Looking for some fun backyard games for kids? Grab this printable scavenger hunt for kids and get great ideas for some summer fun with this summer bucket of fun…the best in backyard games!
Thanksgiving is about a month away….I know, where has the time gone?! If you are a teacher or just need some ideas to keep the kids busy while you are cooking Thanksgiving dinner, these Thanksgiving Treats, Crafts and Games for Kids are sure to help.Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions?
Are you hosting a Halloween party for your kids this year? Are you in charge of Halloween Party Games for your child’s classroom party? Are you in need of some fresh and new Halloween ideas?We have got you covered with these Halloween Party Games for Kids!
I love New Year’s Eve with all its glitter and sparkle! I also love having another reason to get together with friends and family. If you are looking for some last minute ideas, these New Year’s Eve Party Games and Activities are super easy to put together.
Thanksgiving is about a month away….I know, where has the time gone?! If you are a teacher or just need some ideas to keep the kids busy while you are cooking Thanksgiving dinner, these Thanksgiving Crafts and Games for Kids are sure to help. Make some fun memories with your kids this year and try out one or more of these great ideas.
Heather here from FamilyVolley.com with a few summer road trip ideas for your family.
Summer is a time for family vacations which means road trips! Road trips teach families great things. They are the perfect place to teach adaptation and negotiation skills. A detour, flat tire, stubborn sibling, all give us opportunities to navigate an unplanned situation which is really important in life. Aside from the unexpected comes the challenge of car boredom. What can we do to help pass the car trip time?
One of my favorite things about summer as a kid was being able to stay out later and play neighborhood night games. We would usually play some sort of Tag, Ghost in the Graveyard or Kick the Can game. I thought it would be fun to step it up a notch this summer with some Glow-in-the-Dark Games, Activities and Food Ideas. There are so many great ideas out there and here are just a few that I have gathered. Which one are you going to try out first?
We recently spent some time together as a family traveling across the country on an RV Trip. Thanks to Access RV, we were able to drive an RV from Indiana across the country back to Salt Lake City. We had a great trip and made a lot of great memories. My kids loved it so much, that they are plotting where to take our next RV Trip!
The weather is going to be heating up soon and nothing feels better in the summertime than nice cold water to cool you off. I have gathered some ideas on DIY Outdoor Water Activities for Kids that are sure to get your kids moving and enjoying the outdoors this summer.
Are you looking for some Valentine’s Day Classroom Party Games and Activities? I am always looking for NEW game ideas to play each year. So, I have rounded up 30 valentine game ideas that I thought the kids might enjoy playing. Ok, and maybe some of the adults too.
Do you have a party in your home on New Year’s Eve? Or do you go out to a party?
We usually get together with family and have a party together. We eat yummy food and stay up late playing games, hanging out and watching movies together. As the kids get older, we have more and more of them who are joining us for these fun late night games. So this year, I thought it would be fun to play some fun New Year’s Eve Minute To Win It Games together. I came up with 10 adapted versions of some Minute To Win It Games and modified them to fit our New Year’s Eve Theme…and I am sharing them here with you so that you can play them too.
Do you have an upcoming Classroom Party with your child? A Frozen Birthday Party? Or just want to be able to have a simple and fun game to entertain the kids on a snowy day? Print out these Printable Frozen Games…
Build a Snowman with this fun Olaf Game…or…Roll A Reindeer with Sven.
It’s time once again for Heather Johnson from Family Volley to share some of her amazing Parenting Tips on How To Play with Our Children as part of her “Parenting Tips Series” here on The Idea Room. Here’s Heather in her own words.
We have all heard the benefits that come from playing with our children. It is vital to their development and learning. But sometimes, one more round of Candy Land can seem like torture. We are thinking about all the other things we need to get done. We are bored with the games, or maybe we have a hard time letting down our guard and playing make believe.
The next time you wonder if you can play super heroes one more time, remind yourself of the benefits that will come from playing with your children. (Keep reading for suggestions on how to stay sane while you play.)
Benefits of playing with our children.
Play hard but not necessarily long. Giving your child all you have in short spurts is better for you and for your child, instead of pretending for hours that you are interested in the game. Our kids know when we are faking it so it is more important to be in the moment. When you need to move on, it is okay. It will mean more to them to know you are fully invested, and you will feel better about the time you have spend together also.
Watch your attitude. We need to have a good attitude about playing with our children. WE LOVE THEM. We want them to be happy. We want them to learn and grow and develop. In stead of thinking of ourselves and enduring the experience, think about your child and it will be a lot easier to bark like a dog with them.
If it is hard for you to follow your child’s lead, then you choose the activity. Most of the time, kid don’t care what they play, they just want to play with us. Pick something you like to do and do it together. I love to color. It is one of my most favorite things to do. When we are on our third round of “Don’t Break the Ice”, and I am wearing thin of the activity, I suggest we color. They are always excited and I am too.