Rachel

About Rachel

An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).

Watch it go! Science Fair Project Idea

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Do you have a kiddo who just *needs* to know how things work?  A kiddo who loves to tinker and take things apart?  They would love STEM activities.  STEM activities are a way to learn hands-on the emerging concepts from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields to create something.  STEM activities are both great at helping […]

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13 of the Best Pranks Kids Can Do

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After our round of Pranks for Kids and our list of Best April Fools Day Pranks, we got lots of suggestions of fun pranks to pull on kids from you, our readers! Thanks for sending us some of your kids best pranks.  Here at Kids Activities Blog, we like our fun silly. Pranks for Kids […]

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Blowing Bubbles to Make Art

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Blowing bubbles to make art is a great way to discuss hyperbolic pressure… or to just enjoy making a mess creating colorful designs with your kiddos. What you need to make Soap Bubble Art: 1 T Dish Soap 3 T Water water soluble food coloring (10 drops) straws cardstock paper (You can use computer paper or […]

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Make Coffee Can Drums

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Let kids create some music of their own with some simple Coffee Can Drums. This fun activity inspires creativity not only in the creation of the instrument, but in the hours they’ll spend banging on the drums after! The best part is that they’re super-easy to make! All you need to create your own coffee can […]

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Candy Play Dough

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This is the best time of year to get peeps! Our kids got a big box of them and they reminded me of our Peanut Butter Play Dough recipe. We used three ingredients and made edible, candy-like, play dough. Time to experiment with our peeps. We are making edible play dough!! You only need three […]

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Color Changing Milk Science Experiment

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Science experiments help us grow. Through experimenting and exploring we are able to ask questions, make assumptions, and then seek solutions. We are able to learn more about the world around us. This Color Changing Milk Science Experiment is a fun activity to do with kids of all ages. Color Changing Milk Science Experiment What […]

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50+ Ways You can Use your Essential Oil Kit

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The Essential Oil Starter pack is terrific!  It comes with 11 – 5ml bottles of oils and is super handy for TONS of things.  These are just 50 60! of the ways you can use your Essential Oil Kit. Don’t have a kit yet?  We are distributors and have a terrific deal going on *right now* […]

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This Kiddo Puts on A Suit – the result will make you laugh so hard you’ll cry!

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Moms, we are often hard on ourselves right?  “Sometimes we just need moms to tell us we are okay.  The advice from this kiddo is right on! Things Moms Need to Know Put down your phone Sometimes our “I love you” comes out as screaming and crying. “Our house isn’t messy, it’s awesome” Mom upsidedown […]

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50+ Ways for Babies to Play

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Babies learn about the world by touching, tasting and moving in their worlds. Here are some ideas of ways that you can be intentional in engaging and purposeful in interacting with your tot, to help them develop and gain confidence. Engaging your Infant: Treasure Baskets.  Fill a basket with objects from around the house for […]

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The Power of Kindness

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“He helps people, Mommy”. I hope my kids learn to value a life that puts others first. This man had eyes that were wide open to the power of kindness, the power of being a good steward of his resources so that he could give to others. He fed lost animals, helped a little girl […]

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How to make Kinetic Sand

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Kinetic Sand is the rage at our house.  Our kids love to play with it – time for us to learn how to make kinetic sand for ourselves. This kinetic sand recipe has the same elastic qualities as the store bought stuff, it is similar to playdough in the way that you can mold it. […]

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Artful Kids Weaving Craft

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Activities can be thoughtful, open-ended and playful all in one.  I love the latest book by Jean Van’t Hul.  She is the author of the previously published book The Artful Parent, and the genius behind the Artful Parent blog with the same name.  (Psst… You can read our interview with her for that book). Today’s activity […]

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18 Fitness Tips for Moms

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Moms are busy!  But we still want to look and feel our best!  These Fitness tips are for you, all the moms out there! Fitness Tip – give yourself rewards.  Put a dollar in the jar every time you goof up and don’t work out or eat a dessert.  Then when you “meet” your goal, […]

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Curriculum to Teach Kids How to Read

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As a homeschooling family I am asked a lot by other parents who are beginning homeschooling or who have a child who needs just-a-little help after school, what I have used to teach my kids to read. I’m one family and what works for us may not work for you and your child… so we […]

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16 Robots Kids can Actually Make

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If your kids love exploring science and technology I bet they would love to explore robotics.  These are all robots that kids can make. This first robot is one that we have made – a tin can soda man.  This kids robot kit comes with everything you need to turn a regular tin can into […]

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Homemade KidScents Essential Oil CopyCat Recipes

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Ya’ll know we love our essential oils and any mom that has been doing oils with her kid knows how important it is to get the blend of essential oil to carrier oil just right. It’s important to dilute, and yet when your kiddo has a rumbly belly at 2 am no one wants to […]

