Everyone loves sparklers on the 4th of July, but they aren't safe for all little hands. This 4th of July we have a safe sparkler magic wand craft for all the littles in your life. This is a super easy craft to do and one of the best parts is that the kids can go on a scavenger hunt to find the perfect wand before sparkling it up.
The 4th of July is my favorite holiday. You see, there’s no expectation of gifts like Christmas, no huge feast to slave over like Thanksgiving and no overpriced chocolates and flowers like Valentine's Day. Instead, just a balmy summer evening with cookouts, kids running around with sparklers and lots of relaxed time with family and friends. While a backyard shindig for the 4th can be nice, how about packing your bags for a last minute getaway? No need to orchestrate an elaborate vacation - check out these local and easy weekend jaunts that you can enjoy right in our great state. And for the rest of your fab summer, check out our New Jersey Kids Summer Activities Guide.
Sure, you can go big'n'splashy for the 4th, but why not try a celebration in a small NJ town? They may not have Macy's fireworks, but the charm, the history, the food and the Americana feel may more than make up for the loss of crowds, noise and, well, crowds. Check out some of these local celebrations in Southern NJ that come complete with parades, fun runs, antique car shows…. so much more than just fireworks! And for more summer awesomeness, check out our New Jersey Kids Summer Activities Guide!
Looking for creative ways to celebrate Father’s Day this year? There are tons of family-friendly activities happening all over the state on June 15, but we’ve narrowed it down to our top ten picks. There’s something to suit every type of father, so whether Dad is a sports fiend, the outdoorsy type, a train fanatic or just wants to relax with a glass of wine, we’ve got him covered. Happy Father’s Day to all of New Jersey’s wonderful dads! For more fun all month long, check out our June Festivals for NJ Families post.
Moms are usually the planners, thinking up creative, fun and family-friendly activities for the whole gang year round. So how about giving her a little break this Sunday? Round up the troops, get everyone loaded up in the car and enjoy a day out at one of these awesome NJ venues. Sure, you could spring for a fancy brunch or another great outing, but if you’re looking for a budget friendly option, check out one of these 5 special ways to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day:
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate than by treating mom to a fabulous brunch? Whether you’re looking for a laid-back vibe or prefer something fancy-shmancy, the Jersey Shore has plenty of delicious options to choose from. Check out one of these local favorites for a wonderful meal the whole family will love. Relax, enjoy yourself and have a very Happy Mother’s Day! And for even more shore fun, check out our Jersey Shore Family Guide.
Don your sombrero, dust off the marimba, and head out for some Cinco de Mayo family fun! There’s music to dance to, food and drink to consume, Monarch butterfly celebrations and more. With all this going on, your kids will surely siesta well, and you can mix up that margarita you so richly deserve. And if this is just not enough celebration for you, check out our round-up of May Fairs and Festivals for all things fest-y and fun.
We've been doing Eastereggdecorating all week in our WeeWork series. But it wasn't until I brought out a bag of jelly beans for this project that my ornery son suddenly got very interested in participating. This would be a great little activity for Easter morning, keeping kids occupied while the Easter bunny does his business. Or, if your little ones are too small to work a needle, you can make these and put them in their baskets.
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