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Quiet Time Activities

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Ideas for independent play plus stuff to put in your "busy bag" aka life-saving bag of stuff when you are waiting for food, the doctor, etc.

Steph :: Modern Parents Messy Kids
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Modern Parents Messy Kids - We're all about finding ways to make family life better while keeping our sense of humor. Check out our famous MPMK Top Toy Awards, already viewed over 7,000,000 times!

What's on your summer vacation bucket lists this year? How about the simple goal of entertaining the kids with some good 'ol fashion at-home fun? Sounds like a good plan, right? But scouring the web to find activities to fill the days just takes way too long. If you’re like me, you need simple ideas that will be successful for all of the kids - and lots of them. Activities that will allow for bonding time, but also independent play, and that will keep the kids happy and their brains…

MPMK Toy Gift Guide: Best Outside Toys- Best Bikes, Best Scooters, Best sports toys, etc.Such a great list of toys to get kids outside and being active in good weather or bad! Love the detailed age recommendations. Best Outdoor Toys, Outdoor Toys For Kids, Outdoor Fun, Outside Toys For Kids, Outdoor Gear, Sports Toys, Kids Sports, Kindergarten, Parents

MPMK Gift Guide: Best Toys for Keeping Kids Active Indoors & Out! - Modern Parents Messy Kids

MPMK Toy Gift Guide: Best Outside Toys- Best Bikes, Best Scooters, Best sports toys, etc...Such a great list of toys to get kids outside and being active in good weather or bad! Love the detailed age recommendations.

Free Printable: Setting up a Simple Routine with Kids - Modern Parents Messy Kids Free Printable: Making a simple schedule with kids - My kiddos have loved using this to help plan our days! Summer Activities, Toddler Activities, Toddler Learning, Learning Activities, Kids And Parenting, Parenting Hacks, Parenting Plan, Parenting Quotes, Toddler Schedule

Free Printable: Setting up a Simple Routine with Kids

Free Printable: Making a simple schedule with kids - My kiddos have loved using this to help plan our days! #QuakerUp

Fun idea for indoor "snow". DIY indoor snowman, sensory activity from Modern Parents, Messy Kids Sensory Activities, Craft Activities For Kids, Winter Activities, Projects For Kids, Sensory Art, Sensory Table, Christmas Toddler Activities, Preschool Winter, Sensory Bins

Making Snowmen… Inside!

Making Snowmen inside! Say it with me, "Do you wanna build a snowman?" #Christmascraft #holidaycraft #KidsChristmas #shavingcreamsnowman

Secret to Gorgeous Plant Pots (The Forever Home Project Great tips for making stunning potted plant arrangements - can't wait to add some color to my deck!Great tips for making stunning potted plant arrangements - can't wait to add some color to my deck! Container Plants, Container Gardening, Gardening Hacks, Flower Containers, Gardening Supplies, Plant Containers, Outdoor Plants, Outdoor Gardens, Porch Plants

The Secret to Gorgeous Plant Pots (The Forever Home Project)

Great tips for making stunning potted plant arrangements - can't wait to add some color to my deck!

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Summer Budget Bucket List: 25 Ideas that Don't Cost a Lot of Money - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Summer Budget Bucket List: 25 Ideas that Don't Cost a Lot of Money - Modern Parents Messy Kids #summeractivities #budgetsummeractivities #summertime #summerbucketlist

diy outdoor easel/water wall -- so many ways to play! Outdoor Play Spaces, Kids Outdoor Play, Backyard Play, Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Art, Outdoor Painting, Leelah, Natural Playground, Outdoor Classroom

{Play Time} DIY Outdoor Easel & Water Wall

The hubby and I have been on a serious DIY kick around here lately and today I'm excited to share with you guys our latest home project. True to form, it's yet another way to promote open-ended creativity in the kids. (This time, outdoors - double score!) Head over to eHow's Mom channel to get the full DIY on how to make your own outdoor easel. Then stock up on squirt bottles, sponges, squegees, shaving cream, and pretty much anything else you can think of to let the kids have at it! P.S…

at Home: A Food Science Activity Stem activity: the kitchen garden experiment- re-growing food with kids!Stem activity: the kitchen garden experiment- re-growing food with kids! Kitchen Science, Food Science, Science Experiments Kids, Science Activities, Summer Activities, Outdoor Activities, Ecosystem Activities, Kitchen Chemistry, Science Toys

