Ways to Keep Your Kids Summer Safe, Fun and Productive

Hidden Splendor was recently contacted by http://mydadventures.com mydadventures offered an article that shared ideas and resources tohelp continue learning (in fun and creative ways) through the summer months for the school-age/older child. June, July and August provide opportunities for our children to continue learning in a non-school setting. This is ideal for the student who […]

Parent Resource Introduction

“It takes a village” is a common saying and it is so true. So, when Hidden Splendor finds a resource that helps and assists parents and families, they are only too happy to share. The family unit is the cornerstone of society!  It’s health is vital to the social wellness of our country’s future.  Anything we […]

Good Old Fashion Fun!

Source: Miraculous, Magical Moments in Minutes: Over 500 Quick, Easy Activities for Adults and Children to Share, by Becky Baxa. More information can be found on pages 83-88 Drop the clothespin in a bottle. If you don’t have any clothespins, play a modified version of this long time favorite. Use an un-sharpened pencil and an […]

Jack-o-Lantern Fun!

I just recently returned from a trip “up north”.  The colors were amazing and the air was crisp and cool!  It seemed that about every mile, we passed a produce stand.  It was glorious.  One stand had an old fashioned scale with weights and balances, like the kind you could find in doctor’s offices.  It […]

1-2-3 JUMP! The Fun of Raking Leaves.

Have you heard the expression, “Many Hands Make Light Work”? This is such a true statement and the reason our family owned four pitchforks. For you see, even though the kids grumbled going to the barn to clean stalls, we always ended up having lots of fun together and everyone was smiling when we left […]

Fun and Learning with Household Chores

Last week at this time it was -7 degrees below zero outside and eleven inches of snow laid a white blanket covering my yard and decorating the shrubs and trees.  Today, the thermometer tempted the 60 degree mark, and only small patches of snow lay in shady concealed patches as evidence of the recent past […]

Creative Family Fun Resource

Are you at a loss as to what to do when your child claims boredom? The Pinterest site listed below was originally created to support parents, children and families.   It is inspired by the basic concepts presented in the book:  Miraculous, Magical Moments in Minutes: Over 500 Quick, Easy Activities for Adults and Children […]

April Fool’s Day Family Fun

“The first of April, some do say, Is set apart for All Fool’s Day. But why the people call it so, Nor I, nor they themselves do know. But on this day are people sent On purpose for pure merriment.” `Poor Robin’s Almanac 1790    Joke for the day   Q:  Why are people […]

Eggcitement with Plastic Eggs

Spring is a time of fresh new beginnings.   Baby animals and birds are being born. Plants poke their heads up through the ground after a long Winter’s nap.  They shed their warm coats, opening up their buds to unfurl leaves and blossom into delights for our senses.    For the Christian faith, Easter eggs symbolize the […]