Category Archives: In The Garden

Your Starry Imagination

Most ancient cultures from the Greeks to the Native Americans had traditions where they would look up at the night sky and associate stories with shapes they saw in the stars. Here's a sweet, evening activity to do with your kids ages two and up. You need binoculars or a telescope. Bring your little one…
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Unique Snowmen Ideas To Build With Kids

One of the fun things to looking forward to snow is anticipating your first snowman. But why stick with the traditional old Frosty with his corn-cob pipe when there are so many unique inspirations out there?   Why not shake up the neighborhood a little bit with these unexpected snowmen that look like they're on a mission?…
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How To Have The Perfect Bonfire Night

The air is getting crisp and the leaves are falling. What a perfect time for a bonfire! Sometimes it's so nice to have your friends and family huddled around a toasty fire on a cool evening, roasting marshmallows and singing songs together.   Songs: If you need some suggestions for younger kids who haven't been…
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Creative Leaf Animals For Fall

The weather is changing and summer seems to really be behind us now. But this is still a great opportunity for your kids to be outside and get some fresh air. If they're needing some inspiration, why not go on a nature walk with your family. The tree's changing colors and leaves falling to the…
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Hours Of Summer Fun With The Water Blob

Looking to get the kids outside on these hot summer days? Here's a fun try with the water blob. These have been getting more and more popular these days because they are don't cost much to make and can keep your kids entertained for hours in the sun. All you need is plastic sheeting and either…
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Great Outdoor and Indoor Hopscotch

I remember loving hopscotch as a little girl. My friends and I would jump around happily every sunny afternoon until it was time to go home. Here are two versions of this classic game and some ideas on how to play it according to the children's ages. Outdoor Hopscotch with chalk Combine this active jumping…
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All the World is a Canvas …

Some kids are little artists that feel misunderstood. Normal people with their narrow minds simply don't see the beauty in a room full of paint ... ... or a colorfully decorated bed. Just like they cannot appreciate creative wall paper designs ... ... or creative visionaries that are not afraid to get in touch with…
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Fun Outdoor Aiming Game with Tin Cans

Here comes a fun, outdoor, aiming game that you and your kids can build yourselves. Start with coating different sizes of tin cans with white paper. Then you and your kids can get creative and draw on the tin cans whatever you like. After that, I added numbers to show how many points the different cans will…
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Red, White And Blue Barbecue With Kids

Summer is here and one of my favorite traditions is to have a barbecue/picnic with friends and family on the Fourth of July. Here are some ideas to include your kids in on the fun and get them in the patriotic mood.  Have a barbecue in just their size with everything miniature. Use a tiny…
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Happy Tin Can Tossing

With 4th of July just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a DIY, new edition of the all time favorite outdoor game, tin can tossing. This game will be the perfect pastime for young and old and shouldn't be missing on any July 4th barbecue or picnic. Most of the…
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Balancing Act For Kids

Balance is one of those life lessons that everyone needs to learn both figuratively and literally. But for kids, literal balance is where it's at. Here's an interesting way for kids to learn about balance. All you need for this experience is a hanger, some string and two equal buckets. Hang your hanger on a…
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Creative Uses For Sidewalk Chalk

With the weather outside getting warmer, I've been more inspired to find fun ways for kids to stay outside. Sidewalk chalk is a go-to for summer fun. All you need is some blacktop and color for your kids to create a masterpiece. And when it rains you have a fresh canvas to start over.  I…
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Growing Six Inches In Five Minutes

I remember reading in a book when I was little about a girl who made herself stilts out of tin cans and string. I thought that was so cool but for whatever reason, never did it for myself. But that image has always stuck with me. Now as a mother, I’m again looking for fun…
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Swing Me Higher!

It's always a sweet thing for parents the first time they put their baby in a swing and experience their joy in new found freedom. But unless you have someone recording your babies face from the front, you miss out a little as you push from behind. The Expression Swing solves that age old problem by…
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Once Upon A Time Story Stones

Who doesn't love a good story? Kids are almost always ready for a funny tale or exciting adventure. But sometimes when it comes to inventing one of their own, it can be tough to get started. Story stones can help with that. I saw this idea and couldn't wait to make some of our own.…
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