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'.

Awesome School Lunch Ideas

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Back to school means back to packing lunches.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve partnered with our sponsor Isolator Fitness to bring you the very best school lunch ideas.  From clever sandwiches to free printable notes to the perfect box to load it all up in, we’ve got you covered! Cool School Lunches Get the […]


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Ping Pong Ball Painting

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Part art project, part gross motor activity ping pong ball painting is so much fun!  And the best part?  The results are frame worthy!  Simple enough for a toddler to master but exciting enough to interest much older kids this art project is awesome!  With just a few supplies, most of which you probably already […]


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10+ Ways to Get Kids Active Indoors

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We all know how important it is to keep our kids active but sometimes it’s too hot, or too cold, or too wet to play outside. We’ve partnered with our sponsor, The Little Gym, to bring you the very best indoor kids activities. Plus bad weather doesn’t have to mean you’re stuck at home, learn all about […]


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{Simple Suppers} 20+ Slow Cooker Recipes Kids Love

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With the hustle and bustle of school back in session, slow cooker recipes make getting dinner on the table super simple.  These slow cooker crockpot dinners aren’t just easy, they are delicious too!  Kid Activities Blog asked real moms which slow cooker recipes their kids love.  We’ve put together enough tasty kid-friendly recipes for every weeknight […]


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Cold Season Survival Kit

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Back to school often signals the return of colds.  We partnered with our sponsor SayAhh! to make sure you’re prepared for the inevitable coughs, sniffles, and sore throats with this cold season survival kit.     How to Pack a Cold/Flu Season Survival Kit Make sure you have the essentials on hand to get through the cold […]


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How To Build a (Jumbo) Marshmallow Tower

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With s’mores season winding to a close you might be wondering what to do with all those jumbo marshmallows.  Might I suggest building a marshmallow tower?  This awesome kid engineering project is simple to set up yet full of learning opportunities and good old fashioned fun.  I must admit I had as much fun as my […]


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How to Pack a Super Hero Lunch

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Here at Kids Activities Blog we are all about making lunch fun.  Packing the same old lunch for school everyday is boring for you to make and your kids to eat.  That’s why we partnered with our sponsor Del Monte®, to bring you this simple and fun super hero lunch idea.  Moms will have fun putting together […]


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Simple Back to School Organization With Free Printables

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Back-to-school organization is the key to a smooth transition from summer chaos to fall structure.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve teamed up with our sponsor, ClosetMaid®, to bring you some great ideas for streamlining morning and afternoon routines.  We’ve even got free printables to make the whole process extra simple. How To Organize for Back-to-School […]


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Help Baby Sleep Through the Night – 20 Tips from Real Moms

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My new son, while totally wonderful, would not sleep!  Desperate to help baby sleep through the night, I asked my fellow mom bloggers for tips.  Below is a list of twenty awesome tips from real moms.  I’m happy to report, having tried many of these suggestions, that I have already gotten more rest!  As with all […]


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15 Ideas for Adorable First Day of School Pictures

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First day of school pictures are so special.  I’ll never forget that first day back to school, posing for my mom with my new backpack and special outfit, waiting for the bus.  And I cherish the chance to capture all of that first day excitement with my own kids.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve […]


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Superhero Cuffs {Toilet Paper Roll Crafts}

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I’m always looking for new and creative toilet paper roll crafts.  I love making things with recyclables and everyone has toilet paper tubes!  My four year old son is currently superhero crazy so I thought what better than making some superhero cuffs?  We both had a blast with this simple project and the results yielded […]


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Make a Mud Pie Kit from Recyclables

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What would childhood be without mud pies?  You can create this super fun mud pie kit with items destined for the recycle bin.  With just a little prep you can turn trash to treasure and spark hours of imaginative play.  Once you assemble your kit, all you need is a nice patch of dirt!  And when […]


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8 Tips for How to Survive Colic

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The joy of having a new baby is unrivaled, but it can also be extremely challenging, especially if your little one suffers from colic.  New and experienced mothers alike struggle with this common ailment so today we partnered with our sponsor Colief, to bring you eight ways to survive colic from moms who’ve been there.  Learn […]


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20 Best Organizing Apps that Will Simplify Your Life

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Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve rounded up the the very best organizing apps that will make your life easier.  With school right around the corner, now is a great to time to be thinking about organizing your household.  If you have a smart phone, that process just got a whole lot easier.  We’ve partnered with […]


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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 […]


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Surprising Way to Save Big on Cell Phone Bills

