indoor activities

Roller painting is a fun kids activity

Roller painting is a fun kids activity

There are some art and craft projects that are about the finished result. The kids follow specific steps and end up with something cute to give as a Christmas or Mother’s Day present, or to proudly display in their own room. Then there are art […]

Head Into the Woods with the Phamaly Theatre Company

Head Into the Woods with the Phamaly Theatre Company

Last Thursday, my daughter and I were invited to see Phamaly Theatre’s production of “Into the Woods.” We’re excited to see our very first @phamalytheatre show – Into the Woods! 🌲🌳#dcpa #musical #supportlocaltheatre #denver #denvercolorado A post shared by Laura Falin (@5280moms.com5280) on Jul 12, […]

5 kids TV shows parents will love too

5 kids TV shows parents will love too

The day I sat down to watch “Santa Buddies” with my kids was the day I truly realized my deep and sacrificial love for them. We’ve all had those experiences, right? This is why we’re so appreciative of kids’ entertainment that actually strikes us as […]

5 Kids’ Club Summer Movie Programs

5 Kids’ Club Summer Movie Programs

Some days, I’m full of energy and wanting to take the kids hiking or swimming or kayaking or doing something in the gorgeous outdoors of a Colorado summer. While we’re in the car headed for the mountains, or on another quirky adventure of some kind, […]

Kids Summer Reading Programs Around Denver

Kids Summer Reading Programs Around Denver

Are your kids getting ready for summer yet? I can’t believe mine get out next week. Next week. It always amazes me that they’re out of school before the weather necessarily warms up. I remember one year we spend the week after school got out exploring and […]

Print these Solo coloring pages and games for May the Fourth

Print these Solo coloring pages and games for May the Fourth

We’re super-excited for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which is opening at the end of the month (Memorial Day, to be exact!). We’ve seen every one of the Star Wars movies, and recently we’ve been watching the original movies from the ’70s and ’80s at […]

17 bright and colorful flower crafts for kids

17 bright and colorful flower crafts for kids

It’s probably obvious by now that I’m ready for spring. I’m guessing that sharing places around Denver where you can see spring blooms might have given me away. Or showing you how to plant seeds indoors so we have some nice, green things growing that […]

8 ways to start seedlings indoors

8 ways to start seedlings indoors

It never fails. Every year…EVERY YEAR, I vow I won’t plant things outside until after Mother’s Day. That’s the conventional wisdom on when we can safely plant outdoors here in Colorado. I know this, I really do. And then we get a string of gorgeous […]

5 awesome local bookstores your kids should visit

5 awesome local bookstores your kids should visit

One of my favorite things to do with the kids is visit local bookstores. A good bookstore will keep all five of us – the kids AND me – entertained for hours. Of course, many of them offer storytimes or special events, but a bookstore […]

April Fool’s Day science pranks

April Fool’s Day science pranks

April Fool’s Day is on Easter Sunday this year. This means, of course, that you can do things like wrap grapes in chocolate foil to trick your poor unsuspecting children (though I’d make sure you had the real stuff on-hand or that could get ugly […]