Fun Projects + Activities

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

We've got lots of ideas, including:

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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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14 December 2012

13 December 2012

What my kids cherish most about holiday rituals

In my next post in the Minimalist Holidays series, I've identified the two things that make our holiday traditions special, and they're surprisingly simple and affordable (often, free).

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07 December 2012

How to shorten the holiday to-do list without losing the magic

For so many, holiday cheer inevitably gets clouded by anxiety. But how do you choose what to cut? What if you lower your expectations to the point where the holidays no longer feel special?

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05 December 2012

Toys for kids with special needs: Ellen's got great advice

The straightforward pleasure of giving children gifts can be complicated when the gift-ee in question has special needs.

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04 December 2012

Creativity + craftiness, all boxed up and ready to go (or gift)

Kiwi Crate is the craft kit we all wish for our kids. These beautifully-packaged kits contain wonderful projects, use high-quality materials, and follow clever and interesting themes. Here's my review.

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