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Our house has completely embraced technology. My husband and I both work from home on our computers. Our three boys are lovers of video games. We all adore a good movie. Handheld devices have changed the way we use technology in a big way. Each family member has a variety of tablets and phones that […]

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Pinterest Party with Prizes TONIGHT!

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Pin, Win, & Let the Pinspiration Begin… TONIGHT! The Crazy for Christmas Party on Pinterest is Finally Here! {*Pssst!* There’s a GIVEAWAY too! Keep scrolling….} Yep, it’s ALL going down TONIGHT! Just hearing about this for the first time? Check out all the deets HERE! With these 13 fantastic bloggers pinning up a storm with […]

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10 Products that will Help You Smile

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During this time of year, I seem to be busier and on-the-go.  Whether it be a family vacation, marathon shopping trip or an evening out with friends, there are times when this work-from-home girl is not at home! Invisalign {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} has challenged me to find some of my best holiday beauty tips […]

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Black Friday Silhouette Deals You Can’t Miss!

CAMEO Black Friday Deals

We are giddy over working with Silhouette to bring you some amazing Black Friday deals.  In fact, I have heard rumors that these are the lowest prices of the season on something every crafter/teacher could use! And it isn’t just ONE deal…it is a whole bunch o’ deals!  This post contains a whole bunch o’ […]

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Crazy for Christmas Party on Pinterest – You are Invited!

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Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for December 4th! Cozy up with some cocoa and get ready to PIN Everything in Sight! Because we are pleased to announce the… Crazy for Christmas Party ON Pinterest with your Favorite Bloggers! Remember that MUST-FOLLOW Pinterest Group Board filled with extreme craftiness, beauty & fashion tips galore, […]

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Gift that Keeps Giving – Green Kid Crafts

Green Kid Crafts Subscription Box for Kids

At this time of year, I am always trying to figure out something to give the kids on my holiday list something that won’t be broken or annoying by the end of Christmas day. It is one of the reasons why I have given Green Kid Crafts {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} subscription boxes in the […]

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Enjoy the Ride Giveaway – worth $2300!

Enjoy the Ride Giveaway on Kids Activities Blog

Black Friday is almost here and we are ready to open the Holiday Season with some fabulous goodies!!! We’ve partnered with Madsen Cycles and 11 of our favorite blogging friends on INSTAGRAM to bring you an AMAZING giveaway. Take a look at this: One LUCKY reader Will Win the ULTIMATE ENJOY THE RIDE GIVEAWAY We […]

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A Stress-free Thanksgiving Meal {with Printable Placemats}

Thanksgiving Placemats - Honeybaked Ham

I love the holidays!  I love the family traditions.  I love that everyone stops what they normally do to get together and appreciate our blessed life. The problem for me has been not letting preparation of the holiday stress me out to the point that I can’t enjoy the holiday!  That is where HoneyBaked Ham […]

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What I Craved During Pregnancy


Oh pregnancy!  I was so very excited to BE pregnant at the same time it seemed like my body was fighting with me over the issue. I read all those pregnancy books…every last one. It was clear from them that nausea would last for the first trimester.  I am a strong girl.  I can last […]

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An Easy Money Lesson for Kids During the Holidays

Money Lesson for Kids During the Holidays

Celebrating the holidays can sometimes bring financial stresses. It is easy to spend, spend, spend instead of being thoughtful about options when it comes to gift-giving. SunTrust Bank {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} is spreading holiday cheer with the message of being meaningful within your means. They have easy-to-implement ideas for indulging in the currency of […]

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Genius Left-Over Candy Ideas!

These leftover candy ideas are genius

I find that after almost any holiday season, I have an overwhelming influx of candy!  Halloween & Easter seem to be when the candy haul is at its greatest volume. These left-over candy ideas are inspired and sponsored by Invisalign.  I am part of the Mom Advisory Board for Invisalign which includes complimentary treatment while I […]

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Big Crafters Giveaway worth $1400!

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The holiday season is fast approaching and we want the celebrations to start TODAY!!!! We’ve partnered with 11 of our favorite blogging friends on Google+ to bring you an AMAZING giveaway- take a look at this: One LUCKY Reader Will Win the ULTIMATE creative package of craft goodies! If you don’t have your hands on […]

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What I Did Not Know About BPA

What I learned about cash register receipts and BPA

I am not one of those parents that does a lot of worrying about stuff.  Childhood should be full of play and organic learning experiences – that doesn’t leave a lot of space for fear. But this is one of those things that kinda freaks me out.  We have known the problems with BPA for […]

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Free Play Calendar!


