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).

Scented Sensory Play with Rainbow Beans

scented rainbow beans for sensory play

Sensory play is one of the themes in the new book from Asia Citro, 150 Screen-Free Activities for Kids – 238 pages of play!  This book is great for preschoolers, so many ideas and recipes for open-ended play.  Our three year olds loved browsing the different activities. We settled on page 169, Colored Beans.  Our […]

3 Ingredient Dairy Free Cream Pie

3 ingredient dairy free cream pie

Are you searching for a Dairy Free Cream Pie.  Our kiddo has a dairy allergy, so we know first hand how difficult it can be to find “dairy free” and “cream pie” used together in one recipe. While she loves the idea of an ice cream pie the rashes and tummy sicknesses just aren’t worth […]

Salted Marshmallow Recipe

how to make homemade marshmallows

Marhsmallows.  They are the perfect treat to top a cup of tea or coffee – or even to eat by themselves.  These salted marshmallows are super light and airy – the recipe is a hit with the kiddos! This is a mom-made-it recipe – inspired by Imperial Sugar, one of our blog sponsors.   Salted […]

Homemade Candy Treats

Home made candy for christmas

There is something about Christmas that makes me want to make and eat tons of treats!  We love Christmas Cookies and Home Made Candy.   These are two dozen (plus) recipes of candies that you can quickly make to add something sweet to your holiday.     There is just something extra special about mint-y […]

Chemical Free Air Freshener

Fresh Home Trick

I love having a fresh smelling home, but hate using chemical additives (like those plugins and scented candles) to achieve a fresh scent.  This is a fun little home hint on how to make a chemical free air freshener that will keep your house smelling great, whenever you want to add a hint of a scent. […]

Totally Awesome Kids Science Kit {You can make it!!}

easy baking soda experiment for kids

Looks can be deceiving.  This box might look small but it holds a whole afternoon of science experiments your kids will love. It is a DIY Science Kit that has three different experiments in it and you can make it and gift it using items you most likely have lying about the house! Kids Science […]

50 Amazing Pancake Recipes

LOTS of pancake recipes

There is nothing like a delicious pancake first thing in them morning. Unless it is 47 delicious pancakes! We have found the best of the best pancake recipes to share with you today! Almost as tasty as our Happy breakfast Balls!     Red velvet pancakes – Use cake mix, milk, egg and flour to make […]

Homemade Lotion Balls

homemade lotion balls that will leave your skin super soft

Today we have a fun recipe for Shea butter lotion balls for you. We love Essential Oils and this is one of our go-to recipes.  This lotion is perfect for dry chapped skin. It’s surprisingly easy to make and your friends will be amazed that you are able to make lotion balls from home! Homemade Lotion […]

DIY Lego Storage

diy lego world in a chair

Are you looking for a new Lego Hack or some Lego Storage Ideas?  I swear our legos are taking over the house and multiplying when I am not looking! This Lego stool doubles as a kiddo chair, a step to reach things that are high on shelves, and has a storage well under the lid.  It is […]

Unique Gift Idea: Mermaid Tails for Kids


Do your kids miss the hot days of summer?  Mine do!  Help your kids daydream of warm days even more with a unique gift this Holiday, Mermaid Tails! Swimming is one of our favorite summer activities – really, in Texas we swim from April to October, so it’s not to far in the future before […]

22 Creative Money Gift Ideas

22 ways to gift money this Christmas

Do you want to give a money gift this year, but are looking for a way to make it more personal? We have a whole list of creative money gift ideas! These are unique ways to give a kid what they really want, while wrapping it in a unique way that will make them smile! Creative […]

Ivy Kids – Monthly Activity Kits for Kids!

activity box from Ivy kids

We have triplets.  They are three and we are doing preschool at home with them this year.  It is so much fun watching them learn and explore the world with the enthusiasm that only tikes can have! This week “for school” we have been learning all about frogs with the help of Ivy Kids Activity […]

30 Ways to Fill Ornaments

feature size

Does anyone else love those little glass ornaments that you can fill?  I love how you can fill them with memories and adapt them to your family’s personality! Every Christmas these ornaments tell a different story.  Like this collection of glass ornaments?  Check out our other collection of homemade ornaments.   Get your own glass […]

Superfood Smoothie

very veggie smoothie ingredients

Do you ever go to the grocery store with your kids, just so you can find something new that you’ve never tried before?  We did that this past week.  So fun!! And we came home with Red Chard.  According to WebMD chard is a “nutritional powerhouse — an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and […]

26 Homemade Ornaments

lots of ornament ideas to make for Christmas

Homemade ornaments are the best.  They fill your tree with memories that you can unwrap and decorate your tree with each year.  We have a family ornament-making day each Christmas as part of our “Countdown to Christmas” activities.  Memories! Here are some of the best DIY ornament ideas we’ve found. Easy Ornaments Adorable!  Capture your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

21 Christmas 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

75 Cookie Recipes We Adore

75 cookie recipes you will love

One of our family’s Christmas traditions is making a big platter of cookies and handing out small plates filled with goodies to our neighbors. The kids LOVE it and even though it is several weeks away they are already planning on the types of cookies they want to make.  That is why we have compiled […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]