The Kitchen Experiment Garden: Growing Plants from Food Scraps - Modern Parents Messy Kids

The other day I walked into my mom friend’s kitchen and found the top of a pineapple sitting in a jar of water. I thought it was odd so I immediately quizzed her about it and she politely told little-ol-woefully-uninformed-me that if you plant the top of a pineapple, it will sprout. What?! I was …

Gum drop engineering to build STEM skills - post has great tips on extending the activity too! #indoorfun #summerindoorplay #rainydayplay Kid Science, Stem Science, Science Experiments Kids, Science Party, Home Activities, Science Activities, Indoor Activities, Educational Activities, Summer Activities

STEM Activity: Gum Drop Engineering

Gum drop engineering to build STEM skills - post has great tips on extending the activity too! #indoorfun #summerindoorplay #rainydayplay

3 Simple Hacks for Freeing Up More Time (and getting better attitudes!) for Summer Fun - Modern Parents Messy Kids Quiet Time Activities, Creative Activities For Kids, Hands On Activities, Family Activities, Learning Activities, Handmade Baby Gifts, Making Connections, Business For Kids, Kid Friendly Meals

3 Simple Hacks for Freeing Up More Time for Summer Fun

3 Simple Hacks for Freeing Up More Time (and getting better attitudes!!) for Summer Fun - Modern Parents Messy Kids #summerparenting #summerjarsystem

Best Backyard Family Play Ideas - So many great outdoor games and water play ideas, gonna try to do them all this summer! Outside Games, Outside Activities, Outdoor Activities For Kids, Family Activities, Toddler Activities, Spring Activities, Family Games, Backyard Play, Outdoor Play

Family Playtime: Great Ideas for Indoor and Outdoor Play this Summer! - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Best Backyard Family Play Ideas - So many great outdoor games and water play ideas, gonna try to do them all this summer! #QuakerUp #spon

3 Days Only!: Camp Mom Summer Break Curriculum AND Free "Plan Your Summer Like a Boss" Mini-Course - Modern Parents Messy Kids Quiet Time Activities, Creative Activities For Kids, Craft Projects For Kids, Learning Activities, Family Activities, Outdoor Activities, Mentally Strong, Like A Boss, Parenting Advice

Camp Mom Summer Break Curriculum AND Free 'Plan Your Summer Like a Boss' Mini-Course

3 Days Only!: Camp Mom Summer Break Curriculum AND Free "Plan Your Summer Like a Boss" Mini-Course - Modern Parents Messy Kids

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Off Their Screens and Playing Outside - Modern Parents Messy Kids Quiet Time Activities, Creative Activities For Kids, Craft Projects For Kids, Summer Activities, Family Activities, Outdoor Activities, Parenting Teens, Parenting Hacks, Handmade Baby Gifts

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Off Their Screens and Playing Outside - Modern Parents Messy Kids

5 ways to get your kids off their screens and outside to play! #outdoorplay #summerplay #noscreens

DIY Personalized Alphabet Book - Modern Parents Messy Kids #scrapbooking #photobooks #toddleractivities #toddlerplay Quiet Time Activities, Creative Activities For Kids, Craft Projects For Kids, Summer Activities, Learning Activities, Indoor Activities, Family Activities, Baby Play, Baby Boys

DIY Personalized Alphabet Book - Modern Parents Messy Kids

DIY Personalized Alphabet Book - Modern Parents Messy Kids #scrapbooking #photobooks #toddleractivities #toddlerplay

 Patrick's Day Treat: Rainbow fruit drink -- so fun and festive for St. Can use white grape juice or soda and we are definitely trying the sherbet version suggested at the end of the post as an extra special treat. Rainbow Drinks, Rainbow Fruit, Fruit Drinks, Smoothie Drinks, Beverages, Detox Drinks, Smoothies, Healthy Snacks, Healthy Recipes

St. Patrick's Day Treat: Rainbow Drinks - Modern Parents Messy Kids

I love celebrating the holidays with my kids – they have such a knack for getting excited about each and every one. But that doesn’t mean I want to stay up all night frosting cupcakes! Simple but special treats that take under 5 minutes to prepare are much more up my alley. Here’s Janssen with …