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Quiet Time Activities

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Ideas for independent play plus stuff to put in your "busy bag" aka life-saving bag of stuff when you are waiting for food, the doctor, etc.

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 Patrick's Day Treat: Rainbow fruit drink -- so fun and festive for St. 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. Rainbow Drinks, Rainbow Fruit, Fruit Drinks, Smoothie Drinks, Beverages, Detox Drinks, Smoothies, Alcoholic Drinks, Healthy Snacks

St. Patrick's Day Treat: Rainbow Drinks - Modern Parents Messy Kids

I love celebrating the holidays with my kids – they have such a knack for getting excited about each and every one. But that doesn’t mean I want to stay up all night frosting cupcakes! Simple but special treats that take under 5 minutes to prepare are much more up my alley. Here’s Janssen with …

diy outdoor easel/water wall -- so many ways to play! Outdoor Play Spaces, Kids Outdoor Play, Backyard Play, Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Art, Outdoor Painting, Diy For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Outdoor Classroom

{Play Time} DIY Outdoor Easel & Water Wall

The hubby and I have been on a serious DIY kick around here lately and today I'm excited to share with you guys our latest home project. True to form, it's yet another way to promote open-ended creativity in the kids. (This time, outdoors - double score!) Head over to eHow's Mom channel to get the full DIY on how to make your own outdoor easel. Then stock up on squirt bottles, sponges, squegees, shaving cream, and pretty much anything else you can think of to let the kids have at it! P.S…

Gum drop engineering to build STEM skills - post has great tips on extending the activity too! #indoorfun #summerindoorplay #rainydayplay Kid Science, Stem Science, Science Experiments Kids, Science Party, Home Activities, Science Activities, Summer Activities, Toddler Activities, Steam Activities

STEM Activity: Gum Drop Engineering

Gum drop engineering to build STEM skills - post has great tips on extending the activity too! #indoorfun #summerindoorplay #rainydayplay

Best Backyard Family Play Ideas - So many great outdoor games and water play ideas, gonna try to do them all this summer! Outside Activities, Outdoor Activities For Kids, Family Activities, Toddler Activities, Spring Activities, Family Games, Backyard Play, Outdoor Play, Outdoor Games

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

3 Days Only!: Camp Mom Summer Break Curriculum AND Free "Plan Your Summer Like a Boss" Mini-Course - Modern Parents Messy Kids Quiet Time Activities, Creative Activities For Kids, Craft Projects For Kids, Learning Activities, Family Activities, Outdoor Activities, Backyard Camping, Camping List, Camping Ideas

Camp Mom Summer Break Curriculum AND Free 'Plan Your Summer Like a Boss' Mini-Course

3 Days Only!: Camp Mom Summer Break Curriculum AND Free "Plan Your Summer Like a Boss" Mini-Course - Modern Parents Messy Kids

3 Simple Hacks for Freeing Up More Time (and getting better attitudes!) for Summer Fun - Modern Parents Messy Kids Quiet Time Activities, Creative Activities For Kids, Hands On Activities, Family Activities, Learning Activities, Handmade Baby Gifts, Making Connections, Business For Kids, Kid Friendly Meals

3 Simple Hacks for Freeing Up More Time for Summer Fun

3 Simple Hacks for Freeing Up More Time (and getting better attitudes!!) for Summer Fun - Modern Parents Messy Kids #summerparenting #summerjarsystem

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Off Their Screens and Playing Outside - Modern Parents Messy Kids Quiet Time Activities, Creative Activities For Kids, Craft Projects For Kids, Summer Activities, Family Activities, Outdoor Activities, Parenting Teens, Parenting Hacks, Handmade Baby Gifts

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

Printable: Reading Scavenger Hunt Free Printable: Kids Reading Scavenger Hunt - my kids loved checking off all 25 items!Free Printable: Kids Reading Scavenger Hunt - my kids loved checking off all 25 items! Library Activities, Reading Activities, Kids Reading, Teaching Reading, Fun Learning, Reading Record, Reggio, Reading Incentives, Summer Reading Program

Free Printable: Reading Scavenger Hunt - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Scavenger hunts and reading make the perfect pair. Discovering new stories, interesting characters, or a great series builds your child’s love for literature as well as her motivation to become an independent reader. As parents we want to grow our children’s interest in reading but sometimes feel like we’ve run out of ideas on how to do just that. …

When the kids start saying "I'm bored!" send them to this summer boredom buster. Chores For Kids, Activities For Kids, Kids And Parenting, Parenting Hacks, Diy Pour Enfants, Im Bored, Bored Kids, Summer Kids, Happy Summer

Free Printable: No More "Mom, I'm Bored!" - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Big announcement today guys – we’ve got ourselves a new MPMK contributor! MJ is an amazing graphic artist who’s going to be creating a bunch of lovely printables for us in the coming months. She’s also an endlessly creative blogger and mom of three just like me! (The mom of three part – I can only strive to her …

I like the outdoor chalkboard! How to set up a backyard "exploration station" in 5 easy steps - I think I just found our weekend project Backyard Play Spaces, Outdoor Play Spaces, Kids Outdoor Play, Kids Play Area, Outdoor Learning, Backyard For Kids, Outdoor Games, Outdoor Fun, Play Areas

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

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 Quiet Time Activities, Creative Activities For Kids, Kids Learning Activities, Craft Projects For Kids, Summer Activities, Family Activities, Outdoor Activities, Montessori Activities, Summer Slide

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

Family Playtime: Great Ideas for Indoor and Outdoor Play this Summer! - Best Summer Outdoor Activities and Summer Indoor Activities for Summer – two great lists! Outdoor Summer Activities, Creative Activities For Kids, Indoor Activities, Family Activities, Time Activities, Kids Fun, Outdoor Play, Indoor Outdoor, Outdoor Games

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

Brew up some mighty rain clouds from the comfort of your kitchen with this science experiment for kids! Learn how with "Modern Parents Messy Kids". Science Activities For Kids, Preschool Science, Science Experiments Kids, Science Projects, Projects For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Science Fun, Science Ideas, Science Crafts

Kitchen Science: Making Rain Clouds - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Here’s something fun to try this weekend – make rain clouds with the kids in your own kitchen! Check out my full rain-cloud-making/color-mixing post here. P.S. Did you know that facebook has recently drastically changed the way pages like MPMK can share with their followers? Even if you’re a fan of the MPMK facebook page, only a …

More STEM Skill Activities: Elephant Toothpaste Experiment - Modern Parents Messy Kids At Home Science Experiments, Science Activities For Kids, Preschool Science, Science Classroom, Stem Activities, Science Projects, Science Fun, Learning Activities, Craft Projects

More STEM Skill Activities: Elephant Toothpaste Experiment - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Happy Friday pals. Any big plans for the holiday weekend? We’re going to finish up last minute details on the house and hopefully get it on the market next week. This won’t be my first time selling a house but it will be the first time doing it with kids in tow – I’m nervous! …

Solid tips on how to use summer to give your kids a love of reading - from the nonprofit organization Raising a Reader // Modern Parents Messy Kids Quiet Time Activities, Summer Activities For Kids, Reading Activities, Kids Reading, Family Activities, Outdoor Activities, Summer School, Summer Kids, Fun Learning

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

How to make popsicles at home- no mold needed! #popsicles #DIYpopsicles #summersnacks #summertreats Summer Snacks, Summer Treats, Summer Recipes, Summer Food, Healthy Summer, Summer Kids, Creative Activities For Kids, Time Activities, Family Activities

How to Make Popsicles with or without a Mold

How to make popsicles at home- no mold needed! #popsicles #DIYpopsicles #summersnacks #summertreats