Outside With Kids

Gardening and outdoor activities are wonderful ways to spend quality time with your kids.

Adjusting Your Fitness Routine with the Seasons

Adjusting Your Fitness Routine with the Seasons

October 11th, 2013 posted by Cindy Rowe

Fall is the season of change, right? So this would also be the perfect time to switch up your fitness routine. Here are some suggestions for keeping the momentum of […]

15 Fall Activities Your Kids Will Love

15 Fall Activities Your Kids Will Love

August 20th, 2013 posted by Cindy Rowe

  Crisp mornings, sunny afternoons and cozy nights. What’s not to love about fall? It’s hard to believe that fall is on our doorsteps! Keep up the family togetherness from […]

15 Beat the Heat Ideas for Outdoor Fun - FamilyCorner.com

15 Beat the Heat Ideas for Outdoor Fun

July 22nd, 2013 posted by Sherri Osborn

During the winter, many people expect to be stuck inside for long stretches of time because it’s too cold outside. In the summer we can run into the same problem […]

10 Tips for a Successful Family Picnic - FamilyCorner.com

10 Tips for a Successful Family Picnic

July 17th, 2013 posted by Rebecca Brea

The summer picnic is a time honored way of bringing family and friends together with delicious food and the great outdoors. Whether it’s a romantic picnic for two or a […]

8 Summer Exercises Disguised as Fun - FamilyCorner.com

8 Summer Exercises Disguised as Fun

July 15th, 2013 posted by Cindy Rowe

The best kind of workout is a one that doesn’t feel like you’re exercising at all. When you are having a good time, you are happy and thus, enjoying what […]

Playgrounds: Keeping your kids safe and having fun by Chris mayhew at FamilyCorner.com

Parents, Playgrounds And Precautions

May 21st, 2013 posted by Chris Mayhew

As the sun finally seems to be making a regular appearance, children everywhere will be looking forward to summer break. Parents will inevitably be thinking of ways to keep them […]

50 Summer Crafts, Recipes and Games

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

As parents we know that after a few weeks of being out of school the “I’m bored blues” can set in, leaving you wondering how you’ll cope until fall. Well […]

Bird Watching Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Bird watching is a fun, inexpensive activity for families. You can reserve a special space for bird feeders anywhere in your yard, and throughout the year watch the variety of […]

Backyard Camp

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Adapted by Amanda Formaro Any parent looking for a unique summer camp experience for their child should consider the possibilities of organizing a Backyard Camp in their community. The Backyard […]

Gardening Adventures With Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

I remember the first packet of seeds my sons chose to buy at the garden center, as well as their excitement, their impatience and then their amazement as “their” flowers […]

Building a Basic Backyard Sandbox

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

There’s no doubt about it, kids love sand. Digging, burying, sifting, pouring, shaping, smoothing, and shoveling! Building a sandbox is actually easy enough that the kids can be quite involved […]

Gardening With Kids Project : Colorful and Easy Calendula Pots

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Colorful and Easy Calendula Pots by Brenda Hyde Children love growing things, but sometimes they need a little encouragement and some instruction to get them interested. Having children decorate their […]

Cool Pool Games

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

The dog days of summer are here, and the heat won’t let up. The kids are forever in the pool, but the boredom factor is slowly creeping in. Here are […]

Growing Flowers – Easy Gardening For Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Would you like to have a garden this year? If you don’t have very much space that’s ok, you can use pots or wood boxes and still grow flowers. Gardening […]

Fall Fun for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Colleen Langenfeld

By Colleen Langenfeld Looking to make some sweet fall memories with your little ones? Here are some great ideas to get your family laughing, smiling and enjoying each other’s company […]

Growing Sunflowers

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Sunflowers are easy, and inexpensive to grow, and yes, everyone can do it! The days of sunflowers being contained to the vegetable garden are over. There are now varieties that […]

Four Ways to Complement your Child’s Nature Discoveries Indoors

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mark Stevens

Getting outside with your children can be a vital part of a happy family life. You can use indoor activities to expand on your outdoor discoveries and round off the […]

Teach Your Dog to Play Frisbee

February 12th, 2013 posted by Peter Bloeme

Teaching your dog to play frisbee isn’t hard, just takes some patience and love. Head out to the park or your backyard, as long as you have lots of space, […]

Fun at the Beach Survival Kit

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

If you live near a beach, whether it be the ocean or a lake, it’s a great way to enjoy time with your kids and keep away the boredom bug. […]

Make Daily Physical Activity Part of Your Child’s Life

February 12th, 2013 posted by Rae Pica

Here’s some of the bad news about sedentary lifestyles: Forty percent of children ages 5 to 8 show at least one heart disease risk factor, including hypertension and obesity, which […]

Fun Outdoor Play

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

As summer hits its peak, many parts of the country are experiencing very warm spurts of weather. To cool off here are some fun outdoor games for the kids and […]

Summer Safety and Sanity for Families on the Go

February 12th, 2013 posted by Krista Fabregas

by Krista Fabregas Welcome, summer! School is out and families are looking forward to spending a little quality time together – usually away from home enjoying the great outdoors. Whether […]

Snow Sculpture Party for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by FeatureSource

Children have no self-taught boundaries on playtime. A little thing like cold weather will not dissuade them. So don’t panic if they clamor for playing with their friends even though […]

Summertime Health & Safety

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ruth Kava, Ph.D., R.D., Director of Nutrition

by Ruth Kava, Ph.D., R.D., Director of Nutrition Whether you are traveling around the world or relaxing at home, a safe, healthy vacation will add to your enjoyment. Here are […]

Tag – You’re It! 16 Varieties of an Old Favorite

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Tag is a game that has lasted throughout the ages. We played them as a child and our children do the same. There are many different varieties of tag that […]

Common Myths About Birds, Feeders, and Peanut Butter

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

For many years FamilyCorner.com has offered crafts and activities for children, some of them involving wildlife. In this particular case we are suggesting that you use peanut butter and bird […]

Warm Weather Boredom Busters for Your Family

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Need ideas for the “I’m bored!” blues? There are tons of things that you and your children can do that require little or no additional expense. Here are a few […]

Heading Off Summer Boredom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Caron B. Goode

by Dr. Caron B. Goode Summer is a refreshing and wonderful time. School is out and frantic schedules blur into unstructured free time. For a while, this lack of routine […]

Winter Day Play: Activities, Crafts, and Games for Indoors and Out

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Activities, Crafts, and Games for Indoors and Out Parents who dread the winter months because there’s just nothing for the kids to do outside, fear no more! Nancy F. Castaldo, […]

Backyard Discovery Zone

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Many zoos and nature centers have “discovery zones” for kids to learn about different animal skins and other items in nature. You can do the same thing in your backyard. […]

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Cindy Rowe is the owner/editor of Crazylou Creations blog. On the blog, you will find a little bit of crazy, and a whole lot of fun! As a FT working mother, she still finds time to create crafts, play around in the kitchen, plan parties and exercise. You'll find all of this and more on her blog!


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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]