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Virtual Playdate Ideas!

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Virtual Playdate Ideas!

In this time of social distancing, I know Bubba is missing his friends and family. We've been doing Zoom dates with our friends and have been doing play dates with his little class mates and friends. Here are some ideas for a fun virtual play date with friends, grandparents, classmates, etc! Some work well with larger groups too if you have multiple kiddos on! Hide & Seek (2-3 players) This works best with a small group. To explain this, we'll use the kiddos Bubba & Jose. Bubba counts to 20 while Jose hides. Then Jose's mom turns her phone camera...


5 Fun Ways to Play with Food Coloring!

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5 Fun Ways to Play with Food Coloring!

One of the better things about being quarantined at home due to Covid-19 is that I get to spend more time with Bubba, plus I've been slowly cleaning and organizing. While I was clearing out the kitchen, I found some expired food coloring.So why not play with it instead? Here are 5 easy and fun activities that we did the last couple weeks! Love that these are simple to do with stuff you probably already have at home! Check out our YouTube video for these activities in action!  Follow us on Instagram @artsydinos for more craft fun! Lotion Painting Need: White...


3 Fun Ways to Play with Sidewalk Chalk!

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3 Fun Ways to Play with Sidewalk Chalk!

I love everything crafty (obvi) including free drawing with sidewalk chalk! Bubba, however, gets a bit frustrated after a few minutes because he can't really draw and coloring my designs only keeps him entertained for so long. But, with these 3 ways to play with sidewalk chalk, he has something to look forward to at the end of it and he's much more likely to keep his attention! Sidewalk chalk is a great outdoor activity that can be used anywhere! We take it with us when we go camping or to grandmas as additional things to do. Right now, since...


DIY Flower Suncatcher

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DIY Flower Suncatcher

These are unprecedented times - the coronavirus has got us all social distancing and quarantined. While it feels like the world is forever changed, on a positive note, we get to spend some extra quality time with Bubba! Of course, for us that means craft fun! Today, we did one of my favorite DIYs because it's pretty and helps us stay active!  My favorite part of this is a nature walk around the neighborhood to gather flowers and leaves! Of course, don't pick your neighbor's flowers! Go with wildflowers, leaves and flowers on the ground!   All you need is a...


The Ultimate Guide for a Kid-Friendly Holi Party

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The Ultimate Guide for a Kid-Friendly Holi Party

Growing up, our extended family was known for our Holi parties. We had tons of yummy food (fresh made on site!), water balloons, music, dancing and even a dunk dank and cotton candy machine some years! As we got older, the Indian radio stations, temples and various organizations started throwing their own Holi parties, so eventually we stopped consistently throwing one. However, with Bubba, I wanted to continue the tradition. The big, public parties are just too much for me – Bubba and I hate huge crowds, parking, not having open space to run around and play – so last...