Throw a Pajama Book Party

how to throw a book party

Have you ever had a nap-over party? They are some of our kids favorite play dates. A nap-over is the perfect solution for kids who are too young or who want the sleep over experience, only without the 2am pick-up trips, or days of recovery from no sleep. Thanks to Scholastic and EVEREADY® for inspiring […]




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Bangles made from Toys and Starfish

using silicone molds to make your own jewelry with kids

Jewelry.  My kids love to make their own earrings, bracelets and bangles.  We were thrilled to get to browse through Jade Gedeon’s new book, Beautiful Bracelets by Hand  <– Pre-order now while it’s on sale! We first met Jade when we were writing our book, 101 Kids Activities.  Jade was our photographer – and a creative […]




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{Toy Hacks} SO many things you can create with old toys.

Ways to transform toys into something more great ideas for decorating a kids play room

We are going through a pre-Christmas toy purge and if you are too, join us in drooling over these toy hacks. Don’t throw out all of the broken toys, transform some for a fun statement. Toy characters. Once again… we have TOO many… time to repurpose and add some flair! Make a wacky bookend – […]




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Pretend Snot

how to make fake snot

This is the grossest slime recipe you’ll ever see.  It sticks and oozes over any and everything, but lifts off of hard surfaces much like silly putty and is easily washed off of hands. When my hubby came home and saw our fake snot he just *might* have said he was going to borrow a […]




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Laundry Hacks for Busy Moms

25 laundry room hacks

Laundry can be super overwhelming.  With six kids, it feels like we are drowning in the clothes…  BUT these tips help. Laundry does not need to be a dreaded task.   Be more efficient and have more fun with these hacks. Get excess liquid out of items you can’t throw in the dryer using a […]




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A School Room Built for Learning

ideas to make a school room for learning

We are a homeschooling family and recently a fellow blogger, Rachelle at Tinkerlab, asked me to give a glimpse into what homeschooling looks like for our family, some days. This is our school room. Every school room needs a couple of things: A place for mixed ages to be productive. We have a collection of […]




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Bat Craft Ideas for the Perfect Halloween Craft

These simple bat crafts are perfect for last minute activities with the kids - I love #10 for parties!

Halloween is almost here…and you haven’t helped your child make an eerie bat craft yet?  Don’t worry because we have the perfect Halloween craft for your kiddo.  In case you haven’t noticed lately, Kids Activities Blog is THE place for inexpensive, creatively cute, and rather easy to complete Halloween activities! Here are some of our […]




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Throw a Mad Monster Party

These are adorable ways to make monsters - my kids love #2!

Monsters. If we didn’t just have a reptile birthday party for the kids we would have totally had a monster bash – these activities look cute and fun.  Thanks to all the bloggers who have linked up to our weekly kids meme, It’s Playtime.   We glean most of the posts we feature here and on […]




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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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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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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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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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12 {Fantastic} Things for Kids to do with Pumpkins

12 things to do with pumpkins

Wondering what to do with your kids and pumpkins? Well, we here are some of our favorite pumpkin activities! Autumn Activities: With Pumpkins!! Want to know what to eat for Breakfast in the fall?  Make Gluten-free pumpkin pancakes – These would be a yummy fall breakfast treat for the kids to enjoy. Who says that […]




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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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LEGOS: 75+ Ideas, Tips and Hacks

feature-lego-image

Are LEGOs big at your house? They are a blessing and an obsession at our house.  It is a rare day that I don’t find at least one minifigure and collection of bricks in someone’s pocket. Here are 70 Genius Hacks, Ideas, Products and Inspiration… All. About. Legos. P.S.  Post contains affiliate links . Things […]




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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

Glow in the dark ideas for kids feature

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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Curriculum to Teach Kids How to Read

reading curriculums featured

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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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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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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{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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{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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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 hairstyle inspiration – thanks to all of our readers who submitted photos of their kids! Did we […]




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Locker Clips: A Middleschool Craft

locker clips a craft for middleschool kids

Middle school!  It comes too quickly.  Hard to believe another school year is starting soon.  One of my favorite 7th graders wanted some bling for her locker. We are making locker clips! They are colorful and crazy – about as goofy as middleschoolers. Making Locker Clips Supplies Needed (affiliate links): Paint Pens.  We love our […]




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10 Ways to Practice Writing Your Name

10 ways to learn to write your name

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 Name Writing activities. Gel Bags. These are brilliant. Fill a giant ziplock bag with about half […]




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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 […]




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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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12 Activity Bag Book Ideas for Kids

activity bag book

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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Moms Must Know: How to Charge a Car

how to jump a car

Jumping a car. It’s happened to me. I was stuck on the side of the road… with my phone dying… and a dead vehicle. Thankfully, I was able to get help. But I do not want to be helpless like that again! I am prepared now!! Jumper Cables (affiliate link) – check. Printable nifty cards […]




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