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 Neighborhood Day Camp With Your Kids

Do your kids get bored easily over the summer?

Looking for an exciting summer program to get them outside playing and away from the electronics?

Here’s a solution: start a week-long neighborhood day camp.

Create a camp with your kids and get other local families involved, and everyone will have an amazing summer adventure!

In this article I’ll show you how you and your kids can start a neighborhood summer camp filled with fun, educational and creative activities.

Plan a neighborhood summer day camp filled with fun, educational and creative activities for all the kids on your block.

Why Start a Summer Camp?

Happy kids greet the summer with massive anticipation. Parents, on the other hand, have to scramble to find appropriate and affordable activities to keep their kids active and entertained throughout the summer.

Summer camp is a great opportunity for kids to bond with their peers in activities different than those during the school year.

Instead of sending your kids away to camp, work with them to create your own day camp that everyone can enjoy. Even your littlest kids can contribute. Then recruit other local families to give their input and help out.

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10 Boredom-Buster Activities for Kids

Do your kids get bored in no time flat?

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!

Do your kids get bored in no time flat? Discover 10 boredom buster and fun activities you can do with your kids in 10 minutes or less.

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.

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How to Create a Musical Cup Concert With Your Kids

Remember banging pots and pans to a beat when you were a kid?

Do your kids love making noise and banging things around?

Got budding musicians at home?

Turn chaos and noise into music and rhythm with nothing more than a few cups and your imagination.

In this article I’ll show you how to use plastic cups as percussion instruments and create a unique family concert to perform for friends or just for fun around the dinner table.

Teach your family to turn chaos and noise into music and rhythm by creating a cup concert.

Why a Plastic Cup Concert?

Imagine your kids’ reactions when instead of telling them to quiet down, you encourage them to make lots of noise, to bang on the dishes, to tell the grownups how to do something… This is the beauty and appeal of a cup concert.

It breaks the rules.

It puts kids in control.

It uses something common in an uncommon way.

And it’s a spine-tingling sensory experience.

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