Forget those problem sets! Get your kids psyched about STEM with interactive toys they can make at home. They'll be amazed to see science, technology, engineering, and math in action in a setting that feels nothing like school. Get templates and instructions at familyfunmag.com/printables.
This easy terrarium shows kids the water cycle in action.
Specialty museums are passionate places curated by passionate people. Never content to just show you a bunch of cool stuff, they go deep, with mind-boggling expertise and contagious enthusiasm. Even if you're just a mildly curious family zipping through town, each of these spots is worth the trip.
Break out these fun and creative ideas when you're cooped up indoors.
They're so brilliant only a mom could have invented them. These homemade activities are ideal for restaurant waits and doctor visits. Re-create one of these bloggers' ideas or dream up your own, then hand it to your child and enjoy a moment of peace.
Bored no more! The 10 best games of the year--all family-tested and approved!
Light up your child's room and help banish nighttime jitters with these simply illuminating ideas.
These indoor activities are so much fun, your child will never know you had a hidden agenda. How's that for a game changer?
Eight whimsical crafts that let you bring a little magic to your neighborhood.
Use all your empty cans to construct a fantastic robot friend.
Parents' Lifestyle Director Amanda Kingloff demonstrates how to make a bird-feeder craft.
Make a constellation of paper stars with which to decorate your house, as featured in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.
Get active with these exercises designed to put the kick back in your family's workout.
Make like mommy and say "ohm."
A child's education stretches far beyond a classroom; it extends into the environments where she lives and plays. These activities, designed for children ages 4 and up, are fun ways to develop your child's artistic learning and encourage her to think in a more challenging and creative manner.
This recipe is for play dough that's safe for all, even kids with celiac and gluten allergies.
Everyone can be a champion with these six silly family contests.
With spring still weeks away, here's an easy way to get growing. Kids will love turning ordinary kitchen scraps into a windowsill gardening project. And who knows? It might even inspire them to eat more veggies.
Learning the alphabet is a blast with these crafts, activities, and toys.
Your kid will love exploring your fave old pastimes (so will you!).
Your kids will love these splish-splashing bathtub games.
Colorful t-shirts can find new life as adorable fabric bowls.
Watch how to make plaster relief plaques, as featured in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.