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How to Play: Toss the Goodies

Better hurry and collect all the goodies if you want to win! Credit: Matt York, AP
What you need: An old tablecloth or sheet and the goodies: nuts, candies, raisins and fruit.
How to play: The players form a square and hold the tab...
Toss the goodies in the air and catch as many as you can!

Food Allergies Becoming More Common Among Kids

Nuts are among the most common food allergy. Credit: Getty Images
Food allergies among children are more common today than they were 10 years ago, says Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a Seattle-based pediatrician and mom to two young boys. ...
Food allergies among children are more common today than they were 10 years ago. Why that is, however, is under debate.

How to Play: Dots

Paper plus pencil plus friends equals fun! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two players, dot grid paper and a pen or pencil.
How to play: Players start with an empty grid of dots and take turns adding single horizontal or verti...
Complete the most number of boxes to win this game of dots.

How to Play: Rolling Eggs

On a roll! Credit: AFP/Getty Images
What you need: Chalk and five hard-boiled eggs.
How to play: Mark four parallel lines on the table or floor with chalk -- 8 or 10 feet long, and 4 or 5 inches apart, making three narrow spaces. At...
All you need for this game is a piece of chalk and five hard-boiled eggs.

How to Play: Fortune Teller

What will your future be? Credit: Getty Images
What you need: A blank piece of paper, scissors and a fine-tipped pen.
How to play: To make the origami-based fortune teller, cut a nine-inch square out of the blank sheet of paper, fol...
What will your future be like? Use this fortune teller to find out!

How to Play: Striking the Stick

Take turns swinging the stick. Credit: Corbis
What you need: A stick, a block and chalk.
How to play: Draw a 5- to 6- foot square on the ground. Place the block in the very center of the square. Players take turns attempting to knoc...
The only time you'll be allowed to play with sticks and hit things.

How to Play: I Spy

I Spy something cute! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: All you need for this game is at least two players.
How to play: One person selects an object, such as a car, and says, "I spy something that begins with the l...
Can you spy what your partner is describing?

Baby Room Ideas: Stick to the Basics

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You can keep things simple when buying for your baby's room. Credit: Getty Images New parents-to-be are often bombarded with advice about the myriad things their baby absolutely has to have. But a...
Nursery rooms need these essential items.

How to Play: Last Letter Game

This game helps teach the ABCs. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: All you need for this game is at least two players.
How to play: One person starts the game by saying a word such as "car." The next player must say another word t...
Start the next word with the letter that ended the previous word.

How to Play: One Potato

Play One Potato to count off for another game. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: All you need is a group of children. How to play: This is a counting-off game designed to select someone as "it" for games like H...
"One potato, two potato, three potato, four, five potato, six potato, seven potato, more."

How to Play: Spades

Spades is the game. Credit: Corbis
What you need: You need four players, paper and a pen or pencil for scoring and a standard deck of playing cards.
How to play: In this game, spades are the highest value of all cards. The point of...
For this game, you need four players, paper and a pen or pencil for scoring and a standard deck of playing cards.

How to Play: Pass the Bows

Pass the bow while holding hands. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: 12 Christmas bows.
How to play: Teams race to pass the bows from one end of the line to the other, but the tricky part is that they must pass them while holding h...
Pass the bow down the line but only while holding the persons hand who is next to you.

Convertible Car Seat Makes Practical Investment

Is a convertible right for you? Credit: Getty Images The convertible car seat is a unique option within the car seat market -- a single seat your child uses from birth through school-age. What begins a rear-facing infant seat eventuall...Buying a convertible car seat makes financial sense.

Nursery Style Ideas That Don't Cost a Fortune

Removable wall art lends versatility to a nursery's decor. Credit: Kenziepoo, Flickr Decorating a stylish nursery doesn't have to require dipping into your child's college tuition fund. To help keep costs low, but style high, ParentDis...Cute nursery ideas that won't break the bank.

Losing Pregnancy Weight: 5 Diet Tips

To lose pregnancy weight, start your day with oatmeal and an apple. Credit: Getty Images Celebrity moms seem to step right back into their pre-baby jeans moments after giving birth. But for most of us, getting rid of the baby weight ta...Use these five tips to lose those last 5 pounds of baby weight!

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