Paper Airplane Landing Strips

3 fun DIY paper airplane landing strips for indoor games.

I have been pleasantly surprised at how much fun my boys have been having making up paper airplane games lately. I love these kind of old school, quick indoor activities that kids of all ages (even those who need a little help with the folding) can enjoy.  In fact, making and flying paper airplanes has been…
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Indoor Activities for Tweens

Indoor activities for tween. Great boredom busters for rainy days.

My giant list of Indoor Activities for Kids is my most popular page, but what about if you have bigger kids, or what is commonly referred to as “tweens”? (Am I the only one who dislikes that term? Although it is quite convenient. But I digress.) Little kids may be easily entertained by dropping popsicle…
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14 Fun Indoor Family Games (No Board Necessary)

Fun indoor family games to play when you are stuck inside at home.

Family time often means game time, but not everyone likes board games. Or perhaps there is no game at home suitable for all ages. Along with yesterday’s creative indoor family activities, these fun indoor family games are good alternatives when everyone is stuck inside. All of these are super simple so players of all ages can learn quickly, and much…
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16 Indoor Water Play Ideas for Kids

Indoor water play activities for kids.

My kids absolutely love playing with water. Indoor water play has saved me on many a bad-weather day or when the kids were especially cranky and I needed a quick activity to keep them busy. It’s such a simple concept and it cleans up so easily. (Just make sure you have a towel — or…
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15 Fun Family Activities for Black Friday

fun family activites for black friday

15 Black Friday Alternatives to Shopping I have always been amazed at the way Americans clamber for a great deal the day after Thanksgiving. I mean, did we really just spent a holiday expressing gratitude for family, friends, health and all the other non-material blessings in our lives only to wake up 3am to score…
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Friday Links and Lovely Things {Thanksgiving Edition}


Indoor Plant of the Week: Hippeastrum. The plant you see above is commonly called “Amaryllis”, which is actually a different plant, though in the same family. I love growing bulbs indoors in the fall and winter. Their cheeriness makes me so happy. Plus, it adds a little something to our “view.” Yes? How have you…
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