Inner Child Fun

Hi! My name is Valerie and I'm the owner of Inner Child Fun Media, LLC which exists to provide parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers of young children the inspiration and resources they need to better enjoy life with their kids. I'm a blogger, a crafter, and a creative play advocate. For more info, please visit my blog at

Learning About Wildlife – Free Lesson Plans and More!

This post is sponsored by our friends at and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). All opinions are my own. From the time my kids were very young, we would frequently go on nature hikes at local parks together to observe and learn more about wildlife ....more

Supporting Fellow Parents: 10 Ways YOU Can Help

This post is sponsored by our friends at Socialstars and Minute Maid as part of the #doingood #minutemaid campaign. All opinions are my own. Chances are if you are friends with someone who is a parent, at some point he or she could use some extra help ....more

Mess-Free Hanukkah Crafts

This Mess-Free Glitter Menorah and Dreidel Kit is perfect for kids to create beautiful sparkly...more

Handmade Christmas – Mess Free!

The following post is sponsored by Melissa & Doug. All opinions are my own. Crafting handmade Christmas gifts with the kids doesn’t have to be messy! ...more

Leaf Maze!

Need a fun and quick activity to keep the kids busy this Fall while they burn off some extra energy? Do you have a yard full of leaves? If so, a leaf maze can turn an ordinary yard full of leaves into an instant Autumn...more

Acts of Kindness — Halloween Edition!

This post is sponsored by our friends at Socialstars and Minute Maid as part of the #doingood #minutemaid campaign. All opinions are my own. A few years ago, during the week of Halloween, I missed attending one of my kid’s costume parades at school ....more

3 Things You Need to Stop Putting Off Until Tomorrow

A few years ago, my father passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 63. Experiencing the death of a parent was the most difficult thing I have ever had to endure, but it taught me many life lessons. From a very young age, my parents emphasized the importance of saving, making plans, and […] ...more

Raising a Reader for Life

Are you a parent or teacher? Do you dream of raising kids who love to read and cannot wait to get their hands on the next great book? Are you looking for simple ways to encourage a love of literacy in your home or classroom? ...more

Quiz: What Kind of Dreamer is Your Child?

The kids and I just got done taking a super fun quiz in celebration of the Disney movie Tomorrowland that helped us to reveal what kind of dreamers they are and what career fields they may be interested in pursuing! The quiz is designed by a child psychologist expert for kids, ages 6-11, and […] ...more

Fall Treasure Hunt Printable

Going on a Fall Treasure Hunt is a great way to enjoy quality time outdoors while observing the beauty of the season. A few years ago, I started to take my kids on these adventures and it has become a favorite family tradition ever since! Every year when the leaves start to change colors, we […] ...more