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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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Inspiring Creativity With Paint

Creativity is a skill that is key in living a successful life no matter what area. Working to develop it in childhood gives a major advantage later in life. Here's one example in Aelita Andre, a little girl who's paint exhibitions have been featured in London and New York. Some of her paintings have been…
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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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I just came from the Zoo!

Looking for the cutest costumes for your baby's first Halloween? Planning a photo shoot to commemorate the first years? Want to stand out from the crowd at the next Festival or Carnival? You'll love our sweet selection of animal costumes for your little one! Just click on the costumes you like to connect to Amazon and get…
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Mouthwatering Sesame Street Cupcakes!

These Cookie Monster cupcakes are the perfect combination of funny and delicious that younger kids will love. Also, they are so easy to make that you can include your little helpers in the process! Whether for a party at school or at home or even just to make a regular day a little extra special, these cupcakes are just the thing to put a smile on your child's face.

cookie monster cupcakesHere's the recipe we used for our chocolate cupcakes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • icing sugar
  • blue food coloring

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups .

3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

4. For the icing, melt a tablespoon of butter and add icing sugar, a splash of lemon juice (or just water) and blue food coloring and mix it well.

5. Frost with the blue icing and  dip it into coconut. Make the google eyes with marshmallows (small pieces cut from the big ones) and a dot of black icing. Hold the cookie into the mouth with icing or alternatively use a sugar candy tongue.

Nom, nom, nom!

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