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Art and Activities

The Best Creative Summer Activities

As we head into summer, I think we are all looking for an extra bit of inspiration with creative summer activities. So I’ve put together a Creative Summer Boredom Buster chart featuring some of my favorite Barefoot Carrot activities, crafts, and even a recipe. This free PDF has links to detailed blog posts with all […]

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Nature

11 Awesome Nature Activities for Summer

It’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner! I know we’ll be repeating these 11 awesome nature activities for summer. From mud pies to herb bouquets, arts and crafts, and in between, there’s something for everyone on this list. Mud Pies I found these cute little muffin tins and pie pans at […]

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Art and Activities Cardboard Creations

The Ultimate Summer Ice Cream Cone Craft

If there’s one thing that is almost universally loved by kids, it’s ice cream. And what better way to celebrate the fun of sweet treats than with a ice cream cone craft? Okay, maybe a real sweet treat is the best celebration of all. But this super fun, simple, and eco-friendly ice cream cone craft […]

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Art and Activities Cardboard Creations

How to Make a Toy Ice Cream Cart out of a Cardboard Box

Have you seen the cute little Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart toy? Our neighbors have one and it was a huge hit with our kids when we went over to play. When Covid put a hold on indoor playdates, we came up with a really fun and FREE! idea to turn a cardboard box […]

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Art and Activities Cardboard Creations

Recycled Rainbow Match Game

Today I want to share a quick, fun, and nature-based activity that is great for days when you need a little extra incentive to go outside, the Recycled Rainbow Match game. For all the time we spend in the backyard, garden, playing outdoors, going to parks, hiking, and exploring, my kids still sometimes protest going […]

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Recipes

Barefoot Carrot Smoothie Recipe

Introducing a delicious and parent-approved smoothie that is creamy, sweet, and even has vegetables… The Barefoot Carrot Smoothie recipe! Feeding a family with diverse nutritional needs, food allergies, and preferences is a challenge. And while my kids aren’t the most adventurous eaters, I usually have success getting them to eat lots of fruit and at […]

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Garden

4 Magical Fairy Garden Ideas

When it comes to imaginative play, fairy gardens are one of the most fun ways to spend creative time outdoors. Today I want to share 4 magical fairy garden ideas that will inspire more time playing outside. There’s a wonderful sense of connection to the Earth when playing around plants. And building fairy gardens helps […]

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Art and Activities

The Best Baking Soda and Vinegar Science Experiments

Of all the activities and art projects, there’s one in particular that my kids always love and ask for repeatedly, baking soda and vinegar science experiments! Full disclosure and fair warning, this activity is messy. But I have a few tips and tricks to minimize embrace the disaster and have fun.  The great thing about baking soda […]

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Recipes

Peanut Butter Rainbow Popcorn

My family absolutely loves popcorn. And recently we came up with a new fun and delicious way to enjoy it, Peanut Butter Rainbow Popcorn! My kids are treat obsessed. So I often try to find ways to make our treats healthier with more nutrient rich ingredients. And, since we are managing multiple family member food […]

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Art and Activities

Simple Easter Basket Crafts for Kids

Easter basket crafts are a fun and easy way make decorations and celebrate spring! They also make lovely little May Day baskets to share with family and friends. They would also be a fun craft to celebrate Spring Equinox. A bit of backstory… I’m always on the hunt for fun ways to recycle and reuse […]