What an unexpected bit of practical fun Sari and I had the other night! This may look like a playroom but actually, it’s only a section of her family’s living room. As Sari explains, “It’s the Kids Section.” Since her daddy made a change to the living — removing the large screen TV that sat on a piece of furniture, there… Read more »
Do you have an old chest or cabinet that has lots of scratches on it? It’s a bit of an eyesore but it’s storing a bunch of things you want to keep. Well, you can do what my son-in-law, Scott, did with Ryan, 7. He found some old paint, that was used on the walls, he covered the floor and… Read more »
What an easy way to keep kids occupied! Decorate the house! Sari and her cousin Ryan found old rolls of crepe paper and decided to get the house all ready for Sari’s daddy’s birthday. I happened to have had a bunch of colors of crepe paper in a drawer and forgot all about it. They not only wrapped crepe… Read more »
You could say I hate to see uneaten food get wasted! You could say … I know a great way to keep kids occupied! … Or, you could say … I’m just remembering some great fun I had with my brother when I was a kid! Well, they all work! … Did you ever do this? Make a terrific concoction… Read more »
I just loved this post on Mommy Ever After (http://mommyeverafter.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/all-aboard/) where Rebecca Fox Starr wrote about her daughter Belle. What a great example of KIDFUN! Here is this resourceful little girl, looking for something creative to do and what is it? Make a train station right in her home! “All Aboard!” as her mom called it. Rebecca explained it this… Read more »
It was my granddaugther Jaclyn’s first birthday party and Hope, her mom, came up with such great ideas. (Do you think she was raised on KIDFUN?!) She had kids in the backyard playing homemade Badminton, like Sari is doing here. Actually, there was no net but that was fine! It’s simple to make the racket. Take a paper plate and… Read more »
Check this out — Tic Tac Toe. Here’s Lexi tossing mini-frisbees on a giant tic tac toe board made simply by Hope on an old sheet. She took colorful tape and made the board. Then, she bought little frisbees and the kids (and adults) actually tossed them onto the squares hoping to get three-in-a-row. Perfect for outdoor fun, at a… Read more »
Collecting seashells is always fun — even bits and pieces of them. Encourage your kids to use them for art and make a design. Here Ryan (left) and Sari (right) decided to make a long track with their shells. When they finished the track, they were very proud of themselves!
Watch out — it could happen to you! Someone could try to step on your shadow! … If you’re really clever you’ll avoid it! Try it on any sunny day to make taking a walk filled with laughter!
I visited Ryan’s kindergarten class at Congregation M’kor Shalom yesterday and thought this was a perfect KIDFUN idea that her wonderful teacher, Mrs. Rothman, was playing. She said — “Let’s all sing our Good morning song,” but she started with this game. The students had to follow her, make the same motions she made. What a tease! First Mrs. Rothman… Read more »