All Blog Posts Tagged 'activities' (124)

Homemade Trail Mix

Trail mix is one of those snacks that you can eat almost anywhere whether at a party, on the go, or while you're sitting at your desk at work. It's not only tasty but healthy, too! Here is a simple but wonderful homemade trail mix recipe.

Homemade Trail Mix

  1. what you need:
  2. dried mixed berries, 5oz bag
  3. vanilla yogurt covered raisins, 5oz bag
  4. dried tropical fruit medley,…
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Added by Jazelle on July 2, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Fun at the Park!

Some days, the hardest thing to do is to be in the house with rambunctious kids, yet finding something to do with them proves more difficult. Whether its the price, day, or time that causes the conflict; this can leave a parent hopeless and at the end of their sanity! How about a park? Finding fun at the park is easy to do!

Have Fun at the Park Have Fun at the Park

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Added by Jazelle on June 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois

14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois

The sun is shining and the warm breeze is blowing... this is the perfect time for water play! Sure, you can put the sprinklers on in your backyard... or you could visit one of these 14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois! No setup or cleanup necessary - music to a parent's ears!

CoCo Key Water Resort (Rockford, IL)

  • Indoor water park with 60,000 square…
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Added by Jazelle on June 25, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

10 Year Anniversary Trip... With The Kids

My husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage! Crazy, right?!

Well, we wanted to do something special to celebrate but our youngest was only four months and I’d be breastfeeding; so we decided spend our 10 year anniversary trip... with the kids. Not overly romantic, I know, but sometimes you gotta make the best of the situation. An all inclusive Jamaican resort was our destination of choice. We’d never been there before so it would still be special and it was all inclusive, which…

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Added by Jazelle on June 23, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

12 FREE Activities for Dad

15 Activities FREE for Dad

Father's Day is a special time every year that we can celebrate that wonderful father figure in our lives, whether connected by blood or love. Make the day extra special by planning a fun activity to do together. Even better- a FREE activity. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to help out by providing 12 free activities for Dad on Father's Day. Choose one or more!

Breakfast…

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Added by Jazelle on June 18, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Who is Jazelle??!!

About Me

Hello, my name is Jazelle.

Welcome to my blog, The Little Tourist!

About Me

Having three children under the age of seven; I am always on the lookout for fun activities that will teach them new skills or lessons AND help burn off some energy! Enjoying these activities for free or at…

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Added by Jazelle on June 17, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

5 Ways to Enjoy Rainy Days

It’s Spring and the weather has finally started to get warmer. Bikes are dusted off and children’s laughter can be heard up and down the street. Yes, life outside the house is ready to resume... until drip, drop, drip drip, drop drop... here comes the rain. However, instead of feeling…

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Added by Jazelle on June 16, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

10 Date Ideas for Parents and Children

10 Date Ideas for Parents and Children When you first think of the word "date," it's easy to assume that it involves two individuals roughly around the same age who are in some type of romantic relationship, whether new or seasoned. While this may be true, "dates" can include kids, too. (preferably not in addition to the two individuals in a romantic relationship- that's what babysitters are for!) Special outings with just one child and…

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Added by Jazelle on June 11, 2015 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

A Collage for Daddy

lly and I wanted to do something special for Daddy, just to show him how much we love him. We sat down to brainstorm a couple ideas of what to do and finally settled on making a collage for Daddy. The collage would contain things that he really enjoys and something that describes him. Although our Daddy is one who likes to wrestle and roll around on the floor, he also really enjoys dressing up and looking nice! 

Check out our finished picture and see how you can make one…

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Added by Jazelle on June 9, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Children's Author Spotlight: Melissa Abramovitz

 

Melissa Abramovitz has been a freelance writer/author for 30 years. She’s the author of hundreds of magazine articles for all age groups, from preschoolers through adults; more than 40 educational books for children and teenagers; numerous poems and short stories; the children’s picture books ABCs of Health and…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 13, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Five Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids and Families

 

 

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”…

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Added by Rudey's Room on March 5, 2015 at 6:54am — No Comments

When money matters

Like most parents, I try to do activities with my son that do not cost lots of money. I'll get him to go on a bike ride with me instead of taking him to the bouncy house. He'll play guitar with his Daddy at home, rather than go to a music instructor. We play a lot of board games.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 4, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

EASY Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids-- Holiday Star | MomCave

Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on December 9, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

EASY Preschool Christmas Craft | Pine Cone Ornament | MomCave

Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on December 6, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments

Focusing on Family Traditions Rather Than Toys With This FREE PRINTABLE

I have enjoyed many holiday seasons searching for new little ways to share the spirit of Christmas in my home with my growing children. This year, I have created a sweet FREE PRINTABLE to help you do just that as you kick off your holiday season…

Wouldn’t it be fun to learn what each of your own children hold as their favourite Christmas tradition?  I hope you’ll join me in this little activity that I am going to use as we kick off our family’s festive season this year…

I am…

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Added by Karen Peterson on November 7, 2014 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Sensory play with colored rice

You Need:



  • Rice (white rice will show the color better)
  • paint
  • Ziploc bag
  • water (just a little to thin paint)
  • Baking sheet
  • A large Tupperware (or something similar)…
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Added by Tiffany Miranda on October 21, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Glow Jar On A Cold And Gloomy Day

You need:

  • Glow sticks (we used the bracelet ones but i think the thinker ones might be easier to pour
  • Scissors
  • A mason jar
  • Glitter 

Directions:

  1. Crack the glow sticks to make glow
  2. Cut end off over jar…
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Added by Tiffany Miranda on October 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Let's go bowling

I suck at bowling. (Actual bowling - I rock at Wii bowling.) I lob the ball a bit too far down the lane, I don't take the time to line myself up and I often get gutter balls. But every time I've gone bowling with my son, I've had a blast.



And I am not sure why that is. Admittedly, my son is very good at…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 18, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

Family Calendars: Scheduling our Busy Family Lives

Life gets busier and more complicated as we go from childhood to adulthood.  First it’s all about us.  Then it’s about us and our family.  Then it’s about us, our family, and our friends.  Then, as we continue to grow and have families of our own, we add our spouses and children.  Then our parents get older, and we…

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Added by Tracee Ali on May 27, 2014 at 7:08pm — No Comments

5 Fun Ideas to Get Kids Outside This Summer

Let’s face it. In todays’ world, kids would often rather be spending their time indoors with the assortment of electronics we’ve left at their disposal. Whether they’re watching TV, playing video games or on a smartphone or tablet, the children of this new generation spend an alarming…

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Added by Mom Bloggers Club on May 14, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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