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Family Activities {Erie, PA}

Family Activities {Erie, PA}

Looking for some family fun this weekend in Erie? Here's some great ideas to get you started: Friday, June 8th Summer Grand Opening at the ExpERIEnce Children's Museum.  Event starts @ 10AM with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony.  Special appearance by Ronald McDonald!  From 11AM-3Pm, professional face painters will be available to decorate your child!  (Cost: Admission) South Harborcreek Methodist Rummage Sale; starts at 9AM Saturday, June 9th Kids Yoga Class at the Children's … [Read more...]

How’s Your Summer Going?

How’s Your Summer Going?

This year, we decided to take a break from Vacation Bible School, and here's our letter to the church explaining why: We’re Taking a Break from Vacation Bible School We love seeing all those kid faces flood into the church on VBS week.  The singing, the crafts, the games, and the costumes – what could be better, right?  We asked ourselves that same question --- could we make a program that’s even better than VBS?  Something that might keep kids with us longer or something that might draw … [Read more...]

Staycation Ideas for Erie, PA

Staycation Ideas for Erie, PA

As Summer approaches, families are looking for ways to have some fun and connect with each other.  With gas prices soaring, many families are opting for a "staycation" this year. The Happy Housewife has done a great job organizing over 100 bloggers who will each write about staycation ideas for their own hometowns.  Today, I'll highlight some great ideas for Erie, PA.  Check back in tomorrow for link-ups to the rest of the bloggers and their hometowns. Almost all 50 states are represented, so … [Read more...]

Minute to Win It: Million Dollar Bromance

Minute to Win It: Million Dollar Bromance

Welcome to another edition of Monday Minute to Win It, where you can find great games for your Children or Youth ministry or for a Family fun event.  Thanks for stopping by! This Blows Player blows up a balloon and then uses the escaping air (letting the balloon deflate) to blow 15 plastic cups off the table.  Simple enough, but you might want to reduce the number of cups or your kids will get a headache fast!  Or you could place the cups closer to the edge of the table like in this … [Read more...]

Family Activity Friday: Toddlers

Family Activity Friday: Toddlers

If the weather in your neck of the woods is anything like it is here in Pennsylvania, you’re probably looking for some great rainy day activities.   Here’s a line of up daily activities for your next week: Window Art I picked up some dry erase crayons at Discount School Supply for $3.99, but you might be able to find them at Walmart or a craft store as well.  I let the kids draw on the windows (we've got some full length windows on three of our doors).  Afterwards, just spray with Windex and … [Read more...]

Best Board Games

Best Board Games

We all know about the classic board games: Monopoly, Scrabble, Candy Land, Trouble, and Uno.  Some never get old, and some.... do.  Since you've got a whole week to explore some new family fun activities, why not grab some unconventional board games and give them a try? What If We Don't Like the Game? Games can be pretty pricey these days, and you want to know that your family is going to actually enjoy the game before making the investment.  Makes sense to me.  The trouble is, you don't … [Read more...]