About Amy

Amy is stay at home mom to a 4 year old son and a 18 month old baby girl. Before becoming a mom, Amy was an elementary school teacher and has a Master's in Literacy Education and a Reading Specialist certificate. She is also the director and teacher of a local Kindermusik program. She loves theater, music, and dance, and of course, playing with her children. Amy writes Stuck Under a Baby, tweets as @stuckunderababy and can be found on Facebook.

{Halloween Game} Halloween Fun with a Mummy Game

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Looking for a great Halloween game to play with your kids?  Check out this idea for some Halloween fun as a family with the Mummy Game.  We love family fun and silliness here at Kids Activities Blog! Ah… the lure of the toilet paper roll.  I don’t know about you, but I have followed my […]

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Turbulence on a Plane Explained with Jello {No More Fear of Flying}

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Turbulence on a plane can be frightening for kids.  Before their next flight, show them this great demonstration with Jello to help calm their fear of flying.  Kids Activities Blog always loves science experiments that involve food! Turbulence on a Plane After 9/11/01, I developed a fear of flying.  In trying to overcome it, I enrolled […]

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Knuffle Bunny: Book Inspired Activities {Kids Literature}

Knuffle Bunny Book Inspired Activities {Literature for Kids}

Here are some activities to go along with the wonderful Mo Willems book, Knuffle Bunny.  There are so many wonderful choices in kids literature but any story can come to life for a child if you throw in a few book inspired activities.  Kids Activities Blog is hopes you and your child enjoy this exciting activity together. […]

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Make a Menorah {December Holiday Celebration}

Celebrate the December Holiday of Chanukkah by making a menorah with your kids

Today we are going to make a menorah for our favorite December Holiday, Chanukah.  Soon, we will light the menorah, sing songs, play dreidel, and eat potato latkes with apple sauce and sour cream. Time for a Chanukah craft! Make a Menorah The one thing that seemed to be missing from our Chanukah decorations was […]

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Make A Bucket for Your Next Family Outing

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Make a bucket.  It sounds really basic and simple, but here at Kids Activities Blog we LOVE when something basic and simple transforms a family outing.  Today Amy is sharing how her family was inspired to create the perfect family outing companion…a bucket on a string! Back over the summer, my kids and I went […]

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Gifts Kids Can Make: {Sweet} Photo Key Chain

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Gifts kids can make is the perfect combination.  The kids love being involved in creating something to give and recipients open a home made gift.  Gifts kids can make are often challenging to find.  You want something that the child can assist in making, but it would be great to have the end result something […]

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{Oh So Sweet} Sensory Bin for the Babies

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Activities for 1 year olds?  There are so many activities and games out there for toddlers and preschoolers, but having become a mom for the second time around, I am remembering what it was like to stare at my new baby and think, “Now what?” When our kids start to toddle, it seems easier to […]

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World Peace Activity for Kids

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Imagine “Whirled” Peace.  It’s easy if you try. September 11th is a hard day for me.  I usually try to attend some kind of a memorial service, but it has become more difficult as my son gets older – I’m not ready to talk to him about the events of that day yet nor do […]

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Word Games {Mad Libs DIY}

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Word games are a great way to learn vocabulary, parts of speech, and entertain your child – all at the same time!  Check out this creative way to make your own word game on the fly… Word Games My family and I are still on our vacation at the beach and the kids have exhausted […]

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Beach Game: Tic-Tac-Toe

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Beach games were on my mind.  A while back, I caught a beach activity segment with Martha Stewart on the Today Show.  Although I liked many of her ideas and would like to try some of the others eventually, the one that I remembered and knew I could easily execute was her Beach Towel Tic […]

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Sense of Sound: Matching Game

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I love shopping the clearance section when major holidays pass – you never know what you’re going to find or when you might use it, but it’s nice to stock up on random inexpensive things.  For example, when all of the Easter items were 75% off, I grabbed a bag of plastic eggs, but had […]

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Sense of Touch: Discovery Bags

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Sense of Touch This summer, my son and I went to a nature center. Besides some live fish and turtles to look at, there were a few hands on activities for kids. One of our favorites was a group of boxes designed to reach your hand inside, feel around, and try to figure out what […]

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Busy Hands: Colanders, Coffee Stirrers, and Cheese Shaker

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After seeing a post on Chasing Cheerios, I went to the dollar store in search of a parmesan cheese shaker.  I was very happy when I found one!  Since I have a baby at home too, I was a little worried about the use of toothpicks (which was the item she used), so I went […]

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Art With Tape

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I went to visit my five year old nephew the other day and he was so excited to show me an art project he made.  He told me it was a tape picture.  My sister’s family has a piece of art hanging on their wall made entirely of little pieces of tape and my nephew […]

