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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

{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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

{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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]