How to Have a Water Gun Target Practice With Your Kids

Do your kids need to burn off some energy?

Want a fun activity that’s both cool and crafty?

Have a water gun adventure with your family.

Make targets, practice shooting and then stage a water fight as a family. It’s good creative and physical play and it’s lots of fun.

In this article I’ll share how to have a have a water gun adventure that’ll keep everyone cool all summer long.

Want a summer activity that's cool and crafty? Have a water gun adventure with your kids. Make targets, practice shooting, have a water fight. It's a blast!

Why Have a Water Gun Adventure?

Kids love playing in and with water. It’s one of the staples of summertime. Whether they run through the sprinklers, play water balloon games or take part in a good old-fashioned water fight, they’re bound to have a good time, no pool or beach required.

Join your kids in the fun with a water gun adventure. This activity combines crafts and target practice while you prepare for the ultimate water fight.

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How to Create a Valentine Heart Garland Craft With Your Kids

Looking for a way to brighten someone’s heart or to celebrate the holiday of love with your family?

Want to show your kids that Valentine’s Day is about caring for others—not about gifts and candy?

Spread the joy of Valentine’s Day with a colorful heart garland to decorate a special celebration.

It’s easy to make with your family, and is a great way to show your kids that you don’t have to go on a spending spree to say, “I love you.”

In this article I’ll explain how to make a 3-D valentine heart garland to decorate for a special meal to show your kids how to express their love through some crafting fun.

Make a 3-D valentine heart garland to decorate for a special valentine meal to show your kids how to express love through crafting fun.

Why Make a Heart Garland?

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for people you love—and I think as parents, celebrating Valentine’s Day with your kids is as sweet as it gets.

These days, we’re bombarded with commercial messages from dawn till dusk insisting that love is always a heart-shaped box of candy or an expensive night on the town. It’s a tough message to escape. And school celebrations are all about the sugar…

An hour or two crafting with your kids followed by a shared family meal is a marvelous way to spend a few hours together and help your children put Valentine’s Day in perspective.

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Edible DNA: A Fun Twist to Science Your Kids Can Swallow

Are your kids curious?

Do they like to eat?

How about creating a fun activity that shows your kids why we are all different yet very much the same.

The project is creating edible DNA.

In this article, I’ll help you explain the molecule of life that is DNA in kid-friendly terms, show you how you and your family can discover some of your unique genetic traits and teach you to make a delicious model of the DNA strand that your kids will love.

Add a fun twist to science with an edible DNA project and explore genetics to understand the molecule of life and discover your own family's genetic traits.

Why Should We Learn About DNA?

Has your daughter ever wondered why she can roll her tongue but her best friend can’t, no matter how hard she tries?

Or why you’re left-handed but everyone else in your family is right-handed?

Maybe your son wishes his curly hair was straight like his sister’s?

What causes all these differences, even between siblings who have the same parents?

The answer lies in our DNA, a special kind of molecule that holds the code—the instructions—for every cell in our bodies.

We all like to remind our children that they are unique and special: “There is only one You,” we tell them. “There can never be another You!” DNA is what makes this true. DNA determines the characteristics that make each of us different from anyone else in the world. What a sweet concept.

It’s also a very important scientific concept, which may open your children’s eyes—whether they’re blue, brown, hazel or green—to the discovery of their own special traits such as blonde hair or large feet or brown skin.

Learning about DNA in the sweet, kid-friendly activity you’ll find below is a great way to teach kids some science in a fun way and encourage them to celebrate our differences.

It’s also a tasty sculpture you can eat for dessert.

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