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17 St. Patrick’s Day Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Families

17 awesome St. Patrick's Day minute to win it games for kids and families - These simple, fun games can be used at home or in a classroom party and will inspire lots of laughs! Some easy ideas are for couples, teams, and some alone. The challenges use food, candy, and Dollar Store materials. Great family activities.

As a family, we played Minute to Win It for Valentine’s Day, and it was the best fun we’ve had in a long, long time. I wanted to capture that sense of fun and laughter for the next minor holiday – St. Patrick’s Day. 17 St. Patrick’s Day Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Families Lucky Charms stack – Use chopsticks to stack marshmallows from a box of Lucky Charms. Whoever has the highest stack after one minute is the winner. Fruit Loops sort – Each person gets 2 cups (measured) of Fruit Loops cereal to sort by … Read more

The Science of Slime – It’s Way More Than Polymers

Borax slime is fun for kids, and these activities will have your kids learning while they play. This post lists out 10+ different science topics - everything from polymers to non-Newtonian fluids - that will teach kids lots of great science concepts through play! Includes a recipe.

Grace, my 10-year-old, is obsessed with slime. So much so that she received a gallon of Elmer’s glue (it’s very economical) and a large box of Borax for her birthday on June 2, and she is about 3/4 of the way through the glue already. She makes slime every single day. We are year-round homeschoolers, and I was planning for July and August last weekend. Grace saw me going over lessons and coming up with activities, and she asked if we could study slime. Why have I never thought of that before? Grace is a very reluctant learner. She hates … Read more

The Ultimate List of Activities for Kids to Do on an Airplane

This is THE ULTIMATE list of activities for kids and teens (and even adults!) to do on an airplane during long flights! Airplane travel can be a little stressful, especially with children, but these activities and ideas will keep them busy and entertained for hours!

We are going on a Disney cruise in September (two years in the planning!), and we are flying to Orlando to catch the ship in Port Canaveral. This will be Grace, Allie, and Joe’s first time on an airplane, and they are all quite nervous. The flight is just under 3 hours long, and I have been preparing all kinds of activities to do on the flight. Before we get going on my airplane tips, take a look at my post on 10 tips for surviving family road trips. That one has some good ideas for being in a confined … Read more

10 Super Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

These 10 summer bored busters for boys and girls include rainy day activities, outside activities, crafts, and more! Your kids will love them!

Get your children busy doing fun and creative activities (instead of whining and complaining) with this list of summer boredom busters for kids. Are you hearing it yet? “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do!” These words are like nails on a chalkboard to me. I know parents who give their kids extra chores when they say they’re bored. It’s like, “You don’t have enough to do? I’ll give you some stuff.” I really admire that, but I can’t get it to work in my house. My kids just look at me like I have three heads, and then they go off and … Read more

Making the Most of Easter at the Last Minute

Today is Good Friday, and I’m on the Tommy Nelson blog talking about creating an especially fun and meaningful Easter with your family, even at the last minute. Here are some easy ideas for making the most of Easter at the last minute 1. Turn off all the lights. There was a period of darkness when Jesus died, right? So don’t use any lights tonight. Do everything by candlelight and remind your kids that the world was dark before Jesus died for us. 2. Read books. Reading is always a good idea. Two of my favorite Easter books are God … Read more

Easy DIY Duct Tape Binoculars Made from Toilet Paper Tubes

Easy 5-minute Duct Tape Binoculars Made from Toilet Paper Rolls

We made this craft back in January, when we were watching birds at the feeder in front of our living room window. Allie thought it was so cool to have her own binoculars to stare at the birds fifteen feet away. She carried those binoculars around all the time, abusing them as any 3-year-old would. Thanks to the duct tape, they stayed together. They’re still around here somewhere even now, 7 months later. Materials: A heavy pair of scissors Two empty toilet paper tubes A roll or two of fancy duct tape – A note about the tape in the … Read more