How to Start a Photo Booth Business With Your Kids

Do your kids like taking silly photos?

Want to teach your kids the value of hard work and the basics of running a business?

Start a photo booth business with your kids!

There’s no better way to have quality family time and teach life lessons than to start a business as a family.

In this article we’ll show you how to start a photo booth business with your kids.

It doesn’t matter whether you make any money. The point is to do something different and have fun!

Start a Photo Booth business with your kids, including backdrops, costumes, props. Have fun while teaching the value of hard work and basics of entrepreneurship.

Why a Photo Booth?

Starting and running a business helps develop communication and math skills, and encourage creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. What’s more fun than taking silly pictures of yourself? Taking silly pictures of others and making someone’s day!

A photo booth is more than just a fun family project. It will also help you teach business and life skills to your kids and encourage conversations with the neighbors and each other.

With a photo booth, there’s lots of room to be creative with costumes, props and locations and have lots of contagious fun with a camera. You don’t need anything fancy. A point-and-shoot or a camera phone will work just fine.

Plus, you can earn a little money for a family treat or to donate to a good cause.



How to Make a Soda Bottle Rocket Launcher With Your Kids

Are your kids fascinated by things that fly?

Want an outdoor adventure that’s part mechanics, part crafts and all fun?

Build a rocket launcher with your kids and every time you finish a 2-liter bottle of soda pop, you can send it soaring.

In this article I’ll show you how to launch a bottle rocket adventure with your family. Start with a root beer float, add some arts and crafts, bring on a few building tools and create some high-flying fun.

Build a rocket launcher with your kids and send your soda bottles soaring. This project is part drink, part craft, part building activity, all high-flying fun.

Why Build a Pop Bottle Rocket Launcher?

Pop bottle rockets provide hours of fun for kids of all ages and all personalities. Got a future engineer? She’ll love to build the rocket launcher. An artsy-craftsy kid? Watch him create the coolest rocket ever to grace a soda bottle. Are you a little competitive? Launch your rocket again and again to see just how high you can make it go.

A rocket launch is great fun for everyone. And it starts with a delicious root beer float. (Or, your budding environmentalists can search through the recycling bin for a bottle to repurpose into a rocket.)

The best part is that once you build the rocket launcher, you can use it over and over again. Just add a new pop bottle rocket for another day of fun with your kids.



3 Easy Ways to Start a Family Garden

Looking for a fun spring project that involves the entire family?

Do your kids like to spend time outdoors?

Then start a garden!

Gardening is a great outdoor activity with an abundance of benefits.

In this article I’ll show you three easy methods for starting a garden with your kids this spring.

Looking for a fun spring project that involves the entire family? Discover 3 easy methods for starting a family garden with your kids this spring.

Why Garden With Your Kids?

Gardening is an easy and fun outdoor spring activity that gives kids and parents a free pass to play outside in the dirt. It’s also an excellent way to teach children about organic food, composting and where food comes from.

Plus, gardening can also serve as a great lesson about patience and delayed gratification!

Whether you’re a seasoned or amateur gardener, you’ll enjoy spending time outdoors with your family. You’ll get your hands dirty and create terrific memories, especially when you harvest the fruits of your labor.



How to Make Snow Cones With Snow: A Fun Kids Project

Do your kids love eating snow?

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.

How to make backyard snow cones with your kids, a flavored snowball snack from real snow or the ice in your freezer 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!

If you live in a warm, snow-free climate, don’t worry. You can make flavored snowball treats too! Just use crushed ice instead of snow.



How to Make Toffee With Maple Syrup, Snow and Your Kids

Ever wonder how that maple syrup got to your breakfast table?

Do your kids love sweet treats?

Does your family like music, dancing, good food and great company?

Wherever you live, you can have a sugar shack adventure and bring the traditions of the sugaring off season to your table.

Sugaring off, which usually happens in March, is the time of year when sugar maple trees are tapped for their slightly sweet sap. This sap is then boiled down and transformed into maple syrup. This is the good stuff—none of that corn syrup and water!

And in maple country, it’s much more than that. In this article I’ll show you how to bring to life the best of the sugaring off season, whether you live in Quebec (where 75% of the world’s maple syrup is produced) or amid palm trees in southern California or anywhere in between!

Discover how to harvest maple syrup, make maple taffy in your own kitchen and experience Quebec's sugaring off season from wherever you live.

Why Have a Sugar Shack Adventure?

A sugar shack adventure, commonly known as sugaring off, is a wonderful way to say goodbye to the last days of winter and watch as the world starts gearing up for spring. Sugaring off season is the perfect time to take a walk with your family through the forest and discover various natural processes in the world around us.

It’s also a great time to discuss the seasons with your kids and share with them all of the gifts that nature has to offer. Maple syrup is one of those gifts—a natural, pure and unprocessed substitute for sugar.

In sugar maple country, this is also a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate.

A party to celebrate and enjoy sugar? How cool is that?



12 Ways to Help Your Kids Break Free From Electronics and Get Outside

Do your kids spend too much time indoors playing with electronic devices?

Are you wondering how to get them outside to experience the wonders of nature?

If so, you’re not alone.

Children (and the rest of us) are enamored with our electronic gadgets. We have been sold a bill of goods about the value of having a digital life.

In this article I’ll reveal a dozen ideas I gleaned from Richard Louv’s book, Last Child in the Woods, which champions a better way for kids to live—with nature.

Read the review of Last Child in the Woods (by Richard Louv) and discover 12 ways to get your kids off their electronics and into the great outdoors.

Why Nature?

In a 2010 study, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that the average young American (ages 8-18) spends practically every waking minute—except for time in school—using a smartphone, computer, television or other electronic device.

Sadly, the quality of life isn’t measured by how many Facebook friends we have, or how well our kids play Wii games or how many songs they have on their iPod. One way to measure is by what we have lost or traded.



How to Produce a Backyard Olympics With Your Kids

Do your kids like a little friendly competition?

Want to get your family outdoors for some fun?

In this article, I’ll show you how to produce Olympic Games (kids version) right in your own backyard.

Your kids and their friends will remember it for years to come.

Backyard Olympics: discover how to plan Olympic Games (kids version) in your backyard that your children and friends will remember for years.

Why Hold Your Own Backyard Olympics?

Watching the Olympic Games on television is a great way to introduce your children to a wide variety of sporting events. But watching isn’t everything. Many of today’s children and teens spend too many hours in front of computer screens and TV sets.


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