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11 Obstacle Courses That You Can Set Up at Home

Get your crew to rise to the challenge of these easy and inventive courses you can set up on the fly.

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19 Ways to Have a Classic 1980s Summer This Year

Give your kids a totally awesome experience with our rad how-to guide.

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Here’s What Families Are Planning for Summer 2021

It ain’t your summer of 2020, that’s for sure!

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Get Creative: 13 Fun Art Supplies for Toddlers

Inspire your child’s creative side with these inexpensive art supplies, plus a few DIY options!

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22 Ways to Make Your Hometown More Awesome

We’ve got great ideas to help you make your community even better. Mr. Rogers would approve.

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Pandemic Parenting: Toys, Gear & Games Our Editors Swear By

Red Tricycle editors dish on the favorite products they’ve purchased recently to help them parent like a pro during the pandemic.

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15 Easy Ways to Have Fun with Sidewalk Chalk

Add a little flair to your neighborhood with these creative ideas!

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10 Outdoor Art Projects That Are Easy to Clean Up

These creative ideas are perfect for a warm afternoon.

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Chalk drawings

Mom Uses Sidewalk Chalk to Create Awesome Photo Backdrops for Her Kids

Since posting her creations to Facebook she has received a lot of positive responses. 

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Celebrate Earth Day with a Neighborhood Safari from NatGeo@Home

We can’t go on a safari, so bring the safari to you!

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To My Friends on Facebook: I’m Not as Good a Mom as You Think I Am

“Really, I post the pictures for encouragement. Those ‘likes’ you’re giving me? They make me feel like I’m doing something right. They’re like the silent voices cheering me on.”

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Hop to the Bunny Museum

Have you ever seen 30,000 bunnies in one place? Here’s where you can, at one of the most unique little private museums that’s perfect for Easter exploration.

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11 Clever Counting Games for Kids

From mazes to running games to water play, follow the path to number fun with these games and activities.

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4 Awesome Gift Ideas for Your Budding Artiste

Don’t paint yourself into a corner! Here are four inspired gift Ideas for young artists, storytellers and all-around creative spirits, from the Parents’ Choice Foundation!
Check out our other six recommendations for creative, crafty gifts at the Parents’ Choice Foundation…

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Your Guide to Sunday Streets 2017

San Francisco’s Sunday Streets has officially kicked off and runs through October. Here’s all you need to know to enjoy the car-free party in your hood!

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Easter Without the Sugar Overdose

Photo: Canva (purchased)
I loved Easter as a little girl. I lived in a sugar deprived house but on Easter, my basket was overflowing with jelly beans, creme eggs and malt balls. Yet, here I am, decades later, looking for…

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Why It’s Not Healthy For Me To Have A Clean House

Photo: Pixabay
When I was single my house was clean.
When I got married and it was just my husband, myself, and our dog, my house was clean. I could clean my house once every two weeks and for the…

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Oh What a Night! How to Paint Like van Gogh

Today is Starry Night Day so why not celebrate the famous painting by learning to recreate a little Van Gogh right at home?

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Ready, Set, Go! Plan a Tricycle Race

Today is Tricycle Day (our favorite!). Get out those three-wheelers for some seriously awesome, tot-friendly competition guaranteed to make ’em grin.

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Cue the Theme Song

There is a secret fathers share that is rarely discussed, even amongst themselves. This secret is something that occurs when fathers are in full-dad mode. Sharing life-lessons. Working miracles at the grill. Navigating traffic in a minivan. Cheering on the…

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20 moments worth capturing this summer

The kids are officially out of school for the summer!   I love the colors of summer, I love the light in summer, and I love taking summer pictures of the kids.  There are so many things about summer that…

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Amazing Eco-Friendly Art Supplies for Your Next Masterpiece

Play dough made from blueberries, paints made from earth clay and crayons made by bees? It’s time to get creative—naturally!

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12 Ways to Master Your Hide & Seek Game

Learn how to flip a regular scavenger hunt into a fun learning experience with these fresh takes on a classic activity.

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Just Opened: Caboose Brewing Company

Get the scoop on the new family-friendly brewery, which opened its doors to families May 12.

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14 Easter Treats That Aren’t Candy

Give one (or more) of these cute and creative goodies a try that will have your kids doing more than just unwrapping candy.

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From Rainbow Soap to Edible Finger Paint: 9 Simple Projects That Delight

Throw it back old school with imaginative play reminiscent of your childhood with these nine engaging projects. From creating rainbow soap to edible finger paint, your kids will delight in how much fun they can have sans a power cord.

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11 Things We Won’t Miss About Summer

We love summer. But there are things we don’t mind leaving behind. Here are 11 of them.

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Beyond Fireworks: 12 Ways to Celebrate the 4th with Kids

To little ones, celebrating the 4th of July usually means one thing – fireworks! But, we know that by the time the sun goes down and the fireworks go up around 10:00 pm, they are exhausted and ready for bed.…

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Dog Days Are Over: 10 Great Summer Crafts

We’re all familiar with the dog days of summer: those days when it’s too hot to go outside and the kids have worn out every activity in our arsenal. Instead of wishing for September to roll around faster, make something…

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5 Fun Things to Do After School

Back-to-school hasn’t been easy on any of us. Well, any of us who were left behind, that is. So even though our trips to museums and parks have slowed down, we’re still trying to fill our afternoons with fun. Here…

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