activities with kids

DIY PVC Marshmallow Shooters

 

Building Marshmallow Shooters is an easy and fun activity for kids and adults.  Our younger kids (2-4) had a more difficult time building and operating the shooters but they still had fun.  I’ve actually done this with a scout troop many years ago and they LOVED it!  They are 12-15 year old boys and […]

By |April 17th, 2014|activities with kids, Videos, Vlogs|Comments Off on DIY PVC Marshmallow Shooters|

How To Relax At The Park with Kids

As the dad, it can be intimidating to be responsible for 4 kids. Especially in public!  The biggest key is to stay off your mobile devices and interact with the kids.  Talk, play and laugh together.  Simple, right?

By |April 16th, 2014|activities with kids, Videos, Vlogs|Comments Off on How To Relax At The Park with Kids|

The Extreme TP Machine

I saw this on a YouTube clip from The Ellen Show and knew I had to try it.  I didn’t have cheap TP on hand so I only did one roll.  Next time I’m at the store I’ll pick up a pack or two of 1-ply and probably make another video of it.

What you […]

By |April 15th, 2014|activities with kids, Videos, Vlogs|Comments Off on The Extreme TP Machine|

Let Kids Make Messes

With 4 small children our house is a constant mess. We try to keep it clean but the kids are much faster at making messes than we are at cleaning. We decided last night that if we were to find a way to keep it clean every day it would consume most of our […]

By |April 14th, 2014|activities with kids|Comments Off on Let Kids Make Messes|

Wildlife World Zoo

Stubz Jr had a field trip to the zoo this week and his grandparents were in town so we decided to crash his field trip and make it a family trip.  Wildlife World Zoo is on the opposite side of Phoenix from us and took a good hour to get there.

A few things you […]

By |April 14th, 2014|activities with kids, Videos, Vlogs|Comments Off on Wildlife World Zoo|

4 Tips To Teach Young Kids How To Do The Laundry

This is my laundry room:

Growing up, the rule was that you folded the clothes as you took them out of the dryer and placed them in the appropriate siblings’ or parents’ basket that was located right next to washer/dryer on a counter. With no counter space here and hardly room enough to turn around, […]

By |April 9th, 2014|activities with kids, clothes, Contests, Life|Comments Off on 4 Tips To Teach Young Kids How To Do The Laundry|

Blanket Fort Tips and Tricks

What is a fun and easy way to play with your kids when you’re stuck inside?

Fact: Everything is more fun in a fort.
Here are our tips for building an epic blanket fort.

Establish frame using kitchen chair.  Place the chair close enough so your largest blanket can drape over them.  Also space the chairs so […]

By |April 8th, 2014|activities with kids|Comments Off on Blanket Fort Tips and Tricks|

Alka-Seltzer Chalk Rockets

Equal parts Corn Starch and Water to make liquid chalk.  You have to stir it well so that is a liquid and not ooblek.  Then put a drop of food coloring in each film canister.  You can get film canisters on amazon. Link?

My original plan was to glue the alka-seltzer tablets to the lid […]

By |April 6th, 2014|activities with kids|Comments Off on Alka-Seltzer Chalk Rockets|

Family Pillow Fight!

We were sitting around after dinner and winding down for the night.  The kids had taken baths early and were ready for bed but it wasn’t quite bedtime.  Our youngest, who we call stubbaby in our videos, decided it was time for a pillow fight.  Why not?!

Even the dog was in on the action. […]

By |April 4th, 2014|activities with kids, Videos, Vlogs|Comments Off on Family Pillow Fight!|

Awesome Stick Bombs

I got this idea from frugalfun4boys.com and found several tutorials on YouTube.  I thought it was so awesome I had to try it.  It is a weave of craft sticks that explodes in a chain reaction when released.  The most difficult part is getting it started.  It takes a little trial and error so […]

By |April 3rd, 2014|activities with kids, Videos, Vlogs|Comments Off on Awesome Stick Bombs|
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