2 Minute Hot Chocolate Cake Recipe

hot chocolate cake recipe - takes only 2 min to make!

My mother surprised me with a handcrafted tea set from Poland. I have teacups from around the world, this was such a special gift to me and my girls! What a better way to celebrate a warm afternoon (love Texas weather) than by having a hot chocolate party to christen in our tea set, together. […]

Thankful Turkey Craft with Free Printable

Thanksgiving turkey Craft - Kids Activities Blog

Every Thanksgiving we like to journal the things we are most thankful for. I love how this month helps us cultivate an attitude of gratitude in our kids, our families and ultimately our hearts. Thanksgiving is my *favorite* holiday!! Last year we made a thanksgiving tree where we added leaves each day with things we […]

10+ Games to Make and Play with Kids

10 games to make with and for your kids.

Games are a great way to connect with your kids. We scoured the net and found ten of our favorite games that your can make and play with your children. Pinball – create your own game – Such a fun way for kids to experiment with angles.  As your kids move the pieces they are […]

Atoms & Molecules: 10 Fun ways to learn

atoms for kids

In school the kids were learning about molecules and it reminded me of the experiment that Holly did ages ago, creating model atoms for her kids to physically manipulate. We “made” atoms too! Make a Molecule: Pom-poms – a variety of colors and sizes Wire Glue Our kids researched the elements and created the atoms of […]

How to Make Neon Colored Rice

Make Neon Rice - it glows with a black light!

There are some things in life we do just because they are fun.  This is one of them! Neon rice can be part of a sensory box or in this case, a table.  The cool thing is that you can then turn on a black light to play! How to Make Neon Rice Let’s start […]

Spider Snack {Healthy and a Little Silly} Food Art

Banana Spider Snack - Kids Activities Blog

Try this super cute spider snack!  It is food art at its easiest!  Here at Kids Activities Blog, playing with food is always allowed.  We hope you find this adorable food art spider snack something that your kids will beg to eat {and it might even be healthy…shhhh}. Bugs. I have a toddler who loves […]

How to Make a Felt Shape Game for Kids {FREE Printable}

Make a felt shape box for kids

Nap time is such a treasured time at our house it is my down time – I love it!  BUT… often my two year olds are not quite ready to nap, or they are too awake to sleep, but still need some down time.  This is a great quiet, calm-down activity to help engage little […]

Apps for Kids

apps for kids - play to learn!

Glad to know I am not alone in collecting apps for kids! Earlier we featured some of our favorite Free Apps for kids and the best Educational Apps for Kids.  I also asked on our Facebook page (have you liked us?) and in an online group of moms to tell me about the apps that their […]

Homeschooling Preschool with Games

color game for kids

Our two year olds have recently become obsessed with labeling everything. They want to know “it’s” name, “it’s” color and be told over and over again a fact about whatever “it’s” is. When they are done with their questions, I can hear them muttering my answers back to themselves. Kneebouncers (our sponsor) is a collection of […]

Super Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Pumpkin seed recipe

This is a super simple recipe for Pumpkin Seeds.  One of our favorite Fall Activities is visiting the pumpkin patch!  Our kids love picking out “their” pumpkin and I love roasting the seeds. We try and pick a pumpkin that is both pretty and – as we have 6 kids who are all getting pumpkins […]

Word Families Flip Chart

how to make a word families book

W is for Words.  We have an early reader in our house, a gal who just can’t get enough of words to say, words to read.  Our phonics flip chart is our friend! We made it last fall and with the help of that book, my daughter can sound out and read short words like […]

40+ Activities for Two Year Olds

40 activities for 2 year olds feature

Our two year old kids *love* to BE BUSY with all sorts of activities.  We have a two year old boy and girl and they are constantly “doing” and creating.  I am sure they are not alone in the seemingly boundless energy.  Below are some of the games that they enjoy. Activities for Two Year […]

6 Ways to Engage Kids at Museums

Ways to Engage Kids at Museum Visits - Kids Activities Blog

Going to museums can be a great opportunity for your kids to be exposed to a wide variety of environments and items that they otherwise would not get to experience, often, kids get overloaded or easily distracted. Ways to Engage Kids at Museum Visits Here are some great tips or activities that you can do […]

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

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 […]

How to Make Flowers {Cute Pipe Cleaner Craft}

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Little girls love learning how to make flowers from simple craft supplies at home.  Let them try this easy pipe cleaner craft and they will be making colorful and unique flowers in no time…and mom will have no mess to clean up!  We love simple creative crafts like this at Kids Activities Blog! How to […]

25 Super Simple Activities: Bucket List for the Toddler Years

25 Super Bucket List Ideas for the Toddler Years {lots of simple activities!}

How would you like 25 super ideas to entertain your toddler during summer break from preschool?  Looking for some quick and simple activities that are sure to keep them engaged (with minimal prep-work)??  We at Kids Activities Blog hope you enjoy this “Toddler Bucket List”, inspired by Creative by Kids. For more toddler activities check out this […]

What Sales will Teach your Child {Learning with Lemonade and Coffee Stands}

A lemonade stand is a great way to help kids learn about money

I love activities that help inspire my kids!  International Delight encouraged us to create a lemonade stand with coffee – it was a huge hit!!  Thanks, International Delight for inspiring this post.  The kids enjoyed lemonade while their parents enjoyed iced coffee mocha’s. As part of our “summer school” we are helping our kids understand […]

Red Light Green Light – with Monster TRAX

Red Light - GReen light.  A fun Kids Game.

