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Military Kids Report! From the United States Botanic Garden

Military kids around the nation are reporting for Chameleon Kids and MILITARY KIDS’ LIFE magazine on the exciting adventures they are finding as the explore the interesting places military life takes them!  Take a look inside the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. near the U.S. Capitol with our military kid reporter, Lydia. Lydia…

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8 Things Military Kids Can Do During the Blizzard of 2016

Say “This is snow? You don’t know snow!” to their friends who have never been stationed in upstate New York or in Alaska. Discuss snow fight tactical options and engage in an epic snow battle with their service member parent who got the day off from work. Use their boogie board from Hawaii as a…

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Learn More About Hanukkah With Your Military Kids

We think it’s great when our military kids are inspired to learn more about the religion and cultural heritage of their friends! One of our young MILITARY KIDS’ LIFE contributors, Nena, wanted to share what she learned about Hanukkah, so that more military kids could enjoy it. Inviting other military families to join you in…

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Glow Sticks. Check.

Houses five feet apart from each other on base. Yeah. Not much walking needed for a HUGE haul. Commissary candy coupons and sales. Ran out of face paint? No worries. Need a last minute costume? Again, no worries. MPs keeping things on the up and up. Although they may also try to scare you 🙂…

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5 Ways Military Kids Can Have a More Patriotic 4th of July

We know our military kids are some of the most patriotic people around! From enjoying a cookout with family to watching fireworks at the park, our kids know how to celebrate our nation’s independence, and many of them truly take the time to appreciate the gifts of their country. Here are a few extra tips…

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5 Fun Things to Mail Your PCSing Friend (for military kids)

It’s easier than ever for military kids to stay connected. Video chat, texting and email make instant communication so easy. But this summer, why not surprise your BFF who moved away with something in the mail! Yes, mail: the stuff that gets delivered to a home and needs a stamp. It takes a little extra…

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5 Cool Sidewalk Chalk Ideas (For Military Kids)

A box of chalk. A sidewalk or driveway. And a little creativity. It can keep you busy for a good amount of time. But what if you’ve run out of ideas? Don’t stop drawing. Your life as a military kid can be your inspiration for your drawing. And the outdoors can be your (very messy)…

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