Summer fun is easy to achieve at Fred Meyer. I can stock up on water toys, swimwear, sunscreen and more and only have to stand in one checkout line. These hot weather essentials help make our summer adventures and family life memorable and fun!
Category: Toys & Games
The best way to teach kids new interests and skills is by making learning fun! I love finding all sorts of ways to make school fun for my girls. My girls enjoy doing experiments in the kitchen, mixing colored water, learning how plants grow and looking at the stars at night. My oldest daughter hopes to get a telescope someday. STEM activities are another fun way to introduce kids to science. American Girl created Luciana Vega to make learning about space fun for girls. Luciana is an adventurous girl who loves going to space camp and hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars. Her colorful outfit, space accessories and adventureous interests will make any girl excited to learn about space!
American Girl Nanea Mitchell is a Hawaiian girl growing up in 1941. This BeForever doll has a heartwarming story and she’s fun to dress up in her tropical outfits and Hula accessories. See why American Girl is one of our favorite brands!
My girls love doing all sorts of creative activities. These fun sensory and STEM toys encourage learning though play! We can easily include these kid’s activities in our preschool routine at home.
Little boys are full of energy and are eager for the chance to explore and go on adventures. My 2-year-old boy loves going outside and learning new life skills, all the while running and climbing. A little boy with all this energy benefits from some toys and activities that live up to the excitement in a little boy’s life.
My kids love collecting tiny toys. They enjoy adding to sets they already have and they love setting up little play sets and making up story lines. My girls loved checking out the details of these miniature Little Sprouts play sets and also discovering which surprise creatures were inside their Egg Babies!
Technology is everywhere, but it’s important for kids to also play with low-tech toys and hands-on activities that encourage kids’ imaginations and coordination. Here are some low-tech activities kids can play with in the car and at home, featuring a DIY I-Spy shaker, Window Jammers and more!
My little girls are natural little mommies. They love playing mommy, taking turns being mommy and taking care of their baby brother. They also have fun playing with their assortment of dolls. Watching little girls play is heartwarming, everyone is welcome at their tea parties — baby dolls, princesses, my little ponies, bears and even sock monkeys. This collectible doll from the Feltman Brothers is an adorable gift idea for any little girl who loves dolls. Her classic name Caroline Grace matches her timeless details and high quality and realistic looking features.
My kids love playtime activities that are interactive and creative! Kids can dress up with Wild Things Animal Blankets, play with homemade glitter slime or create art on a chalkboard table to make the shortened fall days a little more interesting.
Keep kids entertained in colder weather with an indoor kids activity! Kids can burn off energy with a portable Lil’ Monkey jungle gym, explore their creativity with arts and crafts, or enjoy imaginative playtime.
Girls love pretending to be mermaids. I know because when I was a child I loved the idea of mysterious mermaids with shimmery tails and under-the-sea hairstyles. The last few years mermaids have been trending in the form of dolls, mermaid tail blankets, room decor and even cookies! My daughter had a mermaid-inspired birthday party and decorated her room with mermaid pennant banners and pillows. Here are some fun ideas for all girls who love mermaids!
Do you have mountains of toys at your house? I often feel like my kids have more toys than they can possibly play with. Birthdays, garage sales, holidays, and spontaneous purchases all add up to create a mountain of toys. Here are my top ideas for streamlining your playroom and organizing your kids’ toys.