Capturing Childhood: How to Get AWESOME Water Photos of the Kids!

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new photography skills. Even novice photographers can learn how to capture awesome water action photography with a few simple tricks. This post as part of the Capturing Childhood photography initiative. Click here to see more posts from this series! . . . Join our Blog Ambassador, Zina Harrington, over at […]

DIY Summer Memories Box

Summer is about hunting for shells on the beach, savouring popsicles with friends, and travels with the family. Saving these special mementos, like a perfect shell or ticket to your favourite summer movie, keeps the fun-filled summer moments alive. Countdown the days to summer fun by encouraging the kids to make their own Summer Memories Box. […]

Melissa’s Playbook: 77 Ways to Play Outside This Summer

This is part of a series of posts from our very own Melissa where she shares her thoughts and tips on play and on nurturing the magic and wonder of childhood. . Go and open the door. Maybe outside there’s a tree, or a wood, a garden, or a magic city.” — excerpted from “The Door,” […]

Finding Undersea Fun

So we hear there’s a little fish movie out in theaters now making a big splash. If your kids are anything like ours, we predict a spike in interest in all things “under the sea”. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite picks to set in motion an ocean of fun: Clowning […]

DIY Father’s Day Treasure Chest Craft

For Father’s Day this year, the boys and I mixed our craft time with a literacy activity. I just love when the two go hand in hand like that! My two boys love pirate anything these days, so of course, when asked, they wanted to make their dad something pirate-themed for Father’s Day. Since it […]

How to host a bike rodeo

May was National Bike Month, an opportunity to celebrate all the reasons we ride. And bike rodeos aren’t just a fun way to celebrate bike month, they are also a great way to help kids practice simple techniques and safety habits that will help them each time they ride!

 A bike rodeo is simple to […]

Patriotic Craft for Kids: Super-Simple American Flag Wind Spinners

These super-simple American flag wind spinners, made with a paper plate, are the perfect patriotic craft for kids of all ages. The holiday weekend is upon us! Have the kids celebrate and honor our country (and the people who’ve served it) with this American flag craft project. Get them involved by creating and decorating the yard with these easy patriotic wind spinners. […]

4 Activity Tips for Family Road Trips

When I was little, we took family road trips every summer across half the nation. My mom had the genius idea to pack a bag full of car activities which she would dole out every few hours. Once we crossed the state line, a pile of comic books, puzzle pads, or small games would magically […]

Sand Play On the Go: A Portable Sandbox for Kids

What’s a portable sandbox? Guest blogger Sarah Noftle of How Wee Learn knows. I love having my little ones in the veggie garden with me. Except for when I don’t love having them in the veggie garden with me. When I am getting the garden ready I don’t mind one little bit moving ten times slower, having holes […]