Warning: Harry Potter Fanfiction Gets Kids Writing (A Lot)

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It's time to introduce your kids who are fans of Harry Potter to writing fanfiction. Why? Because it gets them writing and stretching their imaginations. Both very good things. Oh, and did I mention it's tons of fun? Especially if you write with your friends. What is fanfiction, or fanfic? Fanfiction is fiction written by fans of the original works that takes … [Read more...]

How to Plan the BEST Family Game Night Ever

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We're HUGE family game night people. How about you? Toys “R”Us, Hasbro and Duracell are teaming up with me here at Imagination Soup to celebrate family game night. Not only is it lots of fun and a fabulous way to teach kids skills and cooperation, it's a great way to connect with each other away from technology and busy schedules. Now that it's summer vacation, make … [Read more...]

Summer Backyard Boredom Busters GIVEAWAY

Summer Backyard Boredom Busters Giveaway!

ARE YOU SITTING DOWN?? Because I have some exciting news... I'M CELEBRATING SUMMER WITH A CRAZY, FUN GIVEAWAY! With summer almost here, you might be wondering what to do with those cute kidlets of yours for three whole months. Well... What if your whole backyard was packed full of fun things for the kids to do ALLLLLL summer long?! Yep, that's right! We wanted to say … [Read more...]

The LEGO Pigeon Builds a Story Contest

Pigeon LEGO Story Contest

If you are a 2nd - 5th grade student or classroom, love the Pigeon books by Mo Willems, and like to build with LEGOs, then you are going to love this totally cool contest. You could WIN a 2-foot LEGO brick Pigeon from LEGO® Education by retelling any Pigeon story with bricks! The LEGO  Pigeon Builds a Story Contest The LEGO Pigeon Builds a Story is a creative … [Read more...]

$600 Cash Happy Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes

Valentine's Day Contest

Spread the love this Valentine's Day with the chance to win $300 cash for yourself and for a friend, too. One lucky winner will receive $600 in Visa gift cards - $300 to spend on herself and $300 to share the love with others! Use it for random acts of kindness, donations to your favorite charities, for friends or family that need some extra love, or any other way that you … [Read more...]

Hooray for Family Friendly SpiritClips Movies

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Have you ever watched movie shorts? Since my daughter's at home with Mono, after she's done her homework and read her stack of books, I often let her watch movies. We've been expanding our movie horizons with film shorts. She loves them! To a Soldier is one such example. It's a sentimental and sweet Christmas film short on SpiritClips that is appropriate for the whole family … [Read more...]