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Usher & Son Ride with Froggy Kickball!

Usher (@UsherRaymondIV) tweeted this photo of quality father-son time with Melissa & Doug’s Froggy Kickball! “Saturday’s are the best!!! We’re havin’ the time of our life!! This is swag!!! Dad Swag!! LOL” See the original photo here Froggy Kickball: This bright-green Froggy-face ball will encourage happy times in your backyard or on the playground! […]

Camp Sunny Patch Session 3: Splish Splash Boom

Camp Sunny Patch Session 3 is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by Camp Counselor Stacy Teet. It’s hard to believe we are already in to our third week of Camp Sunny Patch! This week also marks the first day of summer and what better way to celebrate then by spending time together, […]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Painted Father’s Day Card

This crafty Father’s Day gift idea combining art and creative play is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Happy Father’s Day to all the hardworking dads!   -Val Here is a super simple gift idea for Father’s Day that even the littlest crafters can make–a hand-painted keepsake card! They […]

Camp Sunny Patch: Get Your Session 2 Camp Badge

Well done, camper! Here’s your Session 2 Camp Badge Cut it out (or ask a grown-up to help), then paste or tape it to your Camp Sunny Patch calendar to reward yourself for a great second week of camp. A Bonus for You! When you download your badge you’ll also find a bonus activity: a […]

Giveaway: Camp Sunny Patch Session 2 (ends 6/19) Grub Scouts Sprinkler

Enter to Win the Melissa & Doug Grub Scouts Sprinkler Giveaway ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 6/19/12. One winner will receive our Grub Scouts Sprinkler! Grub Scouts Sprinkler: Be prepared for watery fun when you attach this durable, whimsical sprinkler to your garden hose. An entire troop of Grub Scouts have popped up to work on their […]

Spread the Word: Camp Is in Session!

Have you heard about Camp Sunny Patch? It’s a summer full of free, printable, do-at-home activities to keep little “campers” moving, creating and having a blast. Our “camp counselors” are some favorite bloggerswe know you’ll love . . . and we’d love to get you involved, too!Share the news about Camp Sunny Patch on your […]

Parent Watercooler: Have the Best Picnic Ever

This collection of creative-play picnic tips is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Zina Harrington. Enjoy the grass between your toes!  -Zina There is something enchanting about picnics. They offer us a chance to “pause” our lives and enjoy the laziness of summer. This is one of my favorite shots […]

Creative Play Quick Tip: Camp In!

Make your next sleepover a camping adventure . . . indoors! Set up a tent and sleeping bags in the living room or playroom, then add special touches to fill your campsite with fun. Add balloons to bounce around the tent, provide flashlights for shadow puppets, pack some trail mix in single-serve baggies . . […]

Camp Sunny Patch Session 2: Spray Bottle Freeze Tag

CAMP SUNNY PATCH SESSION 2 is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by Camp Counselor (and Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador!) Amy Mascott. Session 2 of Camp Sunny Patch is here! This week, we’re adding a blast of summer fun to an old favorite by adding spray bottles to the mix. Required Supplies: […]