Car Hacks, Tricks and Tips for Families

Collage of tips for trips in the car with kids

As a mom of many, we spend a ton of time in the car going to the various events.  We need to make the time worthwhile.  Make the time spent in your vehicle more organized, more efficient and less stressful with some of these car tricks. Like these car hacks?  You will also like this […]

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How to Make Chalk Rocks

chalk balls

I can’t remember where I first saw balloon sculptures made from plaster-filled balloons.  I just knew I wanted to try it with my kids and make Chalk Rocks.  I couldn’t wait until my kids were old enough to do that activity!  The triplets are old enough now!! How to Make Chalk Rocks *This is a […]

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Fun Crayon Wands

diy crayon wands

After a summer of fun our craft cabinet is a disaster, filled with LOTS of broken ends and bits.  It was a gold mine of DIY potential!  Broken crayons get a chance for new life. To get ready for Back-to-school we melted down our old crayons and oil pastels to create crayon “wands”. Homemade, crafty and […]

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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 […]

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How to Tame a Dragon Play Dough

how to train a dragon playdough

There are few movies that *I* can sit and watch with my kids… call it ADD, call it a mom who blogs, call it boredom.  The movie, How to Train Your Dragon, was terrific – loved by my daughter nearly as much as my son! The main character in the movie is Toothless (that’s an affiliate […]

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Flying Snake Art

paper plate craft for kids

Paper plates are one of the most versatile crafting staples.  We use them for lunch everyday so they are always on hand, great to grab and craft with when we run out of paper. Last spring we made roses from paper plates, and spring birdies. Today we are crafting with our plates to make flying […]

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Stay Cool with These Ice Activities for Kids

Stay Cool with These Ice Activities for Kids

Ice activities are a necessary outdoor play ingredient in Texas summers where temps haven’t dipped below 100 this week. Solid frozen water is my preschooler’s friend.  They can drop cubes, watch ice melt on their chalk drawings, chomp on cubes, throw them down their shirts. Pretend cook, stirring icy slivers.  Here are some of our […]

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Deep Cleaning Hacks

hacks and tips for deep cleaning

Anyone else short on time?  Too much to do an too little time??  You don’t need hours or fancy products to get your house spic-and-span. These cleaning hacks will help you get the most out of your time and your wallet. Raid your pantry!  Check out all the things you can do with baking soda […]

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What to do with kids? {We have 32 fun answers!}

what to do with kids

What to do with kids?  Is that a question that every parent, caregiver and teacher has asked themselves at one time! In answering the question what to do with kids, Kids Activities Blog went searching for some of our favorite and unique kids activities.  We thought they should be fun, easy to do, not require […]

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Pineapple Upside down S’more Cookies

pineapple smores recipe

We recently came back from a camping trip in Amarillo, to visit the Palo Duro Canyon, with KOA. We had a blast!! You can read all about it in our Camping Hacks and Tips post. I asked the kids what their favorite part of the trip was. One of the kids said that they loved […]

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Who Knew an Egg would be SO much FUN!

surprise egg unwrapping

Have your kids joined *the craze* of Egg Unwrapping seriously, it’s crazy!  Kids are going bannanas for eggs! The concept is really simple, give a gift – a tiny trinket, or even a coupon to a future event.  It’s the perfect gift for the kid who has everything, they will love unboxing their present!  Put […]

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How Ten Minutes Changed my Relationship to My Kids

10 min of fun feature

Tell me I am not alone, that I am not the only mother who has struggled connecting with my kids. There are some moments when I don’t want to be hugged, when I don’t want to color another picture. Moments when the laundry pile seems so big it is screaming at me much louder than […]

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EASY to Make Pudding Pops.

