Honor Counselor Marnie’s Camp Journal: Simple Is Best!

  This Camp Sunny Patch journal entry was written by Honor Counselor Marnie, inspired by our Session 2 activity: Spray Bottle Freeze tag. As we were preparing for an intense game of Spray Bottle Freeze Tag, my three year old took the activity in a different direction. I didn’t realize this until I heard his […]

Giveaway: Camp Sunny Patch Session 3 (ends 6/26) Spark Shark Football

Enter to Win the Melissa & Doug Spark Shark Football Giveaway ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 6/26/12. One winner will receive our Spark Shark Football! Spark Shark Football: Get a good grip on this cool game ball – the more you squeeze it, the more water it will soak up – then toss it to a […]

Stacy Shares: Swimming Games for Beginners

These creative swimming games are brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Stacy Teet. Family fun can be educational, too!  -Stacy                                 One of the items on my summer to do list, right up there […]

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 […]

Creative Play Quick Tip: Water Balloon Group Fun

Need a simple group play idea that won’t cost a fortune but will bring a million laughs? Keep a bag of balloons on hand. The key to long toss-and-catch games is underfilling the water balloons! Keep them small, only filling them until they begin to expand, and you’ll have a group of happy kids playing […]

5 Indoor Creative Play Ideas

Make Your Own Sock Puppet This is an art project PLUS an opportunity to play puppets all day long! Start with a sock that’s large enough to fit the child’s hand comfortably. Let the child try on the puppet to see where the features should go. (The thumb will be the bottom jaw, and the […]

5 Fun Facts about Water and Swimming

5 Fun Facts about Water and Swimming Water is wonderful! And if you really like being in the water you can swim indoors or out, winter, spring summer or fall. But when the weather warms up, kids can put on some sunscreen and a bathing suit, then run through a kid-friendly garden sprinkler in the […]

5 Outdoor Activities Children of Different Ages Can Share

These simple outdoor activities are great for keeping kids of different ages active and entertained, while spending time together! When the warm weather starts and school breaks begin, kids of different ages can suddenly find themselves spending time together . . . and thinking, “What now?” Whether you’re having a multi-family playdate or your kids aren’t […]