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).

30 Genius Mom Tricks

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Moms, we all have tips that have rocked our worlds with their simplicity and usefulness.  Here are just a few of the tips we have discovered.  If you know of a tip we missed, PLEASE, come to our Facebook page and tell us your genius mom trick!   Genius Mom Tricks Have sippy cups in […]

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{Easy Bread Recipe} Lazy Woman Bread

{Easy Bread Recipe} Lazy Woman Bread

Wouldn’t you love to find an easy bread recipe?  Well here is a recipe that involves such simple baking it is called Lazy Woman Bread.  With this recipe from Kids Activities Blog, you can enjoy freshly baked bread any time. Easy Bread Recipe This is a time saver for those of you who are bread snobs and want your […]

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DIY Yogurt Pops

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Do your kids LOVE ice-cream popsicles? I know mine really enjoy their frozen treats and as the temps are rising and the ice cream truck is making the rounds in the neighborhoods it is great to have an easy and quick option – DIY Yogurt Pops. These pops take mere seconds to prepare, a couple […]

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I’ll Never and other Parenting Lies

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These parents are eating their words! Check out some of these true mom confessions to the statement “I’ll never be the parent that…” “I’ll Never…” “I’ll never be the parent that makes their kids use a child leash…definitely getting one for my son.” -Kendra “‘my kids will fit into my world, not the other way around’…I […]

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25 Kid-Friendly Frozen Drinks for Summer

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Cold sugary drinks just make summer feel more like summer!  They are our favorite afternoon treat after a swim.  You can also make a big batch for as an idea for a kids party.  If you like these recipes but are looking for a more healthy option, check out our collection of kid-loved smoothies. Kid-Friendly […]

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Origami and Kinetic Energy

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STEM activities refer to any process that kids can do integrating concepts from science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM activities are great for helping kids bring scientific principles to life. Today’s exploration into physics was inspired by Sylvan Learning.  We fold paper to create potential energy and watch as it transforms into a kinetic jump – all […]

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You need to know this before Summer Arrives.

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What does drowning look like in a pool?  Not what you would expect. Several years ago as a camp counselor for a summer program for teens I experienced drowning first-hand.  Under my and the other counselor’s supervision, the kids were rough-housing, walking in a circle and making the pool into a giant whirlpool.  It took […]

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Girly Things: How To Make a Hairband or Bracelet

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Girls love girly things to accessorize with.  Here is a great idea for how to make a hairband (or bracelet) out of old swimsuits.  Kids Activities Blog hopes you enjoy this way to upcycle kids swimsuits and make some cute girly things for your little girl Our three girls love to have friendship bracelets… and […]

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100% Healthy – Veggie Popsicles

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Am I the only mom who struggles to get servings of veggies into my kiddos?  We are always looking for Healthy Snack Ideas for kids.  These healthy veggie popsicles hit the spot!  They are almost as colorful as their high fructose concentrated counterparts, only they have zero added sugar and are full of all the […]

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17 Lazy Hair Ideas for Girls

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For those days when you either need a quick style for your kids or one that is nearly indestructible, we have found 17 Lazy Hairstyles for Girls.   If you have a toddler, check out our toddler hair ideas!  From braids that stay put the first time to interesting ways to upscale a ponytail, we’ve got […]

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Orange Peel Cupcakes

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If you’re searching for a new twist on the classic cupcake you have come to the right place – we love baking tips that make the kitchen just a touch more fun and cooking a bit easier! Our previous series was all about Kitchen Tips for Foodies. Today, we are going to show you how […]

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100 TV Free Activities

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It hasn’t been that long since we wrote the book, 101 Kids Activities.  We were thrilled to see it make Amazon’s Top 500 list at that time!!  Since then we have discovered even MORE ways to keep boredom at bay… and these 100 TV-Free activities are great at keeping kids active. Gather the rainbow!  Mix up […]

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{Wacky} Physics Experiment

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Jumping Macaroni!  That is what this wacky science experiment for kids did – we made our pasta jump about ten inches high, up and out of the bowl!  CRAZY cool. Many thanks to Steven Mould.  He is the physicist who introduced us to this effect (it’s been named after him!).  Since we saw his self-siphoning beads […]

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Make DIY Straw Beads

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Sometimes a kid’s craft is so simple, that you stop and say, “Now, why didn’t I think of that?” That’s what everyone says when I show them how easy it is to make your own straw beads! You don’t need much to make your own straw beads. Just some yarn and straws. I like using […]

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Inertia and Spinning Marbles

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What can you learn about inertia and Newton’s First Law of Motion, using just marbles and glue?  A lot!  STEM activities are designed to make kids look at science principles with things they can touch, feel and move.  Our kids love exploring principles of science, technology and math, and today we did just that as […]

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21 Super Summer Party Tips

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Are you throwing a Summer party this year? Make it the best ever with these fun tips! Party Hacks Use this amazing trick to tenderize even the cheapest of steaks into a delicious juicy steak for your Summer grilling! Make the best and most refreshing Summer drinks with these amazing lemony ice cubes. Make your life so […]

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18 Flavor-Filled Backyard Grilling Recipes

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Yumm!  If you are looking forward to a summer of entertaining, or just like the speed of cooking and keeping the food odors and heat outdoors, you will love our collection of Flavor-Filled Backyard Grilling Recipes! Cookout Ideas 1. Grilled Fusion Chicken – It’s the perfect meat for a back yard cook out. 2. Grilled Corn Salad […]

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Make Oobleck! A Non-Newtonian Fluid

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Oobleck is cool!  If your kids have not explored “Non-Newtonian liquids” yet they should make Oobleck! A non-Newtonian liquid is one where the more force you apply to the fluid the harder it becomes, they call this the shear rate.  A liquid like water that has low-viscosity is able to pour freely.  That is not […]

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Back Yard Boredom Busters

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Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy all the fun and adventures in your own backyard!  Don’t let your kids tell you they are bored!  Here are some Backyard Boredom Busters to get them moving, exploring and creating outside.   Outdoor Play Ideas. Grab some sturdy rope and make a tightrope for your […]

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Butterfly Coloring Pages for Spring

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Coloring is one of the most relaxing ways for kids to play! These butterfly coloring pages with soothe your little ones as they enter a world of bright imagination and make it their own! We have several options in our butterfly coloring pages collection! This way you can color different shapes, sizes and uniquely patterned butterflies! […]

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25 Math Activities for Kids who HATE Math

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If your kids HATE math, you are not alone. Here are some math activities for kids to help them learn to love math one problem at a time.  If you do one of these activities every afternoon with your child they will not only catch up to their peers and become more confident learners, they […]

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Make a Water Siphon

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Kids are so curious!  Time to capitalize on it!  Give your kids a problem and see if they can find a solution!  That is what we do with our kids when we do STEM activities with them.   STEM activities are creations that kids use to learn emerging concepts from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields – hands […]

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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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