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Teaching Kids Fractions with Fun Snacks

Teaching Kids Fractions with Fun Snacks

Rice Krispies Treats® Fraction Snacks

Fractions can be a tricky concept for kids to learn. Using fun kids snacks as hands-on visuals in teaching kids fractions can be make the lesson tasty and fun!! Simplicity is best when it comes to teaching, especially when teaching kids with fun snacks!! Kids snacks are so accessible and easy to use as teaching tools. So simple. So fun. And they will learn fractions in a tasty way!!

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How to Set Up An Ice Cream Sundae Bar for Easy Summer Fun

How to Set Up An Ice Cream Sundae Bar for Easy Summer Fun

6 Tips for an Easy and Fun Ice Cream Sundae Party

In those hot summer days, ice cream is one of my family's favorite things to enjoy to help us cool down. Throwing an ice cream sundae party is fun, easy, and inexpensive to pull together. If you are anything like me, all of those things make throwing an ice cream party a total win.

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Slumber Party Cookies and Fun Activities

Slumber Party Cookies and Fun Activities

Ideas for Throwing a Slumber Party

With summer in full swing and our kids spending more time with their friends, this is a fabulous time to talk slumber parties! I remember my first slumber party fondly. My mom let me invite eight giggling girls to our house. We painted our nails, decorated pillowcases, told ghost stories, watched movies, ate yummy sweets and finally passed out from exhaustion as the sun came up. Ah, to be a kid again!

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Celebrate the 4th of July with a Neighborhood Block Party

Celebrate the 4th of July with a Neighborhood Block Party

Plan a 4th of July Neighborhood Block Party

When I was a child, each year I looked forward to the annual 4th of July block party. I remember how exciting it was to be out way past my bedtime, eat loads of fun food, and play flashlight tag through the neighborhood streets.

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How to Save Money on a Weekend Getaway

How to Save Money on a Weekend Getaway

Affordable and Fun Weekend Getaway Tips

Summer is the perfect time for a weekend getaway but if you are not careful, expenses can add up quickly. That’s why we’ve asked our frugal experts for their savvy tips on how to save money on a weekend getaway and still have a great time full of family memories.

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Family Summer Activity Ideas

Family Summer Activity Ideas

Local Family Activities

With the price of gas, eating out, and hotels on the rise, why not take advantage of what your local area has to offer and plan day trips and mini-excursions for the family this summer! Not only will you save money, but you won't feel like you need to take a vacation from your vacation.

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Summer Backyard BBQ Ideas

Summer Backyard BBQ Ideas

Tips and Recipes for a Fun Backyard Barbecue

In the summer months, there is nothing I love more than throwing together a backyard barbecue for our family and friends. With a smaller home, the great outdoors allows us to offer a comfortable place for our guests to spread out and enjoy themselves. Backyard barbecues can be practically effortless with a little bit of planning and preparation. I wanted to showcase some easy ideas for achieving a successful & fun backyard bash that will long be remembered.

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Kids Birthday Party Snacks - Paint Brush Treats™

Kids Birthday Party Snacks - Paint Brush Treats™

Summer Parties: It's all in the packaging!

Summer birthdays can be tons of fun with so many outdoor options: swimming, hiking, and parks. But as the mom planning the party, we immediately see a challenge in packaging goodies to travel.  And as a mom who has hosted many “away” birthday parties and served tons of snacks outdoors, I can tell you that it’s all in the packaging.

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July 4th Money Saving Tips

July 4th Money Saving Tips

Inexpensive July 4th Celebration Ideas

Fourth of July is a fun-filled day for my family. I have three small children under the age of 6, and they all love berries. Summer is the peak season for blueberries and strawberries, which means it is the perfect time to find them at seasonal low prices. So, we start our Fourth of July celebration with Eggo Waffles topped with flag colors: white whipped cream, fresh blueberries and ripe strawberries.

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Summer Party Money Saving Tips

Summer Party Money Saving Tips

Inexpensive Summer Entertaining Ideas

Summertime is upon us, bringing with it fun parties, barbeques, family reunions, road trips, vacations and more. All of which can add up to a lot of money – if you don't plan ahead of time. Here are a few tips to help keep your summer spending in check.

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Appetizers & More

Appetizers & More

Summer Party Appetizers - In 15 Minutes Or Less

When I was a kid, I spent my summers shoeless and with little else than a bathing suit and t-shirt, playing at the beach until sunset. I try to make my children's summers be as carefree and unscheduled as I remember mine. We schedule very little once school is out, and live in the moment, drifting between the pool and the playground. More often than not, friends come over, and we end the day with spontaneous cookouts and parties, easy socializing for the whole family.

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Labor Day Parties

Labor Day Parties

Labor Day Celebrations Simplified

How sad to see summer come to an end, but is there anything more fun or symbolic to the ending of summer than a fun get together outdoors? Labor Day is a fantastic holiday to spend with your loved ones and to segue into that next season with parades, fireworks, celebrations…and of course, a fantastic backyard barbecue.

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Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes

Easy Entertaining: Summer Recipe Ideas

The warmer weather has arrived and that means fun in the sun and lots of outdoor entertaining for our family. I love the ease of outdoor entertaining. When else can the crumbs be taken away by the wind, where it is perfectly acceptable to eat on plastic plates, and where nature and the great outdoors can be the setting for any great party?

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Summer Marshmallow S'mores

Summer Marshmallow S'mores

Summer Activities

During the summer evenings, we like to get our fire pit going and make some yummy s’mores. Nothing better than that ooey gooey toasted marshmallows layers with chocolate and cookies.

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Summer Money Saving Tips

Summer Money Saving Tips

Summer Parties on a Shoestring

The summer is my favorite season to entertain. I love having people over during the summertime because throwing a party in the summer is cheap and easy. Here are a few ways to take the heat off your wallet when throwing a summer party.

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Summer Kid Snack Idea: Flip Flops

Summer Kid Snack Idea: Flip Flops

Fun Snack Directions

Nothing says summer like flip flops, bright colors and fresh fruit!

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Road Trip

Road Trip

5 Family Road Trip Must-Haves

Road trips are the most popular family vacations and make for many childhood memories. Here are 5 key tips to make those memories good ones, rather than a notorious backseat brawl or a chorus of "Mom, he’s touching me AGAIN!"

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Summer Money Saving Tips

Summer Money Saving Tips

13 Fun & Frugal Ideas for a Summer Staycation

In March, I shared ideas for keeping your family busy during Spring Break. In response to my post we received hundreds of great frugal staycation tips from our readers. With summer vacation almost here, I chose my favorite ideas sent in by Snackpicks readers to help keep the kids having fun this summer for little to no money.

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Hot Ideas for Your Summer Snacks!

Hot Ideas for Your Summer Snacks!

Easy Summer Snack Ideas

The weather is hot, school is over, kids are running through sprinklers and women are stressed about swimming suits — it must be summertime! Time to fire up the grill and party!

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