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Activities

The 24 Best Free Online Classes For Kids

ByLizzy Francis

These free online classes help kids of all ages learn and stay engaged when they're stuck at home.

Entertainment

The 51 Best Kids’ Songs Almost Any Parent Can Sing

ByFatherly

These songs don't require you to be a trained professional.

LGBTQ+

10 Ways To Celebrate Pride Month With Your Kids

ByMax Lubbers

Pride parades are great, but there’s so much more to do.

Drawing and Painting

9 Great Online Art Classes for Kids

ByLizzy Francis

These nine online art classes offer first-class instruction and a whole lot of fun.

Pew Pew

How to Make Your Own Squirt Gun, According to a Boy’s Guidebook From 1882

ByDave Baldwin

You'll need a pole, a few tools, and a whole lot of gumption.

DIY

How to Make Homemade Playdough In Less Than 15 Minutes

ByBrendan Charles

All it takes are a few household ingredients.

DIY

How to Draw a Cat in 5 Simple Steps

ByLilian Ogbuefi

No Halloween picture is complete without a black cat. Just ask your little ghouls!

Entertainment

How to Draw a Bat In 5 Simple Steps

ByLilian Ogbuefi

Here's how to make sure your bat doesn't end-up looking like a weird bird.

Entertainment

How to Draw a Moon in 5 Simple Steps

ByLilian Ogbuefi

We had a 9 year old try this out. Verdict: Approved!

Summertime

15 Family-Favorite Summer Traditions To Start This Season

ByFatherly

These are the activities no summer is complete without, according to the dads who love them.

Entertainment

How To Make And Fly The Perfect DIY Kite

ByJoshua A. Krisch

The basics aren’t too difficult to master, even if you flunked physics. Here’s the science you need to dominate kite flying this season

Entertainment

13 Easy Construction-Paper Crafts That Any Kid Will Love

ByAnna Tingley

Show your kids how to take a rainbow's worth of paper and transform it into everything from flowers and ladybugs, to lanterns and butterflies.

Life

The Hidden Messages in My Kid’s Pandemic Drawings

BySean Smith

I’m grateful we've allowed our boys to tattoo their minds onto the walls of our house. It’s another way we get to hear them. 

Entertainment

How to Make Slime

ByLizzy Francis

Exploring a counter-culture that your kids are probably already obsessed with.

Entertainment

How the  Icelandic Tradition of Jolabokaflod Can Transform Your Christmas Eve

ByTess Gionet

Books and snuggles? Yes, please.

Entertainment

7 Funny Face Paint Ideas for Little Kids

ByAlicia Kort

Face paint is a Halloween staple, sure, but don't hide it away the rest of the year.