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).

13 Things You Never Thought You Could Mail

things you never thought of mailing

The best things come in small packages.  That’s what my mother always told me (I’m short, very short), but I know I am not alone in getting a big smile when there is something fun in the mail. You can put that smile onto someone’s face by mailing something so unique – it will be […]




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3 Super Hero Coloring Pages

Iron Guardian coloring page

Join your favorite Super Heros in these coloring pages.  My boys love to color superheros – they are really the only coloring pages the kids will sit down and color without prompting.  Coloring is great for kids to develop pre-writing skills – how to hold a crayon/pencil, how to control your hand’s movements, even the […]




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20 Peppermint Dessert Recipes

peppermint treat recipes

Peppermint.  There is something about snuggling up in a cold day with a peppermint treat.  It’s the flavor of winter!! Here are some peppermint desserts that we are drooling over.  Looking for a dessert that is NOT mint?  Check out our 75 Cookie Recipes.   . Dessert Recipes Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake.  This momma makes […]




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Holiday Hair Ideas

Christmas Hair for Kids feature

Get some holiday cheer with a fun and festive hair style. These are perfect for the last day of school before the holiday starts, or to wear to grandma’s house. Looking for something more traditional?  Check out our collection of Hair Style Ideas for Girls.   Make a Santa’s face from a bun – super […]




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Gift Kits You Can Make and Your kids Create

Gift Kits that you can make for kids to build and create with

Gift kits are great for creative kiddos.  The list below isn’t like our list of DIY gifts, these are groups of objects that you can gift to your kids so THEY can create. Gift Sets for Kids You can gift your kid a collection of objects that they can use to explore and engage in […]




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LEGO Soap

lego soap your kids can make

I first saw Lego soap on this totally awesome site for boys.  I know, girls love legos and stuff too, but this gal Jill *gets* my boys and the things they are into! I knew this soap just might be some motivation for my boys to wash their hands. LEGO Soap for Boys My kiddos […]




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Take the Stress out of Christmas with 21 Hacks

simplify your christmas with these DIY pro tips feature

We love tips that make our lives easier here at Kids Activities Blog.  This Christmas, make your Holiday season just a bit easier this year with some of these Christmas Hacks. Genius Christmas Hacks Use a dustbuster or a hair dryer to freshen up your artificial tree, making it ready for another year. Are your […]




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Genius Bathroom Hacks and Tips

tricks and tips to organize your bathroom on a budget

Bathroom Tips!  I need them.  This room is one of the quickest to become cluttered – we have been collecting Hacks for the House – and I love these bathroom tricks that help make cleaning faster and easier. Hacks for Moms How to clean a jet tub – with a few minuets and two common household […]




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Candy Veggie Pies

candy made from apples carrots and beets

Please tell me I am not the only parent who struggles to feed her kiddos enough veggies. I was thrilled when Imperial Sugar introduced us to their Holiday recipe collection.  One of the recipes included sweet and sour pumpkin gummies loaded with vitamin C.  They looked so yummy but we didn’t have all of the […]




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10 Cake Tips to Bring Baking from Box to Amazing

cake ideas

I like baking, but often don’t have the time… so I *love* using boxed cakes.  They do all the work.  All I need to do is dump and add a couple of other ingredients and viola.  Cake. Here are some cake tips of simple things that you can do to make your boxed cake taste […]




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LEGO Pocket Case

traveling lego case for kids made out of a gum tin

Legos are the perfect toy.  My kids can play with them for hours.  Every time they can create a new and different world.  As the kids have gotten older there is more waiting in our weeks, waiting for siblings, waiting for sports, waiting in the car to get to our destination, etc. We made a […]




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Bedtime Routine Chart {with a Printable}

bedtime routine chart

Is bedtime chaotic at your house? It can be at mine! Help your kids get into a routine to have a more healthy life. When they have an established routine or a list of tasks, they know what to expect and it helps break the cycle of nighttime meltdowns. We were inspired by a number […]




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Cookie Butter Recipe {YUM}

cookie butter a hostess gift idea

Awww… Spreadable cookies.  Where have these been my whole life? Cookie Butter is a must-bring for a game night with pals. Only two ingredients needed!   Want a healthier option?  This recipe is not for you ( –> but you might enjoy our bean cookie dough dip).  If sugar and fat are okay, keep reading, […]




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Make Lipstick with Crayons {A Stocking Stuffer Idea}

what you need to make your own lipstick from crayons a diy stocking stuffer idea

There is something about color that is exciting.  Especially if it is not a “normal” color.  Why have boring makeup when you can make a statement? These tubes of easy to make, makeup cost mere pennies per color.  If you are looking for a DIY gift for a tween gal, these are for you.  This […]




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Elf-on-the-Shelf Ideas

40 elf in the shelf activities that your kids will love

The Elf-on-the-Shelf is such a fun tradition for kids!  What a great way to count down to Christmas with some goofy, silly, and even kind elf activities. The way this works, you get the “elf” (affiliate code so you can buy one) and he comes to your house to check up and report back to Santa, to […]




