Thanksgiving Activities to Keep Kids Busy While the Turkey Cooks

Thanksgiving is so soon!  You’ve probably thought of all of the dinner details, but what do you have planned to entertain the kids while the turkey is cooking?  Today I’m sharing free printable Thanksgiving activities to keep the kids busy (and out of your hair) while you are busy in the kitchen!  Thanksgiving Activities for Kids This year for Thanksgiving, I was put in charge of coming up with some fun Thanksgiving activities to keep the kids occupied while the turkey is cooking and the adults are busy in the kitchen.  It can be hard for kids to wait for the turkey, potatoes and stuffing so hopefully these free printable Thanksgiving activities will help keep them entertained. […]

Easy Playdough Recipe – Never Buy Playdough Again

This Easy Playdough Recipe can be made in just minutes and will provide hours of fun. And the best part, it will last a very long time without drying out. Easy Playdough Recipe Winter is coming and I know a lot of the country is staring to get chilly.  Here it is hard to imagine just how cold it is in some places when we are enjoying days in the 70s and 80s.  But, since I know what it is like to try to entertain kids when you are stuck inside, (It happens to us every summer in the 115+ heat) I thought I would share my favorite easy playdough recipe that will provide hours of fun for your kiddos and it will make it so you never have to buy playdough again.  And the best part is you probably already have all of the ingredients at home. […]

Teach Emotional Intelligence with Qs Race to the Top

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and EQtainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #Qsracetothetop http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV”   Teach Emotional Intelligence with Q’s Race to the Top My family loves having family game night.  In fact we try to set aside at least one night a week to play games as a family.  Now, my boys are really competitive.  You can imagine what it’s like to have 3 sometimes 4 boys playing a game at once.  It’s definitely a challenge to keep everyone happy.  Q’s Race to the Top is a new board game, with a Kickstarter campaign starting soon,  that is not only fun but teaches basic Emotional Intelligence skills as well.  PERFECT for my boys! […]

Ultimate DIY Splash Pad

This Ultimate DIY Splash Pad is the perfect way for your kids to stay cool as the summer rolls on.  It’s made with really inexpensive materials that can be purchased at any hardware store and your kids will be entertained for hours! DIY Splash Pad This week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys we are sharing all sorts of fun water play ideas to keep your kids cool during the hottest part of the summer.  My handy husband and boys put together this fun DIY Splash Pad that kept my boys entertained all morning on Saturday.  All you need is a few items from the hardware store to create a splash pad that will make you the envy of the neighborhood kids. […]

5 Summer Pool Noodle Activities

These  Pool Noodle Activities will have your kids entertained for hours.  We’ve had them now for 2 years and they still provide hours of fun. Pool Noodle Activities I love summertime!  And I love activities that get my kids outside and active.   These pool noodles activities are perfect for little boys!  Not only can they use up some of their endless energy but you don’ t have to worry about them getting hurt because they are using pool noodles.  When I found pool noodles for sale at the dollar store I was so excited to create some fun games and activities for my kids.  I think the lady that helped me out must have thought I was crazy as she watched me shoving pool noodles into every square inch of my car.  But we fit and I made it home safe. Pool Noodle Activities 1- Giant Ring Toss […]

TogetherBox: Family Fun Without the Work

I had the opportunity to receive a TogetherBox in the mail to review.  All opinions are 100% my own. TogetherBox Do you love doing fun things with your kids but just don’t always have the time to put together the activities?  Or maybe you are like me and live in the middle of nowhere and don’t want to drive 45 mins to get the supplies that you need.  TogetherBox is a monthly subscription service that send family-friendly activities right to your door step and gives you step-by-step instructions so the play can begin immediately.  This is a great service to keep kids entertained over the summer.  My boys were very excited to open up the Spy Kit we received in the mail. TogetherBox […]

Easter Egg Phonics

Easter Egg Phonics This week is Spring Break for us and we have been busy prepping for our annual family Easter egg hunt.  My boys helped me fill a bundle of plastic Easter eggs with candy and we had a few left over to do something fun with.  My kindergartener is loving learning to read so I thought these Easter Egg Phonics would be fun. […]

Pool Noodle Swords

Pool Noodle Swords Every spring I watch for the dollar store to get in their stock of pool noodles.  Not necessarily because we need them for swimming, but because we have found so many other fun pool noodle activities. We even created a pool noodle goal post for my son’s Sports Birthday Party.  My boys turn them into weapons anyways, so it was only natural for us to make pool noodle swords out of them. […]

Exercises for Kids: A Simple Way to Keep Kids Active

Exercises for Kids It is a new year and with the new year comes New Year’s resolutions.  Many of us set goals for our health and we start new exercise plans and determine to be more healthy than the year before.  Many people set family goals and one of our family goals is to be more active in general.  I came up with this “Exercise for Energy” jar filled with fun exercises for kids that my boys helped me come up with to help keep us active when we are stuck in the house. […]

Balloon Rockets

Balloon Rockets We all know that boys love anything that explodes, starts on fire or can fly through the air.  We have made paper rockets in the past and these balloon rockets provided my boys with the ability to let things fly in the house without getting in trouble. 😉  And all you need is items that most likely can be found laying around the house.  Don’t you just love inexpensive entertainment? Supplies needed: […]

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