Ideas for Fun Family Activities
Keep the whole gang entertained with these creative games, crafts, parties, and more.
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3 Party Themes for Kids
Throw a birthday bash that’s fun for the little ones and easy on your wallet.
Real Simple asked seven very funny people for ways to get a child giggling (before laughing with you turns to laughing at you).
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These great works of kid lit are destined to be read out loud, or under the covers with a flashlight, for years to come. (And your children will love them, too.)
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A clever way to entertain bored kids in the car, at a doctor’s office, or at a restaurant.
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Can a plastic bag come in handy for storing school supplies? Find the answer-and many more innovative ways to use everyday items for school.
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Have all the fun with a lot less work when the party is somewhere other than your house. Here’s a schedule to suit any outside venue.
- Discuss with your child what kind of party he or she wants and whom to invite.
- Pick a date. You might check first with essential guests to make sure they’re available. Your child won’t be happy if his best friend isn’t there.
- Set a budget.
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