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Smiling boy swimming with pool noodle

Too cold to swim? 9 out-of-water games to play with pool noodles

Pool noodles can be used for a ton of fun games outside of the pool. Our nine fun activities that will be a hit with your family.
Dad using a laptop with his daughter

Experts say this is the best way to introduce kids to the internet

Toddler girl having fun finger painting

5 easy summer crafts for toddlers to do on the weekend

Mother reading a book to her daughter

12 inspiring Dr. Seuss quotes your child will love

Kids drawing a mural

Experts agree: 5 benefits of art for your child’s development

Sister and brother having fun playing with backyard sprinkler

6 fun water games for 8-year-olds when you don’t have a pool

Group of children running in capture the flag in a park

How to play capture the flag: Teach your kids the rules

Grandpa and grandson laughing at a knock-knock joke

These funny jokes for 6- to 7-year-olds will be a hit with kids

Kids having fun in a pool and wearing sunglasses.

These are the absolute best pool games for kids

Child with umbrella

15 fun rainy day activities for kids you should have in your back pocket when boredom kicks in

Teenagers getting twisted over tongue twisters

There are actually some helpful benefits of tongue twisters for kids

A family on vacation taking a break to look at the view

10 fun summer activities for kids and parents to do together

Baby swimming in a pool

When can babies go in the pool? What you need to know before summer starts

We break down all you need to know about when you can bring your baby in the pool as the warm weather approaches.
Child painting at an art-themed painting party

Spark your child’s creativity with these incredible art projects for kids

Kick the boredom and ignite creativity with these fun and easy art projects for kids.
Kids running with each other at a party.

Get kids active this summer with these excellent running games

Get kids active this summer or any time of year with these fun running games.
Child blowing bubbles in a playhouse

How to make homemade bubble solution in 2 easy steps

Using homemade bubble solution is not only a fun way for adults and kids to spend the day, but cheap, too. Learn how to make this easy and affordable solution.
A child wearing a tie-dye shirt

How to tie-dye shirts without a mess

Tie-dyeing shirts is a fun activity to do with kids. It could be intimidating, but don't let the thought of a mess keep you from giving it a shot.
Woman with slime between fingers

How to get slime out of clothes (and just about everything else)

The trick is to know how to get slime out of clothes, hair, and even the carpet, so you won't mind when your child wants to play with it.
Brightly colored hopscotch court in a schoolyard

How to play hopscotch (plus 5 great variations)

Hopscotch is a classic outdoor game for kids of all ages, so teach your kiddos how to play hopscotch because it's always fun and gets them moving, too.
Five kids each giving a thumb-up

Heads up, 7 up: What’s the game and how to play it

Learn how to play heads up, 7 up as well as how to play 7 up variations with kids in the classroom, at camp on a rainy day, or at a birthday party.
Kids playing games outside

The best outdoor games for kids – try these fun, classic activities

Classic activities never go out of style, so get everyone outside and off the devices with these cool outdoor games for kids.
Parents with children playing a board game

Liven up family game night with these crowd-pleasing board games

Go old school or try something new — but get everyone excited for a weekly family board game night with these options.
Little boy sitting in front of an aquarium watching the fish

Plan a great family road trip: The best aquariums in the U.S. for kids

If you're planning a road trip for the family, be sure to put the best aquariums in the U.S. on the must-do list.
A game of tic-tac-toe on a piece of paper

11 fun games kids can play with just pen and paper

If you're trying to get kids to put down the smartphones, try these fun games to play on paper.
Boy is excited for his fourth birthday

4-year-old birthday party ideas: 7 low-stress themes your child will love

Plan an amazing celebration for your preschooler with these super fun 4-year-old birthday party ideas that are simple and low stress.
Kids playing games outside

Healthy extracurricular activities kids and teens should explore

We want our kids to have hobbies that challenge them. That means getting them involved in healthier extracurricular activities, and we can help with that.
Smiling baby on colorful play mat

Baby play mat ins and outs: What age you should get one and the benefits for baby’s development

A baby play mat promotes your child's motor skills and muscle development. We discuss the best age to get one and any additional benefits for your baby.
Family laughing with their dad

Keep little ones entertained with the best ‘Would you rather?’ questions for kids

Looking for an easy way to keep the kiddos busy? Try these fun "would you rather" questions for kids.
Toddlers having fun in a playgroup with parents

