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Mari Hernandez-Tuten wears many hats throughout her day: mom, wife, friend, counselor, speaker, missionary, and founding editor of the Ezine, Inspired by Family. Our Ezine is a place full of creativity, laughter, celebrations, encouragement and good eating that we hope spills over into your home. So have a seat, grab a cup of Cafe con Leche, and let's get inspired! You can find us at Inspired by Family Magazine on Facebook or Twitter as @InspiredFamily_.

What is Diversity? {Egg Activity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day}

Teaching Diversity - Kids Activities Blog

Update:  We are so excited that Pinterest named this one of the Top 20 pins for Education and Classroom Activities in 2013.  Please share this! What is Diversity? With Martin Luther King Jr Day here, consider introducing the idea of diversity and cultural differences to your children.  It will be easy to start with this […]

{For the Holidays} Salt Dough Craft

salt dough ornament

We love to play with play doh, and salt dough is another great medium for play and creation.  Salt dough is an easy way to create homemade play doh with ingredients you already have in the kitchen during the holidays. If you have been a reader for awhile here at Kids Activities Blog, you know […]

Halloween Printable for Ghost Poop

Ghost Poop Recipe and Free Printable from Kids Activities Blog

A cute Halloween printable can make simple treats really stand out. Halloween printable activities like this are super easy and super cute!  Y’all know how we LOVE a fun {and free} printable here at Kids Activities Blog! Have you heard of reindeer poop, bunny poop…? Actually, I think I might have made up bunny poop treats. […]

{Recycled Craft} Paper Mache Rain Stick

make a rain stick

Paper Mache is such a versatile material to use in crafting.  For example, here is a great recycled craft project that used paper mache and plastic bottles to make an incredible rain stick for kids to enjoy. Here’s another fun post in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, an Amazon Rain Stick made with paper mache!  […]

Cinco de Mayo: Make a Paper Flower {Tissue Paper Craft}

Make a Paper Flower from Tissue Paper {Cinco De Mayo!}

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.  Today we offer this easy way to make a paper flower and bring a little Mexican flair to your home. Kids Activities Blog likes this colorful tissue paper craft because it is easy for kids of all ages. Cinco De Mayo Happy Cinco de […]

Sweet Easter Craft: Make a Bracelet {with Jelly Beans!}

Easter Craft for Kids: Make a bracelet with jelly beans!

Don’t you love a sweet Easter craft like this?  Your kids will love that they can make a bracelet with jelly beans!  Kids Activities Blog hopes that you can sneak a jelly bean or two for yourself while your child makes this fun bracelet! Easter Craft Yay, Spring is around the corner! Putting together this […]

Easter Treats {Kids Can Make}: Bunny Tails

Easter Treats for Kids {Yummy Bunny Tails}

It is time for Easter and that means…Easter treats!!  Try getting in the kitchen with your child with recipes like this one that kids can make on their own.  Kids Activities Blog loves sweet treats so we hope you will enjoy these cute Bunny Tails and let us know what you think. Easter Treats If […]

If Only I Had a Green Nose {Fun Reading Activities and Shamrock Printable}

If Only I Had A Green Nose {Fun Reading Activities for Kids}

If Only I Had a Green Nose is a wonderful story for teaching children the importance of being themselves.  These fun reading activities will make the lessons in the story even more meaningful to them.  We love fun book activities like these at Kids Activities Blog! If Only I Had A Green Nose One of […]

Card Games: Play Loteria {Spanish Game}

Playing Loteria by Rene Colato Lainez

Cards games are a fun way for children to learn facts.  Here is a Spanish game that will help your child learn vocabulary words in another language.  If you’ve played this game before, please leave a comment here at Kids Activities Blog and tell us all about it. Card Games Learning more than one language […]

Straw Game {Fun With Math}

straw game for fun with math

Sometimes kids need a little help having fun with math.  Pull out a few household items and make this easy straw game and everyone will be laughing and having fun.  We at Kids Activities Blog especially love how this game can be used in so many ways…for family fun night, to learn math, or even […]

Share the Love: Heart Stones (Crafts for Kids)

Kids can share the love this Valentine's Day with heart stones

Share the love this Valentines Day with cute crafts for kids.  These adorable heart stones will melt everyone’s hearts.  Kids Activities Blog hopes you have had a wonderful Valentine’s Day full of love. Share the Love Let’s carpe diem Valentine’s Day! Let’s make it more than a romantic holiday for couples. Valentine’s Day is more […]

Valentines Cards {Kids Can Make}: Owl Love

Owl Valentines Day cards that kids can make

Valentine cards from friends are such a special treat, especially when they are made by hand.  Here are some cute home made cards that your kids can make.  “Owl Love” to hear what cute owl phrases your child comes up with for their cards.  Please come back to Kids Activities Blog and share their ideas […]

Ornaments for Kids to Make {Easy Kids Craft}

ornaments for kids to make

This easy kids craft are simple ornaments for kids to make.  The festive merry Christmas trees made out of fabric are no sew, so they can be accomplished with basic cutting and pasting skills. Kids Activities Blog loves when something so festively enchanting is easy!   Easy Kids Craft I am always looking for ways […]

Homemade Christmas Gift: {Play Dough} Melting Snowman

homemade christmas gift

Simplify your Christmas spending with this homemade Christmas gift idea.  Every child loves play dough and this adorable melting snowman makes a great stocking stuffer or Christmas party favor.  Kids Activities Blog loves ideas like this that are thrifty but also melt your heart. Homemade Christmas Gift Have you seen the Melting Snowman Cookies?  They are adorable […]