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20 Kitchen Tips for Foodies

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Looking for a cooking tip?  Look no farther!  Make cooking, fast, easy, fun AND healthy with these kitchen foodie tricks.  We have snack hacks and tips that make preparing in-between meals easier.  Here are our “real food” tips. Kitchen Tips for Foodies This mom tip is genius.  Freeze grapes.  They taste like ice-cream for a […]

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20 Goofy Valentines for Boys

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We love goofy valentines for boys.  Are your kids sick of the sweet?  Ours are.  But still love the “getting” in Valentines Day?  Ours are.  Make your kids (and their pals) feel super special with some of these Valentine ideas. Got a set of zoo animals?  This might be a cute no candy valentine idea […]

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How we hurt our kids

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Have you ever thought about how you respond to your kids?  How we hurt our kids with our words, without even intending to? What do you say when they ask you to watch them spin in circles again or revel in awe over yet another Lego creation. If you are like us you probably respond with a quick, […]

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DIY Air Freshener Recipe

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We are trying to limit the chemicals in our home.  Time to make a batch of Air Freshener Recipe.  One-by-one we are throwing away th synthetic gunk!  We are starting to use homemade cleaners, Shea Butter Lotion (*the best*), homemade hand-sanitizer, even DIY sunscreen, etc. You get it, we are on a get-rid-of-chemicals kick!  But […]

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30 Amazing Smoothie Recipes

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We’ve gathered some amazing smoothie recipes, so that you can try them all! We’ve found that these drinks are a great way to sneak some extra nutrition into a child’s diet and can even be a healthy alternative to other snacks. Here are some of our favorites. There are so many different ways to make them but […]

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Refillable Paint Brushes – with Little Green Pouch

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Make your own refillable paint brushes.  Painting can be a messy venture with preschoolers – which is why I was elated to discover this craft hack! You can transform the reusable food pouches, like these from Little Green Pouches, into painting pens.  Thanks Little Green Pouch (Kids Activities Blog sponsor) for sending us replacement packs, we […]

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Temper Tantrums {Tips from moms who have been there}

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Temper tantrums are, unfortunately, a part of every family’s life. Every family has their struggles.  When a child really has a difficult time transitioning to a new thing, or handling disappointment temper tantrums happen. It’s a normal part of life, but one we definitely want to end as soon as possible. We’re sharing some amazing advice […]

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15 Simply Scrumptious Sugar Scrubs

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We’ve gathered together the most gorgeous, fragrant and fun sugar scrubs to share with you today. Using essential oils, these scrubs are so easy to make, you can do a different one each week or make a bunch to use as gifts for friends. DIY Sugar Scrubs Links in this post contain affiliate and distributor links. […]

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22 Adorable Maternity Photos

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We love photos but maternity shots have to be at the top of the list of cute photo taking opportunities! We’ve seen our fair share of amazing pregnancy photos but these really took the cake! If you are expecting, or know some one who is, be sure to scroll through and choose your favorites! Maternity […]

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19 Doable Laundry Tips For Busy Moms

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Laundry – the Never Ending Story.  Hopefully these Laundry Tips, like our laundry hacks, will make this chore just a touch faster, more organized and less of a bore! Laundry Room Organization Use this laundry caddy to organize and store cleaning products between the washing machine and dryer. This miracle solution whitens clothes and cleans your laundry […]

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How to Sleep Better, When You Can’t

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Do you or your kids struggle with how to sleep better?  I know my kids go through a phase where they struggle with activities as the go to sleep either going to sleep or staying asleep.  It is frustrating. These are some of the things we have done to help encourage sleep in our kiddos (and […]

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IKEA Lego Organization

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Are Lego’s taking over your house?  We are always on the lookout for IKEA Lego Organization ideas.  My blogging partner, Holly, discovered How to Create a Lego Table.  If only we had the space for something like that!  My kids love visiting their “Lego Room”! With six kids in the house and more legos than you […]

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10 Angry Birds Birthday Party Ideas

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These Angry Birds birthday party ideas are so much fun!  Do your kids love Angry Birds? Mine do! Here are some ideas of ways to bring the silly birds, mean pigs, and crashing blocks into reality.  If we weren’t already planning a reptile birthday party we would do an Angry Birds one! Angry Birds Birthday […]

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50 Mouth-Watering Chicken Recipes

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Are you looking for some fantastic mouth watering chicken recipes? We have found some of the most amazing recipes and we are drooling of the amazing ideas found here! Which ones will you try first? Amazing Chicken Dinner Recipes Try this flaky chicken pot pie recipe. Creamy on the inside and buttery perfection on the outside! Chicken […]

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