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Free & Easy At-Home Scavenger Hunt Printables for Kids

Will you pick a nature hunt or a pantry hunt?

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Oh, Goody! 6 Gumdrop Science Experiments to Do Today

It’s National Gumdrop Day! Your mission: launch a gumdrop catapult, create a bridge and more with this delicious candy.

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Confronting the Fear of the Unknown

“Is fear always a bad thing? Not necessarily—it’s an emotion that can help propel us towards our goals or warns us to slow down and proceed with caution.”

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The FDA Has Approved Generic EpiPens & This Is Huge for Kids with Allergies

This news is a literal life-saver for thousands of children.

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3 Secrets to Camping with the Whole Fam (& Staying Sane, Too)

Here’s how to make family camping enjoyable for all.

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An Insider’s Guide to the SF Zoo

Sure, you knew they had lions and tigers and bears, but how about an awesome carousel, kid-sized spider web for climbing and a 36,000-square-foot playground!

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When Summer Gets Buggy, Here’s What My Family Does to (Safely) Keep Pesks Away

Summer fires, grilling and fireworks cause concerns about burns. Trampolines and bouncy houses can lead to neck and other injuries. Now bugs! What’s a parent to do? These basic guidelines will help keep pesky critters away…

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Summer Adventures for Thrill Seeking Kids

Your kids want to swing from the treetops! Not to worry; the DMV offers an abundance of heart-pumping adventures sure to satisfy even the youngest adrenaline junky.

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Build a Sensory Garden for Baby to Touch, Smell & Taste

Did you know your garden is a treasure trove of sensory experiences and hands-on play for your baby? Here’s how to maximize the fun.

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Fold, Glue, Repeat: 3 Easy Masks to Transform Your Day

Did you know that paper holds the key to transforming yourself into something else?

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Take Your Time Reading These Sloth Facts

Celebrate International Sloth Day by taking a few slow minutes to read up on some fascinating sloth facts.

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16 Signs You’re a Capitol Hill Parent

Awesome libraries, picturesque parks, perfect pop tarts, and the best sledding for miles—if you’re a parent raising your brood in the shadow of the Statue of Freedom, Capitol Hill is the best place in town.

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Go Explore! Best Museums for Kids 5 and Under

Through touching, climbing and building, these six museums offer plenty of intellectual stimulation and cultural exploration for eager young minds.

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The Big Buzz: An Xtreme BUGS Exhibit Opens in Berkeley

With giant animatronic displays and insect fossils, your kids will surely be buggin’ out at this new cool exhibit.

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Carefree Crafting: Make a Simple Butterfly Mask

Little pretenders will get a kick out of putting together a butterfly mask. Could be a pretty-in-pink winged creature or maybe a wild and crazy insect right out of the amazon. Check out one kid’s creation from start to finish.

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A Gem of an Escape Just Three Hours Away

When you get fed up with coastal fog and need to feel some sun on your face, book a family getaway to Arroyo Seco, a gem of a campground just three hours south of the Bay Area.  Nestled among oak…

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Buggin’ Out: A Birthday Party for Your Little Bug

So you’ve helped your kid foster countless roly-polies, checked out library books on scorpions and spiders, watched Microcosmos with him a few dozen times, and still he craves more bug stuff. Take your child’s love of all things creepy and…

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Buggin' Out: A Birthday Party for Your Little Bug

So you’ve helped your kid foster countless roly-polies, checked out library books on scorpions and spiders, watched Microcosmos with him a few dozen times, and still he craves more bug stuff. Take your child’s love of all things creepy and…

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Custom Birthday Cookies

 

 

Why settle for a cupcake when a cookie can present itself in the shape of an animal, insect, favorite toy, or even a party dress? These artistic Bay Area bakeries have not only perfected their cookie recipes, they’ve…

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Have A Wild Good Time at the Pacific Science Center

It looks like La Niña is back again!  That means we are in for some crazy weather–just like last year. There is no time like the present to learn about how weather patterns work and how we all can be…

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San Francisco Kids- Birthday Ideas

Throwing a kids birthday party planning isn’t what it used to be. Party favors, elaborate cakes, live entertainment- kids birthday parties are way over the top. Dig through our posts below for our picks for best party ideas.
BookPig Makes…

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