Christmas Recipes: Healthy Alternatives {and a Christmas Rhyme}

Christmas Recipes

Need some Christmas recipes that don’t cause a full-on sugar rush?  These Santa Hats make for healthy alternatives and are tasty too.  Wouldn’t it be fun to sing the cute Christmas rhyme while you make these with your kids?  Kids Activities Blog just loves cute food that is fun and healthy too! Christmas Recipes Here’s a semi-healthy Christmas […]

{December Post} Snowman Magnetic Picture Frame

Christmas craft- snowman fridge magnet

Who doesn’t need adorable Christmas fridge magnets?  We love our snowman magnet frames.  I like to use them on my fridge, file cabinet and anywhere else I can stick them on.  One of the things that I love about this craft is that it uses recycled items from around the house. Next time you are […]

{Sweet} Thanksgiving Activity: How to Make a Headband

how to make a headband

Your kids will love these simple directions for how to make a headband.  This cute Thanksgiving activity awakens children’s imaginations as they learn about Pilgrims and Indians.  Kids Activities Blog loves any activity that encourages imaginations and pretend play. How to Make a Headband Don’t you just love finding activities for your child that help […]

Adorable Owl Cupcakes Celebrate November Holidays

owl cupcakes

Baking up these yummy owl cupcakes is just one way to celebrate the November holidays is by cooking with kids.  This is a fun family activity and can be modified for just about any occasion or celebration.  Today we are baking up some adorable owl cupcakes, but think about this November recipe for any gathering. […]

Halloween Games: Ghost Bowling {Homemade Games}

Ghost Bowling

Are you looking for fun Halloween Games for Fall parties? Kids love Halloween activities such as this ghost bowling homemade game! The Kids Activities Blog tested out this Halloween game and we hope that you try it out on your kids, too!  For a variation using clear bottles and cotton balls, check out No Time for […]

{Pumpkin Craft} How to Make a Pumpkin

pumpkin craft

It is pumpkin craft time! With just a few items from around the house your kids can create a little bit of fun with this how to make a pumpkin tutorial. Over here at the Kids Activities Blog we have been creating and sharing some of our favorite halloween crafts and halloween activities.   Pumpkin […]

Play with Play Doh – {Not So Scary} Halloween Activity

Halloween Activity

This adorable Halloween activity is perfect for not so scary kid fun.  Let’s play with play doh at home or give this homemade gift that kids can make.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we love simple Halloween activities and this make play doh tutorial is super fun. Halloween Activity Here’s another great alternative to Halloween […]

Adorable Halloween Dessert: Bats and Mummies


This Halloween dessert is the perfect thing to make with kids.  It is NOT a scary Halloween food because it is no-bake!  Kids Activities Blog loves exploring ways that you can get your kids involved in the kitchen and this no-bake Halloween treat is the cutest thing! I love simple and fun ways to celebrate […]

{Easy to Make} Homemade Birthday Card

homemade birthday card feature

Receiving a card in the mail is always fun but it is especially nice when it is a homemade birthday card that you know was made with love.  Here is a sweet idea for a birthday card that kids can create because they are so easy to make. Homemade Birthday Card When was the last […]

{Hispanic Heritage Month} Celebrate with Mexican Art

hispanic heritage

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! Let’s celebrate! We also get to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day so we will kick off our celebration with a Mexican art craft! Hispanic Heritage Month Just a fun fact: Many people think that Mexico’s Independence Day is Cinco de Mayo but it’s actually on September 16th. Hispanic Heritage month runs from […]

Back to School: Crayon Magnets

back to school crayon magnets

It is time for kids to go Back To School.  Here is a fun craft made with crayons that you can make with your kids to help celebrate going back to the classroom. Crayon Magnets My children get crayon boxes as gifts all the time so we have our fair share of coloring supplies.  I […]

Felt: Apple Activity


  Felt Apple Activity Your kids will enjoy this felt apple activity over and over throughout the year. My little guy loves the texture of felt and really enjoys playing with it so we have been working on lots of felt projects that you can check out over here.  If you are familiar with the […]

Early Learning: How To Tie A Shoe

early learning how to tie a shoe

  A Fun Way to Learn How To Tie A Shoe Is your child at that stage where they are learning to lace but still haven’t mastered tying?  Lacing and tying are excellent activities for children to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  This early learning shoe activity will help encourage them in these […]

The Olympics for Children: Edible Olympic Torches

edible olympic torches feature

Are you planning on watching the Olympics with the family? Do you have a favorite Olympic sport you like to watch?  I am always amazed at all the sports that make it into the Olympics, so fun. Here is a fun snack to get your kids in the Olympic spirit. We had our own backyard […]

Creative Learning: Use Edible Ink

edible ink

You can encourage creative learning in your child by giving them unusual materials to work with.  How about giving them some edible ink the next time they are completing a worksheet? What is edible ink? It is super easy to make and it tastes great too.  There are only 2 ingredients:  yogurt and food coloring! […]

Drive-In Movie For Kids

drive in movie feature

If your family hasn’t experienced a movie under the stars yet, I highly recommend you enjoy one this summer. We are big fans of outdoor drive-in movies in our family! To host a “drive-in” movie all you need for the kiddos are a few supplies! Supplies to make cars for the drive in movie: boxes […]