Marshmallows are always fun. They get our kids excited like nothing else. We've done a few marshmallow crafts before, like our Easy Flower Cupcakes and our Marshmallow Catapult. We took the idea of building with mini marshmallows and toothpicks and added a fun new element: competition! Kids of all ages will have fun as they try to build the highest tower, and they may even pick up a little bit of geometry on the way!
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.
Even if your mini paleontologists have memorized every nook and cranny of the American Natural History Museum, you've never experienced dinosaurs quite the way you do at Field Stations: Dinosaurs, the open-air dino spot in Secaucus, New Jersey that opened in 2012. Home to more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, this educational attraction really lived up to my family's expectations—our two kids were particularly impressed.
Located just nine minutes by train from NYC, the prehistoric-themed park is a great day trip. The park also offers lovely views of the NYC skyline (the T.rex and the Empire State Building make for quite a contrast). We visited on opening day and I’m thrilled to be able to tell you all about this completely unique family adventure.
If there's one thing kids love, it's making noise. And parents love cheap, simple, DIY toys. This awesome popsicle stick kazoo combines the two in the coolest way imaginable. It's so easy to make that a toddler could do it, so you'll have an orchestra in no time!
After a brutal winter, the warm weather is finally here! Let’s rejoice and get outside. Fairs and festivals are popping up all over the Garden State in places like Cape May, Toms River and dear old Hoboken. After you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and check out some fab brunches for Mother's Day, you really should get your NJ family to one of these fun-filled festivals in our wonderful state, because, you know... it's only fair.
Congratulations, Mom! You’ve survived another year – 365 days filled with gymnastics, soccer, parent/teacher nights, stomach bugs and endless birthday celebrations. You now have a full 24 hours dedicated to you. Sunday, May 11th marks a celebration honoring mothers, motherhood and all things maternal. New Jersey offers several unique ways of celebrating. From crafting to wine tasting to dance, today is your day.
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