Festive Foods for Kids in the Kitchen

Looking for some new recipe ideas this holiday season? Here is one of each dish needed for a holiday get-together. Kids can at least help with all of these recipes, and they all contain 10 ingredients or less! Drink: Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider 2 quarts apple cider 6 cups cranberry juice 1/4 cup packed brown [...]

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Tuba Tunes for Holiday Fun!

While you start hearing Christmas music in the stores earlier and earlier each year, to me, the holiday season isn’t truly here until I hear Christmas music played entirely by tubas. That’s right: tubas! When I lived out West I took part in the annual TubaFest for several years. Literally hundreds of tuba players – [...]

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Recycled Holiday Craft Ideas for Kids

The holidays are a perfect time to get creative and crafty. But as we all try to reduce clutter and preserve resources, isn’t it a good time too to find “fun” ways to recycle? Here are four fun, recycled craft ideas – for you AND your kids! Martha Stewart’s Recycled Ribbon Chain utilizes ribbon from [...]

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Last Days to “Like” and Help Toys for Tots!

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! This is a friendly reminder that our Facebook/Toys for Tots promotion ends on Tuesday! If you have not already, (and if you have, thank you!) please head to our Facebook page. Simply “like” it (formerly known as becoming a fan). For every new like we get through [...]

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Zipline Toy

Made by Joel

You might not realize how easy it is to create your own unique toys at home. It’s something that artist Joel Henriques is really good at. He shares lots of free templates for making cardboard toys, coloring pages and cute matching games on his blog, Made by Joel! Joel’s toys aren’t complicated. He uses his [...]

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Who Needs a Kid’s Basketball Hoop?

I loved visiting arcades as a kid, frequenting the pinball machines, Skee Ball, and primarily, basketball. I really liked the one with the moving hoop and both 2- and 3-point shots. While my skills have diminished over the years, they were totally trumped by a recent video I saw: a girl making 128 shots in [...]

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