How to Build an Awesome Sand Castle With Your Kids

Have your kids ever had a disappointing sand castle flop?

Want to know the secret to building sensational sand structures every time?

Take your family’s sand castle creations to the next level with these easy tips.

Building a sand structure is a great way to bond with your family at the beach. Use these easy tips to create a castle masterpiece instead of a massive failure!

In this article I’ll share four simple secrets that will help you achieve sand castle success with your kids.

Want to create truly awesome sand castles with your kids? These 4 simple secrets will help your family achieve sand castle success every time you go to the beach.

Why Build a Sand Castle?

There’s no better beach project than to build a sand castle as a family. It’s practically a summer rite of passage. On the list of things you must do when you head to the beach: splash around in the water, look for seashells and build a sand castle.

Although it may seem like a piece of cake, building a sand castle is deceptively tricky. You can spend hours digging, patting and sculpting and still find that your finished product is not all you hoped it would be. There’s an easy way to fix that!

Work together to design your castle and plan the décor. Then create the best sand castle ever. And have fun. Fun is a huge part of sand castle building.

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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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10 Ways to Tempt Your Kids to Go Outside and Play: Spring Activities

Are your kids looking for some fun things to do outside this spring?

Or would they rather stay inside, glued to the TV or computer?

Want to fix that?

In this article I’ll share 10 ways to lure your kids outside for some fun spring activities and inspire them to stay and play for a while.

Outdoor spring activities: 10 items that will lure your kids outside for some fun spring activities and inspire them to stay outdoors and play for awhile.

Why Outdoor Activities?

It’s important for our children to be involved in outdoor activities and spring is a perfect time to find some fun things to do outside.

After staying inside out of the cold all winter, the change in weather can bring a few challenges: How can you pull your kids away from their electronics? What will entice them to go outdoors? And will they stay there long?

Kids spend enough time inside at school as it is. So, when they have spare time and a beautiful day, it’s important to have some fun outdoor activities ready to go.

Here are 10 items that can help.



Beach Fun: How to Build Sand Structures With Your Kids

Do your kids love to dig and play in the sand at the beach?

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.

Sand projects: how to make three sand structures you may not have seen before 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.

I thought up some unique activities to do in the sand and tested them out with my own family so that I could share the best ones with you.



Four Kids’ Water Games to Play in Shallow Water

Are your kids itching to play in some nearby water, but you don’t have their swimsuits?

Looking for new ways to cool off in a shallow creek or kids’ fountain?

You and your kids can make a splash in water that’s only knee-deep and have a ball doing it.

In this article, I’ll teach you to play four shallow-water games that will keep you cool when you need to stay relatively dry.

Kids water games without swimsuits: Four shallow-water games that will keep your kids cool when they need to stay dry.

Why Play Shallow Water Games?

Just let them jump in, you say? It’s true, there’s nothing like bombing into a pool, diving under the waves at the beach or launching yourself off a rope swing into a lake.

But sometimes you need to keep the kids clean and dry. Other times the best you’ve got is a couple feet of water to splash around in.

This is the time for shallow-water games.



How to Turn Your Backyard Into a Water Park

Are your kids begging for a trip to the water park?

Want a fun alternative without the crowds, money and worry?

If you have a backyard, you have the makings of a water park!

In this article, I’ll show you how to create your own fun with a wet and wild sunny-day adventure your family will enjoy right in your own backyard.

Backyard water park: use your imagination and supplies to create wet and wonderful water challenges your kids will love right in your backyard.

Why a Backyard Water Park?

Did you ever run through the sprinklers as a child?

There’s something about the combination of water and grass on a hot day that is irresistible to kids.


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