How to Have a Mystery Road Trip Adventure With Your Kids

Want to discover new places or rediscover forgotten favorites with your kids?

Do you want to get away for a while, but you’re not sure what to do or where to go?

Embark on a mystery road trip adventure with your family.

Let your kids take control… of not the wheel, but the destination. You lead the way and put your kids in charge of which direction you turn during your travels.

In this article I’ll show you how to plan and go on a mystery road trip adventure with your family.

Have a mystery road trip adventure with your family. Kids take control, not of the car, but the destination as they tell you which way to turn on your travels.

Why Go on a Mystery Road Trip Adventure?

Sometimes, a last-minute road trip—destination unknown—is just what you and your kids need as a fun break from all of their scheduled activities.

It’s a great way to discover places in your neighborhood that you can get to via car, bike or foot! Plus, there’s a sense of adventure in not knowing where your road trip will take you.

A mystery road trip adventure is perfect for those days when your family can’t decide what to do next or where to visit, eat or shop. You can do it as a specific activity or as a break while you are out running errands. You can even take a mystery trip when you’re out of town on vacation.

Warning: The mystery road trip adventure is something your kids will want to do again and again. The good news is that it’s a different adventure every time.

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3 Easy Ways to Start a Family Garden

Looking for a fun spring project that involves the entire family?

Do your kids like to spend time outdoors?

Then start a garden!

Gardening is a great outdoor activity with an abundance of benefits.

In this article I’ll show you three easy methods for starting a garden with your kids this spring.

Looking for a fun spring project that involves the entire family? Discover 3 easy methods for starting a family garden with your kids this spring.

Why Garden With Your Kids?

Gardening is an easy and fun outdoor spring activity that gives kids and parents a free pass to play outside in the dirt. It’s also an excellent way to teach children about organic food, composting and where food comes from.

Plus, gardening can also serve as a great lesson about patience and delayed gratification!

Whether you’re a seasoned or amateur gardener, you’ll enjoy spending time outdoors with your family. You’ll get your hands dirty and create terrific memories, especially when you harvest the fruits of your labor.

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How to Make a Piñata From Recycled Materials

Want a fun way to get your kids into recycling?

Looking to harness your kids’ desires to create (and destroy) things?

Make an earth piñata from reused and recycled household items.

It’s more than just a fun recycled craft project for your family. Slip in lessons on global geography, local natural resources and math (like fractions).

In this article, I’ll show you how to make a piñata of the earth and fill it with natural materials for a fun game that also makes the perfect centerpiece for a party, picnic or family day at home.

How to make an Earth piñata with your kids. It's a fun recycled craft, earth day game and lesson in geography, natural resources and math all in one.

Why Make an Earth Piñata?

Creating an earth piñata is a great way to start a conversation about recycling and encourage your kids to think like global citizens. They’ll learn about continents, oceans and nearby natural habitats. Plus, they’ll start thinking about how to recycle and reuse things at home.

It’s also an excellent excuse to host an ecologically centered event that delights all ages. Who can resist a piñata party?

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4 Secrets of Happy Families and How You Can Apply Them

Do you wonder what the secret sauce is that holds happy families together?

What do they do right, and how can you learn to make your family happier?

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,”  said the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy in his book Anna Karenina.

Was he right? Do all happy families have certain things in common?

In this article I’ll share four practices that can draw your family closer and make everyone in your home happier, summarized from more than 200 ideas found in The Secrets of Happy Families, by Bruce Feiler.

Four ways to draw your family closer and make everyone in your home happier, summarized from 'The Secrets of Happy Families' by Bruce Feiler.

Why Is a Happy Family Important?

Over the last fifty years, families have changed drastically. We have blended families, adoptive families, divorced families, single-parent families, two-parent families, gay-parent families, family members with different faiths and some with none at all.

But no matter what kind of family you belong to, your family is key to your overall happiness and well-being.

In fact, studies prove that the number-one predictor of life satisfaction comes from spending time with people you care about and who care about you.

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How to Have an Alphabet Easter Egg Hunt

Are your kids really excited about Easter?

Is the Easter egg hunt their favorite part?

Would you like to make your Easter egg hunt more about the adventure of hunting and less about a sugar-fest?

Hold an alphabet Easter egg hunt. It’s a fun activity that uses your kids’ brainpower instead of tantalizing their taste buds.

In this article I’ll show you how to plan an alphabet egg hunt, a scavenger hunt that’s fun for your kids at Easter or any time.

How to plan an Alphabet Easter Egg Hunt, a scavenger hunt that's fun for your kids at Easter or any time and challenges their minds.

Why an Alphabet Easter Egg Hunt?

An Easter egg hunt is the most well-known (and well-loved) scavenger hunt of all. Kids love the excitement of the search and the sweet treasure found inside their plastic eggs.

An alphabet egg hunt includes all of the fun without focusing on the sugar. It will give your kids an opportunity to use their brains and burn some energy while they search for eggs that contain letters of the alphabet.

Let your kids take control of hiding the eggs, too. They’ll love to “be the bunny” and think of creative places to hide lettered eggs, like a “B” egg in the bathtub or an “M” egg in the mailbox.

