Octopus Tag Outdoor Family Game

Octopus Tag Outdoor Family Game

Octopus Tag Rules If you’ve never played Octopus Tag, now is the time to try this fun outdoor game. It can be played by all ages and even the adults can have fun. A great family game for all ages.  It’s a great game for family get-togeth [...]

10 Best Homemade Craft Recipes

10 Best Homemade Craft Recipes

Sometimes we all need a bit of fun. Kids especially are looking for fun things and to keep them busy sometimes we have to conjure up the fun ourselves. To help in this endeavor, we have gathered a bunch of Craft Recipes that you can make at a moment& [...]

DIY Backyard Teepee for Kids

DIY Backyard Teepee for Kids

Truthfully, I have been wanting to make a teepee for some time. So, last week while three grandsons were visiting, we made a TeePee for the backyard.  I’m not sure who was more excited about the project, me or the kids.  We gathered all the m [...]

DIY $1 Pool Noodle Sprinkler

DIY $1 Pool Noodle Sprinkler

In case you haven’t noticed … we love all the things you can make using inexpensive pool noodles.  We purchase our foam noodles from the Dollar Store so they are the perfect go-to material when making something fun for the kids to do.  [...]

DIY Outdoor Ball Toss Game

DIY Outdoor Ball Toss Game

Games are always at the top of our list for outdoor fun during the summer months.  Kids need to get the exercise and if they have some fun activities they are bound to spend more time getting some sunshine and fresh air. We love creating games using [...]

Pool Noodle Sailboat

Pool Noodle Sailboat

Sail, sail away.  This little sailboat is sure to please any little girl or boy for hours of fun and play.  It’s an easy summer craft project that the kids can even help make. We made our sail from a starry red fabric that was actually a scar [...]

Fantastic Sandwiches Inspired by the Ocean

Fantastic Sandwiches Inspired by the Ocean

Mealtimes present such a great opportunity for family sharing and bonding. We love to conjure up fun ways to make our meals a little bit special, whether it is just adding a fun new food to try or a silly way of presenting the food.  We all need mor [...]

Ice Cream Sundae Boats

Ice Cream Sundae Boats

Want to get the kids in the kitchen?  Why not let them help make these fun Ice Cream Sundae Boats?  This idea was inspired by cinnamon and sugar crisps and fried ice cream my kids love at our local Mexican restaurant. This quick idea only takes 5-1 [...]

Easy Flower Pound Cake Pops

Easy Flower Pound Cake Pops

We love adding special touches to every day tasks we do for our family.  These flower pound cake treats on a stick are fun, bite size and super fast to make and look really special. 

Macaroni & Cheese Muffins Recipe

Macaroni & Cheese Muffins Recipe

Kids love easy foods, foods that they can pick up and fit in their hands.  And of course most kids love cheesy mac n cheese.  Well why not serve them macaroni & cheese in a muffin cup?  These delicious little ooey gooey, cheesy cups of pasta a [...]

Make an Ice Cream Cake for Under $5

Make an Ice Cream Cake for Under $5

    I love ice cream cakes.   Actually, my whole family likes ice cream cakes.  But lets be honest, buying an ice cream cake can run $25-40 for a regular-sized cake.  They are not cheap.  I decided I will make them from now on and I ha [...]

Make Spaghetti Boats for a Fun Family Dinner

Make Spaghetti Boats for a Fun Family Dinner

Is spaghetti one of your basic go-to dinners?  Just like pizza, this is one of the kids most requested meals.  Well, we get a little tired of the same old, same old, so Kristin and I came up with a fun new way to serve spaghetti … and it̵ [...]

Puppy Party Sandwich

Puppy Party Sandwich

Whenever one of the kid’s birthdays comes around, we are always mulling around party theme ideas.  But, truthfully, you don’t need a unified theme if you pull a few cute ideas together.  I know, I know … lots of kids want a partic [...]

Make Tonight Special – Anytime Indoor Smores

Make Tonight Special – Anytime Indoor Smores

Smores are a favorite in my house.  My kids would eat smores morning, noon and night if I let them.  And really, can you think up a better combination than chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers?  I can’t. Here’s a great idea for m [...]

