blaire Wilson

Sweet, friendly and smart, American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year Blaire Wilson is a charming character. Her story series is focused on prioritizing relationships within a technology-driven world.

Kids Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Kids Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is a super fun day to celebrate with your family! Of course, kids love holidays more than anyone else. We’ve put together a list of fun kids gift ideas that are engaging and educational too!

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Kids love sensory activities. Anything they can squeeze, squish, mix and even taste is often an instant win. When I mix up a batch of homemade play dough, my kids want to help choose the colors and stir the dough. We used marshmallows to make edible marshmallow play dough for the kids to play with one afternoon. Edible play dough easily resembles moldable fondant and it’s simple to make with a few ingredients. If your family is anything like ours, you probably have a bag (or 2) of old gummy marshmallows sitting in your cabinet — which is perfect for this DIY kids’ activity!
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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Managing Screen Time for Kids With the Verizon Family Tech Initiative

Managing Screen Time for Kids With the Verizon Family Tech Initiative

The Verizon Family Tech Initiative caters to families in a big way, providing helpful tips for parents and kid-friendly hardware. You’ll find some great resources to help you limit your kids’ screen time.

Paper Hot Air Balloon Cute 3D Craft

Paper Hot Air Balloon Cute 3D Craft

Feeling crafty? A whimsical paper hot air balloon is fun to design and decorate. Make your own paper hot air balloon using our free paper template!

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

Birthdays can easily be exciting and memorable for kids, especially when you plan a celebration using a little creativity. I love finding ways to make birthdays special without spending a ton of money. One year I made my daughter a doll princess cake complete with her favorite ballerina Barbie displayed inside the cake. I’ve seen some amazing princess cake designs from bakers with true artistic skill. I tried to take a different approach; we created a simple princess doll birthday cake that pretty much anyone could make using a few basic kitchen tools. See our how-to video below!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Toys

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Toys

Are your toy bins getting full? These tips can help you limit the clutter in your playroom and encourage your kids to save up and collect better quality toys.

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Our Top Gift Picks for kids include a little bit of everything; from collectible dolls and STEM toys to brain-stimulating building sets and interactive discovery activities!

Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

Birthday parties are a great opportunity to get creative with celebrating your child! My kids start talking about their birthday party theme a few months in advance. For her 6th birthday my daughter wanted to have a Minecraft birthday party. We made lots of kids Minecraft party ideas including a creeper pinata, colorful Minecraft-inspired potions and tasty party snacks!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Get All You Need for Halloween in One Stop

Get All You Need for Halloween in One Stop

Halloween is just around the corner! We found all we needed for Halloween during a one-stop shopping trip to Fred Meyer. Kids can choose from a huge variety of costumes, colorful makeup, hats, wigs and more!

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

Fishing with youngsters can be a very rewarding and memorable mini-adventure. A well planned fishing trip is a great way to spend quality time in the outdoors with your kids. Before you head out, consider these tips to make your trip successful.

Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

What do the best family vacation destinations have in common? Great food, places to explore, interactive activities, a swimming pool, and close together attractions are all at the top of our list. After you arrive at your vacation, it’s no fun to have to drive somewhere else just to do stuff. Great Wolf Lodge offers all the elements for a memorable family vacation plus seasonal Howl-O-Ween activities during the month of October!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.