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    It’s tempting to pull out your phone and let kids play on their favorite apps when boredom strikes. Instead, spark their imagination with this pretty play box. It’s like an on-the-go dollhouse that makes long car trips or doctors office waiting rooms feel fun.

      Get creative with this alien clay kit by Hey Clay. Kids can choose from 18 cans of vibrant clay to recreate a custom version of six alien characters.

        Every kid will be more interested in learning about chemistry when the result is two gallons of delicious old-fashioned root beer. Brew your own with this kit from Wicked Uncle.

          Encourage creativity and expression with this ultimate easel set from Fat Brain Toys. Siblings won’t need to fight over turns since this two-sided easel has a magnetic whiteboard on one side and a blackboard on the other.

            With this fun and educational pinball kit, kids can design their own pinball board, learn about physics along the way, and then play until they win.

              If you’re looking for a gift that will keep older kids engaged, Society of Curiosities makes tabletop mystery games with escape room challenges and coded clues. The “Who Framed Mr. Wolfe?” game calls upon players to solve the disappearance of Little Red’s grandmother and is recommended for children 12 and older.

              This world map tablecloth is a great way to keep groups of kids entertained during the holidays without sticking them in front of the nearest television. It also makes a cool tapestry to hang in their room once it’s completely colored.


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              Amid rapidly rising interest rates, multiple extensions of the federal student loan payment pause and a controversial student loan forgiveness effort, 2022 has been a tumultuous year in the student loan space. Many of those issues are likely to carry over into the next year. Here’s what to expect from your student loans in 2023, […]

              With all the excitement of visitors on Thanksgiving day, it can be nice to have a calming activity so kids don’t burn out before dinner is on the table. This free Thanksgiving activity book from Doodle Art Alley contains 11 pages of fun, from word searches, writing prompts, and mazes to simple coloring pages that are great for younger children.

              Board games are a fun way to teach skills like reading, counting, and critical thinking. This Thanksgiving printable from Made With Happy is a simple game: Help the Turkey Get to the Farm. All you need are the board, some place markers, and die or dice. 

              Celebrate the things you’re thankful for this year by coloring in this Thankful Tree from Creatively Beth. Each family member can write something they’re grateful for on a leaf and tape it to the tree throughout the day for a cute keepsake.

              Matching games help your child flex their memory skills while being a fun screen-free way to pass the time before dinner. This Thanksgiving matching game printable from Mama’s Learning Corner uses text and pictures so your child can practice reading skills too.

              Older children will love hunting for Thanksgiving-themed words and phrases like “Sweet Potatoes” and “Gratitude” in this intermediate word search puzzle from Happiness is Homemade.

              Superstar Worksheets has several free printable Thanksgiving mazes to help children of every age practice fine motor skills. The mazes range from toddler appropriate to more complicated.

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