15 Creative Play Ideas for Kids {and Moms!}

Creative Play is really important. We know it is important for kids, but have you thought about how important it is for moms as well?  That is why we are so excited to have Kylie from Octavia and Vicky sharing her creative play ideas for kids AND MOMS today!  Octavia and Vicky was our best blog pick for this week, so please click over to the interview from earlier today if you missed it!

Kids shouldn’t have ALL the fun!

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Creative Play

Creative play ideas for kids are a specialty over at Octavia and Vicky, but one of the things I really love is some of the resource and background information that is shared.

How to Encourage Your Child to Play Independently –  Forget creative play!  I can’t get ANY independent play!  If this is your issue, there are some solutions here!

Free Alphabet Games for Kids –  Memorizing and learning is way more fun when it is a creative play GAME!

Bath Ideas for Reluctant Kids –  Some kids are like cats and prefer to stay on dry land.

Parenting Resources –  Here are some great resources for parents.


creative play ideas for kids

Creative Play Ideas for Kids

Here are some of our favorite creative play ideas for kids.

Supporting Your Child’s Creativity –  Say YES.

When to Introduce Drawing to Toddlers –  Is it too early for my kid to draw?  Here are some tips and tricks to know when your child is ready.

Paper Plate Crafts –  You know here at Kids Activities Blog how we LOVE the easy craft that can be done with stuff you already have on hand, so Octavia and Vicky HAD us at paper plates…

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper –  Get your feet dirty…yep, your feet.  We love this creative play idea for kids!

Play Dough Cup Cake Party – Any excuse to throw a party is an excuse to play.

Science Play –  This is super colorful fun.

creative play ideas for moms

Creative Play Ideas for Moms

And because kids shouldn’t have all the fun, here are some creative play ideas for moms {we might even let the kids help}!

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake –  No need to explain.  Cake is just a good part of life.

Potato and Bacon Dauphinoise – Yum.

How to Create Gorgeous Pictures with Phone –  I love this tutorial on After Focus which can create art from a regular photo – yay!

Free Printable Bunting –  This is just precious and we are huge fans of free printables – win/win.

Recycling Old Calendars –  10 ideas to upcycle last year’s calendar.

Thanks so much to Kylie for letting us feature Octavia and Vicky!

About Holly

Kids Activities Blog is Holly's blogging home.

She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

She can also be found at Business 2 Blogger, on Twitter as @QuirkyMommaSite or @Texasholly, but her favorite place to hang out is on Google +.