EASY Pudding pops

These are the world’s easiest popsicles to make EVER.  They will rival the ones that your kids get at the ice cream truck! They don’t drip (or barely drip), they cost pennies to enjoy, AND you can make them out of a variety of treats… The Pudding Pop. It is so simple.  Take a pudding […]

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Fun At The End Of The Rainbow

40 Ways to Play and create rainbows

There is just something about Rainbows that bring a smile to the face. The brightness and colors are just so fun! We’ve found the prettiest and best of the rainbow crafts and rainbow treats and eats, today is a mix of colorful fun – all together for you here!   Rainbow colors Homemade play dough mixed up to make […]

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Genius (and CHEAP) Ways to Childproof Your Home

Baby Proofing DIY

Do you have a tot who is just beginning to explore the world?  Here are some ideas on ways to childproof your home – against the toddler who loves to explore EVERYTHING! This tricks will bring some sanity.  Promise. *Post contains affiliate links*   Child proofing your Home Love this idea.  Your kids won’t be […]

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Ideas for a Summer Camp – at Home

ideas for summer camp at home

It’s summer time, and you are off work, or the nanny can’t think of anything to do – and you don’t want your kids sitting staring off into space or watching TV all day??  Time for summer camp AT HOME. We have teamed up with some terrific bloggers, including Jamie of Hands On: As we […]

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Wacky Balloon Balls

wacky balloon balls

Do you remember wacky sacks?  They were these fun, oddly squishy balls that we would kick contorting our bodies, keeping the ball from touching the ground?  Relive a small part of your youth with How to Make Balloon Balls.  We are making our own hacky sacks to jump and kick, from balloons. How to make […]

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Easy Craft: Make Block Stamps

How to make a stamp for kids

Do your kids love crafts?  Mine do!  And I had a big batch of notes to write, long overdue!  And no cards.  Time for a kids craft.  In the past we have made our own cards with scratch-n-sniff paint.  That was fun, but it’s time to try something new – well new to us!  We […]

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20 Kid Ideas that are Addictive – in a Good Way.

play ideas for kids feature

There are some kids activities that are addictive.  Your kids will beg to play them, to do them over and over, and OVER again!  These are the ones that would be on my kids short list.  They love open-ended play ideas. …And I love how these activities reach a wide range of ages.  My tots […]

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All Things that Move – CARS!

Updated image of cars play feature

If you have a tyke who is obsessed with cars you are not alone.  It seems like our youngest is either driving a car, carrying a car or pretending to be a car 95% of his awake hours.  Here are some car play ideas to help your transportation-loving kiddos play.   Car Activities for Kids Transform […]

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Crazy Cool Activity Ideas for Summer

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Summer is here!  Don’t let your kids be bored this summer! Get moving and be creative. Here are some Crazy Cool Activity Ideas for summer!   Coolest Summer Activities Balls!!  They are a blast and bubbles make them even better in this kiddie pool activity idea.  She did it with her preschoolers – my 9 […]

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Got a Girl? 40+ Activities to Make them Smile


The Most Girly Things EVER!  I have three daughters and they had a blast scouring Pinterest to find their favorite activities and girl crafts.  These are all things that my girls (ages 4-9) have either done or can’t wait to do – soon! Girl Craft Ideas Got a little girl who loves to make her own […]

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{Tube Play} How we transformed PVC pipes into a “fall” wall.

make a fall wall

Has your child experimented with tube play?  If you are desperate for a couple of hours of peace you will *love* this activity!! Play tubes! They are a great way for kids to have fun learning while being creative and having fun.   This activity is just ONE of the 101 Kids Activities you can find in our […]

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Koolaid Play Dough

Funky Flavors of Playdough

There is something about Koolaide that reminds me of summertime!  The flavors smell SO yummy!  We prefer not to have our kids drink stuff high in artificial dyes – BUT they can still enjoy the flavors of summer, in Koolaid PLAY DOUGH.  This recipe only takes 5 minutes to make! 5 Minute Play Dough Recipe […]

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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

yogurt pops

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


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

kids slushies recipes

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


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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