Red Light, Green Light is a traditional kids game and today we are playing it with a twist. Our kids love getting to go FAST and they are thrilled that Monster TRAX has joined us as a sponsor for this post.  They just love feeling like they are a “real” driver. Red Light Green Light […]

10 Stroller Games for Tots

stroller games for tots

I would love to work out with my kids more, and now we have a stroller that can help me both bond with my kids and exercise. Thanks to ZUMU for sponsoring this post and gifting us with a 3 in 1 Bike Trailer with Stroller and Jogger Conversion.   We have come up with […]

For Dads: 25 Ways to Connect with Kids

25 Ways for Dads to connect with their kids

Today’s post is for Dads.  We have 25 ways for you to have fun and connect with kids.  Kids Activities Blog loves the dads of the world and we appreciate all that you do for our families. For Dads Here are some fun ways, for Dads, to connect with your kids.  We recently adopted.  When […]

DIY Tinted Sunscreen Recipe

DIY Sunscreen recipe - tinted for kids of color

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 […]

Rock Candy: Make Rock Candy Mini Skewers

Rock Candy: Make Rock Candy Mini Skewers {Cute Rock Candy Recipe}

Rock Candy is a classic treat for kids.  We have an easy and fun way to make rock candy at home…while also encouraging your child to drink water and eat fruit!  Kids Activities Blog loves this cute recipe and we hope you do too! Rock Candy Do you try to encourage your kids to drink […]

Fun Activity Box: Entertain your Preschoolers for Hours!

Travel Kit Items

I love our fun activity box, well, actually we have two of them, one for when we travel with the kids and one for when I need to occupy them say at Church or another event where they have to sit quietly for a few hours.  Depending on how you use the box and how […]

Granola Bar Recipe: {Yummy} Breakfast Recipes

Granola Bar Recipe: {Yummy} Breakfast Recipes

We have a delightful granola bar recipe to share with you today.  It is just one of the many great breakfast recipes we have collected. Kids Activities Blog loves food but especially fun and yummy food like this that kids will actually eat! Granola Bar Recipe We are an anti-cereal family.  We’ve got a lot […]

Popsicle Ice Pops {with Candy Surprise!}

Candy surprise popsicle ice pops

Nothing says summertime for kids better than refreshing homemade popsicle ice pops.  They are easy to make but have you ever considered adding a little candy surprise inside your ice pop? Kids Activities Blog hopes that you enjoy this twist on one of our favorite summertime treats. Popsicle Ice Pops Recently a candy store moved […]

40+ Tips for Road Trips with Toddlers/Pre-schoolers

road

I dread going on long trips with kids in tow.  We have driven across the country at least once a year for some time now and have learned a few things about traveling with children.  Here are some tips to make road trips easier. To keep a bit of sanity.   Road Trip Games & […]

Recess Games: DIY Twister with Chalk

Recess Game twister

What were your favorite memories of recess?  Mine were playing four square and twister.  I loved rainy days as that’s when my teacher would pull-out a twister mat and a spinner card and we would see which of us were fast enough to contort ourselves onto the correct colors.  Recess was the highlight of my […]

Sharpie on a Mug: Kids Art

Decorate mugs with Kids Art {Sharpie on a mug}

Kids can use a Sharpie on a mug to be creative.  This is a great way to decorate mugs with kids art.  We at Kids Activities Blog are excited to see new way to enjoy kids art that doesn’t involve adding one more picture to the fridge. Sharpie on a Mug Our kids love to give […]

Girly Things: How To Make a Hairband or Bracelet

Girly Things: How To Make a Hairband or Bracelet

Girls love girly things to accessorize with.  Here is a great idea for how to make a hairband (or bracelet) out of old swimsuits.  Kids Activities Blog hopes you enjoy this way to upcycle kids swimsuits and make some cute girly things for your little girl Our three girls love to have friendship bracelets… and […]

Summer Time Bucket List: 50 Activities for the Kids

summer bucket list

I love our weekly It’s Playtime Link-up! Each week you have hundreds of activity ideas and suggestions for us! Thank you for being an inspiration to us each and every week. Below are just a few of the activities that have been linked up this past year. These activities are on our Summer Bucket List […]