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).

50 Activities for Autumn

TONS of fall activities for kids

Fall = fun activities for families! We live in Texas where the temps are brutal in the summer, not much we want to do outside other than play in the pool – For us, Autumn means a chance to go on fun family dates. Each Saturday morning we do an activity together as a family. […]


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Early Reading Activity

help your child learn to read with phonics blocks

Consonants and vowels.  Sometimes kids need more practice reviewing phonics when they are starting to read.  Looking for more ideas check out our other phonics activities. We made reading dice. We lost our original set of dice, but are now beginning to play with letters with one of our younger kids.  Time for a new […]


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DIY Lego Costume

easy diy costume for halloween, a lego brick

Would your LEGO enthusiast love to wear a giant LEGO costume for Halloween this year?  Let us help you with this fun idea – just one of our many homemade Halloween costumes.  We at Kids Activities Blog just love costumes like this that are cheap and easy to make! LEGO Costume We try to make […]


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Q-Tip Blow Dart Game

blow dart game made from Q-Tips

I love fostering independence in my kids through activities, watching them problem solve and try things new ways.  Brain Building through play! There are two activities that are super simple and will keep your kids engaged for hours: 1) Building with plastic cups.  They create towers, bridges, walls, forts, etc. 2) Blowing straws… I think […]


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Awesome Things Every Teacher Needs

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Getting ready for the new year was always exciting when I was teaching. A fresh new start! If you are a new teacher or returning, a ready and organized class is always welcome. Yesterday we shared some Classroom Hacks and Organization Ideas. Here are some of the products I used in my classroom and I […]


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4 Ingredient Glowing Slime Recipe

4 ingredient slime recipe

Kids love slime. They *love* it. The ewwwier the better! This slime recipe is super simple, like our library of other play recipes.  This recipe requires only 4 ingredients AND it glows in the dark! The downside, it’s slimy, and while it does not stick to hard surfaces and is easily washed off of hands, it […]


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25+ Glow-in-the Dark – Hacks and Must-Haves

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Glow-in-the-dark things fascinate my kids. I bet my munchkins aren’t the only ones who love nightlights and neon bling. Here are OVER 25 things that will glow and mesmerize your kiddo! **Contains affiliate links** . Homemade Glow Bouncy Ball – These are a blast to make and a blast to chase as they bounce around the house! Enjoy some Glowing Jello at […]


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The Afternoon We Put Eyeballs on our Door

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Kids.  The moments we have with them are too fleeting!  I have only have 11 more “autumns” with my third-grader, and that is assuming that as a senior he will want to hang out with his mom – we all know he won’t.  My fall bucket list days are dwindling.  He will be “too cool” […]


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LEGOS: 75+ Ideas, Tips and Hacks

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Are you looking for LEGO ideas and tips?  Are they big at your house? We have discovered the secret on How to Build a lego table.  We have organized legos, and then organized those bricks by color some more!  Legos are a blessing and an obsession at our house.  It is a rare day that I don’t find […]


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Breakfast Balls

easy to make breakfast balls

I have three boys, and they wake up hungry, very hungry. They have a mission to eat me out of house and home so I am constantly looking for meals that are filling, lots of protein, to tide them over. Breakfasts can be especially challenging as I am not perky in the morning, don’t always […]


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20 AWESOME Science Projects

science activities for elementary aged kids

My kiddos love to learn how the world works and without being aware, they are doing science projects!  Science experiments are among their favorite family activities. We love to make guesses or predictions about what will happen and test them.  Exploring science with kids is always an adventure! Here are 20 kid-tested and loved science experiments […]


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{Hair Fun} How to Make a Braided Bun

how to make a braided bun

There is something about a braided bun that makes me giddy – it’s a princess style that lasts! Perfect for a dance recital, a party, or even just a pretend playdate. What to do to make your bun: First, pull the middle of your hair back into a ponytail, leaving a section of hair out […]


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Apple Cookies – An Easy After School Snack

an afterschool snack apple cookies and sandwiches

Are you looking for quick, easy and filling snacks for your kids to munch on while they do their homework?  I know I love snacks that both my two year old and my 8 year old can enjoy together, and that are a breeze to throw together. These apple cookies/sandwiches take mere seconds to make and are […]


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10 Ways to Practice Writing Your Name

Trace your name with a gel pack

Writing your name – and writing it properly is quite the accomplishment for our kids. Writing their name and labeling things as “theirs” is a big deal to kiddos. Help give them the confidence early with some of these fun activities to help practice writing your name. Gel Bags. These are brilliant. Fill a giant […]


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17 {Terrific} Hair Styles for Little Girls

17 Hair Styles for Girls

Are your girls in the awkward hair phase? Where they have tons of whispy fly-a-ways, and a new love of style? I am guessing I am not the only one! A mom asked on our facebook wall for hair styles for little girls – thanks to all of our readers who submitted photos of their […]


