Category Archives: Young Teenager (13-15 years old)

Homemade Cough Drops for Kids

Cold season is no fun when you've got coughing, sniffling kids that don't feel well. Here's a simple solution to soothe those scratchy throats and hacking coughs that keep them up at night. Homemade Cough Drops. Yes it's simple enough to buy them at the store but isn't it nice to know what ingredients are…
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This Dancing Principle Is Just The Begining

At the Ron Clark academy, learning is taking a different turn. A video of students dancing in sync with their principal has gone viral, putting this institution on the map but their nontypical form of education goes far beyond that. Not your typical educational facility, this school strives for it's students to reach standards of excellence…
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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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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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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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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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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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Yummy! 4th of July on Your Plate!

Bring the 4th of July to your children's plates with these delicious and easy to make sandwiches. We made two versions - one with strawberry jam and the other one with cream cheese. Here is how you make your own stars-and-stripes-super-yummy-4th-of-July sandwich. Add sliced banana halves to the jam sandwich .... ... and sliced strawberries…
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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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