Posts Tagged ‘ kid play ’

I’m Bored – Summer 2013 Edition

Saturday July 20, 2013
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Indoor Ideas for Bored Elementary Kids

It’s the Dog Days of Summer and somedays we just want to stay home and take it easy.   I’ve put together the following list of ideas for when the kids start begging for screen time or claim they are bored. My kids are aged 5, 8, and 9 and these are ideas that...

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Summer Screen Time Reward Chart

Thursday June 20, 2013
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Summer Screen Time Reward Chart

The end of school is here at last (finally!) and my kids are looking forward to endless hours of playing Wii and watching TV.   The past couple of summers we’ve done a reading/screen chart and we will do so again this year.   I’ve revised and updated my system a bit more and...

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Return to Rebounderz

Wednesday March 27, 2013
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Return to Rebounderz

Yesterday, we went to Rebounderz as part of our Spring Break fun.  We hadn’t been since last year so I thought I’d do another post detailing some of the changes since our last visit. Procedurally, they are handling crowds a bit different.  You are welcome to walk-in, but they also accept online reservations.  ...

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Ideas for Local Spring Break Fun

Friday March 22, 2013
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Ideas for Local Spring Break Fun

It’s Friday, school is out and the kids are officially on SPRING BREAK! We will be in town so I’ve been trying to come up with a plan to keep us busy and having fun.   Here’s some of what we have planned — maybe it will provide some inspiration or fun for your...

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Fall Fun at Cox Farms

Wednesday October 24, 2012
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Fall Fun at Cox Farms

It’s a family tradition to go to Cox Farms every fall.   We finally got there last Friday when our school was out for parent teacher conferences.   It was fairly crowded when we arrived around noon.  I was hoping the fact that it was a school day for Fairfax County would mean less...

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Summer Bucket List — the 2012 Edition

Monday July 30, 2012
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2012 Summer Bucket List

Our 2012 Summer Bucket List -- better late than never! This list of fun things to do should keep us busy until school starts.

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Spring Break Round-Up

Saturday April 14, 2012
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Spring Break Round-Up

We are a week past Spring Break, but I wanted to post and record all the fun we had before I forget.  I didn’t manage to plan a menu for the week, but I did come up with a menu of fun to keep us busy and out of the house. I hope to...

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Rainy Day Fun: Target Practice

Wednesday September 28, 2011
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Rainy Day Fun: Target Practice

If you are a peace-loving household that forbids children to play with guns, you will want to stop reading now. However, if you are not anti-gun, and have some stir crazy kids, I propose the following rainy day activity: Target Practice Go to http://www.mytargets.com, to find a variety of printable targets.  Let the kids...

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Let the Weedeemed Sing, Our God Weigns!

Tuesday August 23, 2011
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One of the great things about sending my kids to Vacation Bible School, is they come home learning and loving new Christian tunes.  I have especially loved catching my three year old sing to himself. The favorite song they acquired from VBS this year is called “Rise & Sing”, and it’s a catchy little...

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Things I Love Thursday: Our Neighborhood

Thursday October 21, 2010
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Things I Love Thursday:  Our Neighborhood

Last Saturday, one of our neighbors hosted a backyard movie night.  This family does this every so often and it’s always a fun time.  They also organize our neighborhood block party each year, so you know they love a good party. Families are invited while it’s still daylight and the kids have a blast...

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The Meanest Momma
A mom of three, living in Northern Virginia, who loves her kids and enjoys chronicling their semi-frugal adventures.

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