Best Crafts for Kids

Crafts for Kids Kids crafts are actually a three-dimensional form of art.  It is a very hands-on experience for a child and a great form of personal expression.  As a parent, one of the best activities you can provide and encourage is arts and crafts for kids. By fostering creativity in your child you are helping […] Read more…

DIY Jellybean Tree Craft

Whether you are a jellybean lover or not, this sweet little Jellybean tree will brighten up any spot in your home. It is, of course, a perfect project to make for an Easter table centerpiece.  You can use a pre-made little tree or find branches in your own backyard. If you will be using branches […] Read more…

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-togethers or for a party game. For additional fun, […] Read more…

Eggshell Garden for Earth Day

Eggshells are perfect little containers for seedlings. Let your little nature lovers start their own garden from seed and watch them grow. This garden activity is great for kids young and old. Such a great Earth Day project … and kids really love to watch their plants grow.  So, save those little eggshells and Grow […] Read more…

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 scarf from the Dollar Store.  So, if the […] Read more…

DIY Viking Ship from Recycled Items

Make a fun Viking Ship to make from recycled items.  This incredible Viking ship is made entirely from recycled household items and it is a project worthy of idsplay in any child’s room or classroom.  Can you believe it was made from a milk carton? Items needed: Here is a super fun project for kids […] Read more…

Games for Kids

Games for Kids Ever since I was a young girl, my family always played a lot of fun board games.  We had one night a week that was our family game night.  Once I started my own family, I always tried to include games for my kids while they were growing up.  Their first games, […] Read more…

Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Grab your scissors and some colored paper and look at the Christmas tree you can make.  Make this Christmas tree for a wall decoration, a card or even a fun and colorful placemat.  We are going to laminate our trees and use them as decorative holiday placemats.  The simplicity and colorfulness of this tree is […] Read more…

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 needed: Package of Balloons […] Read more…

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 out this week.  We’re sure your kids will […] Read more…

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 middle of summer, this is the perfect pool noodle project that combines both fun […] Read more…

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.  We make things from recyclables when we can and we […] Read more…

The Importance of Teaching Kids Creativity

Creativity has always played an important part in my own life. I can remember drawing and writing little stories from about the age of nine. Now my own grandchildren are doing the same. This is such a great part of a well-rounded development and it actually helps develop a part of the brain when kids […] Read more…

The Art of Reading and Writing

There is something about holding a pencil in your hand and the smell of a freshly sharpened lead point as you touch pencil to paper and the scribbling hits your ear. One letter in front of the other to form a word and then a paragraph.  Its sort of like holding a genuine book as […] Read more…

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 did as well. Read more…

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