April Fools' Day Prank Ideas for Kids

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Here are a few of our favorite April Fool's Day prank ideas we've done to our kids over the years. Most of which are last minute ideas (cause that's how we roll)!

Valentine's StoryBricks® Pencil Box Hack

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The Present Game by Dana Sue Hinkle

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5 Simple Summer Water Table Ideas

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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.

Inspirational Instagram Accounts to Encourage Play & Learning Outside

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Now more than ever it seems to be an absolute blessing to be able to play outside. As the weather gets warmer we will be spending more and more time outdoors with our kids. Here are 5 of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow for great ways to make the most of your time in the fresh air as a family.


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.


'Scrabbled Eggs' - A Fun Word Family Activity for Kids

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5 Busy Bags to Keep Toddlers Busy on the Plane

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5 Simple Elf on the Shelf STEM Challenges

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Let Gratitude Dictate Your Attitude by Dana Sue

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Outdoor Play Essentials for Kids this Winter

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Don't let rain and snow stop you and your kiddos enjoying some outdoor play this winter! We've got five awesome pieces of key kids' kit that will help keep your littles warm and dry in all kinds of weather.

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.

5 Fun Non-Candy Halloween Treats

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5 Fun Non-Candy Halloween Treats

Halloween can be a pretty chaotic and sugar filled time for kids and we totally agree that candy is all part of the fun. We've found over the years that it can also be nice to hand out something a little different to our neighborhood kids. Here's 5 Fun Non-Candy Halloween Treat ideas if you are looking to change things up this year.

Pinterest Round-Up: 5 Amazing Homeschool Spaces

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Back to school can mean different things for different families. For some it means gearing up to return to local schools, and for others it means frantically scrambling to get homeschool spaces prepped and perfected. We've found five truly awesome learning at home spaces which are giving us all the heart eyes!


Back to School Kids' Food 101

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Back to School Kids' Food 101

The Back to School season can be pretty overwhelming for parents. We've tried to help you out by compiling our best blogs relating to all things kids' food into this one handy article. From packed lunches, to great accounts to follow, and of course the best gear to buy, we've got you covered!

Best Backpacks for Back to School

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Whether you are looking for your pre-schooler's first ever school backpack, or you need something robust and on trend for your high-schooler, we've rounded up the best backpacks on the market for back to school!


Patriotic Play Dough Kit

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The 4th of July is a great way to inspire some patriotic play with your littles. In this blog we are sharing how to create a simple play dough kit which your kids can enjoy all weekend long.

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!



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