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Fun Kids Activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Fun Kids Activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Families with children of all ages can find many things to do with kids in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here’s a list of some of our family’s favorite activities and local destinations in the CDA area.

Homeschooling Tips for Teaching Your Kids

Homeschooling Tips for Teaching Your Kids

Are you thinking of teaching your kids at home? You can easily learn how to homeschool your kids. Use these homeschooling tips for parents to create a successful school routine and make learning fun!

Great Family Activities in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Great Family Activities in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is a great place to explore and go on family adventures! Our family has lived in the area since 2014. We love going on hikes and playing at the downtown city playgrounds. Additionally, we’ve met friends at the Lake Coeur d’Alene beaches, and often go out to dinner at the Dockside. Coeur d’Alene has a beautiful downtown area with several parks, fun playgrounds for kids, and easy hiking trails with great lake views. Here are some of our favorite family activities in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

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Our Best Costco Finds – Summer 2020!

Our Best Costco Finds – Summer 2020!

A trip to Costco is usually somewhere on our weekly to-do list. We often stock up on our household basics and buy a few fun things too! Here are some of our best Costco finds that we’ve purchased this summer.

Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

You can often find an interesting family adventure just around the corner! We had a blast sliding down the Lionhead natural water slides in North Idaho.

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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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.

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

The recent Coronavirus outbreak and resulting school closures have created many questions for families who are now faced with having kids at home all day. Here’s what “school at home” is like for our family, as well as some creative activities you can do with kids of all ages.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I love celebrating this holiday with my kids and family. My daughter enjoys having a Valentine’s Day party with her friends. We often make a Valentine’s Day post office using a cardboard box. We make cookies and crafty Valentines to swap with friends. It’s also fun to give small gifts! Here are some inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the whole family.
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Great Wolf Lodge Howl-O-Ween Celebration

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-O-Ween Celebration

The fall is a great time to plan a family getaway and enjoy lots of fun activities under one roof. With more than 17 locations, Great Wolf Lodge is a memorable destination for kids of all ages. See the highlights of the Great Wolf Lodge October Howl-O-Ween Celebration!

Disney on Ice 2019 Pacific Northwest Show Schedule

Disney on Ice 2019 Pacific Northwest Show Schedule

Going to Disney on Ice is a great opportunity to spend a special family day together. Kids and adults will enjoy seeing Mickey & Minnie, Moana, Aladdin & Jasmine and more characters bringing stories to life. Coming to more than 130 event centers!

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

Do you love exploring the outdoors? You can find many opportunities for family adventures by going on hikes, riding bikes and enjoying water activities. We live near quite a few lakes and rivers which are easy to access in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area. We’ve spent many memorable hours tubing, boating and kayaking with our kids. Don’t forget the #1 rule: It’s important to keep an eye on kids around the water and wear life jackets when out on the water. These four adventurous water activities are great ways to make memories with your family in the glorious outdoors.
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5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

You can find lots of great family activities to enjoy in Northwest Montana. We ventured across a swinging bridge, slid down an Alpine Slide and took the kids to a musical. Don’t miss these 5 things to do with kids near Glacier National Park!

Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Summer is prime time for family adventures! Don’t forget to bring these camping and hiking essentials on your next family expedition in the great outdoors.

Best Family-Friendly Things to Do Near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Best Family-Friendly Things to Do Near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The Pacific Northwest as a whole is a beautiful place to explore and raise kids. 5 years ago our family moved from the big city of Seattle, Washington to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This Inland Northwest area is home to sparkling lakes, a great selection of hiking trails, forested camping areas and a vibrant local culture. The friendly local community makes a visit to CDA extra memorable. You can find many awesome family-friendly things to do in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Our family adventure list includes some of our favorite Pacific Northwest outdoor activities as well as several indoor family attractions.
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