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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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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

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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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Tips for Spending the Summer with Children

 

Need some ideas to survive summer with your kids? Here are some tips for you!
Need some ideas to survive summer with your kids? Here are some tips for you!
Image source: PBS Parents

When you have kids, you may find it difficult to survive the entire summer break with them around. Kids are a fun-loving bunch and for a lot of them, the only time when they’ll be able to truly have fun is during the summer.

If you’re in a dilemma on how to go about things with your kids around the house for the entire duration of the season, below are some tips for you!

  1. Set schedules

There need to be certain time periods for—let’s say—video games, playing outside, resting, etc. It is unhealthy for children to be fixated on just one activity for the entire day. So why not diversify and set schedules for your children’s daily activities?

(And if you need ideas on activities for your kids, check out this post!)

  1. Engage

There are times when you’d just have to leave your kids alone, but there are also moments when you need to engage and play with your young ones. Not only will this allow you to grow close to your children, but will also benefit your well-being as a whole. Go ahead and bond with your kids outside or grab that controller and play a video game with your youngsters! Watching a movie is also a great idea.

  1. Make activities functional

Summer will have to end sooner or later and by that, you’d still have to keep your children’s mind sharp for school. Why not drive your kids to engage in things that would allow them to think? Certain video games can with this, but you could also let them play board games or puzzle games, or try some physical activities such as basketball  or swimming.

  1. Enforce discipline (but not too much!)

Your children may get used to doing what they want during the summer break and this may cause a sort of headache for you. Be sure you approach them lightly and tell or convince them to tone things down a little. Perhaps you can set a bedtime schedule and have them religiously follow it just so they’d get enough sleep. Or maybe you can give them a subtle reward for their good behavior. It’s all up to you.

 

But perhaps the best tip I can give you is to not stress yourself out. Having fun is not limited to children. You may want to unwind every once in a while—why not try doing that with your kids?

Sun Safety Tips for Kids This Summer

Kids just love to play under the sun!
Kids just love to play under the sun!
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Sun’s up! Kids are out of school and the best form of recreation for them is to go outside and play. Whether they’ll be at the beach or simply by the nearby playground, they’re bound to take the time to enjoy the vacation!

But of course, they need to be protected by the burning heat of the sun. Below are a few tips your kids may need to follow to protect them from the searing heat.

  1. Let your kids stay in the shade.

If there is a tree, cottage, or similar source of shade nearby, advise your children to stay there for the most part. Don’t let them stay under the sun for hours on end as, obviously, it can be damaging to their skin and may conditions such as sunburn or skin cancer.

  1. Dress kids accordingly.

When at the beach, rash guards work best. In a casual setting, caps and sunglasses are your friend. If it’s not too hot, thin long-sleeved shirts will also protect your child’s skin from the scorching heat of the summer sun.

  1. Apply sunscreen properly.

Rub sunscreen on the parts of your child’s body that are the most exposed to the sun. Some of these are easy to miss, so take note. It’s best to not risk sunburn or any sort of condition that would damage your child’s delicate skin. Sunscreen brands with 30 SPF are your best bet during extended periods of playing outside.

  1. Set a certain schedule for playtime.

Outdoor activities between 10 AM and 4 PM should be limited. UV rays are the strongest during this period and it wouldn’t be a good idea to go play outside during then. As with the first tip, find some shade and let your kids stay there for the majority of their time in the sun.

  1. Set a good example.

Of course, children need a role model. For you and your child’s sake, follow the necessary precautions. Apply sunscreen, stay in the shade, and dress up in sun-protective clothing. You’re not only setting a good example—you’re also protecting yourself from severe but preventable skin conditions.

If you’re going outside with your kids, always remember to take the necessary precautions. That way, your child’s playtime will be fun and enjoyable without any serious repercussions from the sun.

If you don’t want to risk going out in the sun, why not watch a movie instead?

For additional information, visit the American Cancer Society website.

Summer Activities for Fathers and Sons

If you're a dad, bonding with your son is absolutely essential!
If you’re a dad, bonding with your son is absolutely essential!
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Since Father’s Day is coming and it’s the summer, it would be great for kids to be able to spend their time with their dads!

And I’m here to present a few activities fathers can do with their sons! These activities are timeless to the point where they’ve been treated as traditions. Ready to start? Here we go!

 

  1. Grilling

Up for some barbecue? Grilling may well be the perfect activity a father may engage in with his son! Show your son how to pick the perfect steak and let him learn how to cut the meat. Teach him how to grill and how to know if the meat’s been cooked.

