1. Do Something Unexpected! (Your kids will love it!)

    I am a fairly color-in-the-lines type of person, and my kids are often, uh, not so much.  Why walk down the stairs when you can jump?  Why go around the…

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  2. Science Fun: A Mentos and Diet Soda Fountain!

    Get ready for your children to name you "Mom of the Year" after this activity!   Aidan was amazed when I announced after dinner that we were going to create a…

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  3. Roly Poly (Pill Bug) Races

    When I saw this idea for roly poly races on Shared From Way Over Here, I knew it would be right up my boys' alley!  All three of them love…

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  4. Make Your Own Wooden Blocks

    Owen's birthday is coming up next week (He'll be 2!), and Aidan worked with us to make him a set of wooden blocks! Aidan has been learning some beginning woodworking…

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  5. Make Your Boys into Superheroes!

    We did this quick and easy craft today while Aidan had a friend over! To make the pictures, I took photos of the boys and then printed them (we're currently…

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  6. Magnet Game

    One of Aidan's favorite activities on a winter evening is to get out the card table and play with magnets and paper clips! The card table is fun because the…

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  7. Make Your Own Board Game

    So, I was thinking about how many of our activities simply involve poster board and something to color with... And I found posts here and here and here! Anyway, our…

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  8. Our Own Toy Story...

    It was a quiet afternoon.  The toys had settled in for a little art time... Things were going well until Woody got a glimpse of his portrait.  "Why did you…

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  9. Making a Story with Digital Photos

    One thing that my boys enjoy doing (and that we really should do more often) is using their toys to make a story.  We pose the toys and take pictures…

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  10. Marshmallow Catapult

    This weekend, we did a fun project from the May 2010 issue of Family Fun magazine - a marshmallow catapult! Actually, we didn't have any marshmallows, so we have been…

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