DIY Nature Hunt Container

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DIY Nature Hunt Container

Nature hunts are an awesome way to help kids enjoy time outside. Sometimes we like to add a fun twist to ours to keep the play fresh and exciting. Check out this simple seek and find nature box we made using one of ourPeel 'n Stick Baseplates, a container and ourStoryBricks.

Quick & Simple Easter Treat Ideas by Dana Sue Hinkle

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Such a weird Easter season, right? While nothing seems super normal right now, I challenge you to not let Easter slip by unnoticed. We could all use something to celebrate and something to change up a little bit of the monotony that can/has set in. So here are a couple quick and simple ideas that we do as a family just about every year.


Get Creative with Plastic Easter Eggs!

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It seems a little strange to be doing Easter-themed activities during this time, but we are finding it to be a lovely way for our family to Make Time Together. We've hunted high and low on Instagram to round up our five favorite ways to get creative with plastic Easter eggs.

The Hinkle's Family Seek & Find Scavenger Hunt

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We're all feeling a little cooped up and cabin fever these days ... this was our family's most recent solution to keep our five kids busy.  Best of all it will upgrade the day from 'meh' to 'awesome'!


Date Night Ideas for Exhausted Parents

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Dana Sue's Favorite Zucchini Bread Recipes

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What do you do when you manage to grow 89 pounds of zucchinis? Make zucchini breads of course! Creative QT co-founder, Dana Sue Hinkle, shares two of her favorite zucchini bread recipes on the blog.

Top 5 Simple Play Accounts to Follow on Instagram

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It can be intimidating when you scroll through so many play based learning photos on Instagram. What on earth is oobleck, and how do I make sure we aren't swimming in it by the end of our play session? We've tried to take the stress out of the picture by rounding up our favorite 5 Simple Play Accounts on Instagram.

5 Fun & Free Adventures to Enjoy with your Kids this Summer

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The summer can drag, and it can also get expensive! Everyday of the vacation us parents are faced with coming up with new adventures to keep our kids entertained and happy. We've got five great ways to enjoy some time out of the house together without it costing money!


Top 5 Outdoor Toys to Encourage Creative Play

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Are you enjoying endless hours of outdoor play this summer? We are too, and we have some awesome outdoor toy recommendations for you. These 5 products will keep the whole family laughing and playing all summer long!

Pinterest Round-Up: Memorial Day simple snack & craft ideas for kids

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Seeking inspiration for what to do with the kids on Memorial Day weekend? Spare yourself 30 minutes of scrolling through Pinterest... and check out this list of our favorite snack and activity ideas instead!




Simple Sensory Play Ideas for the Whole Family

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Simple Sensory Play Ideas for the Whole Family

We have to confess, the words 'sensory play' used to fill us with dread! Images of children covered in shaving foam and rice covering the floor like a sea flashed into our heads. Then we actually gave it a go, and guess what... it's so much fun! In this blog we are going to help you out with a few basic sensory play tips, as well as sharing five of our most loved sensory play activities to enjoy as a family.

Pinterest Round-Up: Egg-cellent Easter Hunt Ideas!

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Pinterest Round-Up: Egg-cellent Easter Hunt Ideas!

Wanting to do something a little different this year for your kids' Easter egg hunt? Us too! That's why we spent hours stalking Pinterest's finest ideas (and munching on chocolate eggs, the name name of research of course), to find you five really cool and totally novel egg hunt ideas!


Get Creative with Chore Sticks: 5 fun ways to use your chore prompts!

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Get Creative with Chore Sticks: 5 fun ways to use your chore prompts!

 

Ok so you've got yourself a pack ofChore Sticks and they have been working a treat in helping to get your family motivated to do chores... but the novelty is starting to wear off. You are in need of some fresh ideas to add the fun factor back into family chore sessions. Fear not, here are five simple and fun ways to enjoy yourChore Sticks.

Family STEAM Challenges Round-up

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Family STEAM Challenge Round-up

 

Last year we ran a week-long celebration of family STEAM and it was a blast! Here's a round-up of our favorite family STEAM projects to help you enjoy some quality play and learning with your littles.


Books, Bricks & Beyond

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Do your kids love LEGO? Ours too! How about books, do they enjoy them too? Same here! That's why we've put together a list of our Top 6 LEGO Themed Books for Kids!

Healthier M&M Cookie Recipe

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There's just something so special about a homemade cookie that makes everything a little bit better - whether you're an adult or a child! We're always on the lookout for easy, healthy recipes we can make with our kids. This grain-free M&M cookie recipe* is one of our favorites! Naturally gluten-free, refined sugar-free and egg-free, it's the perfect easy-to-make cookie dough. Best of all? You can eat the cookie dough!


Adam & Dana Sue's Recipe for Marriage

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Deliciously Fruity Valentine's Snacks by @2hangrymoms

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Valentine's treats don't have to all be full of sugar. We enlisted the help of Two Hangry Moms to share three of their favorite fruit-themed Valentine's Day Snacks. If you don't already follow these two lovely ladies on Instagram then we are pretty sure you will once you see these recipes. Head to their website for more tasty yet healthy snacks and meals for your kids.


Valentine's Day Book Picks for Kids

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One of our favorite ways to share quality time together with our kids is to snuggle up on a Stuff 'n Sit with a good book. We've rounded up our favorite Valentine's Day themed books for kids of different ages.

HINKLE HACK! DIY DUPLO Play & Storage Box

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As a family we prioritizeMaking Time Together. This often comes in the form of simply sitting down and playing together. One of our favorite ways to play is to get creative with building bricks. Here's a simple hack for DUPLO Play & Storage using ourPeel 'n Stick DUPLO Compatible Baseplates.



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