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On-The-Go Sight Words

On-The-Go Sight Words

Looking for a fun game to keep in the car for your kiddos? This “Parent Hacks” episode shows you how to make a lunchbox filled with a fun sight words activity! What You’ll Need: Metal Lunchbox Popsicle Sticks Magnets Marker Magnetic Letters Write the words of your choice on popsicle sticks. Attach one magnet to the back of each popsicle stick. Place the popsicle sticks […]

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Kids’ Choice Crockpot Dinner

Kids’ Choice Crockpot Dinner

Making something for dinner that everyone loves is challenging, but this crockpot recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family – even the kiddos! Ingredients: 2 lbs. Hamburger Meat 8 oz. Cream Cheese 1 cup Ricotta Cheese 1/2 cup Sour Cream 1/2 tsp Parsley 1 clove of Minced Garlic 2 jars of Spaghetti Sauce 1 box of Rigatoni Pasta 2 cups Mozzarella […]

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Puffy Sidewalk Paint

Puffy Sidewalk Paint

Ready to up your sidewalk art game? Try out this homemade puffy sidewalk paint! What You’ll Need: Flour Water Shaving Cream Food Coloring Squirt Bottles Plastic Bag Directions: Combine one cup of flour and one cup of water. Add in 8-10 drops of food coloring and mix well. Fold in approximately two cups of shaving cream. Transfer to a plastic bag, cut a hole in […]

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Outfit Organization

Outfit Organization

Make the mornings easier and your closet cleaner by creating this weekly outfit organizer for your child. Plan their outfits out in advance and empower them to dress themselves using this organizer! What You’ll Need: 5 sheets of colored cardstock paper Hanging closet organizer with at least five cubbies Marker Scissors Directions: Cut down your cardstock to fit inside the openings in the hanging closet […]

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Color-Sorting Caterpillar

Color-Sorting Caterpillar

Make learning the color wheel fun with this episode from “Parent Hacks.” This color-sorting caterpillar will help your child practice their color sorting skills! Materials Needed: Colored Construction Paper Scissors Glue Stick Marker Cup Googly Eyes Fruit Loops Use a cup to draw a circular outline on a colored sheet of construction paper. Cut out the circle and continue until you have circles cut out […]

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Creative Fruit Snacks

Creative Fruit Snacks

Getting your child to eat healthy can be challenging sometimes. Get creative by making these picturesque snacks that will excite any child to eat their fruits! Beach Scene What You Need: Banana Tangerine Kiwis Slice a banana in half long-ways. Split apart a tangerine into individual pieces and arrange at the bottom of the board as sand. Place the two banana halves on the board […]

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Taste-Safe Activities

Taste-Safe Activities

As most parents and caregivers know, little ones love to put everything in their mouths, which can create safety concerns when it comes to playtime. Learn how to make some taste-safe activities for your children on this new episode of “Parent Hacks” to give yourself some peace of mind. Taste-Safe Kinetic Sand Ingredients: 1 cup Baking Soda 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Cornstarch 1 tbsp […]

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Crafty Math Tray

Crafty Math Tray

Skip the screens and help your child strengthen their math skills with this Craft Math Tray! This DIY activity is perfect for helping children understand beginning math concepts and you can make the problems more difficult as their skills grow. Material’s Needed: Cupcake Liners Marker Popsicle Sticks Jar Pompoms Tray Write different numbers on the inside of 9 cupcake liners. Write different math problems on […]

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Chores Galore!

Chores Galore!

Make doing chores simple and organized with this fun chore chart for your kiddos! Materials Needed: Clipboard Letter Stickers Gem Stickers Clothespins Washi Tape Pen Place stickers across the top of the clipboard to spell out your child’s name. Place gem stickers down the middle to create a divider. Place stickers on each side of the divide to create a “To Do” and a “Done” […]

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