How to set up a kids playgroup with close friends and neighbors

Playgroups for toddlers are great for socialization and more. Here's how to create a fun playgroup for your toddler.
Three kids reading a book inside of a blanket fort

How to build a blanket fort for epic indoor adventures

Get the basics on how to build a blanket fort for your kids to enjoy on a snow day or any day that ends in y.
5-year-old girl celebrating her birthday

Need a fantastic theme for a fifth birthday party? Consider these

Let's get the celebration started with these fun five-year-old birthday party ideas that get kids active indoors or out.
Kids having fun at a bowling alley party

How to throw the perfect kids’ bowling birthday party

A bowling birthday party is a perfect strike for kids of all ages and here's everything you need to plan one.
Mom and daughter playing musical game.

The Floor is Lava! game: Fun for the whole family to play

The Floor is Lava! is a fun game for the whole family to play that will get everyone moving. You can play this game anywhere at any time.
Birthday cake with a number 3 candle on it

The best third birthday party ideas for a fun and stress-free celebration

Party planning should be anxiety filled and with these 3-year-old birthday party ideas, you will be able to put together a fun and stress-free celebration.
Festive celebration roasted turkey with gravy.

Simple Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas your kids can make for the dinner table

No holiday table would be complete without beautiful homemade Thanksgiving centerpieces made by the kids. Here are easy options they could make by themselves.
Young boy at the beach with balloons sitting with a birthday cake.

How to come up with a few 6-year-old birthday party ideas on a budget

Looking to throw an inexpensive celebration, try these cost-effective six-year-old birthday party ideas that don't skimp on fun.
two kids playing on phones

Kid-friendly YouTubers your child will be safe watching

If your kid has a laptop or tablet, they have been on YouTube. We provide a list of YouTubers that are safe for them to watch.
A group of kids ready for Halloween.

Need a Halloween craft for 10-year-olds? Here are spookingly great ideas

Want to keep your goblins busy this spooky season? These Halloween crafts for 10-year-olds will be sure to keep all of the ghosts and ghouls entertained.
A family dressed up for Halloween.

The best Halloween costumes for a family of 5

Looking for family of five Halloween costumes to wear this October 31st, try these themes on for size.
Disney+ on a phone

Can you share a Disney Plus subscription with your family? What you need to know

You may be concerned that if you share a Disney Plus subscription, you could be locked out. We tell you if that is possible.
Family of four dressed in Halloween costumes.

The best Halloween costumes for a family of 4 that are simple to find or create

Check out this list of the best and most fun Halloween costumes for a family of four that will make your crew the neighborhood celebrities on All Hallows' Eve.
Kids playing outside In leaves.

7 fun outdoor fall games kids can play

Kids love to be outside, especially if there is something to do. If you need outdoor fall games for your kids to play, check out these creative ideas.
Boy laying in a pile of leaves

10 fun fall activities the whole family will enjoy

These 10 fall activities are fun for the entire family.
A family enjoying lying in the leaves.

Fun fall bucket list activities to do with kids

Need help thinking of ways to make autumn more fun? Here are fall bucket list activities that parents should do with their children this season.
Kids running with each other at a party.

The best party games for your sports-loving kids

If you're hosting a sports themed birthday party, we've got the best sport party games that score every time.
Kids playing games in a pool.

No pool toys? No problem! 7 safe, fun games to play in the pool for 8-year-olds

Don't worry if you don't have a stock of pool noodles, beach balls, and floaties. There are plenty of cool games to play in the pool without needing toys.
What to do on Labor Day weekedn with your family

What to do on Labor Day with your kids

Looking for fun, low stress ways to celebrate the end of summer? Here are some fun ideas on what to do on Labor Day with the kids.
Two little girls playing at a playground.

What you should (and shouldn’t) bring to a playdate

There's always a tendency to overpack even for a playdate. Here's what to bring on a playdate and what not to.
Girl performs in a talent show

10 cool talent show ideas for kids so they can wow their audience

If your child signed up for a talent show, check out these cool talent show acts for kids that will garner applause and approval.
Young boy on an iPad.

Experts explain why kids watching YouTube isn’t a good idea

Many parents do this. You turn on the television, hand over a cellphone, or put on YouTube. But is letting our kids watch YouTube doing more harm than good?