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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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Holiday Special: Witches’ Brew Fluffy Slime

Holiday Special: Witches’ Brew Fluffy Slime

Looking for a fun activity to do with your kiddos around Halloween? Try out this fluffy version of slime that is super easy to make! What You’ll Need: 1 bottle of Elmer’s Glue 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda 1/4 cup of Water 3 cups of Shaving Cream 5 drops of Matte Acrylic Paint 2 tablespoons of Contact Lens Solution Combine the glue, baking soda, and […]

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Homemade Baby Food

Homemade Baby Food

Looking for organic baby food without the sticker shock? Check out these simple recipes to make your own baby food at home! Roasted Banana & Cinnamon Baby Food Ingredients: Bananas Cinnamon Instructions: Slice bananas in half long-ways and place onto a lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 12 minutes. Blend the roasted bananas and a dash of cinnamon together in […]

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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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Experiments with Mister C

Experiments with Mister C

For the next installment of our Kids Edition of Hobby Hunting – and with school back in full swing – we wanted to highlight a few fun science activities you can do with your family. These are all experiments from our good friend, Mister C, and they are great for children of all ages, although some may require some adult help. Check them out below: […]

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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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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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Stress Balls for Kids

Stress Balls for Kids

Help your child learn to navigate their emotions by making these kid-friendly stress balls with them! Not only are they a blast to make, but they also can help your child in frustrating situations. Materials Needed: Orbeez Balloon Small Funnel Large Bowl Directions: Fill a large bowl 3/4 full with water. Add in 2-3 tablespoons of Orbeez and sit them aside for 4 hours. Using […]

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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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Spell Your Name

Spell Your Name

Learning how to spell your name is one of the first skills taught to children as they enter elementary school. Help them out at home by creating this fun craft to engage their learning beyond the school walls! Materials Needed: Cardboard Box Black Felt White Paint Pen Double-Sided Tape Scissors White Paper Black Marker Small Toy Cars

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