Traditional movie theaters are opening slowly throughout the state after a months-long hiatus due to COVID-19. If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional theater experience, a drive-in movie is a fun event for the whole family!  Many...
This summer is looking a little bit different. This is the summer of COVID and social distancing. If your family is still laying low, you might be wondering how you'll make it through a camp-less, socially distant summer. Should...
It wouldn't be a Fourth of July BBQ without BURGERS! If you're looking for a crowd-pleasing recipe that will surely wow your family or your guests, look no further! Grilled Burgers with Bacon Onion Jam Ingredients: 85% lean ground beef salt pepper 1 lb. thick-cut bacon 2...
This classic pasta salad recipe will become your go-to for any summer celebration! Ingredients:   8 oz dry elbow macaroni 1 cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. vinegar 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper 1 cup thinly sliced celery 1 cup chopped green or red bell...
Firework fruit kabobs are a fun spin on the fruit salad you're making this summer anyway! Materials: Kabob sticks and fruit of all types! Cut a piece of melon in a triangle shape. This will act as the "tip" of your...
Too hot to cook? Snack plate. Forgot to plan something for dinner? Snack plate. Time to clean out the fridge? Snack plate. And while you're at it — make it patriotic!  A red, white, and blue snack plate is easy to...
How about a red, white, and blue LAYERED punch this Fourth of July! Ingredients: Red, white, and blue beverages of your choice. This "recipe" creates a layered red, white, and blue drink, and you'll need to layer the liquids by sugar...
Jazz up your standard ice cream sandwich with fun red, white & blue sprinkles! With very little effort and just a little bit of planning, your kids will think you're a hero and you'll have a fun patriotic treat...
Star-spangled slime is easy to make and provides hours of ooey-gooey fun! Boston Moms Project Manager Deanna Greenstein and her daughter had a wonderfully sticky time making this patriotic slime! Supplies: Clear glue Liquid starch Blue and red food coloring ...
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Glow Stick Kids

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Are you looking for some "cool mom" points? Or, are you looking for a really good laugh? Look no further! GLOW STICK KIDS will put a smile on everyone's faces. Supplies needed: Necklace-length glow sticks (at least six per person), tape, a...
We're missing our typical Fourth of July celebrations this year, especially our beloved local parades! If you're missing parades, too, we encourage you to make your own! Round up the neighbors! We're having a BICYCLE PARADE! Materials: Streamers, stickers, ribbon, lights, pinwheels...
Is there anything cuter than a little kid in a paper crown? Follow these easy instructions to create your own patriotic paper crowns just in time for the Fourth of July! Materials: Red, white, and blue construction paper; scissors; pipe cleaners;...
A watermelon-eating contest is an easy and fun game to play with your kids this summer that will create memories for years to come! Boston Moms contributor Rachel Rich had a delicious, fun, and messy time with her kids during...
Obstacle courses are great fun for kids of all ages, and they can be made out of just about anything you have around the house!   Boston Moms contributor Sarah Casimiro used things she already had in her backyard to create...
The Boston Moms Neighborhood Firework Find starts NOW! Much like the “bear hunts,” “rainbow walks,” and “egg hunts” we saw earlier this spring, the Neighborhood Firework Find allows us to SEE “fireworks” — even without our typical town displays! Print...
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2021 Boston-Area Summer Bucket List

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