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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DIY Clipping Toy: Road Trip Sanity with a Toddler

diy clipping toy for toddlers

Homemade toys don’t have to be fancy.  For young toddlers, sometimes the simpler the toy, the better the play. This DIY buckle, clipping toy kept my toddler (17m) entertained for hours! I was inspired to make this one morning at the park, when all the other kids were playing with the slides and the swings […]




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TEN Ice Cube Combinations

ice cube combinations with ID

My kids love going on “dates” with mom… and as a mom to a vanful I often can’t get out of the house to a destination with one kiddo – BUT I can carve out a special moment with one child, just him and me. We made a bunch of ice cubes – every combination […]




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{Must Have} Baby Products for Busy Moms

Baby products for busy moms

Babies are adorable!!  And preparing for one can be daunting!  As a mom of six it took us half a decade to figure out what we needed (food masher!) and what was useless (bottle warmer). . Here is our list of what has worked for our family.  Many of these products (affiliate links) we are […]




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Very Veggie Pesto

Very Veggie Pesto for pasta

Do you try to sneak veggies into your kids food??  I do.  These veggie “hockey pucks” are a super easy way to add a little extra diversity to your kids diet.  We do.  This is our easiest way to incorporate two servings of vegetables into a meal. Our favorite meal to add them to is […]




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Six One-Pot Pasta Recipes

6 one-pot pasta recipes quick and easy

Why do I love one-pot meals?? What is not to love! My kids get a one-dish meal at least 6 days of the week. It is harder for them to turn down veggies (they have to work topick them out and even then the flavor is still there). Prep is faster as everything just goes […]




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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. Help entertain your kids with a DIY travel book.  You […]




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Magnetics: Magnetic Toy Review

magnetics toy review and diy case

Magnetic Toys are almost magical! We love LEGOs and have built structures with everything from tree branches and plastic cups to paper towel tubes. Two years ago a family member bought my kids a magnetic “building” toy, {Post contains affiliate links} Magnetics.  I forgot about it and it had been collecting dust in the closet… I […]




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Magnetic Mud Science Experiment

DIY ferrofluid a tutorial on how to make magnetic lava tubes

In the past we have played with magnets.  We’ve made our own compasses and explored dollar bills with magnets.  Recently though we discovered magnetic mud!! Have you ever heard of ferrofluid?  Until a month or two ago I hadn’t – boy was I missing out! . Today, we broke out our test tubes and left […]




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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 […]




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DIY Balloon Play House & Fort Magic Giveaway!

balloon party fort

It is birthday season at our house. This year we are having an at-home party for the kids. Thanks to Fort Magic for saving the day.  Fort Magic has been a sponsor of Kids Activities Blog this year. We got our first Magic Fort kit about 4 months ago and it is by far one of the […]




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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. Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it! Work the list.  Go room by […]




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Camping Tips and Hacks for Families

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We have done the impossible three times in the past 2 months… we went camping as a family! We have six kids ranging in age from 2 to 8 and let’s just say the idea of camping terrified me at first, and we now have a routine. I love it! Our most recent camping trip […]




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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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{Boy & Girl} Shared Bedroom Ideas

8 shared kids bedroom ideas

Do you have a houseful?  We do. Here are ideas on how to have siblings share a room, *especially* if they are opposite genders.  Your kids can share a space while maintaining their own “zones”. Love these… Boy and Girl Shared Rooms   Loft Level.  Instead of building a set of bunk beds, consider making […]




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DIY Fruit Fly Trap

diy fruit fly trap 5

It happened about two weeks ago.  We bought a big bag of brown bananas from the store (banana bread!!!)… the next morning… FRUIT FLIES! They were everywhere and they kept multiplying.  If we had less than a hundred flies in our kitchen I would be amazed.  It was nasty. We tried vinegar with a drop […]




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Lunch Box Tips

frozen sponge ice pack

Can you believe school is going to start next month??  I can’t summer flies by so fast! We are dreaming and scheming about ways to make our school routine easier and packing lunches can be a bit daunting.  In addition to our Lunchbox Insides, here are some tips we hope will be helpful this upcoming […]




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{Must Have} Lunchbox Products

lunchbox products

So your kids have the super cool lunch box and you’ve read our lunchbox tips… but now they need to organize their food into it so they have diversity and it all fits! Easier said than done… until… We discovered a fun collection of lunch box products that will help you organize and have fun […]




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Play Dough Recipe: {Great Gift Idea} No Cook PlayDough

super soft play dough recipe

We recently made the softest, almost silky play dough recipe.  My kids love to mold and create with play dough but this would also make a great gift idea.  This is the EASIEST play dough recipe because it is no cook play dough.  It only uses two ingredients and under 10 minutes to make. Kids […]




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Baby Bib Hack

baby bib hack with a dishtowel

We have a whole series of hacks for snacks and recently had a question about how we manage our bibs and placemats…  Are you, like that reader, looking for a bib that has great coverage, very absorbent, easy to come by?? We have the solution.  Dish towel bibs.  Super simple. We are a family of […]




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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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Silly Animal Jokes – with a printable!

jokes about animals printable

Laughter is the best medicine. Thank you Facebook fans!  You made my kids day.  Last week we asked for some new jokes – read our “old” joke page – my kids love to sit and read jokes!  We wanted new jokes and asked you to submit your kids favorites. Thank you! You went above an […]




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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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Indoor Play Houses

indoor play houses for kids

I’ve got a case of mom drool. These indoor play homes are just adorable!  Many of them are ones that you can make yourself (or copy the concept of the for-purchase play house kit). I think I want to hide with a book in one of these nooks!   . If you have a nifty […]




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Chore Bracelets for Kids

to-do bracelets for kids to remember their chores

Chores… and kids… Do your kids have a hard time remembering what their tasks for the day are? I know my kids often forget what their chores are. Our solution: Chore bracelets. As the kids finish a task they can rip off that bracelet. This is perfect for kids who are reading, but I bet […]




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One-Pot Meatless Monday Recipe

one pot pasta with mushrooms

Meatless Mondays. While we love meat (especially beef), at our house Monday’s can be a nice reprieve for our budget and a chance to encourage my kiddos to eat more diversity with a veggie-heavy meal. Dinner last night was a win!! We love one pot meals.  This one took only 15 min from the time I […]




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Fizzing Sidewalk Paint

fizzing paint with kids activities blog

Originally published in Early spring, 2011, this is by far one of our kids most favorite play recipes. Sidewalk chalk is fun, painting is fun, making things fizz is also fun! Let’s do all three! This is a really simple recipe to create sidewalk chalk “paint” out of food coloring, baking soda and cornstarch.  We […]




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20+ Kid Friendly Ideas for Wax Crayon Art and a $1,500 Giveaway!

Melted Crayons Colorful Abstract painted background on canvas

Crayon art goes beyond just coloring!  Wax crayons are fun to color with – a staple of preschooler craft times everywhere.  In addition to coloring and crafting with crayons, we have collected the best art projects from around the web for you to enjoy with your kids! We hope that you will be inspired to take […]




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DIY Tinted Sunscreen Recipe

Make your own tinted sunscreen

With a summer packed full of activities – it is time for us to crack out the tubs of sunscreen.  We are a transracial family with six kids and use a TON of sunscreen!  Regular sunscreen has lots of chemicals, organic sunscreen is outside of our budget, and both leave white streaks on my chocolate […]




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