Get into classic camp mode with a twist on tug-of-war called Stumps. Two players stand on upside-down milk crates set 6 to 12 feet apart on soft ground. Players pull or relax a rope, trying to force the other to step off her crate. Strategy trumps strength: a hard tug can be neutralized by a loosened grip, and sudden slack can make the tugger teeter. Tugofwar, Idea, For Kids, Backyard Games, Tug Of War, Diy Backyard, Milk Crates, Kids Games, Outdoor Games
Become Entrepreneurs: There's a reason lemonade stands spring up every summer. Kids can meet their neighbors, get fresh air, and maybe even make a little cash. Consider setting up shop on behalf of a charity. This recipe is faster than most because the confectioners' sugar dissolves quickly (and it leaves no sugar sludge at the bottom of the container). #FamilyFunMagDay
Become Entrepreneurs: There's a reason lemonade stands spring up every summer. Kids can meet their neighbors, get fresh air, and maybe even make a little cash. Consider setting up shop on behalf of a charity, such as Alex's Lemonade Stand (alexslemonade.org), which funds research for childhood cancers.
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Great tips for planning the perfect summer, complete with inspiring ideas for the whole family.
Secret Lemonade Recipe!! YUM!! ;-)
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Draw With Chalk: Summer days call for grand outdoor art projects, and it's hard to find a bigger canvas than the driveway. Here's a project to get your artists-in-residence inspired: Have chalk-equipped kids trace the outlines of their friends and then color in the outlines. Arrange the shapes to make fantastical tableaux like this kid pyramid.
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Enjoy Extra-Special Ice Cream: Our favorite ice-cream shops offer much-loved dip cones, soft-serve ice cream coated in melted chocolate that hardens into a thin, crisp shell. This summer, make your own version of this classic topping at home.
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As my first grader counts down her remaining school days, I’m finally feeling able to turn my thoughts to summer. For my family, it’s a time that lends itself to a break from the usual; bus schedules and afterschool circus classes are replaced by summer camps, looser bedtimes,...
Build a Summer Water Wall: For cool-off fun, try this one-of-a-kind outdoor activity made with recycled materials.
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Tie-Dye It!: Check out our tried-and-true formula for creating bright, vivid, colorfast clothing.
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Fun Tie-Dye Projects for Kids: Then, Dye It! (via FamilyFun Magazine)
Ringer Tie-Dye Design: This circle shirt couldn't be simpler to create.
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Sailor Stripes Tie-Dye Design: Tie-dye doesn't always mean groovy spirals and circles -- you can make straight-line stripes, too.
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Sunburst Tie-Dye Design: This spiral pattern (shown on the yellow shirt) will have you and your kids doing the twist.
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Dotty Dots Tie-Dye Design: The size of the polka dots on this shirt depends on the size of the beads or beans you use to make them.
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Nebula Tie-Dye Design: Even very young kids can help make this cosmic design.
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Let's Tie-Dye!: Here's a project that should top your family's summer to-do list: tie-dye. It's a perfect activity to fill a lazy afternoon in the yard, culminating with a "wow" moment when the tied shirt is unfurled. If you're worried it's too complicated or messy to tackle with kids, don't be. It's virtually impossible to tie-dye incorrectly, and with these five single-color designs, it's easy to keep things tidy.
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Jiggling Jellyfish: The perfect summer decor? Homemade sea creatures that flutter in the breeze.
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Three jellyfish hanging from strings in front of a tree! Great indoor or after dinner craft !
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Fab Crabs: Turn beachcombed finds into shoreline critters that'll help keep vacation memories alive.
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Such a cute idea !
Pool Noodle Hockey: Give a winter game a silly, summery twist by replacing the usual pucks and sticks with swimming toys. Place goals at each end of a rectangular play
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Pool Noodle Hockey: Give a winter game a silly, summery twist by replacing the usual pucks and sticks with swimming toys. #Family #Fun
Make it Rain: Kids can create their own stormy weather -- and play with shaving cream -- doing this simple science experiment.
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Twist and Count: Got an old Twister game in the closet? Give it a smart new lease on life by playing Twisted Math. Write numerals on sticky notes and set them on the dots at random. Call out a number, then challenge kids to place their hands and feet on a set of numerals that can be made to equal that number using addition, subtraction, or multiplication.
Twist and Count: Got an old Twister game in the closet? Give it a smart new lease on life by playing Twisted Math. Write numerals on sticky notes and set them on the dots at random. Call out a number (say, 24), then challenge kids to place their hands and feet on a set of numerals that can be made to equal that number using addition, subtraction, or multiplication (4 + 2 x 4). Players who make a math error or fall over are out. Last mathlete standing wins.
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Star Power: With their awesomely strange names -- we're talking to you, Cassiopeia! -- and back stories spun from myth and legend, constellations are a stellar way to spark an interest in astronomy. This simple viewer lets your child see "stars" by day (by peering through a cardboard tube) or at night (by using a flashlight to project formations on a wall).
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A Jump-Rope Spelling Game: Kids in the elementary grades almost always have spelling lists to memorize and energy to burn. That's why this game is such a brilliant idea. Get a jump on the school year by head for the driveway or sidewalk and practicing tough words before school starts.
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Alphabet Museum: Here's a hands-on way to boost early literacy skills and get your child ready for a lifetime of reading adventures. Inspired by the alphabet boxes often used in Montessori classrooms, this easy-to-assemble play station will familiarize your child with letters and letter sounds. Simply raid your pantry for boxes, line them with colorful printouts on card stock, and start playing!
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Beautiful Bouquets: Help your child show a loved one she cares with a flower basket crafted from her artwork.
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Fun for Little Ones: Beautiful Bouquets (via FamilyFun Magazine) Help your child show a loved one she cares with a flower basket crafted from her artwork.
Colorful Soap Foam: Looking for some good, clean fun? Try this sudsy sensory experience. If you make a few different hues of this fluffy foam, your child can experiment with mixing colors.
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A Star-Spangled Yard: Give your lawn some flour power this Fourth of July with a simple stencil and a dusting of flour.
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Decorate your lawn for July 4th-- cut out a cardboard star stencil, place on the grass, spray water on the grass, then use a flour sifter to cover the damp area. Remove the stencil and repeat.
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Pinstruments: Kids can conduct experiments in music-making using just tape and hairpins. Attach one end of an opened bobby pin to an object with washi tape (which peels off without leaving a residue). Have them strum the pin with their thumb. Does it make a sound? Is it loud or quiet? Try different objects and bobby pin sizes to see which produces the best (or just the loudest!) tones.
Pinstruments: Kids can conduct experiments in music-making using just tape and hairpins.
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Pinstruments! Family Fun Magazine October 2014
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Sock Couture: A few snips are all it takes to turn orphaned socks into sweet outfits for beloved stuffed animals.
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Chalk Pops: With our easy recipe, you can make sidewalk chalk in fun shapes using ice pop or silicone baking molds.