Category Archives: Indoor Games

Favorite Family Games

Watching TV is such an easy go to that sometimes we don't even realize we're losing quality moments with our families. Why not plan a special, TV-free evening with the family? Grab a game and get to know one another! These are a few of our favorites for game night. 1. Apples to Apples- This game…
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Making Age Appropriate Chores A Game!

Kids don't learn how to become responsible adults all on their own. It takes learning from adults who have been there, done that and are willing to take the time to show by their example. One of those important lessons is how to do chores. Kids don't wake up on their 18th birthday and suddenly…
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Cabin Fever Crushers!

Cabin fever is a real deal on those cold and snowy days. We all know that little kids are full of energy and need space to exert it in a productive way. Why not encourage your kids movement by joining in on the fun with a few simple interactive games. 1. Turn into an Airplane: Lay…
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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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Make Your Own Water Xylophone

Need a quick distraction on a busy day? This is a fun project for kids about five years or older. Take a few different glass bottles and fill them to different levels with water. Put a little food coloring in each bottle to make it even more exciting. If you want, hang the bottles from…
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Your Own Personal Toddler Stylist

When your kids are learning to dress themselves, sometimes you may think their fashion sense is a little questionable. Or maybe they are just ahead of the crowd and a forward thinker. One mom decided to try a fun bonding activity with her little boy by letting him pick out her clothes for a week…
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Creative Do-It-Yourself Advent Calendars

Can you feel the anticipation building as we get ready to countdown to Christmas? One fun way to get your kids in the Christmas Spirit is to mark each day with an advent calendar. Of course you could buy the chocolate calendars that are pre packaged in cardboard. But if you want something a little…
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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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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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Must Read Summer Booklist For 8-12

For me growing up, summer was the best because you had more time to read all those books that weren't in the school curriculum. More opportunities to go to the library and read in the sun. Coming up with the top books I'd recommend was really difficult because there were just so many but it…
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Very Funny International Animal Sounds For Kids

It's so funny when your baby is learning how to make animal sounds. Sometimes our house sounds like a barnyard with all the 'Moo's,' 'Woof's,' 'Baa's,' etc. But living somewhere other than the US has given me a new perspective and I realized that animal noises are represented different ways in different languages. I thought it'd…
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Disappearing Toothpick

Need a little magic to brighten your kids' day? How about a little slight of hand? This trick is great for adults to show children but also then for the kids to try it themselves. It's very simple once you know what's happening behind the scenes. Tape a toothpick to the back of you thumb…
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Bubbling Lava Experiment

When I was little, my sister and I shared a room and she had the coolest lava lamp. I would fall asleep every night watching it bubble to the top and float to the bottom. So when I saw this experiment that replicates that lava effect, we had to try it out right away. All…
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Shish-Ke-Balloon!

Looking for a way to liven up a party with kids? This trick will have them cringing in anticipations and then gasping in awe at your sweet skills. You only need a skewer, a balloon and a little dish detergent. Make sure you don't blow up the balloon any bigger than the length of your…
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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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Magical Self-moving Toothpick Star

Here's a fun and easy experiment to do with your kids in a slow moment of the day. All you need is five toothpicks, a plate, a straw and a glass of water. Snap your toothpicks in half but don't separate them completely. Arrange the broken toothpicks equally apart in a circle. Use the straw…
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