10 Insanely Fun Games to Play as a Family

INSIDE: 10 insanely fun games to play as a family. Outdoor family game ideas.

Do you find it hard to find a game that every member of your family can play together? Better yet, find activities that gets everyone out of the house for fresh air, burn off some energy and, if all goes well, have an insanely fun time together?

Here are 10 insanely fun games – some for indoor and others for outdoor – to play and have a great time together with family, friends or to simply salvage a boring backyard get-together!


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DIY Couples Gallery Wall for the Master Bedroom

INSIDE: DIY gallery wall of couples photos to celebrate special moments in a couple’s life. DIY photo wall for master bedroom.

I was provided a personal photo wood print by Nations Photo Lab. All opinions are mine.

DIY layout a photo and art gallery wall in your home | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comOnce kids arrive on the scene, your home seems to become the kids territory as they take over more and more of your formerly adult spaces. However, the one room that is kinda-sorta still kids-free is the master bedroom.


Regardless of the monkeys that climb in and jump on our bed every.single.morning, the master should be an homage to the couple that kicked off the crazy jungle we now find ourselves living in!

Here’s an easy way to create a gallery wall of couples photos, including a special wood print photo by Nations Photo Lab.
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10 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Kids

INSIDE: 10 cute and easy last-minute Halloween costume ideas for kids.

10 Cute Last-Minute Kids Halloween Costumes | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comAs much as I pride myself on being the homemade-Halloween-costume-Mom, there are times when it’s so much easier to hit “buy” instead! There are so many cute cute cute Halloween ideas for the kiddos online that all my crafting skills just can’t match. And Etsy has some of the sweetest Halloween costume ideas for kids out there!

So if you want to take a year off from the frantic Halloween costume-making, check out these 10 last-minute Halloween costumes for kids.


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Lunch Box Notes for Germ Free Year with Wet Ones®

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Have a germ free school year with Wet Ones wipes and free printable lunch box notes | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com

Am I the only one who feels like you repeat the same phrases over (and over again) to your kids? Here are some of my biggies: “Are you buckled up?”, “No touching each other!”, “Did you wash your hands?” And it’s the last one that I must repeat a dozen times each day!


Now I’m not a germaphobe in any way but with three young kids and a busy household, there’s like zero time for anyone to get sick.

So when I send my oldest kiddos off to school, I can only hope they are keeping their hands as germ-free and clean as a 5 and 8 year old can!

I was asked by Wet Ones® Hand Wipes to create some fun ways to get kids to keep their hands clean with brand new Specially Marked Wet Ones® canisters and travel packs.

Keep your eye out for how to win a trip to Universal Orlando Resort™ on these Specially Marked Wet Ones® Hand Wipes products, which are based on two of Universal Orlando Resort’s hit attractions – Shrek 4D and Transformers™: The Ride-3D. Here are some germ-free ways to have a good school year, including how to make a DIY 5-minute back-to-school teacher gift basket…

lunch box notes for healthy school year with Wet Ones® hand wipes

When the doorbell rang the other day with my samples of the new Specially Marked Wet Ones® canister and travel packs, I had a trio of curious and fascinated spectators.

Would hand wipes with familiar characters make them more willing to clean their messy hands? I would think so! With a new school year upon us, I wanted to keep them healthy, happy and learning away at school instead of sniffing and sneezing on my couch! And their teacher too!!

Download free lunch box notes to remind kids to clean hands before eating | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com

diy 5-minute back-to-school teacher gift for germ free year

The kids teacher deserves some germ-free good luck to start their school year off right! Put together a back-to-school gift basket. Some items to include:

  • Small plastic bin
  • Specially Marked Wet Ones® Hand Wipes
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Glue sticks
  • Bandages
  • Energy snacks, such as granola bars or trail mix

Attach a fun (and free) printable for a germ-free school year!

Make a back-to-school teacher survival kit with free printable gift card | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com
And that is why I created a series of FREE lunch box notes to remind the kids to clean their hands before they bite into that sandwich or rip open that bag of chips. Since mom can’t be at school, I’m bringing mom to them!

keep hands clean with lunch box notes

 

Free printable lunch box notes for germ-free school year with Wet Ones | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comThese printables are for personal use only.

The kids get a fun and friendly reminder to wipe their hands before they eat lunch and help to minimize the spread of germs. And as a mom, I appreciate that Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes clean up messy hands and kill 99.99% of germs AND are a convenient 2-in-1 way to wipe out dirt and messes when water isn’t available. Win, win, right?!

