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Keep your kids entertained after school

After school all kids want to do is play. With the right activities, they can learn and be challenged all while staying entertained.

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Summer Boredom Busters: Kids Activities Chart

I love that summer provides children with hours of unstructured time but if there is no structure, those hours of play and learning can turn into hours of whining! We have a pretty crazy summer ahead (selling this house, moving across the country, and possibly spending as much as two months somewhere else in the middle), so I decided to have some summer boredom busters set up from the beginning. ...

Living in a Community of Observant Jews: World Culture for Kids

An introduction to life as an Observant Jew written by Faigie of EduArt 4 Kids. Part of the world culture for kids series at mamasmiles.com. ...

Teaching Kids Independence: Learning How to Ask For and Offer Help

Asking kids how to ask and offer help is key to teaching independence - so they can act independently in unexpected situations! Kindergarten readiness skill ...

Australia in Action: A Yoga-Inspired World Culture Tour for Kids (Part 2)

A yoga-inspired world culture tour of Australia for kids ...

Summer Fun for Kids: Link Up Your Favorite Activities!

A linky full of wonderful activities and ideas for summer fun for kids! A great resource for parents and summer camps. ...

Australia in Action: A Yoga World Culture Tour for Kids (Part One)

A child-friendly introduction to Australia through a series of yoga poses - such a fun, active way to learn about this part of the world! ...

Combining Science and Pretend Play

Combining science and pretend play - using the ALEX Toys volcano kit to create a small play dinosaur world. ...

World Culture for Kids: Cape Cod, Massachusetts!

A kid-friendly introduction to Cape Cod, Massachusetts from Ann of Doodles and Jots. ...

No Sew Felt Food

Simple no sew felt food is perfect for last minute pretend play fun for kids! ...

Fun Hairdos: Pin Curls!

Pin curls are a fun hairdo that is easy to do and very kid-friendly! This tutorial post offers examples of different effects that can be achieved. ...

World Culture for Kids: Ensenada, Mexico!

An introduction to Ensenada, Mexico - written by Maribel of Stroller Adventures for the Exploring Geography world culture for kids series at mama smiles ...

Gifts Kids can Make: Spin Art

I'm always looking for simple gifts my kids can make. Spin Art is a perfect gift-able kid craft ? it looks neat, and it is simple and fun enough that kids will happily mass-produce art in this way for, say, thank you cards! I also like to take multiple cards and frame them as a study of sorts. We were sent the ALEX Toys Fantastic Spinner ? ...

Exploring Bolivia Through Art and Music

I loved seeing artwork from the places my family has lived when I visited them with the kids last month! These two paintings are from Bolivia, and they represent life as I saw it when we lived there! The hut above is like many that are on the Altiplano, and we always saw alpacas and llamas when we drove out there from La Paz, where we were living. ...

Pretend Play Matters: Playing School

Playing school was one of my favorite games ? especially before I started school (I was unschooled until I was seven years old, back before unschooling was popular). We had a huge, classroom-sized chalkboard in our bedroom in the first house I lived in, and my siblings and I spent many happy hours playing school and drawing on it. ...

Building Musical Instruments with Wummelbox!

A review of German-made Wummelbox subscription craft kits for kids, based off of testing their music themed box. ...

Creative Play Dough Art

I adore the creativity that comes out with regular play dough play, and adding in a few extra materials opens the door to so may new options! I fell in love with these little guys that Johnny made using play dough, paper, and googley eyes! The creation on the left is a boat they can ride in! The kids dried these creations, and they have enjoyed playing with them! ...

Art for Kids: Seeking Inspiration

Art for kids: seeking inspiration. Looking for resources for a young child who loves to sketch. ...

Creative Play with Play Dough and Squinkies

Play dough and squinkies are a fantastic combination that keeps kids busy with imaginative, creative play for hours on end! ...

No-Mess Finger Paint for Kids!

A fun no-mess finger paint for kids ...

Rainy Day Fun for Kids: ALEX Toys Tape Town

ALEX Toys Tape Town is a wonderful rainy day fun activity for kids! ...