Additionally, here’s a video about grilling which may help:

  1. Gaming

Gaming isn’t just for kids—adults can enjoy a good video game too! And I’m sure your son will appreciate if you’d join him in playing video games. Family-friendly titles work best for bonding. I’m sure you both with have a lot of fun playing games!

Here are a few titles you might want to check out:

  • Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii U)
  • Mario Kart (Wii U)
  • Wii Sports
  • Just Dance (Xbox 360/One)
  • Kinect Sports (Xbox 360/One)
  • Forza Motorsports (Xbox 360/One)
  • Little Big Planet (PS3)
  • Katamari Forever (PS3)
  1. Road trip

Drive your son to the countryside and enjoy the view. Both of you should try seeing places, new and old, from a moving vehicle. It’s an enjoyable, relaxing habit both of you will treasure.

Make sure you’ve got a solid budget for the trip and see to it that your ride is up to shape. Make sure you have some entertainment inside the vehicle, lest your son gets bored. Games and the like will do. And most importantly, make sure both of you have the time of your lives!

  1. Camping out

A good father and son activity would be to camp out somewhere, either in the woods or your own backyard! Pitch a tent or just try sleeping out in the open if the weather permits!

  1. Sports

Playing sports with your son is a classic way to bond. Play basketball or soccer with your little boy and teach him the fundamentals and different skills and maneuvers he needs to learn. Later on, he might pose as a challenge to you!

So if you’re a dad off to spend time with your son, try out any of the activities above! Enjoy!

Affordable Summer Activities for your Children

You can keep summer activities with kids budget friendly!
You can keep summer activities with kids budget friendly!
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Summer has finally come and spring activities are set aside! And your children are pretty much excited of what the season holds for them. However, as much as you want to take your kids on the ride of their lives, you may be on a budget.

Here are a few activities which your children will love and which won’t break your wallet!

  1. Backyard camping

You probably have a spare tent lying around and a vast backyard. Why not set it up and camp out, even just for a night? You and your kids can build a mini-bonfire and possibly roast some hotdogs and marshmallows. See? You don’t have to go to the nearby woods in order to enjoy the great outdoors!

  1. Tree climbing

It may be risky, but climbing trees is a pretty enjoyable activity! Just imagine the look on your kids’ faces when they reach the top and take a glimpse of the breathtaking view of the suburbs! Climbing trees is worth every effort just for that sense of satisfaction your children would feel later on.

  1. Lemonade selling

It’s summer and it can get really hot outside. Why not make lemonade with your kids and sell some for profit? Your neighbors sure need to quench their thirst and it’d be awesome if the first thing they see are the cups of lemonade your children are selling! What a relief for them!

  1. Dog walking

Do you have a dog? Then teach your children the fundamentals of dog walking! It’s the perfect time for your kids and your beloved pet to bond. Also, dogs need their exercise as well, so dog walking is quite a healthy activity for both pet and human companion.

  1. Swimming

What would the summer be without swimming? If there’s a local pool nearby, take your kids there! If there’s a beach, then head on down to the shores! Just make sure you supervise your children well, as swimming can be risky.

So do you know which budget-friendly activities you’d want to do with your kids during the summer? Then go ahead and enjoy!

Fun Recipes for You and Your Child!

Make cooking a fun activity for you and your child!
Make cooking a fun activity for you and your child! Image source: Nutritioneer.net

Cooking at an early age is a great way to develop vital skills for the future. But you already know that. The bigger question is: which kinds of food can your child whip up easily?

Well, here are a few recipes you and your child can follow to make a delicious and palatable meal for any event, from birthdays to graduations. Read up and your child might become a gourmet chef in the future!

  1. Homemade pizza

Pizza is really easy to make! All you have to do is prepare the crust, add in some tomato sauce and let your child go crazy with the toppings! Make sure you put the pizza in the oven yourself for safety and see to it that there’s enough for the whole family!

  1. Zucchini boats

Zucchini boats are what your child can learn to make. Just slice a zucchini lengthwise and have your young one stuff it with things such as butter, onions, mozzarella cheese, and bread crumbs. As always, place the boats inside the oven yourself. Make several ones for everyone to munch on.

  1. Chicken nuggets

If you want your child to be engaged in the actual cooking process, chicken nuggets are great at teaching them how to use the fryer. Make sure you supervise as they cook since it is dangerous and the risk of burns and scalds will always be there.

  1. Macaroni and cheese

Making macaroni and cheese is also great at teaching your child to actually cook. And it’s easy to make! Just guide your child as he or she boils the macaroni. After a few minutes of doing so, let your kid sprinkle cheese while it’s still hot. It’s really that easy!

Are you and your child ready to engage in some cooking? Try the recipes above! And take note: be sure that you observe safety when doing so.

Have fun!