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Put a reminder for kids to clean hands before eating with free printable germ-free lunch box notes | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com

These specially Marked Wet Ones® are available in canister and travel pack sizes (40 ct. and 20 ct.) and are perfect for lunch boxes or mom’s purse.

Put fun germ free lunch box notes in kids school lunches | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com

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7 San Diego Zoo Tips for the Family

INSIDE: Tips and tricks for visiting the San Diego Zoo with the family and kids.

Tips and Tricks for visiting the San Diego Zoo with the family | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comThere’s nothing like summer vacation with the family, am I right? As Arizonans, the entire state escapes our crazy triple digit heat and goes west to Southern California. It’s hard not to run into a fellow “Zonie” as you tour around San Diego!
With three kids in tow, we filled our vacay with lots of activities, including the amazing San Diego Zoo. Going anywhere with a trio of small kids and a wagon in tow can make anyone want to take off for the jungle!
So here are my top 7 tips for visiting the San Diego Zoo with the family. And an easy DIY zoo-themed water bottle craft to make the trip complete!
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DIY Back-to-School Teacher Survival Kit + Printable Gift Tags

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PackWithLove #CollectiveBias

As a mom, we tend to pack with love. We lug around huge purses packed with on-the-go snacks, bandages, random small toys, and whatever stray crayons we pick off the floors of our often disastrous cars. We pack school lunches for the varied palettes of our picky children and even toss in the occasional lunch box note when we think of it. Moms are like the pack mules of love!

But what about our kids teachers? Here’s how to pack some love into the first day of school with a back-to-school survival kit of school supplies and an assortment of easy, on-the-go snacks like Lance Sandwich Crackers and Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels to give our teachers the energy they need to educate our awesome kids on Day One and beyond…


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DIY Fence-Mounted Outdoor Chalkboard for Kids

INSIDE: How to easily and quickly build an outdoor chalkboard for kids backyard fun. Backyard chalkboard for fence.

Call me old school but I want my kids outside. Ride bikes. Play in the backyard sandbox. Chase each other around the yard or lay on the grass and count every cloud in the sky. Doesn’t matter to me.

So in my attempt to (lovingly) get the kids out of the house, I went on a “treasure” hunt in our garage. There I found random pieces of scrap plywood and in another corner, some yellow rope. Perfect.


 

In about an hour’s time, here’s yet another way to get the kids outta the house…
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How To Make an Outdoor Movie Blanket from a $5 Bed Sheet

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #IceColdSummerMoments #CollectiveBias

How to make an outdoor movie or picnic blanket from a $5 bedsheet | Dazzle While Frazzled.comMy husband will occasionally surprise us with a “family gift”. I can usually tell he’s up to something because he’s feverishly researchingI find random product numbers written down on scraps of paper, and he gets all mysterious when asked what he’s up to.

So after weeks of acting all sly, he surprised us with a projector for outdoor movies. (He even went so far as to be Mr. Crafty with a DIY movie screen.) Needless to say, his secretive surprise has brought our family together as we sit under the stars  – mom and dad staying summertime “cool” as we share an ice cold Coke – watching the latest kid-friendly movie.


With summer upon us, backyard movie nights will become part of our family’s summertime routine. Here’s how to make an easy outdoor movie night blanket for the kids…
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Fill In The Blank “My Teacher Is Super” Printable

INSIDE: A free downloadable Fill In The Blank “My Teacher Is Super” teacher appreciation printable.

Fill in the blank "My Teacher Is Super" free printable for teacher appreciation gift | Dazzle While Frazzled.comI am not a teacher. I can barely manage my three kids let alone a room of 20-something constantly moving, hand raising, story sharing children. But I have GREAT appreciation for these unbelievably patient men and women who welcome and embrace my kids five days a week.

So whenever our school has their annual Teacher Appreciation Week, I find it the perfect time to let them know how much they are valued and respected…and their patience level admired.


Here’s a super easy fill-in-the-blank  “My Teacher Is Super” printable. Let your kids imagination go wild as they describe the super superhero their teacher is!
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How To Make An Easy DIY Coffee Mug for Mother’s Day

INSIDE: How to make an easy DIY travel coffee mug for Mother’s Day.

My mother is pretty picky about gifts. Love her very much but she’s so hard to buy for! There’s a lot of brainstorming that goes on come those gift-giving times.

However, you give her anything handmade and you’re golden. Now with a trio of kids of my own, I can give them some paper and colored pencils and let them create away for (grand)mom.


So I was pretty relieved to find DIY travel coffee mugs that I could easily make handmade and special for this Mother’s Day. Using paints and some letter stickers from the kids craft stash, I think I made a gift for mom she’ll happily enjoy…
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