Want a great gift for a birthday, holiday or any day?
Make a personalized coupon book filled with treats for someone you love.
In this article I’ll show you how to make a custom coupon book with your kids to give to someone special.
Fill it full of promises for treats like a special meal, a backrub, a car wash or an afternoon out with their favorite kid and you’ll have a thoughtful and easy present anyone will appreciate.
Why Make a Coupon Book?
A custom coupon book is as fun to make as it is to receive. The key is to make it personalized so the recipient knows it was created especially for him or her.
People love coupons. They get 2 for 1 deals, discounted items and free stuff. Coupons you make yourself are even better because the recipient can redeem them anytime for great things like time spent together, handpicked activities, special favors or chores and personalized presents from some pretty cool kids.
This coupon book gift project will encourage your kids to show how much they care for another person and give them a fun, creative project to make.
Do they like to write?
Want to show them a fun way to express themselves?
Write poetry with your kids!
In this article I’ll show you how to inspire your kids with some fun poetry.
Learn about different kinds of poetry for kids, then write poems of your own and share them. You can present them visually or verbally as part of a family poetry slam.
Parents, you may get in touch with your inner poet, as well.
Why Write Poetry?
Writing poetry allows your kids to express their thoughts and emotions in a fun and creative way. Poetry can also help your kids get in touch with their artistic, soulful side, while playing with words.
Poems can be short or long, and can take as little or as much time as you want to create them.
You can also create a book of poems as a family that you can reread over the years.
Do you want an easy way to turn snow into a delicious winter treat?
Make your own flavored snowballs at home!
Many people think of snow cones or shaved ice as summer fare, but they’re even better when you can make them out of real snow in the wintertime.
In this article I’ll show you and your kids how to make backyard snow cones, a flavored snowball snack that’s totally chillicious.
Why Make Flavored Snowballs?
Snow is fun… and there’s so much you can do with it. You can make snow forts, have snowball fights and build snowmen. Snow can also be a unique yummy treat you can make as a family. Besides, why wait until summer to indulge in a delicious, icy delight when it’s right outside your door!
Would you like to give a special someone something special?
Make an appreciation bouquet! It’s a quick and easy way to show people you care about just how much they mean to you.
In this article, I’ll show you and your kids how to fill a cup with compliments and make someone’s day bloom with joy.
How Can You Make Saying “Thank You” Meaningful?
Like most parents, you teach your kids the common courtesy of saying “please” and “thank you.” But sometimes you want to say “thanks” in a bigger way than words alone.
A card or thank-you note is a great way to convey your heartfelt gratitude, but sometimes you want to give something more substantial. Flowers make a great impression, but they’re expensive and so short-lasting. What’s a grateful kid to do?
A bouquet of notes lets you combine the sentiment of a card and the beauty of a bouquet, but it never wilts and it can be enjoyed for years to come. An appreciation bouquet is a moving, special gift, especially when given by a child.
Want a way to capture what’s in their imaginations right now and keep it forever?
Looking for a special keepsake your kids can share with family and friends?
Pick up a pen and produce your very own book, written by your kids.
In this article, I’ll show you how easy (and quick) it is to put your children’s thoughts and illustrations down on paper and bind them into a book for everyone to enjoy.
Why Make Books?
Put down your camera phone and log out of YouTube for a little while. The best way to capture the childish handwriting, made-up words and spelling, scribbled artwork and extraordinarily creative written voice and imaginative thinking your kids exhibit right now is an old classic: write a story.
A digital file is hard to hold onto. It’s easily filed away and forgotten. But a book—printed on paper and bound between two covers—is a keepsake to stumble upon and flip through far into the future. A book is something special and lasting.
Why not bring back your happy kids with a fun and flavorful after-school snack activity that will get them talking?
Imagine your kids making petrified pizza, yogurt mosaics and edible wishing wands.
In this article, I’ll show you how to make three easy, fun and tasty after-school snacks with your kids that will satisfy their hunger and your need to connect.
Why Make an After-School Snack With Your Kids?
If your kids are like mine, when they get home from school, they’re STARVING. They’re going to dive into the first food they see, so why not build a little fun, creativity and conversation into their afternoon snack once in a while?
Take a few minutes to prepare something with them that makes them smile—and is reasonably healthy too.
Looking for something new to do next time you go to the shore?
With nothing more than a shovel, a ball and a bucket of water, your kids will have a blast at the beach all day long.
In this article, I’ll show you how to make three sand structures you may not have seen before; three projects that go far beyond the standard sand-pail castle.
Why Make Sand Structures?
A trip to the beach is the one time that parents actually encourage their kids to jump in the puddles and play in the dirt (otherwise known as sand). And kids LOVE it—digging, building, experimenting with all of the things that sand plus water can do.
Have you ever told your kids to stop playing with their food?
In this article I’ll show you how you and your kids can use food for science projects, art and buildings.
Your kids may just learn a few things by playing with their food.
Why Play With Food?
Dreaming of roasting marshmallows to golden-brown perfection without the campfire?
With a few simple “ingredients,” you can turn an ordinary room into a land of adventure.
In this article I’ll show you how to create a fun camping experience inside your home.
Why Indoor Camping?
I like indoor camping because it’s a fun activity that all four of my children, ages 1 to 11, can take part in. Moreover, it can be done any time of the year, regardless of the weather.
Put up a tent, roast some s’mores, tell a few good stories and you’ll have a great evening-long activity.
Not sure how to pull all that together? Read on and you’ll see it’s not so complicated.