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Creative Arts

Art Class Analysis: What to Look for if Your Kid Wants a Career in Art

Choosing an after school art class? If you think your child might want a career in art, keep these factors in mind.

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Music

5 WORST Ways to Get Kids to Practice Music

Does a fight break out every time you try to get your kids to practice music? See the most common mistakes among parents (even the most well-intentioned)…

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Lego

Everything is Awesome: Lego Activities

If you have a Lego lover, or even if you don’t, you can have some fun and creative activities with these everlasting bricks. These Lego activity ideas require minimal prep time and as long as you have Legos (or Duplos for the younger crowd) somewhere in your house, you are already halfway prepared. I pull […]

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Lego

Kidizens Summer Camps: Leveraging the Love of LEGOs to Learn Civic Responsibility and Leadership

ActivityHero spoke with Prerana Vadiya, the CEO of Kidizens to learn more about their unique program. How do LEGOs and being a mayor go together?   At Kidizens’ Summer Camps, children (grades K-3 and 3-6) learn all about the civics and economics of managing and governing a city!  In a one or two week intensive, […]

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Math

Celebrating Pi Day With Kids

March 14th is the perfect time to break out all things pie…or pi. You see, 3.14 is both pi and March 14. Even if math isn’t your strong subject, you can still celebrate this infinite number and add a little bit of extra fun into an otherwise ordinary day. Here are a few ideas to […]

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Parenting Resources

Grow Without the Dirt – Gardening Indoors With Kids

With spring on the horizon, most of us start to plan our garden. At least here in my Chicago suburban home, planning our summer garden is one of the ways that our family survives the final push of winter weather. I can make it through any random April (or May!) snowstorm if I know that […]

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Uncategorized

Silly Superstitions to Celebrate With Kids

Whether or not you are superstitious yourself, you and your kiddos can probably name a few common superstitions. Beware of black cats crossing your path. Never walk under a ladder. Keep your eyes peeled for four leaf clovers. And for heavens sake, eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away. There are so […]

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After-School Activities

Family Friend Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday can be a fun new tradition for your family to celebrate every year. You don’t need to bring the R-rated wildness into your living room, but you can certainly highlight the culture, music, and food of New Orleans into your home each year. Our family of three have been celebrating Mardi Gras every […]

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Creative Arts

Pantry Art

Looking for a rainy day or evening activity for your preschooler or kindergartener? We have a few ideas that will tap into your child’s inner artist, and that will work on fine motor skills. Even better, we made sure that each of these activities can be done with items that you probably already have hanging […]

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Animals

Pet Shop Activities for Kids

Pet Shop Activities Every mom, dad, and grandma needs a few activities that are always at the ready. Our pet shop scavenger hunt and math games are easy enough to pull out quickly when you are dying for a new idea, and can work well together or individually. Whether you use our pet shop activities […]

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Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

We Heart Preschool Science: Valentine’s Day Edition

Here, 3 science projects for toddlers with a Valentine’s Day theme. Share some one-on-one time as you experiment with ice, water and an erupting volcano!