Category Archives: Elementary School Age (6-9 years old)

Snail Mail Fun For Kids!

Everyone likes to get mail; as in an actual letter in the mail box. It feels so much more personal than those quick shot messages through the internet or by text. Here's a few ideas to include your kids in on this time honored tradition. Start them young, even before writing age by having them…
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Top Tongue Twisters!

Who doesn't like a good tongue twister? Start slow to make sure all of the words are correct and challenge yourself and your kids to get faster and faster. If your trying it with friends, see who is most accurate and who muddles the words into one big twist. Not only you and your kids…
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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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Barbie’s New Look

For years now we heard people talking about Barbie and the idea that she promotes body image issues with her unrealistic proportions and 'perfection.' Barbie sales in the last years have reflected this mentality with steadily dropping numbers. Mattel has finally come up with a solution by diversifying Barbies body type, height and skin tones. She now…
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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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Awesome Baby Hair: Tips For First Haircut

A kids first haircut can be a pretty traumatic experience. Having a stranger come at you with a pair of scissors can be a terrifying experience if their aren't prepared. Here's a few quick tips: 1. Give them warning ahead of time. Let them watch you getting a trim or maybe play hairdresser in front…
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8 Tips for Making Hand Washing Fun

Germs are everywhere! It's that time of year with the weather changing and holiday stress when little ones start to get sick. The hard part is that they don't understand when they wipe snot across their face with their little hand, that they are making it worse! If it hasn't happened yet, now is a…
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Boredom Is The Start Of Creativity

Kids should be allowed to be bored. Experts agree that constantly entertaining your kids is not necessarily a good thing. In an interview done by Dr Teresa Belton with a writer and an artist, she was told that their state of boredom often lead to them being creative in their youth and adulthood. "Lack of things…
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Kids Clothes: Then And Now

Do you remember when you were little, looking at old family pictures and thinking how funny your parents dressed when they were younger? Styles come in and go back out. I remember a pair of wedge shoes I wanted when I was a teenager that my mom really didn't like. She had some that were similar at…
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Help Your Kids Make New Year’s Resolutions

As the new year gets closer, people often start thinking about the resolutions they want the make. Everyone wants to use this opportunity to make a fresh start. But everyone knows that resolutions are often broken and soon after they're made. How about teaching your kids how to make goals for the new year in…
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Little Boy Runs From Hungry Chickens

Chickens are all well and good when you learn about them in books with their cute 'bok, bok, boks.'  They're just grown up little chicks hatching out of eggs, right? But facing them in reality is something else entirely. Watch this little boy's run in with a gang of hungry chickens and the chase that…
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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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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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The Most Real Christmas Wish List

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And kids are busy making sure that Santa knows what they want for Christmas. Here's a few funny ones that are being shared across the internet. Claire is such a nice sister to write her brother's letter to Santa for him...I hope he reads it before mailing…
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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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