Tag: kids activities

6 quirky adventures near Denver to have with kids this summer

6 quirky adventures near Denver to have with kids this summer

There are tons of fun things to do with kids around Denver during the summer. From parks and playgrounds to hiking trails to museums and the zoo – there’s plenty to keep us busy all summer long. This isn’t to say you should get out every […]

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 […]

5 places to see gorgeous spring flowers in Denver

5 places to see gorgeous spring flowers in Denver

Can you tell I’m itching to get outside and plant some stuff? I’m trying to keep myself happy by starting seedlings indoors and getting ready for our own garden. But I do have a few tulips and hyacinths starting to blossom, and I can’t wait […]

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 […]

Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs Turns 1

Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs Turns 1

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since the Great Wolf Lodge opened in Colorado Springs! The kids and I were invited down to celebrate the anniversary last week, and we had a blast. We were given Wolf Passes and turned loose in the lodge […]

Early Man opens in theaters this Friday

Early Man opens in theaters this Friday

Last Saturday, my 7-year old and my 10-year old and I had a chance to see Aardman’s newest movie, “Early Man.” I’ve loved the Aardman characters ever since I first saw Wallace and Gromit, long before my kids were born. My husband and I saw […]

This is one of the BEST podcasts for kids

This is one of the BEST podcasts for kids

We first listened to a Brains On! podcast on a road trip a few years ago. We drive to California at least once a year, so we’ve got a good 20 hours in the car to keep ourselves entertained. Everyone has tablets and books and […]