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Cell phone bills can take a significant chunk of a family’s budget.  I’m always looking for ways to save money, and I recently discovered a simple way to save big on cell phone bills. Without a landline, I use my mobile phone a lot.  Between long chats with my mom, texts with friends and my husband, […]


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Travel Memory Game {Road Trip Fun!}

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This simple handmade travel memory game is a great activity to bring on your next road trip.  The biggest challenge of traveling with kids is keeping them occupied.  The more fun things there are to do and play the less you have to hear the dreaded “Are we there yet?” phrase.   Preschoolers will love […]


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20 Amazing S’mores Recipes

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S’mores are the ultimate campfire dessert but these amazing s’mores recipes take the addicting treat to a whole new level!  The next time you have a craving for delicious s’mores try one of these outrageously good recipes.  Kid’s Activities Blog did the hard part of scouring Pinterest to create the ultimate s’mores recipe round-up, now all you have to do […]


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10 Awesome Family Road Trip Destinations

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Here at Kids Activities Blog, we love a good road trip.  Road trips are a great way to travel as a family. We’ve partnered with our sponsor, Radisson, to bring you ten of the very best family road trip destinations.  From stunning national parks to thrilling theme parks, from the west coast to the east, […]


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Simple Origami Paper Boats {Plus Snack Mix!}

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For my family summer looks a lot like this: play in the water, eat a snack, repeat.  With the help of our sponsor Horizon Organic and this super fun and simple kid craft, I found a way to combine our two favorite summer activities.  Learn how to create these simple origami paper boats, plus a delicious […]


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10 Essential iPhone Photography Tips

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Do you love capturing your family’s memories on your phone?  Are you looking for iPhone photography tips? Having an iPhone in your purse or pocket makes capturing adorable pictures and videos of your kids so convenient.  My phone is constantly full of pictures and videos and I’m always looking for ways to up my iPhone […]


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5 Tips for Trying to Conceive {For Him!}

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The internet is full of suggestions to help couples make their dreams of a baby come true, but it doesn’t seem as though many sites are focusing on what he can do improve your chances of getting pregnant.  Men are fifty percent of the conception equation so their health matters.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve […]


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Free Printable Screen Time Tracker

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Keeping track of your child’s screen time, especially with the loose schedule of summer can be a challenge.  That’s why we’ve partnered with our sponsor, Verizon FiOS, to bring you this handy free printable screen time tracker.  Verizon FiOS helps your kids get the most out of screen time with super fast speeds, parental controls, and […]


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10 Tips To Tackle Summer Laundry

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Here at Kids Activities Blog we are always looking for good laundry hacks.  Summer brings with it a lots fun: sports, swimming, camping, barbecues, and more.  But with all that fun comes extra laundry.  We partnered with our sponsor, Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator, to bring you ten awesome tips that will make tackling summer laundry a […]


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Banana Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie {Breakfast on the Go!}

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This delicious banana blueberry yogurt smoothie makes the perfect breakfast for busy summer days.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we love a good smoothie recipe, we partnered with our sponsor Yulu, to bring you this extra tasty one. Plus, we’ve got a genius hack that turns a regular mason jar into a spill free smoothie […]


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Learn About The Ocean

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Do you have a kiddo who can’t get enough of the ocean?  Learn about the ocean with the help of technology!  Explore the deep blue without even leaving the house!  Here at Kids Activities Blog we have partnered with our sponsor Verizon FiOS to bring you the best TV, YouTube, apps, and websites for learning […]


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15 Awesome Travel Hacks All Parents Need To Know

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Summer and travel go hand in hand, but sometimes traveling with kids doesn’t feel much like vacation.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve partnered with Downy to bring 15 awesome travel hacks that will make vacationing with kids a breeze! Packing Tips For Travel With Kids Pack individual outfits in ziplock bags like Jen of […]


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Road Trip Survival Kit

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It’s easy to go bonkers when hitting the road with kids in tow, assemble this road trip survival kit and remain sane!  We’ve partnered with Oscar Mayer to bring the ultimate back seat packing list.  Fill a basket with these essentials, including a super fun “Are we there yet?” free printable and actually enjoy the open road! […]


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{Kid Craft!} DIY Marble Maze

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Your kids will love making this fun and easy marble maze.  The only thing more fun than making it is playing with it!  We’ve partnered with our sponsor Horizon Organic, to bring you this creative kid made toy.  We love giving kids the chance to design their very own toys, this activity fosters independence and nurtures imagination.  Gather […]


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Help The Man You Love & Win Big!

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As wives, daughters, and friends we care deeply for the men in our lives and their health is just as important as our own.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we are very excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Today’s Mama and Polaris to bring you a $2000 prize for one lucky person and a +1.  Who’s […]


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