Play & Create
- 4th of July Paper Lantern Craft- Try this beautiful and simple 4th of July craft.
- Sidewalk Chalk Board Games- Use sidewalk chalk to make these super fun board games for the whole family!
- Disney Sing-Along- Enjoy Youtube videos of your favorite Disney songs you can sing along with!
- Origami Frog- Practice your origami skills with this friendly frog.
- Homemade Fruit Popsicle- Making homemade fruit popsicles are a fun way for kids and adults to experiment in the kitchen.
- 22 Totally Awesome Sidewalk Chalk Ideas- From princess crowns to under sea adventures, there are tons of fun ideas to help you make a whole new world in your driveway!
- Homemade Bubble Recipes- Soap bubble solutions, are generally little more than dish soap and water, but we’re taking it to the next level with our "mile-high" and "dura-bubble" solutions.
- Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls- Learn how to make a craft stick harmonica
- Homemade Play Dough - Homemade Playdough Recipe made with All Natural Ingredients.
- Hasbro- Bring Home the Fun - Family-focused resources and fun ways to connect at home.
- Funology - Enjoy crafts, games, recipes, jokes and trivia.
- Use Sidewalk Chalk to write encouraging messages to your neighbors
- Slime Recipes- Slime is a fantastic tool for sensory play, as part of an anti-anxiety kit, and to develop fine motor strength.
- Red, White and Blue Cake Ball Recipe- With the 4th of July right around the corner there is no better time then to test out this new recipe.
- Create your own Spy Obstacle Course- This spy obstacle course is fun to set up at home with your family.
- Michael’s Facebook Page: New craft ideas every Wednesday
- JOANN Fabrics & Crafts YouTube Channel: New craft ideas every Wednesday
- 7 Container Garden Projects kids will love! No matter how much you know about gardening, anyone can enjoy these easy-peasy projects.
- Bread in a Bag Recipe- Bread in a Bag is simple, easy and it works! Bake a delicious loaf of break with only 6 ingredients and 8 easy steps. This recipe is kid friendly.
- No Bake Apple Donuts- These are perfect for an afternoon snack for the kids, full of healthy ingredients.
- Ants on a Log & Peanut Butter Snail Food Craft
- Apple Smiles Food Craft- Enjoy a craft that doubles a snack. Ingredients include apples, peanut (almond) butter, mini marshmallows
- Play-Well TEKnologies LEGO activities - Check out videos of home build challenges and activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. You can also watch the posted videos on Play-Well TEK’s Facebook page at a later date!
- Time Capsule- 2020 COVID Time Capsule. We are living through history at this very moment - with your family, take some time to fill in these pages for your future self to look back on.
- Earth Day Crafts- Crafts for kids using recycles materials
- Learn How to Bake Cookies- With the assistance of an adult, this link provides step by step instructions for kids age 2 and up
- Healthy Kids- SF Giants Garden- Learn how to make a Rainbow Garden Cracker and much more in this issue of Healthy Kids from our friends at the Giants Garden!
- Munchkin Fun at Home - Tons of educational and recreational activities for toddlers to elementary school students.
- Nomster Chef Recipes for Kids & Adults - Cook and engage with these fun recipes for Kids and Adults.
- Kids Crafts from Recycled Materials - Ways for kids to explore and craft using recycled materials.
- 21 Messy Outdoor Crafts for Kids - Get some fresh air outside with these fun outdoor craft ideas for kids.
- HGTV 20 outdoor DIY’s (adult and kid friendly ideas) - Explore additional outdoor activities for adults and kids.
- Coloring Pages - Free coloring pages for everyone to tap into their artistic abilities.
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