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Moon Gardens

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Why a moon garden? We have a fairly large garden at our home.  My husband portioned off a part of our land to grow fruit and vegetables and I work on planting native plants that will attract both hummingbirds and butterflies to the front of our house.  My husband sits in an office all day […]

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Cardboard, Paint, and Glue: How to Make a 3D Cat

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My father walked by a store window recently where they were selling a wooden three-dimensional cat (and for quite a bit of money, I might add).  He liked the concept of this piece of art and thought that he could replicate it at home as a craft project for his grandson. He drew the following […]

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Sensory Bin: Shredded Paper

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I have tons of old bills and credit card statements piling up inside a drawer.  I know you’re supposed to hang on to them for a while, but mine go back years and years.  I finally decided to invest in a shredder so that I could properly dispose of these papers that contain important personal […]

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Beach in a Box: Digging for Shells and Dinosaurs


Let’s face it, some days we just don’t get out of the house. On these days, by the afternoon, we have exhausted all of our toys and are starting to go a bit stir crazy. My son has a sand table in the yard which he loves, but again, some days, even that loses its […]

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Kids Learning Games: Bathtub Alphabet Soup


My son made up this game.  He calls it The Bathtub Alphabet Soup Game.  It is easy to play, fun, educational, and very clean! (affiliate link) I recently purchased some foam letters – the ones I have are not specifically for the tub, but I see no reason why I couldn’t use them there.  So, one […]

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Matching Game: Ribbons


My son was bored. He had exhausted all of his toys. It was time for a new sensory bin or some kind of different and unique activity. I sent him out for a walk with his grandparents who happened to be visiting and promised him something new when he came home.  I scrambled around picking […]

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Recycled Art: Biodegradable Packing Peanut Sculptures


A friend approached me the other day with a box full of biodegradable packing peanuts (affiliate link) left over from a package she received.  I was so excited when she started showing me some different things she discovered about them and grabbed a handful to bring home to my son. The first thing she told me was […]

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Easy Cake Recipe: 3, 2, 1 Cake


If you’re anything like me, you have occasionally forgotten a friend’s birthday or meant to call but the day got away from you.  So, what do you do when your child’s best friend or lovey has a birthday and you forgot to mark it on your calendar?  Throw an impromptu birthday party, of course! We […]

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Recycled Art: Creating a K-Cup Mobile


A few months ago, my husband and I debated over whether or not to purchase a Keurig.  We liked the idea and convenience of having this coffee machine, but our biggest concern was the environmental impact caused by the K-Cups.  You can check out the Keurig website to see what their company is doing to […]

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I Spy: Math, Science, and Nature Edition


In honor of Earth Day, I encourage you and your little one(s) to get outside and explore! My son and I have made a routine of going out for a “nature walk” every day around 4:00 pm.  It gives us an opportunity to get some fresh air, get some exercise, and learn (even though he […]

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Faces and Emotion: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

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Once you become an adult, so many things in life become automatic.  We eat, we bathe, we get dressed, and we rarely take the time to examine how we do those things.  For our little ones, some of these tasks are still relatively new and can also be challenging.  We used a mirror to “follow” […]

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Things to do with a Toddler: Clothespin Play


Are you looking for things to do with a toddler?  I was wandering through the dollar store the other day looking for more items to play with and explore at home. I came across a bag of clothespins. I put them in my cart, and waited for my inspiration. One of my fondest memories from […]

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Pasta Play – Oh how many ways we can enjoy thee!

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Some of the best toys are the free ones.  Pasta became one of those unexpected “play supplies” in our house.  Please tell me I am not the only parent who discovered a box of pasta – far past it’s expiration date – in the back of my pantry!  Time to put that pasta to use!   […]

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Macaroni Art: Glue + Pasta = Fun for Kids!

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Pasta is great to eat and to craft with!  It is fun to create art out of macaroni (specifically, a macaronisaurus… and dinosaurs are big in our house these days).  We’ve had fun crafting with and playing with our pasta before.  Macaroni art is not a new concept, but something that is easy and fun […]

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Sink or Float: An Experiment with Seltzer Water

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Does it Sink or Float?  My husband and I were reminiscing recently about eating at the dining hall at the college where we met.  We talked about our favorite meals, the nights we ate waffles with ice cream for dinner, and I remembered pouring sprinkles into my glass of Seltzer Water when I was bored […]

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Tissue Paper Craft


Ok, so this is not all that original nor is it all that creative, but let’s face it, sometimes we have to use what we have in the house and scramble around last minute to plan a craft or activity for our kids.  This was no exception.  Last week, everyone was posting all of these […]

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