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22 Genius Family “Stations” to Organize Your Life

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We found all the best family organization stations out there!  It’s that time of year again, when schedules change – your family’s needs change – and you suddenly realize that you aren’t prepared.  You realize how life would be so much easier if you were just organized? These will help.  Promise. Help to Get Organized […]


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Simple Science Experiment for Kids with Oil and Water

science experiment with oil and water

Science is awesome!  Simple science experiments that are mesmerizing are even better! We have played with oil and water tons of times over the years with our kids.  Just recently however we discovered the joy of emulsion agents!  If you haven’t played with oil and emulsions – try it. You’ll need some kids, this science […]


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{10 IDEAS} How to Make Yogurt Bars

Blueberry and pistachio yogurt bars

Yogurt bars are the perfect super quick breakfast for kids.  They are super easy to make and will make school breakfast “craze” a ton easier. We drop a chunk of our yogurt bars onto a bowl of granola.  Munch and go.  It is more nutritious than cereal, full of protein and complex carbohydrates, sure to […]


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Glowing Sensory Bottle for Bedtime

have your kids count the stars in the bottle as they go to sleep

It can be hard for kids to decompress or calm-down for bedtime.   We have a collection of Go-to Sleep activities that are perfect for kids growing out of afternoon naps, but who still need some “down time” activities, but we don’t have something for bedtime. Bedtime is not the time for play, for toys, […]


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12 Activity Bag Book Ideas for Kids

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Activity Bags for kids! We first made them for Christmas a couple of years ago – instead of the traditional advent, we grabbed a stack of bags and filled them with a fun family activity that we could do together as we looked forward to the holiday season. Then I saw this portable Activity Kit , from […]


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Paper Math Games: Fractions and Multiplication

times and fractions paper games

You know those paper fortune tellers?  They were *the* rage when I was a kid.  I loved them!  And it is time to introduce my kiddos to the joy of Cootie catchers – while reviewing math lessons. We made two paper games, one to review fractions and another to review times tables. Want to learn how […]


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50 Things you can do with a Card Board Box!!

50 cardboard toys for kids

We buy a TON online, especially in recent months – and this means we have TONS of boxes. Don’t throw away your cardboard – before you recycle it, play-cycle. Here are 50 things your kids will *love* to do with your excess boxes.   Card Board Toys Paper puss-n-boots.  Bring life to your carboad boxes […]


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Play Ideas with Pool Noodles: Light Sabers

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Have some kids who are Jedis-in-training?  We have some Star Wars fanatics in our family.  All you need to re-make pool noodles into light sabers is silver duct tape, black tape and some energetic boys who are less likely to hurt themselves with the foam weapons. Homemade Toys – Pool Noodle Light Sabers Here’s what […]


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Preschoolers Painting Masterpieces with Painters Tape

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Do you remember our post with painters tape and stripes?  We went through a painting kick for several weeks… We put some canvases to good use, and the kids were thrilled to have “more stuff to paint on.”   This is super easy and the finished product is wall-worthy.  Use painters tape to create an image.  […]


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Peach Breakfast Cobbler

peach cobbler

It’s peach season here in Texas.  There are peaches every where and while we have our fill of peaches now, I know that in just a month or so we will love the taste of fruit and need the convenience of a grab-and-go breakfast. This peach breakfast cobbler is easy to make in a big batch, […]


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Peanut Butter Play Dough. Edible. Tastes like Candy!

play dough made from peanut butter and marshmallows

We have triplets, sorta. We are an adoptive family, and have three kids that are within a year. I call them my triplets. And they LOVE homemade play dough. I do not have enough eyes or hands to stop them from “tasting” the dough. It’s time for a truly edible play dough! This play dough is […]


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Sunbleached Alphabet and Shape Puzzle

Sunbleached Alphabet and Shape Puzzle

I was inspired to make these paper puzzles after reading the post by S.B. of, S.B. Creatively, she took advantage of the summer sun to create a mat where her kids practiced letter identification. We adapted it to create a few puzzles for my youngest. We created one with alphabet and letter magnets and another […]


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How to Homeschool Preschool

How to Homeschool Preschool

The years between 2 and 5 are so formative. So much of the “foundation” of your child’s interests and temperament is being nurtured and awakened. They are also developing skills that they can use in school for years to come. We have homeschooled all of our kids for preschool – including our youngest kids who are still learning and […]


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Classroom Hacks

organize the classroom without spending tons of money

School is just around the corner. And it is time to plan your classroom! Here are some of the best hacks, tips and ideas of ways to organize your room without breaking the bank! Ideas to add color AND storage Add some color and storage to an otherwise blank room with Plastic Milk Cartons.  Ziptie […]


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Make DIY Straw Beads

diy straw beads

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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