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Time Lord and Dr. Who Inspired Coloring Pages

Time Doctor Who coloring pages

Join the Time Lords in battle with Darleks and journey with the Tardis in this set of coloring pages. All three of these coloring pages are free – just click any photo to download all three – and were inspired by our family’s current favorite TV show (for our older kids), Dr. Who. . If […]




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Bosu Exercises

a bosu is great for exercise at home

A couple of months ago we got a Bosu – An indoor exercise tool.  The best investment for gray drippy days where we still need to move, but space is limited and the kids don’t want to go outside.  We have included it as a must-have item for a seonsory home. A BOSU is like one of those big […]




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18+ Paper Crafts for Kids

paper crafts for kids

There is something about fall time, my kids love to craft this time of year.  You can find our art table covered with scraps of paper, glue, crayons and paint. Here are just a few of the projects our kids have either done, or dreamed of doing – all with paper!!   Creative Paper Use […]




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{Kids Craft} Paper Boxes

Build a tower with your kids out of paper boxes Super colorful and cool

Do you ever see a kids craft activity and drool, just itching with anticipation until you can do the project with your kids?  I had that when I saw this Paper Craft post from Marie, of Make and Takes (*LOVE* her blog, follow her for tons of other kids crafts, you won’t be disappointed). She […]




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Superhero {Inspired} Coloring Pages

Web Warrior a spiderman inspired superhero coloring page

Get your boys coloring! Here are some recreations of our favorite superheros. Coloring is a great way to help your kids develop pre-writing skills.  They learn how to control their crayons as they stay within the lines (or not – ha!). Too often coloring pages are cutesy.  Not something my boys want to get crazy […]




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2 Ingredient Carpet Stain Cure

DIY carpet stain remover

We found the magic stain remover!  Our van floor was nasty. Really nasty. Remember when we organized our van, well, let’s just say it was not that pristine anymore.  Time for a “fall cleaning”. I can’t remember where I first got the recipe from, but we shared it on our blog roughly two years ago and […]




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60 Must have Craft Supplies for Kids

craft supp[lies that creative kids will love

This list is for all the grandmothers out there who are looking for a one-stop list of things that they can get their crafty grandkids, for the preschool teacher who is looking forward to stocking her classroom, or for the creative moms who are wondering what new items they can add to their kids craft […]




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Pop Tart Puzzle

Breakfast puzzles cut a pop tart into the shape of puzzle pieces and notch them together. Fun slumber party food.

We like puzzles.  We like parties and we like breakfast.  Combine all three for this puzzling snack. Create a fun kids breakfast These puzzling pop tarts are so much fun to eat!  Last time we had a slumber party we grabbed a box, I think these were the strudel type.  We are not huge fans […]




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Princess Hat Cupcakes

easy to make cupcakes in the shape of hats cute idea for girls birthday

Birthday parties are the best!  But not when you have to stress about them.  Today we are partnering with Betty Crocker to have the birthday that our princesses will remember for a lifetime! I love the simplicity of the Betty Crocker cake mixes – and their party planning website is unbeatable.   If you are looking […]




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35 Sensory Aids and Ideas to aid with SPD

sensory hacks feature

Sensory perceptions can be hard to change or even to be aware if your child struggles with the way that their brain processes the information in the world around them. In the KAB team we have a Physical Therapist and a former school teacher… these are tips that we have used in our practices, homes […]




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Rescue Broken Make Up

rescue eye shadow that your kids break with this beauty hack

Oy. Kids + Make-up. It’s not always pretty. A couple of weeks ago one of my kids was playing in our bathroom and they got into my makeup. Between their “application” of the colors and the fact that they dropped it on the floor, let’s just say the makeup was not in the same state […]




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50 Ways to Add Variety to Oatmeal

how to make the best oatmeal ever promise

A cup of oatmeal for breakfast, it’s quick to make, easy, filling, good for you, cheap – a win, right?  We literally buy out oats in ginormous 50 pound bags.  When you find a breakfast that works you gotta eat it… Only my kids have started getting bored with it… until… We made a list […]




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Blinking Origami Eyeball

Make a blinking eye out of paper

There is something about mixing geometry and art that mesmerizes kiddos, especially my elementary aged kids. They loved making today’s art project inspired by Krokotak, a really awesome Bulgarian Kids website. Be sure to hit the translate icon if you click through to read the tutorial on their site. To make a blinking origami eye […]




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Report Card Tradition

Make a reward tunnel to welcome your child home after a report card

School is hard work.  Report cards are a great chance to talk to your child about things that they can do to improve or to celebrate your child’s progress! Thanks to Fort Magic for sponsoring and inspiring us to celebrate our hard-working smarty-pants.  We used the Fort Magic pieces to create a welcome-home tunnel. We are celebrating school work, […]




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Health Hacks for Moms

health and beauty hacks for moms feature sized

Time is valuable and moms are important, but often as moms it feels like we don’t have the time to take care of ourselves. If time is a precious commodity to you, maybe you will appreciate some of these health and beauty hacks that can help you be most efficient with your time. This post […]




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