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Halloween Tracing Craft

Happy Halloween! Almost. I was looking through some of the crafts and things my kids have and what did I find? An easy Halloween craft that is also an easy arts and craft activity for other times of the year–those are always the best. Chalk Art for Kids What you’ll need for this craft: A

Chocolate Log Recipe: Cooking with Kids

  How to Make a Chocolate Log Food fun for kids! Does it get any better than playing with whipped cream and cookies? I don’t think so! This is a super-easy recipe for kids (and adults, too). You will need thin wafer cookies. (In the photo above we used Mr. Christie chocolate wafers for one

Surprising Reasons Why Kids Need Unsupervised Outdoor Play: An Infographic

>> JUMP TO THE INFOGRAPHIC Moms are being arrested for allowing their children do something highly beneficial for their development–something we took for granted as kids. What is it? Playing outdoors unsupervised. As an example, there’s Tammy Cooper of Texas who was arrested for letting her kids play outside in their cul de sac, and

Teach Your Kids How to Play Outdoors

It’s a scary world out there. It’s scary because we aren’t letting our kids, as a general rule, play, explore, and discover that outdoor world. And to me, the lack of kids roaming out there is scary. (Crime rates are down since we were kids, so the world is actually less scary if we look

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Craft for Kids: It’s a Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving (weekend) my Canadian friends! And for my American friends, tuck this Thanksgiving centerpiece craft for kids in your back pocket for next month. Kids love to be involved in big family celebrations and, in particular, feel pride when they can create something that is shared and enjoyed by everyone. An easy centerpiece craft

Play With Your Food

  Have You Played With Your Food Lately? Go play with your food. That’s right. I said it. It’s break the rules week here at It’s All Kid’s Play and this is a nice, fun place to start! And if you need some inspiration… how about: Spaghetti. Slurp it. Milk. Blow bubbles in it. Gargle

Break the Rules Inspiration

On Monday I declared it Break The Rules Week. (If you are wondering why, the argument on why breaking the rules is a good developmental tool for kids is posted here.) I also promised you some inspiration for what kinds of rules you might break throughout the week. (Have you broken any yet? Share your