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Sparkle Craft Roundup: Our Best Outdoor Fun Ideas!

Looking for fun new ways to fill up your cup this summer while maximizing outside time? Well, you've come to the right spot! Here are seven fun outdoor activities from your friends at Sparkle Stories!

Project Round Up: Fun Things to Do with Dad for Father's Day

This Father's Day, we've rounded up several fun ways to celebrate Dad!

Printable Sparkle Games for Summer Fun!

Looking for more summertime activity inspiration? Try one of our many Sparkle Printables to entertain curious minds!

Sparkly Ideas for Playtime!

Play is a central value here at Sparkle. Case in point: when you search "play," you'll come up with 415 stories. Need inspiration? We've got you covered!

One Two Three!

If you're looking for an impromptu game with supplies you're sure to have on had, look no further. The "One, Two, Three" game is easy, fun, and sure to provide lots of laughter and silliness. And since the players provide the words, the game is accessible for players of all ages!

The June 2024 Story Calendar

The arrival of June offers a sweet invitation to embrace simple summer delights. Take a peek at our June 2024 Story Calendar to inspire your month of ease!

Most Days Work Better with a Routine

In summer, most routine gets thrown out the window, doesn’t it? So how can you build a “rhythm” that you can count on and that keeps everyone soothed? Here are our best tips to help you create your OWN routines that will suit your unique family the best.

Time for an Old-School Summer Bucket List

Summer is just around the corner! Are you ready? Stumped on what to do? Let's take it back to the good ol' days with an Old School Summer Bucket List! Grab your markers, rally the kids, put on your thinking caps, and let's get started...

Storybox Playlist: Stories to Bring on Summertime

Let's get the summer party started! Here are some early summer faves to bring on the warm feels and make everyone excited. Summertime is coming!

Storybox Playlist: Stories to Bring On Old School Summertime

Let's get the summer party started! Here are some early summer faves to bring on the warm feels and make everyone excited. Summertime is coming!

Sparkle Crafts Round Up: Practical Crafts for Little Creators

Knitting, Cooking, Crafting, Candlemaking — so many things kids can do! Working with hands and creating practical items gives kids a sense of capability and confidence. Here are six excellent crafts for young creators.

Crafts for Growing Curiosity Round Up

Are you ready to grow your scientist skills? Dip into these simple experiments that will open your mind and your heart to the extraordinary quality of curiosity.

Storybox Playlist: Stories for Makers!

We LOVE to make things! And so do our characters. Here are five fun stories about young makers!

The May 2024 Story Calendar

We're getting our hands into the dirt and working the soil to bring out all the deep growth that's ready to burst forth. Our May 2024 Story Calendar will get you ready to dig!

The April 2024 Story Calendar

As spring blossoms into its fullness, fairies are hard at work setting the natural world into its proper course. Let's get good at watching for their activity with our April 2024 Story Calendar!

Storybox Playlist: Fairies in Our World

Every little change in your environment might just be the movement of the fairy folk, so keep your eyes and ears open — you never know when they'll show up! Listen along to this playlist to hear more examples of fairies in our world so you can watch for them wherever you are.

Create Your Own Fairy World Round-Up

We live in the world of the big people, but with just a bit of effort, we can help create environments that suit the fairy folk in our midst. Dig into this selection of homespun crafts to give your tiny friends a big welcome!

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Friendships with Fairies

Some of the greatest folk tales include fairies helping humans — and vice versa! Here are some of the best fairy friendship stories in the Sparkle library.

Sparkle Crafts: Fairy Faces

Take a nature walk and decorate a fairy face! Simply print the template, collect flowers and leaves, and create.

Storybox Playlist: Stories About Each Fairy Type

Do you believe in fairies? Earth, Water, Air, and Fire — our answer is a definite YES! Read through our primer below to learn more about each fairy type and take a deep dive into fairyland with our curated Storybox Playlist!

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