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10 Unique Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs With Your Kids

Looking for some new, creative Easter egg ideas?

Want to see the latest fabulous trends in dyeing Easter eggs?

The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the web for unique ways to decorate your Easter eggs.

In this article I’ll share 10 creative Easter egg ideas from some of our favorite parent bloggers and websites.

With everything from paper eggs to alternative egg dyeing techniques, there’s something to fit every personality. You’re sure to find something to create with your kids.

Discover 10 creative and unique ways to decorate the Easter eggs with your kids from our favorite parent bloggers and websites.

Why Try New Easter Egg Ideas?

As kids get older, they might get bored with the colored egg wash they’ve done in the past. Youngsters may still like the idea of the annual egg dyeing tradition but want to try a new technique to show their own sense of style.

This roundup has 10 ideas to choose from!

You may have seen some of these egg decorations around and wondered how they were done. We’ve found all the best how-tos for you!

Try one of these unique decorating ideas and surprise your kiddos with some “egg”-stra special creations in their Easter baskets or on their Easter egg hunt!

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How to Help Your Kids Celebrate Spring With a May Day Tradition

Looking for a fun way to celebrate springtime with your kids?

Want to share a May Day tradition that will make someone smile?

Surprise friends and neighbors with a May basket, a lovely (and secret) gift your family can make together.

In this article I will show you how to make a May Day basket filled with flowers to celebrate spring and then go a-Maying in your community to bring joy to someone’s day.

How to make a May Day basket filled with flowers to celebrate Springtime and then go a-Maying in your community to bring joy to someone’s day.

Why Go a-Maying?

May Day is a holiday celebrated around the world on May 1. It’s especially fun for kids, since it involves making special baskets of flowers and mysteriously delivering them to friends and neighbors.

Going a-Maying is a fantastic way to get your kids face-to-face with all that budding, blossoming, good-smelling beauty of spring.

You’ve heard the saying, “stop and smell the roses.” This activity has you literally stop and smell the flowers, gather them, put them in a special basket and secretly deliver them. What’s “springier” than that?

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8 Passover Activities to Do With Your Kids

Are your kids familiar with Passover traditions?

Do you want fun and interesting ways to teach your kids about Passover?

Has anyone in your family ever asked, “What is Passover?”

The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the Internet for activities that you can do with your kids to prepare for Passover and learn more about this holiday that’s full of tradition and history.

In this article I’ll share eight Passover recipes and activities you can do with your kids to celebrate the holiday.

Discover 8 Passover recipes and activities you can do with your kids to celebrate and learn more about this holiday that's full of tradition and history.

Why Celebrate Passover?

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is the Jewish celebration commemorating the Israelites’ release from slavery in Egypt.

When is Passover? Passover is on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, and takes place over 8 days (7 days in Israel). Since the Hebrew calendar is different than the solar calendar that most people use, the date changes every year, but it’s always in early spring.

Passover is steeped in tradition, and there are lots of things you can do to celebrate the holiday with your family.

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How to Make Edible Easter Basket Cookies With Your Kids

Want to explore traditional Easter treats from around the world?

Do you want to make something delicious with your kids this Easter?

How about starting a new family tradition?

Easter is a holiday rich with tradition. In this article I’ll share a few international Easter treats. Then I’ll show how you and your kids can make one of them: a traditional Easter basket cookie from Italy.

Discover international Easter treats and learn how to make a traditional Easter basket cookie from Italy with an Easter egg baked right in with your kids.

Why Bake International Treats for Easter?

Most children are big fans of the Easter Bunny and get excited thinking about the baskets of goodies he brings. And while we love that Bunny too, there’s a whole world of Easter fun to explore!

There are tons of traditions that go along with Easter. In many English-speaking countries, Saturdays are spent preparing for the holiday, while Easter Sunday means going to church, having a meal with family and participating in Easter egg hunts. Egg rolling and egg tapping are also popular activities.

When you look at traditions of other countries, it opens up a multitude of conversations you can have with your kids. In what ways do people in other countries celebrate holidays differently? What foods do they eat? What international tradition would be fun for our family to start this Easter?

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How to Make a Fabergé Egg With Your Kids

Do your kids love to do creative crafts?

Would you like to learn how to make one-of-a-kind decorated eggs that last forever?

You and your family can create your own Fabergé-inspired works of art from real eggs. It’s easy and fun, and the results are beautiful.

In this article I’ll show you how to use authentic Fabergé eggs as the artistic inspiration to decorate your own Fabergé-style egg. First I’ll show you how to hollow out a real egg so your work of art will last forever.

Do your kids love to do creative crafts? Use authentic Fabergé eggs as the artistic inspiration to decorate your own Fabergé-style egg with your kids.

What Are Fabergé Eggs?

These lavish Easter eggs were created by legendary artist and goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé. He was the goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court between 1885 and 1916.

Fabergé eggs are also called Imperial eggs since they were created for the Russian Imperial family. The Imperial Easter eggs are regarded as one of Fabergé’s greatest artistic achievements. They are also considered some of the world’s greatest commissions of art.

You and your kids can decorate your own eggs, inspired by the Fabergé eggs that are worth millions.

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