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Friday, January 24, 2020
‘Snowman’ Is the New ‘Hangman’

‘Snowman’ Is the New ‘Hangman’

Photo: Shutterstock Back in the day, when we found ourselves in a situation in which we had to pass some time—which was often, because no cell phones—we practiced our spelling skills by hanging stick figures. On one hand, we all played Hangman, we probably didn’t think too much about it, we were exposed to other…
Play These ‘Pencil-and-Paper’ Games With Your Kid

Play These ‘Pencil-and-Paper’ Games With Your Kid

There are many times during the course of parenting that you find yourself somewhere with a kid, waiting for something to happen. You might be waiting for the doctor to call you back for an appointment, waiting for your food to arrive in the restaurant or waiting for the plane to land. You need something…
Keep Your Kid From Bugging You While You Prepare With This Video Game

Keep Your Kid From Bugging You While You Prepare With This...

Photo: Getty Images When my first foster son lived with us for a year, he was my constant shadow. That sweet boy followed close behind me wherever I went, especially when it was time to prep dinner. He was never interested in watching a show while I cooked; he’d rather be with me—as close as…
Let Your Kid Paint With These Homemade Paint Popsicles

Let Your Kid Paint With These Homemade Paint Popsicles

Photo: Meghan Moravcik Walbert When my son was a preschooler, I was forever looking for new artsy activities to do with him. I especially loved activities where the set-up was part of the activity itself—you get more mileage out of those. We’d make homemade play dough together or mix together corn starch, water and food…
Trace Your Kid’s Hand to Make 3-D Art

Trace Your Kid’s Hand to Make 3-D Art

It’s around this time of year that little kids learn how to trace their own hand and turn that tracing into a picture of a turkey. But now that Thanksgiving is over, if they’re still tracing those fingers, there’s another (arguably cooler) way to turn them into art: Draw a hand that looks three-dimensional. The…

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