Hopping into Springtime With Easter Activities

Spring is here and we’re thrilled to welcome blooming gardens, warmer weather, longer days and all the seersucker we can handle. This also means the Easter bunny will be making its rounds! While you work on filling those baskets, try some of these fun ideas for Easter Activities to brighten up your Easter season.   

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Crafting With Katie: St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Top of the morning to you! We love holidays in this household and St. Patrick’s Day is one of our favorites. It’s playful, delicious and can be celebrated by all ages. As March 17th approaches, check out some of these St. Patrick's Day ideas to add a little extra fun into your daily routines.  1

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Teaching Them Playground Etiquette

At 6 years of age, I ventured onto a cold school playground in Hartford, Connecticut. The mulch was red underneath my small Puma shoes, and I stared at the lack of leaves in the oak trees. To be honest — I was scared. Everyone knew their way around the playground. I didn’t. So, I decided

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Setting Up an Obstacle Course in Your Backyard

Summer is finally upon us. If you are like most parents, you are faced with the ever-difficult task of keeping your kiddos entertained during their summer break. And we are not just talking about them fending for themselves playing video games on their tablets or phones. We are talking about those good-old-fashion outdoor activities that can help them balance their everyday routine.

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Challenge your Kids to a Scavenger Hunt at Home!

Don’t let your kiddos get stuck to their screens during all this at-home time this summer! A scavenger hunt may seem like a complex game to sit and plan for your kids, but with this super easy Giggle Magazine approved scavenger hunt, they’ll be playing and running around the house searching for things in no time!

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The Magic of Bubbles

We remember the days of chasing bubbles around the yard without a care in the world. What makes bubbles so magical for kids of all ages?  Bubbles are not just fun, they are also an important part of a child’s development. According to Sensory Lifestyle, an online resource to teach parents evidence-based play techniques, bubbles

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National Cheeseburger Day

September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day! What better way to celebrate a fall football day than with an all-American cheeseburger? Several restaurants are offering specials and deals for this tasty holiday including Wendy's, Red Robin, Applebee's and McDonald's. Or fire up the grill at your tailgate and make your own burgers! Don't eat beef? No

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Family Fishing Days Returns August 21

The educational program Fishing for Success resumes the popular Family FIshing Days starting August 21.  This program, run by the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, offers an opportunity for families to fish together in the University of Florida’s stocked fish ponds. The freshwater ponds include channel catfish, bluegill, largemouth bass and redear

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Splash The Mid-Summer Heat Wave Away!

If you’re a Florida resident like me, you know how tough this season can be on us or any visitor. Florida has splash parks all over to help us beat the heat.  By Sarah Correa-Dibar Whether you live in a pool-less house, you don’t want to plan an intricate beach day, or your neighborhood doesn’t

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