This simple idea is a great way to reuse all those plastic eggs the Easter Bunny may leave behind. All you need is a permanent marker to turn them into learning games. There are so many different ways to make this activity fun for your child. Match uppercase and lowercase letters, rhyming words, numbers and time—whatever you want to practice, this colorful educational game is as easy as 1, 2, 3. And if you put a few jelly beans in the eggs as added incentive, we won't tell.
You don't have to be a master chef to make these adorable chocolate pretzel bites, but you'll seem like one. Making tasty chick and bunny pretzels is so easy that even kids can help decorate the simple treats. They're a great addition to Easter baskets, or just a fun way to welcome spring. They may become your newest holiday tradition.
If you're groaning over yet another snowstorm, here's one way to sweeten the pain. It's maple sugar season, so it's the perfect time to try this magically simple combination of snow, cream and a touch of maple syrup. Put out a bowl to catch the snow and have a sweet treat for dessert tonight. Snow ice cream is a simple, scrumptious way to enjoy the last bits of winter.
Your little leprechauns can munch their way straight through the rainbow and into a pot of gold with this edible treat. You just need five simple materials to begin creating your rainbow-themed snack. Taste the rainbow with these colorful creations! They can be a perfect activity for a St. Patrick's Day party or anytime you need a little spring in your step.
We all know microwaveable popcorn is terrible for us...but it's so convenient. Did you know you can make your own homemade popcorn in the microwave, without the store bought package and all the bad-for-you ingredients? It's super easy, just as fast and will save you some dough, too. You only need two simple things to make this deliciously convenient snack! Turn an every day brown paper bag into a healthy snack by following these easy steps.
One of my family's favorite special occasion treats is afternoon tea. The combination of delicious sweets, fancy sandwiches, pretty china, and the tradition of an afternoon tea service is something we can all agree on. Despite the gentile settings, children are generally welcome at places that serve afternoon tea. But, when you're talking fancy schmancy eating experiences with kids, it's always good to know where children will be most welcome and which experiences will be the most fun for them. After all, a special occasion should be fun for everyone. We got out and tried a few of the best afternoon tea spots in Boston so we could share the inside scoop with you.
With its storied past with tea, there’s no better place, outside Britain itself, to celebrate with a traditional English afternoon tea than Boston. So, pinkies up! Here are five great places for afternoon tea in Boston.
We’re always up for an adventure and crave time outdoors (yes, even in the winter), so when the State of New Hampshire invited us to experience Mount Washington’s outdoor winter offerings, we bundled up and trekked two hours north of Boston to Lincoln, New Hampshire: Home of Loon Mountain and loads of snowy fun.
Here are suggestions for your White Mountains outdoor adventure itinerary, including recommendations for where to eat and stay:
Whether you’re looking for traditional music and dance, a parade, a big Chinese New Year festival complete with a Lion Dance, or simply a fun craft to celebrate the the Lunar New Year, Boston has it all. Check out these great picks for families to celebrate the Year of the Goat.
You’ll also find links for cooking traditional recipes for kids, children's books about the New Year, and visiting Boston’s Chinatown.
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