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On painted wings: Butterfly activities for kids

The joy of watching a butterfly fluttering in the summer sun is timeless. Something you can probably remembering doing as a child and something your own children undoubtedly enjoy. Young children simply marvel at their beauty, while older children can Read on! →

Running with children

Running is a great activity families can enjoy together. You don’t have to be a marathoner or even a running enthusiast to get started having some fun while being active with your family. It’s also a great opportunity to be Read on! →

Crispy oven-baked chicken tenders

Chicken tenders are a main staple on the list of kid-approved items many families rely on for easy week night meals.  Finger food that’s dippable and can be served quickly with almost anything – what’s not to like? This recipe Read on! →

You can Make Health!

Have you heard of the maker movement? It’s a grass roots “Do It Yourself” (DIY) movement to encourage kids and adults to “learn by doing”, and to do this learning with peers, for the purposes of fun and self-fulfillment. We Read on! →

Healthcare design by us (and you!)

Here’s a statement you don’t see too many blog posts start out with… We don’t know what we’ve created, but we know we’re onto something big. It’s called Healthdesignby.us, and it’s a community of individuals (patients, doctors, makers, artists, designers, Read on! →

Rolling good times: DIY ball and ramp activity

Kids generally love science, and with good reason since it taps into their natural curiosity. Here’s a fun, simple activity we like to do at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum that you can easily do at home — and you Read on! →

Sketchbook Detectives: Activities for exploring nature

Summertime is the best time to test nature detective skills. The woods, streams, plants and animals provide all the intrigue you need for a day of exploring nature. Recently a group of children ages 5-11 visited Matthaei Botanical Gardens for Read on! →

Ice cream in a bag

Ice cream is always a summer favorite for kids and adults alike. If you’re looking for a variation on the usual ice cream indulgence, try out this fun recipe from Rebecca Wauldron, Executive Chef at Busch’s Fresh Food Markets to Read on! →

What’s inside of me? DIY anatomy projects for kids

Play allows children to express themselves in a way that is familiar to them. Here at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, our Child Life Specialists use something called medical play. Medical play allows children to have hands-on play experiences using real Read on! →

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