Family Activities

Gather 'round the dinner table, the TV or the barbeque -- it's time for family fun night!

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10 Tips for Handling Tantrums on Vacation

Having your child flip out on the beach, at the museum, or, horrors, on the airplane, can be absolutely mortifying. But no matter how bad it seems, the fit won't go on forever. How can you calm your child down as quickly as possible?

Rained Out? Bring the Campout Indoors

So, you've planned for a big family camping trip, and the weekend is finally here. But what if the big day comes and the weather won't cooperate? Just because it's raining outside doesn't mean you have to skip camping -- you can always set up your tent indoors.

How to Set Up a Backyard Campout

Whether an alternative to proper camping or just another way to have a sleepover, backyard camping can be a fun summertime activity. What do you need to make your at-home campout a success?

10 Tips for Taking a Nature Walk in Your Backyard

Lots of families take a weekend break with a trip out to the park or zoo. But with a little preparation, you can have a similar experience in your own backyard. Get ready for a wild trek through home territory.

10 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip

If you're a parent looking for a few ways to break up the monotony of a long road trip with the kids, then look no further. We have a few ways to keep your little back-seat occupants entertained.

How to Make a Survival Kit from an Altoids Tin

Have you ever rifled through your purse to find an aspirin, a spare button or a breath mint? Do you remember how long it took? Designer Kate Pruitt took an Altoids tin and created a cleverly handy solution to that problem.

5 Best Family Fitness Activities

There are plenty of activities families can participate in that provide both exercise and enjoyment. Get your family in shape with these great fitness activities.

Fishing with Children: The Basics

Fishing has long been viewed as the perfectly family activity, but taking a child fishing requires patience above all else. These tips will help you prepare to make fishing a family tradition.

5 Tried and True Family Travel Games

Everyone loves vacations -- it's getting there that can be torture. Good at distracting passengers, these tried and true time killers can make long car rides loads more relaxed.

Snow Activities

Snowy days aren't just for sitting in the house. Winter craft activities are a great way to learn about the properties of snow.

Bird-Watching Activities for Kids

For centuries man has been obsessed with birds and flight. These bird-watching activities for kids will help to increase knowledge about birds and their daily activities. And, more importantly, they're just plain fun to do!

Bird-Watching Projects for Kids

Check out these projects and activities to learn more about the fascinating world of birds. Whether you are new to bird-watching or a seasoned birding veteran, you're sure to find a great bird-watching project in this article.

Christmas Games: Find Santa Claus

Nothing signifies Christmas in the mind of a child like Santa Claus, so your kids will be delighted to prepare for the holiday by finding Santa with these free printable Christmas games.

Christmas Games: Find the Night Before Christmas

It's the night before Christmas, and all through the town, A. Mouse is looking for signs of Santa Claus. Can you help him find Santa's reindeer, the Christmas shoppers, and more?

Christmas Games: Find the Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree. What comes next in the beloved Christmas song? Search for presents from The Twelve Days of Christmas and have some holiday fun.

Christmas Games: Find the Nutcracker

Going to see The Nutcracker is a favorite Christmas tradition in many families -- and familiarity with the characters and music makes these Christmas games that much more fun. Print out these games and have some fun beforehand!

Christmas Games: Find Christmas Angels

Everyone is aiming to be an angel during the Christmas season, so use these free printable Christmas games as some fun inspiration for parents and kids alike. Get your holiday spirit started.

Ultimate Guide to 'Cars'

A fantasy world inhabited only by cars is the setting of the Disney/Pixar collaboration "Cars." Learn about the animation process as we take you behind the scenes with director John Lasseter.

Ultimate Guide to 'Monsters, Inc.'

'Monsters Inc.' is one of Disney-Pixar's cleverest and best-loved animated features. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this splendid film -- a combination of high-tech sparkle and heartwarming characters.

Ultimate Guide to 'The Incredibles'

The Incredibles' wasn't only a box-office smash hit -- it was also a technological marvel of animation. In this article we go behind the scenes to find out how 'The Incredibles' was made. Learn more about 'The Incredibles.'

Ultimate Guide to Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is one of the world's favorite bears. In this article we'll travel down memory lane and show you how the character of Winnie the Pooh came to life. Join the trip as we learn about Winnie the Pooh, his friends, and the movies and shows they've had.

Ultimate Guide to 'Finding Nemo'

'Finding Nemo' was a blockbuster movie that also set the standard for animation technology. Here is a close look at how this spectacular movie came to be.

Ultimate Guide to Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine is the world's most famous fictional locomotive. For more than 50 years he and his friends in the railyard have made the Island of Sodor a fascinating and educational place. Learn all the details about Thomas the Tank Engine.

Ultimate Guide to Scooby-Doo

'Scooby-Doo' has been one of the most popular cartoons of the past four decades -- during which it's undergone many changes but kept its vital spark. Here's a look at the phenomenon that is 'Scooby-Doo.'

Ultimate Guide to Elmo

Elmo joined "Sesame Street" 21 years ago, and his own "Elmo's World" segments debuted almost a decade ago -- to the delight of kids everywhere. He is now the most recognized children's character in the United States. Take a peek into Elmo's past, present and future.