Meet Carla.  She lives in a small house on a friendly street with her husband, son, cat, and assorted chickens.  When she isn't busy being a Mom, you can find her writing on her blog at small & friendly about creating a handmade life, one adventure at a time.  Stay connected with her on Pinterest, Facebook, or Bloglovin'.

Free Printable Screen Time Reward Charts

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This free printable screen time reward chart is a great way to limit screen time and encourage positive behavior at the same time!  Screen time is a favorite pastime in our home.  My preschooler adores educational TV shows and iPad apps.  Even though it’s educational, we still try to limit screen time.  Instead of setting a […]




Make Saving Money Stress-free

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When I think about saving money I instantly get stressed out.  It makes me think of all those things I shouldn’t have spent money on.  Especially right after the holidays.  For example, from where I sit typing this I can see four toys I thought my kids “needed” that have barely been touched.  That money […]




The Busy Mom’s Guide to Getting Fit

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These five tips are sure to help moms get fit.  For busy moms, not having time to exercise is more than an excuse, it’s a reality.  It takes some serioius dedication, flexibility, and multi-tasking to get fit and raise a family.  But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.  A healthly mom is one of the best […]




Kid Art Mug

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The only thing I love more than my morning coffee is the kid art mug I pour it in.  This adorable DIY gift was made for me by my son and it is such a sweet reminder of why I am up so darn early.  Having little kids adds so many wonderful things to your life, but sleep […]




High Chair Fun! 5 Baby Games

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These fun and simple baby games happen in the highchair! These baby games can help you while you start dinner or do a few dishes because your little one can play safely next to you!  But, I have to warn you, a few of these ideas are a bit messy.  It seems the messier they are the more fun […]




Soft and Smiley DIY Baby Toy

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This easy to make DIY baby toy is sure to your little one’s favorite.  It is simply perfect for baby play.  Babies love faces!  They are drawn to wide eyes and broad grins.  They also love high contrast images.  All of these loves collide in one soft and snuggly, friendly face toy.  All you need […]




20 Beautiful Gifts Kids Can Make

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This is a wonderful collection of gifts kids can make.  There is nothing more special than a handmade gift, especially one lovingly made by a child.  Kids Activities Blog has gathered 20 beautiful gifts that make great use of your child’s creavtity and artistic ability.  They will have fun creating them and enjoy immense pride […]




Crockpot Christmas: 30 Holiday Slow Cooker Recipes

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Fire up the crockpot!  These awesome holiday slow cooker recipes are going to make your Christmas easier and tastier!  Kids Activities Blog found the very best in holiday crockpot recipes.  From food gifts to appetizers, Christmas morning to feeding house guests, you’ll find every recipe you need to have a very Merry Christmas feast! 30 […]




The Perfect Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

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This slow cooker hot chocolate recipe is oh so good (and oh so easy)!  Your kids will love to help make (and drink) this delicious Black and White Crockpot Hot Cocoa.  Have you ever ordered a Black and White Hot Chocolate from Starbucks (it’s on the secret menu)? This copycat recipe is simple, delicious, and great […]




10 Room Sharing Tips for Baby and a Big Kid

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Room sharing tips can be so helpful to second-time mothers. When I was pregnant with my second son I worried about how sibling room sharing would go.  I looked all over the internet for reassurance that my baby and my preschooler would be fine sharing a room.  We live in a very small home and while baby would […]




Fall Activity for Preschoolers: Drawing with Nature

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Drawing with nature is the perfect fall activity for preschoolers.  I am always looking for new ways to craft with natural materials and fall seems to be brimming with wonderful supplies.  This simple activity is a great way to get outdoors and flex those creative muscles.  And for a mama with no more room on the […]




Free Printable Thanksgiving Placemats

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This Thanksgiving, turn the kid’s table from drab to fab with these cool free printable placemats.  These free thanksgiving printables will not only make the table look extra festive, they will also give the kids something to do while they wait for the turkey to be served.  One design encourages them to list the things they […]




20+ Awesome DIY Toys to Make for Your Kids

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These amazing DIY toys will inspire you to make the perfect gift for your child.  Nothing is more fun than watching your child play with a toy you’ve made.  Kid’s Activities Blog found twenty wonderful handmade toys you can create for your child.  From simple to elaborate, each one of these ideas is sure to […]




{Handmade Journal} Gratitude Activity for Kids

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Help children count their blessings with this simple gratitude activity for kids. This is a wonderful gratitude activity because you just need a few basic supplies.  You and your child can create a beautiful journal where they record all the things they are thankful for.  This project is also a wonderful way to repurpose some of that beautiful kiddo artwork you have […]




20 of the Best Gifts for Preschoolers

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Gifts for preschoolers are so fun to shop for, but there is so much to choose from and no one wants to give something that will end up in the bottom of the toy box.  Kids Activity Blog has gathered twenty of the very best gift ideas that are sure to be favorites for years. 20 of the […]




