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5 Ocean Themed Crafts for Kids

5 Ocean Themed Crafts for Kids

Guess what the top family summer vacation destination is? The beach, of course! Countless families head to the beach each summer for their family vacation to enjoy the ocean, play in the sun, waves and sand. Given its popularity, I thought it would be fun to share some crafts for kids that are beach and ocean themed. They’re a great opportunity to get some crafting time in, as well as chat about your upcoming vacation or share favorite moments post-vacation! Here are five ocean themed crafts that will provide entertainment, a bit of education, and transport you to the beach! 1.... Read Post

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 in Blog, Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Jellyfish Craft

Printable: Jellyfish Craft

Here’s one friendly jellyfish you can actually touch! Recycle a paper plate and make a jolly jellyfish craft at home using our free printable. To create your craft, click the image above to download the 3 page printable and follow the directions below to assemble! If you’re looking for another ocean themed craft, check out the Alex Paper Tube Ocean kit! Parents: we love to see our products and printables in play! Upload a photo of their finished creations on our Facebook... Read Post

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Blog, Printables | 0 comments

Printable: 3 Fish Crafts

Printable: 3 Fish Crafts

It’s O-FISH-ally been summer for over a month now! Get in the spirit of this fish filled season with three fun fish themed crafts! To create your craft, click the image above to download the 2 page printable and follow the directions below to assemble! Next up, we have two printable sheets you can download and work on at home! Just click the images below and you’ll be able to download the full page sheet. Grab 6 crayons in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple and get coloring! Use those same colorful crayon to decorate this “Pond Friends” coloring sheet. Can... Read Post

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 in Parenting | 0 comments

Tips for Getting Your Kids to Take a Bath

Tips for Getting Your Kids to Take a Bath

Most of the time, my kids think bath time is good, clean fun! But, every once in a while, one of them decides that they just don’t want to take a bath any more. Here are some things we’ve done to help change their minds – and a few tips I learned from friends who faced the same challenge with their own kids! 1. Find the perfect water temperature. Too hot and they won’t want to get in; too cold and they won’t stay in. 2. Do they not like getting their face wet? Keep a clean towel nearby so they can quickly dry their face. 3. Include some fun bath toys. Some of our favorite bath toys are ... Read Post

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 in Outdoor Play | 0 comments

Eight Parachute Games for Kids

Eight Parachute Games for Kids

Nothing beats a parachute party! It’s our favorite part of going to Gymboree or My Gym. So why not bring home the fun? ALEX’s Super Parachute Party is great outdoor play at a backyard BBQ with friends or birthday party, and is serious fun for the kids. It comes with small plastic balls that you can toss in the air and use to play different games. Here are eight parachute games the kids will have a blast playing: 1. Ball Poppers: Place the small plastic balls on top of the parachute. Have the kids hold the edges of the parachute and shake it up and down to make the balls bounce up... Read Post

Posted on May 2, 2013 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Octopus Tube Craft

Printable: Octopus Tube Craft

Designed specifically for preschoolers, our kids activities are fun to make and play with afterwards. Check out our Octopus fun facts and games to add to your play time together after your Octopus is complete! In addition to our downloaded printable, you’ll never need more than a few readily available household items to complete any of our crafts! Instructions are always included with pictures to guide you along. They’re easy to make and the end result is one that your kids will take pride in! What You Need: Scissors Glue Toilet Paper Tube 1 Page Printable – Download HERE... Read Post