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The 3 Best Board Game Programs & My Top Game Recommendations

The 3 Best Board Game Programs & My Top Game Recommendations

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. There are three kinds of board game programs you can run: Kids’ Night Out, […]

10 Ways to Get Free Craft Supplies

10 Ways to Get Free Craft Supplies

Let’s face it, if money grew on trees, I would live in a craft store.  But since it doesn’t, I have to make do with what I can find for low cost, free, or in the recycling bin.  I’ve developed some tricks over the years […]

5 Things I Learned from the Day I Played Gaga Ball for 5 Hours Straight

5 Things I Learned from the Day I Played Gaga Ball for 5 Hours Straight

If you are a kid pro (my abbreviation for children’s programming professional), you have likely heard about the game Gaga Ball.  I was doing a giant event with the Girl Scouts one Saturday and had been assigned to the Gaga pit.  Whenever someone came over […]

7 Giant Board Games using People as Pieces

7 Giant Board Games using People as Pieces

Giant Board Games Using people as game pieces! I was that kid who hated to play HORSE, dodge ball, or anything else that required athleticism.  Not because I hate being active, but because there was never any way I could win–I just am not great […]

What to do if your Program “Bombs”

What to do if your Program “Bombs”

If you’ve spent any time working with kids before, you know that sometimes they are a really tough audience.  Sometimes they don’t care about what you have to say.  Sometimes you misjudged maturity levels and they feel stupid doing what you’ve asked them to do.  […]

An Introduction to Yoga Storytimes

An Introduction to Yoga Storytimes

With the return of Fall comes growing, squirrelly bodies that got used to summer energy and now they are itching for some extra activity!  Yoga storytimes can be useful to librarians, teachers, camps, after school groups, and just about any club out there.  Deep breathing […]

The Ministry of Silly Walks

The Ministry of Silly Walks

Are you familiar with the Ministry of Silly Walks? If you aren’t, I recommend watching this video for a minute.  Don’t worry, I’ll wait.  It’s worth it!   Yes, that was a good waste of time, wasn’t it? Are you one big, walking Monty Python sketch? […]

Harnessing that Youthful Energy: How to Benefit from Youth Volunteers

Harnessing that Youthful Energy: How to Benefit from Youth Volunteers

There were very few things in my small hometown for any child of any age to do other than play sports (which I was not interested in because there was no swim team) or participate in cheerleading or dance (which we didn’t have the money for). […]