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  • Family Fun in California: USS Midway Museum
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    Family Fun in California: USS Midway Museum

    While on a recent family vacation to Southern California, my family spent a few hours at the USS Midway Museum in downtown San Diego. The USS Midway Museum is a historical naval aircraft carrier museum that consists of the aircraft carrier Midway and an extensive collection of aircraft. Admission costs $22 for adults, $18 for […] More

  • Family Fun in California: The New Children's Museum
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    Family Fun in California: The New Children’s Museum

    My kiddos and I recently returned from a family vacation in Southern California. The first place that we visited was The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego. Regular hours are 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday with some special hours throughout the year. Admission is $14 for everyone between the ages of […] More

  • Patriotic Craft Roundup
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    Patriotic Craft Roundup

    Memorial Day to the Fourth of July and then Labor Day, summer is a time for patriotic crafts. Discover over a dozen patriotic crafts from wreaths to lanterns to make during craft time with kiddos of all ages. (Click the links for detailed instructions for each patriotic craft.) Deco Mesh Patriotic Star Wreath Craft E […] More

  • Spring Craft Roundup
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    Spring Craft Roundup

    Spring is in the air! Discover over 20 spring-themed crafts from insects to flowers to make during craft time with kiddos of all ages. (Click the links for detailed instructions for each spring craft.) A Is for Ant Paper Plate Craft Paper Plate Bird Craft B Is for Birds Handprint Craft Paper Plate Bird Nest […] More

  • Paper Plate Craft Roundup
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    Paper Plate Craft Roundup

    Paper plates are an inexpensive craft medium for kiddos of all ages. Discover over 60 paper plate ideas to make during craft time. (Click the links for detailed instructions for each paper plate craft.) A A Is for Acorn Paper Plate Craft A Is for Alligator Paper Plate Craft A Is for Ant Paper Plate […] More

  • C Is for Chicken Paper Plate Craft
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    C Is for Chicken Paper Plate Craft

    Paper plates are an inexpensive craft medium, especially for the littlest crafters. At a recent museum class for toddlers, my youngest daughter and I made some simple but adorable paper plates chickens. She loved helping me stick the pieces onto the paper plate. Use the craft with older kiddos in conjunction with a lesson on […] More

  • Family Fun in Iowa: Iowa Children's Museum
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    Family Fun in Iowa: Iowa Children’s Museum

    For my oldest daughter’s birthday last year, my family took an overnight trip to Iowa City to visit the Iowa Children’s Museum. Located in the Coral Ridge Mall, the Iowa Children’s Museum offers an active learning playground for children that measures a whopping 28,000 square feet! The facility is open every day except most Mondays […] More

  • Winter Craft Roundup
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    Winter Craft Roundup

    I love winter, but cold weather often means that my children and I get stuck inside. Crafts are a perfect activity to chase away the stir-craziness. What better way to pass a winter day with children than with some simple but cool crafts through a roundup of winter-inspired crafts for the littlest crafters. Arctic Fox […] More

  • Felt Mistletoe Craft
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    Felt Mistletoe Craft

    Mistletoe is a leathery-leaved parasitic plant that bears white berries in the winter. Kissing under the mistletoe is a popular tradition during the Christmas season. When I was a kid, my mom had a sprig of plastic mistletoe that hung in the doorway at the bottom of the stairs. I always wanted my own bunch […] More

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