How to Create Song Parodies With Your Kids: Minecraft Style

Do your kids listen to song parodies on YouTube?

Are they into Minecraft?

Compile your family’s favorite Minecraft song parodies into a songbook and turn time online into an offline musical adventure.

It’s a great way to encourage your kids to sing more without sitting in front of the computer!

In this article I’ll show you how to find music and lyrics for your favorite YouTube Minecraft songs (or any song parodies) and turn them into a songbook you can take anywhere.

Do your kids listen to Minecraft song parodies on YouTube? Compile favorite lyrics into a family songbook and turn online time into an offline musical adventure.

Why Make a Songbook for Minecraft Songs?

Minecraft is one of those fun online games that has spiraled into loads of fun activities in other areas. Do a Minecraft treasure hunt, play Minecraft Monopoly or even throw a Minecraft birthday party.

One Minecraft offshoot that has taken the world by storm is Minecraft song parodies. Remember Weird Al Yankovic and his humorous lyrics “Eat It” to the tune of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”? That’s a song parody.

Song parodies about Minecraft have become a YouTube phenomenon. Kids love them and may sing Minecraft songs more than they sing the original hits.

Take your kids’ love of Minecraft parodies and make a songbook so your family can sing their favorites anytime, anywhere. Prepping the book involves some computer time, but once you finish it, you’ll be able to unplug and rock out.

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How to Create a Puzzle Treasure Hunt for Kids

Does your family like puzzles?

How about a treasure hunts?

Combine the two into an activity that’s fun for everyone.

In this article I’ll show you, piece by piece, how to put together a puzzle treasure hunt that will send your family on a search for clues through the house or around the neighborhood.

Learn how to put together a puzzle treasure hunt that will send your family on a search for clues through the house or around the neighborhood.

Why a Puzzle Treasure Hunt?

Treasure hunts can be lots of fun. There are endless variations so you can mix things up to keep them interesting and hold your kids’ attention.

A puzzle treasure hunt adds an extra element. It requires players to work together and problem-solve to reach the end of the hunt, because the players must put together a small jigsaw puzzle to reveal each clue. What a great way to foster cooperation and communication skills among your kids—all while they’re having fun!

A recent episode of The Big Bang Theory inspired my family to add this puzzling new twist to the good-ole family treasure hunt. Even if you don’t watch the show, I’m sure you and your kids will enjoy it just as much as we did.

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Backyard Angry Birds: Endless Outdoor Fun for Your Kids

Do your kids love Angry Birds?

Are you looking for ways to connect with your children through the games they enjoy?

Bring the game to life and have some outdoor family fun with your own version of Angry Birds.

In this article, I’ll show you how to create an outdoors Angry Birds game in less than 10 minutes so you can turn a favorite video game into an offline adventure with your kids.

How to make an Angry Birds slingshot in less than 10 minutes so you can turn a favorite video game into an offline adventure with your kids.

Why Angry Birds?

Angry Birds is one of the most popular games available. It not only teaches players physics but it’s a lot of fun.

I must confess when I first came across the game I spent hours trying to knock down the piggy fortresses myself, so it’s not just for kids.

Angry Birds is fun for everyone. This is why it’s an ideal game to bring into your real life game play.

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3 Road Trip Games to Keep Your Kids Busy During The Ride

Are your kids easily bored in the car?

Does the thought of driving anywhere without fully charged iPads make your blood run cold?

Are you looking for ideas to keep your kids occupied while on the road?

Read on for the solution to the car trip crazies.

In this article, I’ll show you 3 games that your family can play in the car to beat the boredom of a long trip (or even a short one).

Discover 3 road trip games that will provide unique opportunities for you to connect as family and keep active kids occupied.

Let’s be honest, it’s a challenge to keep active kids occupied in the car, even for the most patient among us.

What are we to do?

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How to Create a Backyard Treasure Hunt, Minecraft Style

Are you looking to create a fun adventure in your very own backyard?

Do your kids place more value on their videogames than the real world?

How about bridging the two? Minecraft is one of the hottest games for kids.

Did you know you can create “adventure maps” in your own backyard?

Whether your kids are into Minecraft or not, this article is sure to get them outside for a fun adventure.

Here's how to create a minecraft inspired backyard treasure hunt to get your kids off the computer and into the backyard.

Why a Backyard Treasure Hunt?

My kids have been creating adventure maps on Minecraft for a long time now, so I thought it would be fun to create a real-life adventure map in our backyard.

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