Fun Projects + Activities

Having fun with your kids is the whole point, really.

We've got lots of ideas, including:

...and more! Scroll down for our most recent tips.

07 July 2014

04 July 2014

Turn a binder + pencil pouches into a portable travel play kit

Jen of Mama Papa Bubba turned a binder and a set of pencil pouches into a sweet portable activity kit for little travelers.

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02 July 2014

Should you force your kids into new activities?

When Christine and I launched Minimalist Parenting, interviewers inevitably asked us: But aren't you afraid "minimalist parenting" will lead to lazy, unmotivated kids? It's not a bad question. How can kids come to know their capabilities without a push (sometimes a firm one) out of their comfort zones? Kristen Howerton...

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01 July 2014

Kill viruses on wooden toys by freezing them

If you've ever witnessed the single-minded furvor with which some toddlers play with their Thomas the Tank Engine train sets, this hack merits a spot in your regular rotation.

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07 April 2014

28 March 2014

27 March 2014

Dip Easter Eggs Into Dye Using a Whisk

Wedge blown eggs into a wisk for effortless dip-dyeing! *forehead smack of brilliance*

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06 February 2014

In Praise of Store-Bought Valentines

A friendly reminder for those of you who just don't feel like making Valentines this year but are feeling slightly guilty about it.

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05 February 2014

Make this classroom Valentine box! NOM NOM NOM

This hilarious photo-enhanced shoebox makes classroom Valentines even more fun to collect!

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04 February 2014

06 December 2013

Best of Parent Hacks: Christmas

Not all of us celebrate Christmas, those who do can always use a season-simplifying tip. For you, I've collected the best Christmas hacks in one place. Here!

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25 November 2013

21 November 2013

20 November 2013

Amazon deal RIGHT NOW: Scotch Laminator 73% off ($21.99)

One of my favorite tools in on big-time discount at Amazon right now. The Scotch Thermal Laminator is $21.99 which is the lowest price it's been at Amazon in the last six months.

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08 November 2013

The unexpected upside to "too much screen time" (sponsored)

My 14 year-old kid spends too much time in front of a screen, and yet we're choosing not to clamp down too hard with limits. Here's why.

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