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Let your kids discover the peachy perfection of a yummy fruit cobbler—with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
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Kids in the Kitchen Peach Cobbler

Olympic Activities for Kids
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Olympic Activities

This craft is perfect for the kids who never get out of the pool in the summer! Our pool noodle alligator is kind of the perfect art activity as it uses waterproof materials, simple instructions, and you get a zany pool creature at the end.
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Alligator Pool Float

Throw a 2016 Summer Olympics Party!
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Summer Olympics Party

Your 2016 Guide to Kids’ Backyard Olympic Games
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Backyard Olympic Games

Games to Play Outdoors
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Games to Play Outdoors

DIY Puzzle Box
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DIY Puzzle Box

6 High-Spirited Outdoor Games
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6 High-Spirited Outdoor Games

Download Highlights' free printable BrainPlay questions, then jump right in and use the questions as a starting point for a family game night game that’s sort of like Family Feud—minus commercials. Here’s how to play:
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BrainPlay July 2016

Ideal for summer breezes, this wind sock is easy and fun to make.
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Colorful Windsocks

Did you know that butterflies “puddle” in damp spots? They’re searching for minerals they need to be healthy, such as salt. After your kids make the puddle in the backyard, gather the whole family to sit and watch what happens.
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Butterfly Haven

Tag—With a Twist!
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Tag—With a Twist!

4th of July crafts
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4th of July Crafts

Harness the power of the sun to make art! This unique leaf print needs a little bit of advance planning—and some patience—but from there, it’s pretty simple.
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Sun Prints

Liven up lunchtime with this easy to make butterfly snack bag. And with a little paint and different snacks, you can make an assortment of colorful butterflies. Coordinate the snack bags to school colors or the colors of your kid’s favorite team.
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Butterfly Snack Bag

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