Want to find a way to ease the transition?
Work with your kids to make a teacher back-to-school present.
When you make a gift for your child’s teacher, you create a connection from the get-go.
The team at My Kids’ Adventures scoured the web for the best teacher gift ideas.
In this article I’ll share five fun things you can make to welcome your child’s teacher back to school and start the year off with a smile.
Why Make Teacher Gifts?
No matter how big your kids get, the transition from summer vacation to the start of a new school year can be a challenge. This can be especially difficult for young kids.
When you work together to make something for your kids’ teachers, it will help your kids get prepared for and even a little excited about the new school year.
Want to infuse some exciting new activities into the mix?
At My Kids’ Adventures, we’ve got you covered. There’s still plenty of fun to be had this summer (or any time of year).
We’ve searched the Internet for fun, exciting activities to do together this summer and listed our favorites below.
In this article I’ll share 26 fun summer activities for kids, from awesome art projects to zooming ziplines that’ll turn any day into a fun family adventure.
Why Have Summer Adventures?
Family adventures build memories that last a lifetime, and there are so many different ways to have fun together: building things, cooking, crafts, creative play and exploring the great outdoors to name just a few.
Your kids will love to spend time with you and you’ll have the chance to talk, play and maybe even learn something new about them.
Spending some time at the beach this summer?
Want a way to make special seaside memories last all year ’round?
Bring home some shells and make something special with your kids.
The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the web to find fun and creative things to do with seashells.
In this article I’ll share our favorite seashell crafts that will lead to hours of fun family time.
Why Craft With Seashells?
One of the best parts of spending time at the beach is searching for seashells. Take a walk along the shore with your kids and search for treasures that are revealed with every wave. Pick up your favorites and fill your pockets.
Then do something with your seashells. Any time you create something from your shoreline souvenirs, whether you simply display them, sand and all, in a bucket or vase or you transform them through activities or crafts to do with the kids, it’s a great way to extend your beach adventure and make your memories last long after you get home.
Looking for some kid-friendly ways to amp up any Independence Day party?
Bring on the red, white and blue! The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have scoured the web to find the best ideas for having a blast with your family and friends this 4th of July.
In this article we’ll share our favorite festive foods and adorable ways to decorate and dress up for the Fourth.
We’ll even show you several ways to make fireworks of your own—no gunpowder required!
Why Celebrate the 4th of July?
Nothing says summer like an outdoor party. And what better reason to celebrate with friends and family than the 4th of July?
Independence Day is a national holiday in the U.S., commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Each year, Americans celebrate July 4th with parades, picnics, barbecues, carnivals, concerts, fireworks and more.
How will your family spend the Fourth this year? Chances are, you’ll attend or host some sort of grand celebration. Show your national spirit and perk up your party with some fun and festive 4th of July party ideas below.
Looking for a pet without the responsibility?
Try a pet rock. It’s a pet you find and make yourself that opens the door to lots of fun (and funny) adventures.
In this article I’ll show how you and your kids can create a pet rock and do fun activities to make it feel like it’s an actual pet.
Why a Pet Rock?
If your kids want a pet, you can’t get an easier one than a pet rock! It will inspire creativity and teach responsibility. And it’s a great alternative for families with allergies. Think of a pet rock as a starter pet. When the kids master the pet rock, it may be time to trade up to Rover the dog or Kitty the cat.
Want to help your kids create something that’s handcrafted, personalized and practical?
Try a Father’s Day gift basket, custom-made just for Dad!
The editors at My Kids’ Adventures scoured the Internet to find the coolest themes and best items to include in a gift basket for Dad.
In this article I’ll show you how to make a Father’s Day gift basket full of items Dad will love.
Why Make a Father’s Day Gift Basket?
From sports and tech to barbecue and building things, dads like a lot of different things. So why not combine your dad’s favorite stuff into a fabulous gift from the heart?
You can make a hodgepodge of everything Dad loves or pick a specific theme and create a gift basket around it.
The best part about this type of gift is you can combine homemade, heartfelt items to show Dad how much you love him with some purchased presents to add a little pizzazz.
Whether Dad’s the strict disciplinarian or the fun best-friend father (or a little bit of both), you know you’re at the forefront of his mind. Show him why you think he’s the best dad ever with a thoughtful gallery of gifts, wrapped in the perfect basket and sealed with a kiss.
Wish you could whisk them away to exciting places with incredible things to see and do?
You don’t have to leave home. Plan a family staycation and enjoy local attractions you may have overlooked (or taken for granted).
The editors at My Kids’ Adventures have searched the web to find fun staycation adventures you can take with your family wherever you live.
In this article I’ll share our 26 favorite staycation ideas, A-Z. Learn how to become tourists in your own town and find fantastic places to make family memories this summer.
Why Take a Family Staycation?
A family vacation is an important bonding experience—a time to interact in a relaxed environment, away from the busy everyday schedules of work, school and extracurricular activities.
But sometimes you don’t have the time or money to plan a week or two away from home.
Try a staycation, a vacation you take in your own town. Staycations are much less expensive than traditional vacations and can fit into the nooks and crannies of your busy life. The point is to step away from all of the “stuff” that distracts you from connecting with your kids and get into the vacation mindset, no travel required.
Taking some time to refresh and reboot with your family is priceless.
Want to make the most of the time you spend with them, even when it’s just a few minutes?
Bring on the boredom-buster activities for kids!
We’ll help you find something fun to do together before they turn on the TV or electronics and tune you out.
The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have searched the web for fun things you can do with your kids in 10 minutes or less.
In this article I’ll share our 10 favorite ways to connect with kids and beat the boredom blues—fast!
Why Make Time for Quick Adventures?
Any time you spend with your kids can be quality time; you just have to find it and fill it with something fun.
Think of those little 10-minute chunks of time in between other things: while you’re driving to and from school, waiting for activities to start or end, having a snack, getting ready for dinner or bed… Often these short slots of time are filled with TV or video games, but you can fill them with fun family activities instead.
There are plenty of mini-adventures you can have with your kids in those short slices of time between other things, so make the most of those little moments. Fill them with something fun before the kids have a chance to check out and get bored.
These boredom-buster activities for kids will make it easy.
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.
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.
Hoping to bring some luck o’ the Irish to your family (or at least some good old green fun)?
Look no further. The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the Internet for St. Patrick’s Day crafts that are easy and fun to make with your kids.
In this article I’ll share our favorite lucky seven St. Patrick’s Day crafts to do with your kids.
Why St. Patrick’s Day Activities?
You don’t have to be Irish to join in the spirited fun of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. The holiday celebrates the Irish and Irish-at-heart with food, fun and lots of green for shamrocks (the leaf of the clover plant) and leprechauns (little green “fairies”).