Make a Super Fun Rocket Flyer

Simply fun! Try these easy to make Rocket Flyers. Great for The 4th of July or any time they will keep your kids playing for a very long time!

Make this awesome Rocket Flyer project for the 4th of July or anytime.  It is easy to make and super fun to play with. I was trying to come up with an interesting and enjoyable project for us to do for the 4th this year.  We like to shoot things off so I set out […]

Best Books for Boys: Caldecott Medal Winners

Caldecott Medal books that made our best books for boys list. Includes art activity.

This month the Poppins Book Nook Virtual Book Club topic is Caldecott Medal Books. Are you familiar with the Caldecott award? The Caldecott Medal is a spin-off from the Newbery Medal Award for excellence in American children’s literature.   Someone became concerned that the artists illustrating books were not being properly recognized. The award is […]

Fun and Free Summer Activities for Boys, Part 2: On the Go

Fun and Free Summer Activities, On the Go! Part 2 of 3 | BrainPowerBoy

Ah, Summer.  Long days with nothing in particular to do and other days when you really want to get out of the house and have a new experience. We’ve got you covered with these fun and free summer activities for boys. There are a lot here to choose from! I tried really hard to think […]

Fun & Free Summer Activities for Boys, Part 1: Stores

Fun and Free Summer Activities, Store Programs. Part 1 in a series of 3. | BrainPowerBoy

I remember how much I used to love summer.  It was a time when I actually got to do what I wanted to do instead of what others said I must do. Making the summer a joyful event that they will remember for a long time is easy. Pick a few memorable summer activities to […]

Best Books for Boys: The Very Best Minecraft Books

Minecraft is super popular. Click through to find the best Minecraft books for moving beyond beginner.

To be honest I wasn’t sure if I should do a Minecraft book list.  My son is very into Minecraft so I hear about it all the time. He owns some of these books and has read many, many more.  Plus Minecraft just seems to get more and more popular each and every year. All […]

Great Summer Reading Programs for 2015

The best summer reading programs plus books lists for boys. These summer reading incentive programs are the best ones out there. We narrowed the list to save you time.

It is that time of year again.  The summer reading programs are starting up so we updated our post from last year. We can’t wait to get signed up. These programs can be a lot of fun for kids to participate in.  Find new books, enjoy a few activities and get some reading in over summer. […]

Best Books for Boys: The Art of the Brick

Find out all about The Art of the Brick. A very interesting book that all LEGO fans should see.

Many people do not think of LEGO as an art medium.  They are so wrong. LEGO can be used to create wonderful works of art. Nathan Sawaya is one of the people who is doing amazing art with LEGO.  I am so impressed with him and what he is able to create from these colorful […]

Best Books for Boys: Survival Books

The best books for boys on survival. 11 books to get boys outside and learning practical life skills. They will love them!

Screens are playing a big part in the lives of many boys I know. I actually feel kids can learn a lot online and don’t mind my son playing around with or working on the computer. I also think balance is one of the most important things when talking about boys and technology. Finding some […]