Thanksgiving Leftovers – 20 Recipes for all that Turkey

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Turkey is the cornerstone of the holiday meal but what to you do with the inevitable Thanksgiving leftovers?  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve rounded up the very best recipes that make great use of leftover turkey.  These are all simple recipes your kids will love!  So go ahead, order an extra large bird, you’re […]




Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt with Free Printable

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Our fall nature scavenger hunt is the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy the season with your kids. This scavenger hunt is extra fun with a free printable that encourages exploration and can even be colored!  This activity works with a large range of ages, making it a great way for the whole family to spend […]




Container Fun! A Simple Baby Activity

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This simple baby activity can be put together with things you already have lying around the house!  With a five month at home I know how valuable easy baby activities can be.  You can only sing “Patty Cake” so many times!  This simple trick helps make the same old toys or teethers fun again!  All you need are […]




25+ Creative Breakfast Recipes Kids Love!

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Move over cold cereal, step aside boring toast, we’re making breakfast fun with the coolest breakfast recipes from around the web.  These awesome breakfasts will have your kiddos hopping happily out of bed each morning.  (Okay, maybe not every morning – results may vary!)  Kids Activities Blog asked fellow bloggers for their kid’s very favorite breakfast recipes.  We’ve gathered a […]




{Kids Cook!} Simple Healthy Cream Pops

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This healthy cream pops are super simple to make.  They are one of my favorite kid-friendly recipes.  In fact, they only require one ingredient and your kids can easily make them all by themselves!  Oh, and did I mention they are healthy and delicious?  That’s right, this is a dessert you can say yes to […]




16 Fall Nature Crafts for Preschoolers

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Fall nature crafts are the best!  It is always fun the create with nature, but the beautiful colors and textures of fall make it my favorite season for nature crafts.  Your preschooler will love making these gorgeous autumn crafts.  Kids Activities Blog found the very best in fall preschool crafting from around the web.  From art to […]




Monster Coloring Pages

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These free printable monster coloring pages are kooky, spooky, and fun!  My son loves monsters so I created these coloring printables with him in mind.  Monsters are extra fun to color because they can be any color of the rainbow.  Print them out and let the creative coloring begin! 3 Cool Monster Coloring Pages This […]




{Halloween Craft!} Mini Haunted Houses

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I love me a Halloween craft!  As someone who regularly crafts with kids I’m not sure there’s a single holiday more fun than Halloween for making with little ones.  Costumes, decorations, oh my!  This simple and affordable craft isn’t just fun to make, it’s also a super cute decoration.  I think I want to make […]




10 Ways for Preschoolers to Learn and Grow in the Garden

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When you get preschoolers gardening, you get them learning!  Gross motor activities, fine motor activities, sensory experiences galore; some might argue that the garden is an ideal classroom.  That’s right, your backyard is a magical place for your preschooler to learn and grow!  Here are ten ways your preschooler can learn in the garden.  And the […]




15+ Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes for Boys

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These Halloween costumes for boys are handmade and oh so cool.  I’m always looking for DIY costume ideas and for Kids Activities Blog I found these super awesome ones that boys love!  And if your boys are anything like mine, they love to dress-up year round, so your hard work is sure to see more than one nights worth of action. […]




Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Baby

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These simple homemade costumes for baby are the perfect way to celebrate baby’s first Halloween.  Babies might be too young for candy but they’re too cute to miss out on the dress-up action! Kids Activities Blog has found adorable and easy costumes you can make for your little one this Halloween. Easy Homemade Baby Costumes Want […]




Ultimate Guide To Potty Training

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Any parent will tell you that potty training is a big deal.  And there is no shortage of potty training advice out there.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we believe that there isn’t just one right approach for every family or even every kid!  So we’ve pulled together many different helpful articles on the subject […]




Ping Pong Ball Monster Craft

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I’m always trying to come up with fun craft projects that are also toys, these ping pong ball monsters are just that!  This monster craft is also a monster toy!  While the process of creating these fun little creatures is a blast, that’s only half the fun!  Once they are dry, they provide hours of […]




15 Fantastic Fall Playdough Recipes

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The kids are back to school, there’s a little crispness in the air, you can get a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks; it’s time to bust out the fall playdough recipes! Here at Kids Activities blog we love a good sensory dough, so we gather up the very best fall inspired playdough recipes from around the […]




{Happy Diners!} 20+ Creative Ways to Keep Preschoolers Occupied at a Restaurant

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Restaurants and kids don’t always mix, but with these awesome ways to keep preschoolers occupied you’ll be wanting to eat out regularly!  Dining out can be so nice (No cooking! No dishes!) but with a preschooler in tow it can also be difficult (Sit still!  Don’t Spill!).  Here on Kids Activities Blog we’ve gathered over twenty creative […]