Awhile back we gave away {we are craaaaaaazy!} monthly play calendars when you signed up for either our weekly or daily eNewsletter. And then we tried something new. But there were some rumblings… Where are the play calendars? I miss the play calendars! Bring back the play calendars! And so… {back by popular demand} We […]

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FREE Educational Apps for Kids

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Are your kids constantly grabbing your ipod or android to play games on them? You are not alone. But at least you can sneak in a little learning while they naively have fun playing on Mommy’s new toy.  Here are some free educational apps that kids will have fun with and may not even realize that […]

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Tinker Crate from Kiwi Crate: Engineering Fun in a Box

Kiwi Crate Tinker Crate

I have to admit that even though I write here at Kids Activities Blog, I am often limited on time to create activities that are fun and educational for my own kids! It is one of the reasons why I am giddy over a new Kids Activities Blog sponsor, Kiwi Crate. Kiwi Crate – Tinker […]

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Make a Book Pumpkin – Frugal Fall Craft

Book Pumpkin

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dollar Tree via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine. I have to admit something. I am not a very skilled crafter. It is one of the reasons I feel much more comfortable in a kids activities setting…people aren’t expecting professional results! But […]

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An Unexpected Benefit of Adoption

an unexpected benefit of adoption

Did you know that Kids Activities Blog exists because of an adoption? I began thinking about this story again and how it has blessed my life when Wendy’s approached us to help spread the word about their Jr. Frosty Halloween Coupon Book that raises money for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Working with Wendy’s […]

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How to Make a Crash Mat

Make a Crash Mat

A sensory crash mat is a crash mat that can be used like a bean bag to increase sensory input and help kids {and adults} increase proprioceptive awareness and decrease over-reaction to sensations over time. Make a Crash Mat for Sensory Awareness I did some research online to find the cheapest way to make a sensory […]

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Stock Up Your Freezer Giveaway Worth Over $1200

Stock Your Freezer Giveaway

Fall is here–let’s CELEBRATE! Now that the kids are back in school it is time to start thinking about getting our finances—and our schedules—back in order. One great way to save both time AND money is with a secondary freezer, which is why we’ve once again partnered with 11 of our favorite blogging friends to […]

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Money for Christmas GIVEAWAY {worth $1000} <–Yes!

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We are giddy about this! Who couldn’t use a little extra cash?   How would you like to spend someone else’s money during the holidays? We thought so! We want you to spend ours! How about we make it even MORE cheery by giving the winner a the opportunity to choose a friend to send […]

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A Confident Mother

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Confidence is one of those funny things. There are about a million variables and any one of them can tip that underlying feeling of certainty. I started thinking about all of this in conjunction with Invisalign’s Countdown to Confidence Daily Instant Win & Sweepstakes.  I am a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board which […]

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50 TV Shows for Kids Recommended by Parents

TV Shows for Kids Parents Actually Like - Kids Activities Blog

One of the things that made it hard for me when my kids were little was finding TV shows for kids that didn’t make me crazy.  It is tricky because I wanted them to use their very limited TV time to have fun {and hopefully sneak in a little learning}, but often that meant something […]

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How to Carve a Pumpkin

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Learning how to carve a pumpkin well was always something I wanted to learn.  I love a well carved pumpkin!  Here at Kids Activities Blog, we have explored several no carve pumpkin techniques this season, but I thought it would be fun to revisit our pumpkin carving class. Last year, my three boys and I […]

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Easiest Way to Make a Kid Movie from Your Phone

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I originally got into blogging as a substitute for scrapbooking.  I was scrapbooking nearly every waking moment of my first born’s life! That can be exhausting. As the expenses increased and I had less and less time to devote to this hobby, I realized one of the other barriers was that scrapbooks aren’t very sharable. […]

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Craft & Activity SHARE

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Welcome! We love to highlight YOUR FUN. We have adored to feature YOUR blog posts and projects over the last few years of It’s Playtime! But we want even more! We have found the more we feature YOU, the better WE are. {insert group hug} We want you to share so we can promote you.  When […]

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Easy Lunchbox Love {Free Printables}

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My kids have been back in school for nearly 3 weeks now and the shiny, newness of lunch-packing has worn off! It seems like we are in a bit of a scramble to pull things together that are lunchbox-ready and have nutritional value. This lunchbox frenzy has been made much easier with Ehrmann MIXIM Fat-Free […]

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easy easy halloween decor

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Let me start this with a tiny, little admission… I am NOT a big holiday decorator. Just the THOUGHT of decorating something that will last only a few weeks makes me tired.  I do toss around a little tinsel at Christmas, but I have tried to avoid Hobby Lobby for the minor holidays. And then […]

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When Should Kids Go to the Dentist & Orthodontist?

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When the kids were younger, it was really clear when they needed to go to the doctor!  You had a schedule of what checkups were at what months and years along with immunizations that they had to have. Childcare and school requirement for this information made even a procrastinator like me abide by what was […]

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HUGE Mom-arazzi Giveaway! Click.

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Are you a Paparazzi Mom? Do you take a bajillions pictures of your beloved off spring? Then you are going to LOVE this giveaway! The Ultimate Mom-arazzi Giveaway Its Back to School time……which means there are so many important moments to be documented! And if you’re anything like us, there will be thousands of pictures […]

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