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Tube Tossing

Ryan teaches Tube Tossing – Jan. 2014 IMG_0211 This is a KIDFUN Test — It’s a video of Ryan teaching everyone how to do a one-handed catch with a tube. (It was from a roll of fabric and it’s pretty stiff so she wants younger children to be careful.) It’s amazing — Ryan is now

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Adventure Drives

One of my favorite things is getting in the car without knowing where we are going. Just driving around — taking unexpected turns. We live in New Jersey and on this adventure, my son-in-law did have a plan for us. It was a surprise.  We drove into the Pine Barrens – this vast wooded land

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Stick Letters

I think I wrote about this kind of thing before — but it’s always fun to take “stuff” and make letters out of it. Look at this! Ryan took our roles of gift wrap and said, “Let’ make a K for KIDFUN, Grammy!” … Great idea! We also made a T, an F, an X

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A Part of Art

Ryan has always loved sculpture. Okay, I’ll take some credit for that. We’d look for it everywhere. I found this old photo of Ryan when we were visiting Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. What could be better than a sculpture garden! Well, for me the combination is ideal and, it turned out, for Ryan,

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Homemade Bubble Wands

It’s the end of the summer and, I don’t know about your house, but mine is filled with bottles of bubbles. So, try this — look around the house for homemade wands. Pipe cleaners are fun — how about cookie cutters, too? You can connect a couple pipe cleaners and make a giant circle for

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Watery Fun

It’s one of those really hot days so today’s KIDFUN will be brought to you by WATER! Watery fun — try some of these: In bathing suits, let the kids play outside and: * POUR — bring every plastic pitcher, cup, bowls outside with lots of water and just pour. Have watery tea parties for

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Always — Balloons are Great Fun

Need a quick idea to brighten a dull moment? Balloons, of course! There is just something magical about these fluffy, air-filled plastic balls of color. No matter what you do — throw them in the air, have a catch, play volleyball, rub them on your clothes for static electricity magic (when they cling to everything)

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A Kids-Helping-Kids Garage Sale

Summer is the perfect time to encourage the kids to look through their toys and … SELL them! Even better sell them to support a charity. Start out by asking what toys  they still play with and give them a chance to really think about the things they have that matter to them. Then talk

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In our Hideaway

  Here we were — Sari in her life jacket wearing a hat and lots of suntan lotion on a boat. Beautiful day, but a little hot. So, what did we do … we found our own little a hideaway, a cabin, just big enough for a cushion for us to lie on and play

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That Great Standby – Bubbles!

Published on May 30, 2013 by in General Fun, Outdoors

What is it about Bubbles? Their flight of light frivolity just seem to delight children — the child in all of us, that’s for sure! This is a simple KIDFUN reminder to always keep bottles handy in warmer months with all kinds of bubble tools. The rounded wand that comes in the bottle is great

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