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Family Playtime: Great Ideas for Indoor and Outdoor Play this Summer! - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Best Backyard Family Play Ideas - So many great outdoor games and water play ideas, gonna try to do them all this summer! #QuakerUp #spon
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How to Make Popsicles with or without a Mold
How to make popsicles at home- no mold needed! #popsicles #DIYpopsicles #summersnacks #summertreats
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Free Printable: No More "Mom, I'm Bored!" - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Beat the spring break blahs! Free Printable - no more "Mom, I'm Bored!". Simply hang it on your wall and point :).
three jars with plants in them sitting on a window sill
The Kitchen Experiment Garden: Growing Plants from Food Scraps - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Grow a windowsill garden with your kids using food scraps (with a free printable to keep track of your progress) - another great Earth Day activity
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St. Patrick's Day Treat: Rainbow Drinks - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Rainbow fruit drink -- so fun and festive for St. Patrick's Day! Can use white grape juice or soda and we are definitely trying the sherbet version suggested at the end of the post as an extra special treat.
two people are walking on the beach with text overlaying how i'm giving my kids a 1970's summer
Parenting Styles: I'm Giving My Kids a 1970s Summer
I meant to be a free-range parent. I love the idea of kids roaming through the neighborhood, devising their own games, riding bikes and climbing trees. Instead, I became a helicopter parent with an over-excitability concerning signing up for activities. Here's how I'm changing all that. #slowsummmer #summerplay #summeractivities #summerplanning #summertravel #1970sSummer
a person holding up a map with the words make reading an adventure any time on it
Free Printable for Growing Bookworms: Kids' Reading Scavenger Hunt - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Free Printable: Kids Reading Scavenger Hunt - my kids loved checking off all 25 items!
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Tips for Making Every Kid a Reader
Solid tips on how to use summer to give your kids a love of reading - from the nonprofit organization Raising a Reader #summerreading #kidbooks #kidreading
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5 Steps to Creating an Outdoor Exploration Station Your Kids Will Love! - Modern Parents Messy Kids
How to set up a backyard "exploration station" in 5 easy steps - I think I just found our weekend project
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Online Summer Classes for Kids that are Perfect for Down Time #summerlearning #summeractivities #summerplay
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Free Printable: First and Last Day of School Questionnaire - Modern Parents Messy Kids
FREE First day of school and last day of school questionnaire - Fill it out every year and watch how your kiddo changes!
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Camp Mom Summer Break Curriculum AND Free 'Plan Your Summer Like a Boss' Mini-Course
3 Days Only!: Camp Mom Summer Break Curriculum AND Free "Plan Your Summer Like a Boss" Mini-Course - Modern Parents Messy Kids
4 Simple Summer Routines for Beating the Summer Slide - Modern Parents Messy Kids Summer Routines, The Last Day Of School, Playful Learning, Intrinsic Motivation, Summer Slide
4 Simple Summer Routines for Beating the Summer Slide
4 Simple Summer Routines for Beating the Summer Slide - Modern Parents Messy Kids
two pictures of children playing in the backyard and making natural play spaces in the backyard
How to Set Up Natural Play Spaces in Your Back Yard - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Love this for Earth Day - Such cool ideas on how to set up a natural play space for your kids in the backyard (part of a 4-part series) - bye, bye plastic slide, hello forts and logs!
two pictures of children playing with marshmallows and building structures on the table
STEM Activity: Gum Drop Engineering
Gum drop engineering to build STEM skills - post has great tips on extending the activity too! #indoorfun #summerindoorplay #rainydayplay