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Best Gifts for Creative Play

GEAR, LIVE, play, toys By November 24, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments
Creative Gifts for Kids

Kids will be kids. And when we leave them to their own imaginations, their little brains grow and develop rapidly. We’ve searched high and low for some of the best gifts for creative play. You’ll probably want a video camera handy to capture their brilliance!

1. Children’s Bird Dress Up Wings $75.43
2. Le Toy Van Pretend Play Popsicles – Ice Lollies $ 43.90
3. Pottery Barn Kids Farmhouse Kitchen Collection $259 – $699
4. Djeco Screen Printing Workshop at Raspberry Kids $24.49
5. Dalmatian Vet Kit $22.99
6. Toysmith Shopping Cart $61.20
7. DUKTIG Toy cash register $19.99
8. CANCER FIGHTER SUPERHERO SET Comes with matching eye mask & powerbands. Price: $28.00
9. Sno Stompers – Pink $24.99
10. SKYLTA Children’s market stand $12.99

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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15 Summer Crafts Ideas for Kids

LIVE, play By July 17, 2012 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

We’ve all been there.  School is out and the days can get long!  Children tend to need a little push in the right direction to stay occupied and continue their learning and play during the summer months.  Here are a few ideas for activities that will make memories and keep them busy!

1.  Use those shells/beach treasures to make a wreath (we love using a foam floatation device, cutting it in half and making an inexpensive wreath form by joining the ends with duct tape).
2.  Make a kite
3.  Make an at home bubble mixture
4.  Sidewalk chalk murals
5.  Homemade playdough – or our Goop recipe!
6.  Bake a kid-friendly recipe and let them decorate with icing
7.  Let each child pick a plant to grow and take care of the whole summer – they can paint the flowerpot
8.  Vacation memory jars
9.  A sidewalk stand: organic veggies, paintings or flower bouquets can be a great alternative to lemonade
10.  Watermelon carving.  (Cut another one in half and hollow it out to create a ‘watermelon punch bowl’ for refreshments as the kids carve.)
11.  Make paper boats and stage a sailpast
12.  Gather wildflowers and press them in old books.  (Try to get them to read a bit as you do it!)
13.  Make signs, curtains and table linens for the tree/play house
14.  Create a treasure hunt map then hide little goodies at each location
15.  Summer journal: you can add photos, mementos and have the kids practice writing all summer long

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Cards by (YOUR) Kids

LIVE, play By August 24, 2009 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

cardphoto (1)We know your daughter is the next Emily Carr and your son is the next Picasso! Well even if they’re not, the art your child makes is still pretty spectacular and, most importantly, very special to you and to your little artist. Encouraging creativity gives children skills that go beyond art. Creative minds are the ones that can think outside the box and come up with the great new ideas that lead the world’s constant development. Now there’s a company, Cards by Kids, that creates individualized sets of greeting cards out of your child’s artwork, a great way to encourage that artist, build their confidence, share their vision and preserve their art for years to come.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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