Fun Projects + Activities

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

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16 April 2013

Spring cleaning is more fun when it's outside

An excerpt of my new post at Babble, "Screen wean! 8 fun and useful outdoor 'chores' to coax your kids outside."

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22 March 2013

Easter and Passover hacks

If you're looking for some last-minute Easter or Passover activities and crafts, here they are.

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22 March 2013

21 March 2013

20 March 2013

Tissue box as stomp rocket storage system

A stomp rocket is my favorite birthday present choice for a 3- to 7 year-old with a warm weather birthday. This hack from Whitney Moss of Rookie Moms and 510 Families puts a tissue box to work storing the rockets.

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12 March 2013

Homemade sidewalk chalk

My cousin shared this homemade sidewalk chalk recipe on the Parent Hacks Facebook page.

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04 March 2013

Ice cream cones as seedling starter cups

This hack, which I came across on Design Mom, will practically guarantee your kids will be excited about the garden.

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13 February 2013

Easy chocolate cake kids can bake by themselves

A super-simple chocolate cake recipe kids can bake (and clean up after) themselves.

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11 February 2013

Glow stick magic wand Valentines

Another adorable idea for homemade Valentines where the treat isn't candy: it's a mini glow stick.

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04 February 2013

28 January 2013

21 January 2013

A Valentine treat kids can make themselves: Sugared Marshmallow Pops

Jill sent in this easy, adorable Valentine hack that's part treat and part activity.

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15 January 2013

Optical Illusion Lollipop Valentine! Easy!

LOOK, MOM! HE'S HOLDING A LOLLIPOP! That was my kids' response to Betsy's clever photo Valentine.

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14 January 2013

HACK REQUEST: Share your Valentine's Day hacks!

Email your Valentine's Day ideas to hacks{at}parenthacks.com with the subject line VALENTINE HACK.

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11 January 2013

8 easy rituals to add meaning to every day

My new post at The Accidental Expert shares ideas for simple things you can do to insert a pause for reflection and appreciation in your family's busy days.

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