summer activities

  1. Crafts

    Bug hunt crafts for kids: DIY bug net

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    Backyard bug hunting has never been more fun! Take advantage of those plentiful summer pests and entertain the kids with a backyard...
  2. Activities for Kids

    Help children connect with nature this summer

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    The summer break from school is a great opportunity to introduce children to new activities. With a few months away from the...
  3. Crafts

    Bug hunt crafts for kids: Homemade bug jar

    If your kids are headed off on a bug hunt, be sure they have a safe place to keep whatever bugs they find. Help them whip together...
  4. School Age Kids

    Fun ways to keep kids learning this summer

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    Summer is time for playing with friends and relaxing with family, but it can also be time to learn. Avoid the summer backslide and...
  5. Crafts

    Bug hunt crafts for kids: Paper tube binoculars

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    Send the kids to the backyard for a fun summer bug hunt, and help them spot those creepy crawlies with a pair of homemade binoculars!
  6. Crafts

    Fun flip-flop crafts for kids

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    You can turn your child's favorite summer footwear into a fun and colorful flip-flop project. From a flip-flop wreath to flip-flop...
  7. Children's School & Education

    Take your homeschool camping

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    With summer comes camping, and with camping comes fun educational experiences for the whole family. Camping offers us the...
  8. School Age Kids

    Educational games for summer reading

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    Summer reading doesn’t have to be exclusively on paper. Discover great reading games that boost kids' reading power over the summer....
  9. Special Needs

    Outdoor activities for kids with ADHD and autism

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    For children with ADHD, autism and other neurobehavioral issues (such as Tourette’s and dyslexia) it is crucial that parents take...
  10. Super Moms Guide: Money & Career

    Summer jobs for kids and taxes

    When the heat is on, so is the pressure for kids to find jobs for the summer. Earning extra cash for the summer runs the gamut from...
  11. Crafts

    Popsicle stick crafts you haven't seen before!

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    Popsicle stick crafts don't have to be boring. These creative popsicle stick craft ideas are fun to make and functional too!
  12. Children's School & Education

    10 Fourth of July homeschool activities

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    On Independence Day, friends and families gather across the country to celebrate America’s birthday. Polls have shown that Americans...
  13. School Age Kids

    Encouraging year-round learning

    When school's out, the last thing kids want to do is homework. But most schools today require students to keep up with their studies...
  14. Holidays & Seasons

    6 Safe alternatives to fireworks

    Each year, hundreds of adults and children in the U.S. visit the ER with fireworks-related injuries. Play it safe this year with one...
  15. Children's School & Education

    4 Summer steps to better math proficiency

    What’s on your children’s summer reading list? What about their summer math list? For years, students have gone home for the summer...
  16. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    In a pickle: How to throw a summer BBQ on the fly

    Hoping to throw a barbecue this weekend but thinking there's just not enough time? Think again! We have tips on throwing a summer...
  17. Activities for Kids

    Get your kids off the couch and outdoors this summer

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    With the arrival of summer, how will most kids spend their newly-found free time? More often than not, summertime proves to be a...
  18. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism takes a vacation

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    This week marks the last week of first grade and kindergarten for my son and daughter, respectively. While they each attend public...
  19. Family Activities

    Summer gardening tips for families

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    Summer gardening is a fun, engaging activity that helps families make a connection to the natural world around them. Whether digging...
  20. Family Activities

    Secrets of super sand castles

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    You've seen the amazing designs before. Perhaps it was in a photo of a sandcastle competition or maybe it was in person at a beach...