There are so many negative things going on in the Media about police officers in our country. It makes me sad. The men and women who serve and protect our families are an important part of our communities. I created this Family Night activity and lesson to help us show our local law enforcement officers some appreciation and thanks. It is also gives you, as parents, some talking points to go over with your children about how to respect and support their local community leaders.
Hello, it’s Rachel from The Mormon Home! Do you love going to the park with your kids? Or is it a boring? Monotonous? Maybe you’ve already been to the park one-hundred-and-one times this summer! Creative park games may be the only thing that helps you get through the last few weeks before school starts again.
Today we want to help you experience magic like never before with the help of Harry Potter inspired fun with 3 free Harry Potter Printables! Ever since The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Studios Hollywood here on the west coast, we’ve all been a little obsessed with the boy wizard. Today’s printables include a vacation countdown (with the cutest Dumbledore you’ve ever seen!) and more! Come check them out!
Today’s Family Night lesson is about treasure–something that leprechauns know all about! How do we find our own treasure? What type of treasure should we be seeking? Is it a pot of sparkly gold or something even more valuable? Let’s find out what this heavenly treasure hunt is all about!
Help Preschoolers learn some basics with this fun patterns game that Jessie is sharing today! Hi everyone! Jessie here, and it’s great to be posting here on OSSS again. I’m really excited to share this post with you because we’ve had such a great time playing this game. Let me give you a little background…
And, we’re back for the third installment of our super fun Grocery Store Games series! These games are designed to make grocery shopping with kids a little easier… is it possible?? I think so! My kids are all having lots of fun with these games and I’m seeing lots of pins and shares out there, so that’s awesome. Believe me, with 6 kids, I know what it’s like to have a crazy grocery shopping experience. If these can help me, I know they can help you!
Today’s grocery store game is all about ADJECTIVES…
Yay!! I’m excited to share another game in the Grocery Store Games series, here on ‘Or so she says…’. Last week, I made a fun Color Scavenger Hunt for the kiddos. This week, it’s all about the alphabet. This grocery store game is great for kids, both old and young. My kids think any game is extra fun if there is a prize at the end (maybe a treat in the check-out line?!) But, I’m pretty sure they would be anxious to play, prize or no prize.
I love grocery stores that are stressed-out-mom friendly. One of our local stores has free snacks and balloons for kids. The employees are so sweet to offer them to moms. I love the service where you pay for your groceries, then pull your car up to their door, and they load them all into the back of the car for you. I applaud stores like that! But, it’s always good to have a plan of your own… fruit snacks in your purse, an iPhone with family pictures on it, little trinkets that they can play with, whatever. That’s why I thought it would be fun to start offering Grocery Store Games on the blog!
Hi everyone! I’m Jessie, a new contributor here on OSSS. My amazing hubby and I have two little girls, ages three and one, who love creating, learning, and trying new things. I’m so excited to be able to share some of my preschool-oriented activities with you! Hopefully your kiddos with find these activities as fun and helpful as mine have. There should be a little something for everyone with these five ideas.
With the weather getting colder we find ourselves venturing less and less into the outdoors and more and more toward the comfort of our fireplaces. Obviously board games can be whipped out no matter the weather, but in these cold winter months they can provide a family some much needed indoor entertainment and fun! So, I went on a search to find some really highly recommended board games for you to add to your collections this winter. I tried to find some that are less well-known because I know you’ve all got Monopoly and Clue already stashed away.
Family Night is a family activity that can be held once a week. Set aside one night when your family can all be together. Teach your children important values and how to be better family members, people, citizens, friends, and neighbors. The dedicated time together is the most important thing.
One of the greatest parts of summertime are all the outdoor get-togethers! Don’t you think?? Reunions, BBQs, pool parties, camping trips, church activities, etc. are all what make summers memorable. I actually have a BBQ AND a family reunion coming up this very weekend in fact! 🙂
While planning the menu and sending out invitations are one matter, planning activities is a whole other ball game. What activities can you provide that people won’t think are totally lame and will actually participate in? What games would be fun for the kids and the adults? Well look no further! I’ve found some great outdoor family games all available through Amazon to make your next summer get-together your best yet!