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50 Fun Books to add to your Child's Summer Reading List. #Summer #Reading #kids

Everything you need to encourage summer reading - simple as that

add a pool noodle under the edge of the fitted sheet as a bumper for rolling children.

Setting up the Home: The Bedroom

Simple Ideas for Happy Family Traveling – Road Trippin’ Car Packs by thehappyfamilymovement #Kids #Activities #Road_Trip

Simple Ideas for Happy Family Traveling – Road Trippin’ Car Packs

Turn it into a game for the kids ~ The dice decides which chore you get! ** I'm pretty sure my kids would not really like this "game" but still worth a try :)

DIY ball pit birthday party. I looked into renting a ball pit and couldn't find one small enough. Then I came up with this idea. Blow up pool filled with ball pit balls. We purchased the balls on-line and used a friends pool. It made for hours of safe fun and a great way to keep them all in one place

halloween handprint craft

Create a fun fall-inspired Apple Toss beanbag game with a painted presentation board and easy-sew felt apples.

LOVE this! // Backyard Scrabble (or Bananagrams): There are 144 "tiles." Here's how many of each letter you need. 2: J, K, Q, X, Z 3: B, C, F, H, M, P, V, W, Y 4: G 5: L 6: D, S, U 8: N 9: T, R 11: O 12: I 13: A 18: E

Cute Science Experiment How to Make Borax Crystals in the shape of a heart DIY

Tips from a Typical Mom: Teaching our children about the dangers of pornography

Newton's First: with raw eggs. Pinner said: "ok, this is cool! Our family just tried it. I wish I had, had a camera for my husband's face when I knocked the pie pan! lol The kids think this is SO cool!"

When they open the door they get a flood of balloons! I love this!

Genius! Quiet spray. Fill a spray bottle with water (or leave empty), and spray the room to signal that it's too noisy. My spin on this? Add some Eucalyptus oil or Lavender oil to the bottle. Kids will stop what they are doing just to smell it :) That, and Lavender is known to have a calming effect... No time like now to test the theory!

Nerf Gun Storage + a love of killing zombies = Kid in Heaven

Brilliant! Calm Down Spot? Rain Bottle -fill a dry empty bottle with a box of toothpicks. Add rice (uncooked) to the bottle leaving an empty space of about 1 1/2 inches at the top. Seal the lid. As you gently turn the bottle, the rice falls through the toothpicks, sounding like rain.

I seriously want to start carrying around glitter eggs. Then whenever I'm having a bad day, I can just smash one on the ground or into a tree and smile at all the glitter raining down! -- Confetti Egg Game