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Celebrate Mardi Gras with your kids with these fun activities, crafts, and food! Mardi Gras Fireworks Show Group Activity: The colors of Mardi Gras are purple (for justice), green (for faith), and gold (for power).  For younger children, have them give examples of things that are those colors.  (Ex. “A frog is green.”)  For older children, have them give examples of things that represent the color meanings. (Ex. “A king has power.) Now give each child a purple, green, or yellow scarf and have them pretend they...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and soon, your child will be out of school for a couple of weeks. Keep their minds stimulated and their bodies exercising by doing these 12 fun and festive activities with them: #1. Reindeer [Math] Games – Sorting by Color and Size Directions: Print out this FREE Reindeer Math Game Printable (Courtesy of The Educator’s Spin On It). (Note: Make sure you print in color.) Depending on your child’s age, have either your child or yourself cut out the pictures of the...

My husband, two daughters (Ages  6 and 3), brother, nephew (Age 4), and I attended a Party From The Inside Out event hosted by The Fabulous Party People, a children’s entertainment company in the Bay Area specializing in birthday parties. This was our first experience with the company and I couldn’t pass it up, because my children had the opportunity to meet some of their favorite characters from Inside Out, Joy and Sadness. It was very reasonably priced too. Tickets were only $5 per child and free for adults. Since space...

I had the honor of attending Mouse-Con’s 1st Annual Disneyana Fan Convention in Concord, California and it was absolutely amazing! I got to meet great Disney legends, such as Margaret Kerry, the original reference model for Tinker Bell. I also learned interesting facts about Disneyland that even a huge Disney fanatic like me didn’t know and I picked up some great Disney finds that had me totally Disney-geeking out, like a teapot that actually looked like Mrs. Pots! So adorable! What was surprisingly really fun to be a part...

Watching scary movies can be a lot of fun, but make sure the movies your children are watching are age appropriate or else you may have a little one too scared to fall asleep at night.  I did some research on Common Sense Media to find out which spooky films got the best reviews from parents and which are suitable for certain age groups.  Here they are: Preschoolers (Ages 2 – 4) Barney: Halloween Party Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest Eloise’s Rawther Unusual Halloween It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Mickey...

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