1. Six Indoor Active Games for Preschoolers

    Nothing beats playing outside, but sometimes the weather just doesn't allow for outdoor play.  Here are some ways that preschoolers can be active indoors - without harming themselves or your…

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  2. Swinging Nerf Targets

    Plastic cups make awesome Nerf targets, and when the cups are swinging, they're even more fun! We have LOTS of random PVC pipe pieces in our house and garage from…

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  3. Family Game Night: Minute to Win It One Minute Challenges

    Several months ago, I ran across these fun posts on Housing a Forest about "Minute to Win It" style family games.  We have actually never watched the Minute to Win…

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  4. Build a Nerf Dart Shooter

    Here's a DIY toy that is a whole lot of fun! Turn PVC pipe into a super powerful Nerf dart shooter! We have been having so much fun playing with…

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  5. Make a PVC Pipe Water Shooter Toy

    Here's a fun idea for a water shooter toy that can be made out of PVC pipe! We have had SO much fun playing with this homemade water shooter.  It's…

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  6. Duct Tape Lightsabers Craft

    It seems like we always have pieces of PVC pipe floating around our house for various projects, with the most recent being our Nerf dart poppers.  Several days ago, Owen…

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  7. Game for Kids: Racing Pom Pom Balls

    Racing pom pom balls is a great activity for a bad weather day, or a day that's just too hot to play outside! Today, I made two race tracks out…

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  8. Make a Nerf Shooting Range

    Back in November, I used file folders to make some Nerf turkey targets for a fun activity for Thanksgiving week.  This week I decided to revisit that idea with another…

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  9. Build a Chain Reaction with Popsicle or Craft Sticks

    Did you know that you can build an exploding chain reaction by weaving together popsicle sticks or craft sticks?  I saw this post on Pinterest from Mom Trusted, and I…

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  10. Ninja Bubbles

    Ninja Bubbles:  Blow bubbles for your kids to hit with foam swords.  They burn off energy, and you can sit in a patio chair while you blow the bubbles.  It's…

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