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KidVentures Featured in The Hendricks County Flyer


Happy Monday morning, Friends! Hope you are rocking this week’s to-do’s like a boss!

What a pleasant surprise to find out KidVentures was featured this weekend in the Hendricks County Flyer as a front page story!

In addition, my sweet friend Cherie from Queen of Free gave us a shout out on WTHR’s Weekend Sunrise yesterday morning!

Look for another media spot a announcement next week! So happy to spread the word about KidVentures and encourage others to make this summer the one to remember!

What kind of outdoor adventures did you conquer over the weekend?

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This Week’s KidVentures {May 17}

The weather has been PERFECT for some easy KidVentures this week.  We even got to break out the sprinkler for the first time! Which is always a hit for about seven minutes….anyone else experience this?  I’m not sure if it’s because the water is too cold, or the sprinkler isn’t that exciting, or what the non-draw is!  {Vent it out with me in the comment section!}

jumping in the sprinkler for the first time of the year

There were melted marshmallow and chocolate mouths that come from the pure pleasure of ingesting s’mores…

making s'mores on a firepit

There was a team effort bug hunt for butterflies, dragonflies, and spiders (eeeek!),

kids trying to catch butterflies

And we even a “magic” tree house discovered in the woods.

finding a magic treehouse in the woods

Hello, Simple Outdoor Pleasures of Summer!  Welcome back!

If you need some simple ideas for this upcoming season – KidVentures is chock-full of them!  From building a homemade sprinkler from PVC pipe, to how to skip rocks, to making chalk sidewalk people, to geocaching… great ideas that you can pick up and go!

As a fellow mom of four boys, I’m always looking for ways to keep my wild bunch active. When my boys get too wiggly and wild in the house, we say, “Are you acting like an animal? Where do animals live?”. They always run to the closet and grab their shoes and answer, “Outside!”. Kidventures is so comprehensive and detailed, Jen makes it too easy not to head out and play. I’m looking forward to putting KidVentures to use this summer, making sweet memories with my boys while keeping my house and sanity intact.

– Hayley Morgan,TheTinyTwig.com, Founder of The Influence Network

Oh and good news!  KidVentures is now available on Nook!  And I’ve had a handful of people who are new to ebooks asking if they could get a copy without a reader or tablet.  ABSOLUTELY!  You can download the PDF and read it on your computer, copy it off, or read it from an app on your phone! 

I was going to spend a few hours planning summer fun for my 3 kids, now I don’t have to. Jen’s book is PACKED with fun, simple experiences that are very well laid out and clearly explained. Honestly? I’m just as excited as my kids are about doing these activities!

-Kat Lee, InspiredToAction.com

So what KidVentures are YOU conquering first?


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KidVentures = Best Seller on Amazon

KidVentures #1 for Amazon Homeschool Books

You guys, I’m astonished. In just a few days from release, you’ve put KidVentures on the top charts of Amazon

Currently it’s #1 for “Homeschooling” Books, #1 for Kindle “Family Activities” and in the top #50 for both Education/Reference and Parenting.  Could you guys be more awesome?


We took a KidVenture out to Eagle Creek Park yesterday for a picnic by the reservoir, and some time at the Nature Center before the rain set in {again}. Feeding the birds peanuts, touching tadpoles, and some fresh air was just what our week needed!

I LOVE hearing about how YOU are planning on using KidVentures with your kids! Erin and her boys made their own summer bucket lists, Kristen is keeping a “Summer Box” with all the supplies and a copy of KidVentures, Alli is giving it to her babysitter to keep her kids busy while she’s working. 

“Remember, it doesn’t have to be dangerous, expensive, complex, intimidating, or mud-covered to be an excellent KidVenture.”


As a “Thank You” for Mother’s Day weekend KidVentures will be on sale for just $2.99 through Sunday night.

Use the Promo Code “MOTHER” to download the PDF for only $2.99 or find it on Amazon HERE.

Thank you for believing in us, and continuing to share KidVentures with your friends!

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