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OWI Robotics RobitiKits 14 in 1 Solar Educational Solar Robot – Toy Review

July 9th, 2013

We received the OWI Robotics RobitiKits at no charge, to review. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families information about toys we think their family may enjoy. My almost 12 yr old is addicted to any type of science or engineering toy so when I received the request…

How to make a Fourth of July Flag Fruit Salad

July 3rd, 2013

The Fourth of July is a celebration of the birth of America.  And it’s also a time for barbeques, picnics, parades, and red, white, and blue parties of all kinds.  Here’s a simple Fourth of July Flag Fruit Salad that’s sure to wow your friends and family this holiday.  (Psst..don’t tell the kids it’s actually…

Get Cooking with Greek Yogurt Recipe & Giveaway

July 3rd, 2013

    I’m always trying to find ways to sneak healthy foods into my picky family’s diet. One way I’ve been able to do that is to use Greek yogurt in some of my favorite recipes.   Did you know that Greek Yogurt is: More filling –The additional protein in Greek yogurt may help you…

Minion Cakes

How To Make Your Own Edible Despicable Me Minion

July 3rd, 2013

Minions like bananas, my munchkins like sweet treats.   With Despicable Me 2 movie coming out this week, I decided to take advantage of the rainy weather and make yummy minions with my kids.   Supplies to make Edible Despicable Me Minions Snack cakes that are shaped like minions (We used Tastykake Dreamies) Wilton candy eyes…

Cooking with kids, smores

How To Make Campfire S’mores In the Oven

June 26th, 2013

To rainy for a campfire? Don’t want to sit outside and get bit up by the bugs? Try this spin on a camping classic and make s’mores in the oven anytime of year. It’s another great recipe for cooking with kids. Ingredients for making S’mores in the oven Marshmallows (We used the Kraft square ones…

Monsters University Pennant

Show Your School Spirit With a Monsters University Craft Pennant

June 20th, 2013

Monsters University is almost here. My family and I have been counting down the days until opening day for the last month. Earlier this week I was searching for some fun new craft inspiration to do a Monsters University craft with my kids. I came across this link on Spoonful.com to make your own felt pennant….

Sulley Monsters University Cake

Monsters Movie Inspired Dinner

June 19th, 2013

Whenever a new Disney family movie comes out my family and I celebrate with a dinner designed around that movie.  With the upcoming release of Monsters University I wanted to share our Monsters Movie dinner with you and inspire some not-so-scary treats and fun for your family.   Get creative with dinner names for your…

How to Make Frozen Bubbles!

June 16th, 2013

  The weather is starting to heat up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still put the deep freeze on some old-fashioned fun! Frozen bubbles are a unique way to show your kids about the relationship between temperature phase shifts. **This experiment uses dry ice. You will need to be sure you have a strong…

Field Trip Snacks

June 12th, 2013

  It’s inevitable isn’t it? That even if you feed your children, before heading out on a trip, it won’t be long before someone begins whining, “I’m hungry.” We know, we’ve been there.  With three growing boys, this Jersey Family Fun mom is not about to spend all our spending money on over-priced snacks. Instead,…

Superman Flying Hero Toy Review & Giveaway

June 11th, 2013

We received this Superman toy, at no charge, to review from Bridge Direct. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families information about toys we think their family may enjoy.   Do your children like Super Heroes? My son and even my 4-year-old daughter love super heroes; Spiderman,…

Make Your Own Clay from Scratch for a Special Gift for Dad!

June 9th, 2013

  This is a really easy one to do! Simply use some simple at home ingredients to create a clay like substance (technically a polymer to science geeks) that will dry in a few hours! The sky is the limit to what you can create for Dad on his special day! The presents we make…

Father’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas From Crayola

June 6th, 2013

Does Your Child Love to Color and be Creative? With Father’s Day right around the corner, Crayola is offering several do-it-yourself, artistic gift ideas that are sure to put a huge smile on Dad’s face this Father’s Day. Dads always need creative artwork to display in their office and Crayola is helping to make sure that…

How to Make Ice Cream With Your Kids

June 2nd, 2013

The weather is getting warmer and our appetites are getting more focused for those cool summer treats we crave. There is nothing that makes a summer day perfect like a bowl full of delicious ice cream. There isn’t a kid on Earth who doesn’t love to eat what they make. So we are going to…

Science Sunday – The Famous Egg in the Bottle Trick!

May 26th, 2013

I’m going back to something really old school this week. It’s one of those tricks every one of us has seen but we still don’t know how they do it! I remember this egg in the bottle experiment being done when I was in primary school and it has still stuck to me!   How…

Marvelous Mom

Mother’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas From Crayola

May 9th, 2013

Moms love gifts from the heart and with Crayola’s wide variety of arts and crafts products, kids can express their love for mom in the most colorful and creative way. Thanks to our friends at Crayola for sharing these great ideas with us! Cut and Torn Frame Supplies needed to create the photo frame Lights,…

Tacos in Bowls You Can Eat

May 8th, 2013

    One night, while scrambling about what to make for dinner and figure out if it was possible to make meatloaf ahead of time for friends, I came across this neat little recipe for Mini Taco Bowls from Kraft Foods. I always love eating my tacos out of large bowl-like shells or with the…

How to Grow Seedlings in their own Plantable Pot

May 5th, 2013

In New Jersey it is safe to start seedlings outside in about two weeks (usually around the 1st or 2nd weekend in May). One way to involve your children in the gardening process is to let them in on the science of seedlings. If you are going to start with seeds, the best are always…

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