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5 Creative Places to Hide Your Kid’s Easter Eggs

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We’re jumping for joy that Easter is only a few days away! There are so many fun activities and treats to enjoy with your little bunnies. Does your family like to participate in an egg hunts? To kick off the celebration, we’ve come up with five creative places to hide your kiddo’s Easter eggs.  These hiding places are for indoor or outdoor hunts.

Inside corner of a playhouse

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Inside a play kitchen sink

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Floating in the water of an activity table

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Inside the mailbox

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Hidden inside the toy box2-in-1-Toy-Box -Art-Lid-Red

Will you be hiding your kid’s Easter eggs in any of the toys?

*Adult supervision is recommended during this activity.

5 Family Fun Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

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Blarney, the luckiest and greenest day of the year is almost here and there are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your little ones.  Take a look at these five family friendly activities you and your kids can do to embrace the luck of the Irish.

  • Dress green: In honor of this festive day, you and your family can wear green hats, shirts, pants and shoes. Whatever clothing you have that is green, wear it! It’ll put you right in the spirit for the next activity.
  • Parade: Now that you’re covered from head to toe in green, go to your local St. Patrick’s Day parade! At these parades you’ll see Irish flags and other people dressed in all green.
  • Crafts: Draw with green markers and pencils, create rainbows out of fruit loops and make your own lucky pot of gold. With the help of some clever blogs, we created a list of crafts that are fun and easy for your kiddos to make.
  • Decorate: You can decorate your home with beautiful crafts you and your tots designed and you can even dress up your children’s toys! We turned our visual safety sign into a leprechaun.

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  • Eat green: Parents, St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to try to get your kids to eat some fruits and veggies. Gather up all the green food in your house, Granny Smith apples, broccoli, green beans, cucumbers, kiwi, celery; the list goes on and on! Encourage children to eat these foods because the more green food they eat, the luckier they will be, especially on this holiday.

What plans do you and your kids have for St. Patrick’s Day?

5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Family

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Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of affection and letting those you care about know how much they mean to you. As this loving day approaches, here are five ways to celebrate this special event with your family:

Scavenger Hunt: Place hearts (they can be paper, candy, etc.) all around your house! The first person in your family to find the most hearts within 10 minutes wins a Valentine’s prize.

Sweet Treats:  There are plenty of delicious treats you and your kiddos can make, from chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels to heart shaped calzones! If you need some inspiration, check out our post about sweet treats.

Crafts: Gather around the table, grab some paper, pencils and crayons and draw all the people and things you love in your life! Your mini artists can let their imaginations run wild and draw their family, friends, pets and food they enjoy.

Movie marathon: What better way to fill your family’s hearts with joy than to watch movies all about love! Parents.com has come up with a list of eight Valentine’s Day movies for families.

Party time: To get into the full swing of Valentine’s Day, why not do all of the activities above and throw a party? You’ll have treats, decorations and games that both parents and kids will fall in love with.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?