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Rain, Rain, Come & Stay!

Don’t let stormy weather dampen your spirits. Button up your raincoat, slide on some galoshes and head outside with your kids for these rainy day rendezvous. Count worms, float a boat, challenge your kids to Soggy Soccer or…

A Kid-Friendly New Year’s

Who needs a champagne toast at midnight? Ring in 2012 family style with a long list of kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations, with everything from ginger-ale toasts to noontime ball drops. You’ll have your happy sleepy-heads in bed by 9 p.m. Celebrations are everywhere, including downtown Fullerton, the Great Park in Irvine, the Children’s Museum at La Habra and more!

Do-It-Yourself Gifts

With a few simple supplies and a little creativity, your kids can create one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for coffee lovers, bookworms, desk jockeys, sweet tooths and other family and friends. With easy instructions, get them all wrapped up in an afternoon.

Gingerbread Make-Overs

Take a break from holiday shopping and start a sweet-and-sticky tradition this week by building a gingerbread house with your kids. Whether you have 20 minutes or all day to play, you’ll frost your way to some finger-licking fun with our kid-friendly tips, tricks, recipes and decorating ideas. Keep reading to start your creation.

Anything-but-Black Friday

Conquering the crowds to scout out Black Friday deals may be your idea of fun, but it probably isn’t your kid’s. Treat your offspring to some day-after-Thanksgiving revelry while you shop, with these local offerings that include a Shop and Drop Day Camp, hourly drop-off childcare and lots more.

Gobble Up Some Fun!

With all the shopping and cooking, it’s no wonder kids can get lost in the turkey trot we call Thanksgiving. But with a little planning this week, you can make sure your little ones have just as much fun as you do on the biggest family holiday of them all.

Thank a Veteran

Veterans Day is much more than just a day off from school. It’s a great opportunity to teach your kids how to show respect, support and kindness to the men and women who have served – or are still serving – our country. Read on for some great ideas from volunteering at a local hospital to foster military pets.

Free Museum Daze

Many local museums offer free admission days at least once a month. So no matter what your schedule or budget is like, you can plan your calendar around fun, educational activities for you and your family without breaking the bank. With 15 museums to choose from, you’ll find hands-on museum fun ranging from art to science!

Carved to Perfection

It’s days before Halloween and you’re staring at a big fat pumpkin and one excited little kid. Here’s how to choose, design, prep, carve and preserve a one-of-a-kind jack o’ lantern that will wow your brood and impress the neighbors for days.


Have you “boo-ed” yet? It’s a great way to get the family into the Halloween spirit. Boo neighbors and friends. It’s easy and we’ve got step-by-step instructions, from poems and signs to boo baskets and goodies.

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