If you like peanut butter and jelly, you'll love these super-easy-to-make, healthy, gluten-free and protein-packed cookies. All you need is three ingredients and about 20 minutes. I made this recipe up, and while these cookies aren't going to win anyone a place on Iron Chef, they make for a great after-school snack with a glass of milk. You could even eat them for breakfast. Why not?
It's spring! After months spent indoors, kids can finally head outside and get their hands (and everything else) dirty. The best part? When they're done playing, simply turn on the hose and wash away the muck. We've come up with a list of fun, messy ways to spend a warm day outdoors. From making mud pies to body painting, these ideas are sure to please your little ragamuffin. And if the weather just won't cooperate and you're stuck inside, check out our list of 50 indoor activities for a rainy day.
These Earth-friendly, up-cycled wind chimes are a perfect way to welcome spring. We turned some trash into treasure by using tin cans to create this set for our backyard. Kids can use all sorts of materials: empty plastic containers, plastic cutlery, soda cans, even old keys work. Discover the different sounds you get from various items. We left our wind chimes au naturel, but you can decorate yours with patterned duct tape or paint, too.
"Pink petals passing, scents above so high, painted porcelain perfection, blossoms caress the sky." Wow. Reminds you of... Newark? Hey, stop snickering! Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ is home to the largest Cherry Blossom Festival on the East Coast and one of the most famous in the country. With events like the Cherry Blossom 10K Race, Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Race, Family Day and Bloomfest, this is a spring extravaganza that you don't want to miss!
Mason jar terrariums are the perfect project to get kids into gardening. They are easy to make and even easier to care for. Plus you can create a fantasy fairy or gnome garden to spark little imaginations and green thumbs.
You can make your own terrarium with things you probably have around the house: an old jar or glass, and a spare toy figurine. Add natural elements like pebbles, seashells, pinecones, twigs and moss. Pick up a small succulent at the green market or florist (or take a clipping from one you already have), and you'll be all set to make your own little world.
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