DIY Gigantic Bubbles Recipe

DIY Gigantic Bubbles Recipe

Biggest Bubbles Recipe We love easy, inexpensive activities that the kids can do with few ingredients required.  Even big kids will enjoy this activity and it’s perfect for a party game.  Blowers can be made from straws and string and a big b [...]

Super Ball Relay Race Game

Super Ball Relay Race Game

Our kids are always looking for something to do during the hot summer months.  Sometimes it helps to have a few ideas on the drawing board to help them get motivated to get outside and get moving.  Kids definitely need to get their exercise for bot [...]

Water Balloon Pinata

Water Balloon Pinata

This Water Balloon pinata is a fun way to cool off on a hot summer day. The kids love this and it gets them up and moving. Just be sure to only use a plastic bat for swinging at the pinata. Part of our Summer Fun guide of family activities. Items nee [...]

Water Balloon Jousting Game

Water Balloon Jousting Game

During the warm summer months, the most popular outdoor activities all seem to revolve around water.  Bring water into the mix and the kids are all ready to join in the fun. We designed a fun new water balloon game that the kids had a ball testing o [...]

Ultimate Pool Noodle Sprinkler

Ultimate Pool Noodle Sprinkler

As you’ve probably noticed .. here at ZiggityZoom we love making family fun projects from pool noodles from the Dollar Store! If you buy your pool noodles from the Dollar store, this is an inexpensive $5 sprinkler.  Since it’s now the mi [...]

Red Velvet Cake Pops- A favorite treat at any age

Red Velvet Cake Pops- A favorite treat at any age

My family loves dessert and that’s always one of the questions when they appear for dinner.  “What’s for dessert?” Truth be told, I could eat dessert breakfast, lunch and dinner … but I do try to eat and serve healthy m [...]

Old Fashioned Backyard Fun

Old Fashioned Backyard Fun

Whenever my grandkids come to visit, they are barely out of the car when they start asking “what are we going to make?  what are we going to do?”  They all know that the plan will always revolve around what I call old fashioned fun.  W [...]

Blowing Giant Bubbles for a Fun Family Activity

Blowing Giant Bubbles for a Fun Family Activity

Today was a perfect bubble blowing day.  We had been looking forward to our family outing with lots of cousins.  There isn’t anything better than some fun with our homemade bubble solution.  Not only did the kids have a ball, but the parents [...]

Make a Pool Noodle Racquet Ball Game

Make a Pool Noodle Racquet Ball Game

I have to admit that we keep a stock of pool noodles for spur of the moment inspirations.  These safe and easy foam racquets came from one of those “ah ha” moments. For this project we used pool noodles from the Dollar store, duct tape a [...]

Idea #12- Water Balloon Battle – Kids vs. Parents

Idea #12- Water Balloon Battle – Kids vs. Parents

Play is part of family life and we believe that it should be a part of every day. We need to remember sometimes we need to set aside making dinner or cleaning up and get out there and play with our kids.  We think you should always pick play over du [...]

Fun and Games With Pool Noodles

Fun and Games With Pool Noodles

Now that the weather is cooperating for outside play, it’s time we start thinking about some family fun and games.  The best fun, of course, is spur of the moment fun and since we have a very large extended family, we are always up for fun!  [...]

Make a Water Swing for Summer Fun

Make a Water Swing for Summer Fun

Summertime is time for water fun.  Our kids love any activity that involves water, whether it is just playing with a bucket of water or spraying the hose.  But here at ZiggityZoom, we love creating fun ideas for you and your family… especiall [...]

10 Best Outdoor Boredom Busters

10 Best Outdoor Boredom Busters

Guessing we have all heard “I’m bored” one too many times.  Kids don’t need a bunch of things to do that cost any money … you can find things for them to do any day of the week with things you usually have around.  Whe [...]

Our Favorite Water Balloon Activities

Our Favorite Water Balloon Activities

Water balloons are perfect for creating some summer fun.  Kristin and I love coming up with fun ideas for family parties and just general fun for the kids.  This Summer keep kids busy without breaking the bank.  Summertime is a time to be outdoors [...]

3 Favorite Water Balloon Activities

3 Favorite Water Balloon Activities

This Summer keep kids busy without breaking the bank.  Summertime is a time to be outdoors and we love coming up with creative play for families and kids.  Some of our favorite summer family activities involve water!  No surprise there. It’s [...]

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