Summer Bucket List

Need some ideas for summer fun? Our 101 summer checklist will keep your kids busy all summer. PLUS! When you post your summer fun photos on Instagram with #FamilyandKidsGA you’ll be entered to win cool prizes, including passes to Animal Safari the Atlanta Puppetry Museum, The Little White House and more. Follow us on Instagram […]

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Ways Kids Can Earn Summer Cash

An important aspect of helping kids develop into responsible adults is teaching them the value and rewards of hard work and earning their own money. Through this they gain self-esteem, come to understand the real value of a dollar, and become more responsible in the way they spend money. Here’s a few ways tweens can […]

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Give Dad a Memorable Day

Make “memory days” with dad this Father’s Day!  A lot of dads work in a secluded office or by the calluses of their hands. Take an adventure with him this year. Get out in the warm sun or under twilight stars. Dads teach and give advice by the sweat of their brow, so do an […]

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Cotton Candy Popcorn

Ingredients 16 oz marshmallow or vanilla candy melts 12 cups popped popcorn, divided 1/4 cup sprinkles 2 cups cotton candy, torn into small pieces 3 oz blue candy melts 3 oz pink candy melts DIRECTIONS In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the marshmallow or vanilla melts according to instructions on package. Add 8 cups of popcorn […]

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Homemade Patriotic Poppers

Supplies 9″ Balloons Toilet Paper Tubes Scissors Packing Tape Patterned paper, stickers, glitter, etc. For Confetti – metallic tissue paper and/or gift bag filler, paper, etc. Directions Knot the balloon, and cut off the tip. Stretch the balloon tightly around the toilet paper tube, and secure in place with a strip of packing tape. Use patterned paper, […]

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Boredom Busters for Creative Minds

Has your home been taken apart by your little explorer? Don’t despair. It may simply result from an extraordinary desire to learn. Who knows, your child just may be a future scientist, inventor, or leader in the making. When your child needs to occupy some creative energy, have your child try some of these fun, […]

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Jell-o Slushie

Ingredients for Jell-O Slushie  1 Pack of JELL-O, pick your favorite 1 Cup boiling water 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 Cup juice or soda with a flavor that compliments the JELL-O flavor best Directions: Combine boiling water and JELL-O and mix until dissolved completely. Mix in lemon juice and juice/soda. If using soda, it […]

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Mommy Masterpieces

Moms, the women who raised and crafted us, melt when they receive crafts from their little ones. Instead of buying a present for the mom in your life, craft some love this year.  An original craft to make would be a simple painting. Go buy paint supplies along with a little canvas for their Picasso […]

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Handprint & Heart Suncatcher

Supplies For Handprint & Heart Suncatcher Contact Paper Printable Clear Sticker Paper Tissue Paper Scissors Directions Cut up small, square pieces of tissue paper in your desired color. Then, open one sheet of contact paper, large enough for a handprint, and place it on the table sticky side up. Add your tissue paper to the […]

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Choosing a Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s day is coming up fast. Our moms do so much for us, it can be hard to know what to do for them. Plus, the pressure to find “the perfect gift” can leave you so overwhelmed, you can’t decide! So we went right to the source, the moms, to find out what they want […]

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