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20 No/Low Set-Up Ways to Play with Your Kids in the Back Yard - Modern Parents Messy Kids
20 No-Fuss Backyard Play Ideas for Kids - Getting so many good ideas for our summer bucket list. Love how easy they all are - gonna go do #2 right now!
a young boy standing on top of a blue pool in the grass next to a fence
DIY Water Blob (Tips & Tricks)
DIY Water Blob (Tips & Tricks to making this awesome project a success!)
the best backyard play ideas for families with pictures of kids playing and having fun in the yard
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
a plastic cup filled with blueberries and yogurt on top of a table
How to Make Popsicles with or without a Mold
How to make popsicles at home- no mold needed! #popsicles #DIYpopsicles #summersnacks #summertreats
a poster with some words on it that say, build craft or cook something outside play read a book
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 :).
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Family Playtime: Great Ideas for Indoor and Outdoor Play this Summer! - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Indoor activities for families on hot summer days - going to try them all! #QuakerUp #spon
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
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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.
a person sitting on top of a mountain with a book in their hand and the words reading all summer 7 tips
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
a person holding up a map with the words make reading an adventure any time on it
Free Printable: Reading Scavenger Hunt - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Free Printable: Kids Reading Scavenger Hunt - my kids loved checking off all 25 items!
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
a chalkboard with writing on it next to some potted plants and small stools
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
Online Summer Classes for Kids that are Perfect for Down Time #summerlearning #summeractivities #summerplay
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Online Summer Classes for Kids that are Perfect for Down Time #summerlearning #summeractivities #summerplay
4 Simple Summer Routines for Beating the Summer Slide - Modern Parents Messy Kids Summer Fun
4 Simple Summer Routines for Beating the Summer Slide
4 Simple Summer Routines for Beating the Summer Slide - Modern Parents Messy Kids
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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!
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
two children are sitting on the grass and one is reading a book
Modern Parents Messy Kids - We're all about finding ways to make family life better while keeping ou
What's on your summer vacation bucket lists this year? How about the simple goal of entertaining the kids with some good 'ol fashion at-home fun? Sounds like a good plan, right? But scouring the web to find activities to fill the days just takes way too long. If you’re like me, you need simple ideas that will be successful for all of the kids - and lots of them. Activities that will allow for bonding time, but also independent play, and that will keep the kids happy and their brains stimulated
Summer Budget Bucket List: 25 Ideas that Don't Cost a Lot of Money - Modern Parents Messy Kids #summeractivities #budgetsummeractivities #summertime #summerbucketlist Summer Bucket Lists, Things To Come, Bucket List, Summer Summer Summertime, Summer Budget
Summer Budget Bucket List: 25 Ideas that Don't Cost a Lot of Money - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Summer Budget Bucket List: 25 Ideas that Don't Cost a Lot of Money - Modern Parents Messy Kids #summeractivities #budgetsummeractivities #summertime #summerbucketlist
the process of making an ice cream sundae in a glass bowl and then pouring it into a cup
Kitchen Science: Making Rain Clouds
make rain clouds in your kitchen and other color mixing activities
different types of potted plants with the words 3 steps to beautiful potsted plants
The Secret to Gorgeous Plant Pots (The Forever Home Project)
Great tips for making stunning potted plant arrangements - can't wait to add some color to my deck!
Best Summer Outdoor Activities and Summer Indoor Activities for Summer - two great lists! The obstacle course and min-it-to-win-it games are going on our summer bucket list for sure! #QuakerUp #spon Summer Indoor Activities, Summer Family Activities, Outdoor Summer Activities, Outdoor Family Activities, Summer Stuff, Creative Activities For Kids, Outdoors Tattoo, Obstacle Course
Family Playtime: Great Ideas for Indoor and Outdoor Play this Summer! - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Best Summer Outdoor Activities and Summer Indoor Activities for Summer - two great lists! The obstacle course and min-it-to-win-it games are going on our summer bucket list for sure! #QuakerUp #spon
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Free Printable: Setting up a Simple Routine with Kids - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Free Printable: Making a simple schedule with kids - My kiddos have loved using this to help plan our days! #QuakerUp
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{Play Time} DIY Outdoor Easel & Water Wall
My kids have found so many ways to play with this simple DIY outdoor easel!
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4 Simple Summer Routines for Beating the Summer Slide
Summer Learning Activities for Kids - 4 ridiculously easy ways DAILY ROUTINES to beat the summer slide and keep your kids learning all summer long. #summerplay #summeractivities #summerslide #summerschedule #summer #summertime
three young children sitting on a bench eating apples and watermelon juice in their hands
5 Ways to Get Your Kids Off Their Screens and Playing Outside - Modern Parents Messy Kids
5 ways to get your kids off their screens and outside to play! #outdoorplay #summerplay #noscreens
MPMK Toy Gift Guide: Best Outside Toys- Best Bikes, Best Scooters, Best sports toys, etc...Such a great list of toys to get kids outside and being active in good weather or bad! Love the detailed age recommendations. Scooters, Toys, Best Outdoor Toys, Kids Sports Gear, Outdoor Toys For Kids
MPMK Gift Guide: Best Toys for Keeping Kids Active Indoors & Out! - Modern Parents Messy Kids
MPMK Toy Gift Guide: Best Outside Toys- Best Bikes, Best Scooters, Best sports toys, etc...Such a great list of toys to get kids outside and being active in good weather or bad! Love the detailed age recommendations.
two pictures of a toddler playing with an elephant toothpaste and cleaning the table
More STEM Skill Activities: Elephant Toothpaste Experiment - Modern Parents Messy Kids
Home science experiment: Elephant Toothpaste - kids go crazy for this one and you can make it REALLY big if you want to.
a young boy standing on top of a blue pool in the grass next to a fence
DIY Water Blob (Tips & Tricks)
DIY Water Blob (Tips & Tricks to making this awesome project a success!)