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Arts/Crafts .  Gardening .  Hobbies .  Kids Online Games .  Pets .  Sports for Adults .  Sports for Kids .  Video Games 

Arts & Crafts
Artcyclopedia:
A guide to museum-quality fine art on the internet. While the site is primarily oriented to searching by artist's name, you can also search or browse by artistic movement, nation, timeline and medium.
Child Fun:
Lots of crafts and coloring pages.
Craft Recipes:
Learn how to make your own finger paint, clay, and more.
Holiday Crafts:
Find crafts and activities for holidays and the seasons.
Inside Art: An Art History Game:
A cool art history game led by Trish the Fish.
Kerpoof:
KerPoof is a free online multimedia software that allows children to explore their creativity by drawing, making animated movies, writing and illustrating stories, producing pictures and cards and more.
Spoonful:
Give your child's imagination a boost by taking time to create! Whether you're looking for a quick and easy craft, a creative coloring page or a fun printable, they've got "spoonfuls" of great activities you’ll love.
Tate Kids:
Create your own art gallery and art at the Tate Gallery.

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Gardening
Gardening in Michigan:
This site by Michigan State University offers information on gardening subjects of particular interest to Michiganians.
GardenWeb:
Find products and services, garden links, garden roundtables, and gardening questions and answers.
Kids Gardening:
Gardening projects and tips.
My First Garden:
Everything you need to know to set up your first garden.
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Hobbies
Coin and Currency Collecting:
The American Numismatic Association provides club listings, educational programs, links and more.
Tips for Digital Photography:
Kodak provides online tips, techniques, and lessons on digital photography.
DIY Crafts:
Brought to you by the DIY Network, this site includes a craft index arranged by type of craft.
Kovels Online:
An antiques & collectibles reference site; requires free registration.
Sewing Resource Guide:
A multitude of sewing links by topic from a sewing enthusiast.
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Kids Online Games
Being a Good Cyber Citizen:
The Cybercitizen Awareness Program educates children and young adults on the danger and consequences of cyber crime
Berenstain Bear Country:
Play with Papa, Mama, Brother, and Sister Bear in these fun activities.
Checkers:
Play an online game of checkers against the computer (it's tough to beat!).
Classroom Resources:
Discovery Education
Cyberkids:
Fun games, chat and message boards for young people on the internet.
Family Education:
Online games, printables, and advice for toddlers through age 10.
Fun Brain:
Learning games, practice tests on subjects like numbers, culture, words, and the universe.
Funschool Games and Activities:
Hundreds of fun interactive games arranged by grade level.
I Spy Online:
An online version of the popular I Spy book series.
Kids on the Web:
Information for and about kids. Be sure to visit the Fun Stuff area of this web site.
Magnetic Poetry:
Create your own magnetic word poetry and then email it to a friend.
Maisy's Fun Club:
Read, play, color, and create with Maisy and her friends.
Merit Badge Research Center:
On this page devoted to scouting advancement, you'll find tons of information and resource links to help you work on your advancement requirements.
Puzzlemaker:
"Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more—using your own word lists."
Safe Kids: My Rules for Online Safety:
A must read for kids who use the internet! Learn to be a safe web surfer.
School Time Games:
Offers fun learning games and activities for ages 9 and up.
Seussville:
Dr. Seuss themed games, contests, events and more.
Surfing the Net with Kids:
Web site recommendations for kids including jokes, games, and fun facts.
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Pets
ASPCA Parents:
View a pet care guide as well as animal related news stories, career info and games.
Bow Wow Meow:
Thousands of pet names and meanings.
Cyberpet:
Information on dog and cat breeds as well as pet care tips.
Dog Breed Info Center:
Pick the dog breed that is just right for you.
How to Love Your Dog:
A kid's guide to dog care including new puppy tips and how to train your dog.
Pet Care:
Caring for your pet
Pet Education:
Get advice from veterinarians on your pet dog, cat, bird, fish or reptile.
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Sports for Adults
Detroit Lions:
Football game schedule and ticket information, team history, and player roster.
Detroit Pistons:
Find the schedule of basketball games and ticket prices, player information and stats, and news.
Detroit Red Wings:
Meet the Wings, find out the history of this hockey team and game schedule, and link to other hockey sites.
Detroit Tigers:
Find out the history of Detroit's baseball team, game schedule, and ticket information.
Hunting, Fishing and Camping Guides:
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides annual guides to recreational opportunities around the state.
Lake St. Clair:
Find the latest news, recreational opportunities, maritime topographic charts and more.
Macomb (Intermediate School District) Guide to Family Fun:
This locally-produced guide provides information on fun activities for your family throughout the year including: museums, nature centers and attractions to local libraries, parks and recreation departments. You will find endless possibilities for enjoyment, learning and relaxation.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Reservations:
Make campground or harbor reservations at Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas and participating harbors, and find out about state park locations and amenities.
Michigan Interactive:
Find out about outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan for fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, snowmobiling and more.
Michigan Water Parks:
This commercial site lists Michigan water parks, arranged alphabetically by location. Links are provided in most cases, along with phone numbers, and brief descriptions of the activities available. Dive in!
Rails to Trails Conservancy:
Learn about the trails movement and find the best trails for outdoor recreation searchable by location.
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games:
Visitors to this web site can learn about the 2014 games and athetes.
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Sports for Kids
ESPN:
Sport scores, news and short articles on players.
Kids Games:
Look by category or alphabetically for rules to playground games and jump rope rhymes.
Major League Baseball for Kids:
Get tips from the pros and follow your favorite teams.
NBA Hoop Troop:
Learn about teams and players or find scores and schedules.
NFL Rush for Kids:
Official web site that includes schedules, teams and stats.
NHL Kids:
NHL kids' site.
Play Sports TV:
An excellent how-to web site with videos showing various drills and activities for a wide range of sports.
Skateboard Science:
Find out about skateboard equipment and tricks.
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games:
Visitors to this web site can learn about the 2014 games and athetes.
Sports Illustrated for Kids:
This is an online version of the popular kids' magazine. You can find sports trivia, team addresses and much more.
WNBA:
Offical Women's Basketball site.
WWE:
Offical World Wrestling Entertainment web site.
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Video Games
All Game Guide:
All Game Guide provides descriptions and release dates of video games. Search for games by title, character, platform or company and check out the Genre and Styles List to find similar games.
GameSpot:
News, reviews and previews of video games along with game codes for many systems.
IGN Codes:
Select your game platform then search for specific game codes.
Nintendo:
The system's official homepage with Wii news, codes and some web games.
Sega:
Official web site with game news and more.
Xbox.com:
Look here for tips and tricks for X-box 360 and upcoming games.
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