DIY NON-Toxic Slime

Technically edible; but it wouldn’t taste that great… However, since this slim *IS* edible, that means it is perishable.  It will need to be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container when not in use.  It can keep for up ...

DIY NON-Toxic Silly Putty

The texture of yogurt silly putty is between slime and play dough, but unlike anything we’ve played with before!

DIY Air Dry Clay

Smoother, finer and less sticky than traditional clay, this special air-dry clay needs no oven or kiln to set. The easy-to-use clay softens with water and cleans quickly from hands and surfaces. Air-dry clay can be used with traditional techniques ...

Diy Kinetic Sand

It’s kinetic – meaning it sticks to itself and not to you! It oozes, moves and melts right before your eyes. It flows through your fingers like a slow-moving liquid, but leaves them completely dry. Kinetic Sand stimulates children’s ...

Meet PlayNation Arcticus

Mom run playgroup based on Eielson AFB, AK; meets (almost) every other Thursday at the Community Center Playground. A place for kids to play freely! PlayNation strives to create a healthy environment for parents to bring their children to play, ...

Dear Teachers: You’re Not Fooling Me 

Dear teachers, As a mom to a gaggle of kids, I’m a little consumed this time of year. I’ve spent hours at the store going over different school supplies lists and checking off stuff as I throw it in my cart. The total adds up in my head ...

Farewell to the Bilbrey Family

Thank you for all you have done for PlayNation, we wish you all well on your next adventure!     April had been a co-coordinator at CAFB with Emma and brought M and E to many of the meetings. She was always willing to help and host ...

PlayNation CAFB’s New HeadMistress

I’d like to introduce Katie! She has two children, E and L who will be at each playgroup until E graduates to school. Her husband has been Active Duty since 2006; and they arrived at CAFB back in 2011! Outside of parenting, she loves crafting ...

Tips For Hosting The Perfect Playdate For Your Toddler

Are you planning to host send a playdate for your toddler? Are you clueless about toddler playdate ideas and how to prepare for one? If your answers to the above are in the affirmative, reading this post is a good idea! Understanding a few basic ...

Creating a Village

The life of a parent can feel very isolated. Warm relationships with caring adults can sustain us when we’re struggling, and help our children feel at ease when they’re away from home. So how do we build the village we need to raise ...
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