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How to Properly Organize An Easter Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunts are fun for all involved -- the players and the organizers. // Image source: highlandstoday.com
Easter egg hunts are fun for all involved — the players and the organizers. // Image source: highlandstoday.com

Easter egg hunts can be fun for both adults and children alike. The trick to an amazing time is to know how to plan the event properly. For those who aren’t sure of how to do that or aren’t very experienced when it comes to organizing Easter egg hunts, then here are some tips that should help out greatly. Next thing you know, they’ll want you to organize these on an annual basis!

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Upcoming Animated Movies of 2015 To Look Out For

The first Peanuts movie in thirty-five years comes in 3D computer-animation. // Photo source: http://collider.com/peanuts-movie-images/
The first Peanuts movie in thirty-five years comes in 3D computer-animation. // Photo source: collider.com

Today The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is released in theaters and looks to be quite the success. Despite it being a decade since the last film, the positive reception of the movie not only proves that Spongebob can adequately transition to the silver screen but his popularity is still at an all time high and doesn’t look to be declining anytime soon. Now that’s hardly the only movie to go crazy over this year; the rest of 2015 is filled with amazing animated films that are sure to bring in viewers of all ages. Here are a few examples of what you can look forward to this year.

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Children’s Books To Watch Out For In 2015

2015 is shaping up to be a very good year for children’s books. Those who are into this genre of literature will sure to have a field day the moment you pick up one of these amazingly written tomes. Of course, not everything can be detailed here, so this is a short list of some of the better choices that 2015 will yield.

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Kid-Friendly Video Games To Expect In 2015

It’s 2015 and devoted gamers can expect an exciting year full of great releases for all gaming platforms. The choices offered can be a bit overwhelming so for those who are in need of recommendations, so here are a few samples of what you can expect for the next twelve months. The games listed below are appropriate for gamers of all ages, so there shouldn’t be a problem for those looking to buy them for their children.

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Master Class: Getting to Know Marvel’s New Lineup of Superheroes

Marvel's Kevin Feige announces Phase Three of the MCU
No less than nine new movies are on the slate for Marvel’s Phase Three plans, with four of those films introducing new superheroes! // Photo Source: Disney Sisters

There’s no doubt that kids everywhere are enamored with superhero movies, and the intrepid people over at Marvel Studios has certainly paved the way to introducing characters that have now become modern pop culture icons. From the impressive assembly of allied superheroes called the Avengers to the newly established ragtag band of intergalactic misfits that comprise the Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel continues to expand their ever-increasing cinematic universe with new names that they hope to inspire the same amount of adoration among their core audience.

And with the recent announcement of their future slate of films, kids will be introduced to a host of unfamiliar superheroes that might take a considerable amount of time doing some dutiful research (via the internet or reading the original comic source material). So who are the new faces that kids will encounter for Phase Three of Marvel’s epic movie lineup? Click on the cut below to get a brief overview on the next generation of Marvel superheroes.

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World-Building Inside “Big Hero 6” and “The Hunger Games”

Big Hero 6 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Get to know the eccentric team of Big Hero 6 (top) and the various District citizens of Panem in The Hunger Games (below)

Two big films aimed for kids and teens are ready to be released this November, and the marketing for both movies provide an extraordinary and imaginative view into their respective fictional universes. I am, of course, talking about Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

While both movies are different in terms of plot and characters, the one common denominator they both share is that they are set in an alternate distant future. The settings of these two worlds are so vast in scope and rich in detail that building a far-fetched yet believable world is perhaps a challenge that the production teams of Big Hero 6 and The Hunger Games took on with gusto. Perhaps it was fitting that the teaser videos released by the studios offer additional insight on what the future looks like from the perspective of the characters inhabiting a completely imaginary world.

In Big Hero 6, the main protagonist is introduced to an eccentric and racially diverse bunch of smart whizzkids possessing certain talents, as well as an unusually designed and charmingly precocious robot. In The Hunger Games, the audience is given unprecedented access into several unexplored districts of Panem via the government-sanctioned TV network of The Capitol. See the teasers below and you might find yourself getting excited to watch both movies with your children when they premiere next month!

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Totes Adorbs: When Kids Go Viral Online

Kids React on YouTube
Magic happens when cute and funny videos of kids go viral on the Internet. // Photo Source: YouTube

There’s no denying that kids are definitely adorable and even more so when their precocious innocence and unfiltered sense of youth gets recorded on camera. But when such cute antics go viral online? That makes for instant Internet sensations that netizens are sure to gush over with glee. Take a look at some of these super cute kids who have made their mark on YouTube with their unscripted moments of hilarity.

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How Kids Can Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

Girl under a stone bridge
Here’s how your kids can enjoy the last few days of the summer season. // Photo Source: Little Hiccups

Many kids enjoy summer for a wide variety of reasons, though this time of year is rather brief especially if they have fun all the time. Before they know it, it’s back to the daily routine of school come fall and they’ll be wishing for those sun-drenched moments especially if summer is still fresh on their minds. But just because the summer is ending, it doesn’t mean that kids can’t savor the few remaining days the season with the right amount of joy and enthusiasm. With your help, here’s how kids can soak up the last carefree days of summer before they change course and prep themselves for the new school term.

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Upcoming Movies of 2014 That Kids Should See

Big Hero 6
Meet the new breed of fictional cinematic characters that kids will surely love! // Photo Source: Disney Wiki

With Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy ready to bring a fresh group of fictional characters for kids to go crazy over, the summer movie season is almost coming to a fantastic close. But if you think that there won’t be any good films for kids to enjoy for the rest of the year: think again! There’s a plethora of cinematic gems in the coming months that’s sure to enthrall kids everywhere. From futuristic teenage superheroes to a musical mashup of fairytale characters, here are some of the exciting movies kids should look out for later in the year.

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Eye-Popping Chalk Art Inspirations for Your Artistic Kids

Sidewalk Chalk Art
Encourage your child to take his or her chalk art skills to the next level this summer! // Photo Source: BuzzFeed

If ever you’re a parent who has a very creative child on your hands, then you’re likely to have a home filled with a rotating gallery of art pieces proudly made by your intrepid little artist. Now that summer is upon us, you might want to have your artistic child expand his or her horizons by making colorful scenes on your neighborhood sidewalks using chalk. Kids love to draw on concrete paths using brightly colored sticks of chalk, and they can conjure up something as simple as a hopscotch grid to a whimsical rendering of their favorite cartoon character.

So if you want your child’s chalk art skills to improve, have your son or daughter take a look at these incredible works of sidewalk art done by talented artists from around the world. Using a visual technique known as anamorphosis—where the finished output needs to be viewed at a certain angle to achieve a three-dimensional visual effect—your kid will certainly be inspired to take his or her chalk art to the next level!

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