Seasons & Holidays

Go for the Gold with Your Own Backyard Games!

Gather the neighborhood kids and let the backyard games begin!

When school’s out, kid boredom can creep in. We have the perfect solution: Hold your own backyard games competition! These five games all use kid-size objects (like Hula-Hoops and bouncing balls) so everybody can get in on the fun. Have a competition with an awards ceremony if you like, or skip the medals altogether and

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Chill Out: Super-Easy Frozen Red, White, & Blueberry Shortcake

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It’s America’s birthday again! This year, give your patriotic party a sweet spark with a color-coordinated dessert. We always love a fancy flag cake or star-spangled take, but making something special doesn’t have to include complicated elements like elaborate cut-outs and dyeing cake batter: Our charming red, white & blueberry shortcake only requires four ingredients

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Get Your Grill On: Delicious Kid-Approved Burgers

Photo by © Anders Agnalt

There’s probably no food more American than the humble hamburger. In honor of the upcoming Fourth-of-July-weekend barbecue bonanza, we thought we’d share one of our favorite burger recipes: flavorful and juicy, it’s kid-tested and gets two thumbs way up. Our patties aren’t for purists, who typically want a burger that’s nothing more than lightly-seasoned-at-the-very-last-minute meat.

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So Cool! Healthier Popsicles for Hot Days

Homemade popsicles: Easy to make with all natural ingredients. Your kids will love them! Photo by © wundervisuals

We love the whole homemade popsicle craze. Thanks to a cornucopia of popsicle molds on the market, serving up some frozen treats on a hot day no longer means you have to grab a sugar-laden pint of ice cream or artificially colored popsicle from the freezer. Homemade popsicles can be made with natural ingredients—and they

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I Spy… Fun! A Classic Invisible Ink Recipe for Little Amateur Agents

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This weekend, your mission is CLASSIFIED––should you choose to accept it, your family-fun objective is to whip up a batch of invisible ink and write thrillingly cryptic messages and spine-tingling secret codes to each other! Spies have used invisible ink to pass along covert communications for centuries—and your littles will love using a secret technique

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It’s Cinco de Mayo Time! 3 Colorful Crafts to Make Your Casa Fiesta-Ready

Ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Tissue-paper flowers make the perfect decoration. Photo by © akiyoko

While Cinco de Mayo is observed in Mexico, the holiday is also widely celebrated here in the United States, especially in areas with large Mexican-American populations. The largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the world actually takes place in Los Angeles, CA, with up to 300,000 people attending Fiesta Broadway every year. Commemorating Mexico’s underdog victory over French

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