‘How-To’ Archive

Keep Calm and Soothe Your Kids May 28, 2014 No Comments

Lavender sensory rice and salt. Oooooo. Rain sticks. Aaaaaa. A peaceful little reading nook. Yessssss. The Imagination Tree shares 10 calming activities for soothing our spunky little ones whose energy can sometimes be a little too, well, energetic. Give a few a try, and let us know if they work. (Please say they work!)

Terminate the Toothbrushing Tantrums May 26, 2014 No Comments

Geez, it seems so easy to get kids to brush their teeth, but easy is not the only way. Challenging is more like it, and Dr. Sears offers some super tips for getting youngsters to cooperate with the care of their pearly whites. Try these few tidbits of advice if your child is bucking the [...]

Project Paper Kites May 23, 2014 No Comments

These paper kites are easy to make, allow for little hands to help, and can accompany kids all over town. Now, the Pink Stripey Socks people warn that these fantastic flyers are popular, so every child must get his/her own (no sharing allowed!), and you should know that there is a chance they will blow [...]

PlanetKid Jr. Summer Camp Is Fast Approaching May 19, 2014 No Comments

PlanetKid’s 2014 Jr. Summer Camp is fast on its way, and we want YOU to know all about it. Check out our Camp Calendar of themes, activities, events, and more (like free pizza every Friday. Mmmm.) and our Camp Need-to-Know Information with details like rates and rules and all that jazz. We hope you will join us for a [...]

Art Experiment for Preschoolers AND Teens May 12, 2014 No Comments

Rachel at Kids Activity Blog found a way to engage preschoolers and teens with the very same art/science experiment. Impressive! All you’ll need to replicate this activity is a clean, white, preshrunk T-Shirt; permanent markers; rubbing alcohol; and a spray bottle. Easy peasy! Now, imagine a bright, vivid tie-dye shirt that does not require a whole [...]

Oh My Water Wall May 9, 2014 No Comments

What calms and soothes and keeps little kids (and BIG kids) busy, busy, busy? Water! Happy Hooligans shares a really fantastic idea for water play with a WATER WALL. How cool is that? The best news about this wall of water: It is homemade, and there is nothing difficult about crafting this activity center. Just [...]

Button Crafts Will Keep Kids Busy April 30, 2014 No Comments

Buttons are so cool. They come in such a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, and who knew there were so many crafting options available for them? Red Ted Art knew, and you will know, too, just as soon as you check out the gallery of ideas, which includes Mother’s Day gift tags, button monogramming [...]

Try This at Home! April 22, 2014 No Comments

How to do Sorry Right April 7, 2014 No Comments

Let’s face it: We have a lot to learn about saying, “I am sorry.” It is not an easy task—to take responsibility for doing wrong—and we all, NOT ONLY OUR CHILDREN, can get better at making up for our mistakes and taking steps toward preventing them in the future. The article “A Better Way to [...]

100 Steps to a Sleeping Toddler March 26, 2014 1 Comment

Toddler bedtime is not always easy. Actually, maybe it is never easy. The Huffington Post’s “How to Put a Toddler to Bed in 100 Easy Steps” kinda puts into perspective just HOW crazy it can be to get little ones down for the night. Now, if you got the process down and can master it [...]