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'.

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 […]




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{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 […]




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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 […]




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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. […]




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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 […]




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Ultimate Guide To Potty Training

The Ultimate Guide to Potty Training

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 […]




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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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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 […]




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{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 […]




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5 Little Ghosts No-Sew Finger Puppets

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Get into the Halloween spirit with these adorable no-sew finger puppets.  Your little ones will love creating and playing with these sweet and spooky little ghosts.  This simple craft is perfect for fingerplay, I’ve even included a few fun rhymes!  With both preschoolers (who will love playing with these) and younger children (who might prefer […]




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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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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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20 Delicious Fall Slow Cooker Recipes

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Savor the best autumn flavors with these easy fall slow cooker recipes.  After a long summer of salads your family will love these cozy crockpot recipes.  Here at Kids Activites Blog we love our slow cooker meals because they are a simple way to cook even on the busiest of days.  So in between soccer […]




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{Kid Hacks} 2 Easy Ways to Put on a Jacket Without Help

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With cooler weather just around the corner, you’re going to love these kid hacks!  I’ve got two different tricks for teaching your toddler (or preschooler) how to put on his/her own jacket.  They might still need a little help with the zipper, but I found it such huge help when  there was one less thing to deal […]




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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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Free Printable Lunchbox Notes

Free Printable Lunchbox Notes

Like the idea of sending my kids off to school with a little extra love?  With these free printable lunchbox notes you can do just that!  I remember my mom used to write a little note on my napkin and it always made me smile.  These free printables make sharing that love super simple. Free Printable Lunchbox […]




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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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{Kids Cook!} Healthy No-Churn Ice Cream

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This healthy no-churn ice cream recipe is sure to become a household favorite.  This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream isn’t just delicious and simple to make, it’s a good for you!  Your kids will love it because it tastes delicious and they can help make it; you’ll love it because it has no added […]




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Back to School Coloring Pages {Silly School Supplies!}

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These fun back to school coloring pages are a great way to get kids excited about heading back to school.  They are also sure to delight little ones who are still dreaming of their first day of school. Free Back to School Coloring Pages These happy school supplies make school look extra fun! Click here […]




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Free Printable: Very Punny Thank You Notes

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These free kids printable thank you notes are the perfect way to make saying thanks fun.  Simply download these cute free printable cards and let your little one color them for a custom thank you that is sure to be well recieved. Free Printable Thank You Notes Saying thanks is fun with these punny colorable notes.  This […]




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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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{Back to School Craft!} Kid Decorated Pencil Pouch

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Help your kiddo get pumped about another year of learning with this fun and easy back to school craft.  One of the best parts of going back to school is the fresh school supplies!  Your kid can turn an ordinary pencil pouch into something cool and personal with this easy craft.  Perfect for all ages, this […]




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Mess-Free Road Trip Activities for Preschoolers

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For me, mess-free road trip activities are a must!  Long car rides with preschoolers are stressful enough without worrying about scraping stickers off the windows or scrubbing melted crayon off the back seat.  But you’ve got to keep them occupied right?  Kids Activities Blog has got you covered with the very best mess-free road trip activities […]




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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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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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Free Printable First Day of School Signs

Free Printable First Day of School Signs

These free printable first day of school signs make capturing that special day simple and adorable.  With grades Pre-K through Sixth you can snap a coordinated shot each year.  The first day of school always seems to be a bit frenzied and that’s what makes these signs so great: just print out the correct grade, have your kiddo […]




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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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15 Outdoor Games that are Fun for the Whole Family!

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Outdoor games are the perfect way to enjoy summer as a family.  These 15 DIY outdoor games are fun for the whole family.  From handmade giant jenga to flash light tag, these games curated by Kids Activities Blog are sure to provide hours of summer fun! DIY Outdoor Games Play a backyard-sized version of memory […]




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Kid Made Watermelon Slushies

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Watermelon slushies are the perfect summer treat!  Kids will love making these icy treats and the results are nothing short of delicious.  Take advantage of watermelon season and escape the heat with these easy to make slushies.  This recipe only requires two ingredients and they are both summer staples: watermelon and lemonade!  Now these are […]




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