Fruity Bubble Tea – for play and drinking

bubble tea recipe

It seems like water beads are *everywhere* online – I have been hesitant to use them in our sensory play out of concerns for the kids ingesting one (or more). I was thrilled to discover edible water beads through Tinkerlab, Fun at Home with Kids and Blog Me Mom. We have had many weeks of […]




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DIY Play Dough Toys

DIY play dough toys

Play dough toys must be several things:  durable, versatile, not-a-choking hazard and most importantly – easy to clean! So many of the kids favorites we don’t *actually* play with as they are a pain to clean up afterwards. What I love about this toy option is that the play dough just falls off once it’s […]




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The Best Playdough Recipe

best playdough recipe

Play dough is the perfect rainy day activity, and we love making it in our kitchen. When you make your own playdough with the best playdough recipe ever, you get way more dough for your money than when you go out and buy it. Plus, this homemade playdough is so much softer and easier to mold than the […]




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11 Sleepy-Time Activities with Felt

quiet time felt activities

Do your kids struggle when they are at the age where they are just, just too old for naps, but too young to be active and doing all day?? I know my 3-5 year olds break down the hour before dinner time if they don’t have an hour or two of calm in the afternoon. […]




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10 Reasons to Build Forts

reasons to build a fort

Forts.  There is something about childhood and forts.  We got a Fort Magic Kit {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} a month ago – it is LOVED – and daily the kids have been building and creating with it!  If you would like to purchase a kit of your own, you may visit the Fort Magic Shop page. Pssst…at the […]




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Breakfast on a stick

breakfast on a stick with waffles

Sometimes the simple kids activities are the best. This is a great after school snack to make for kids with leftover waffles – or if you have enough skewers, make this for a fun breakfast! Your kids will have fun “stabbing” their food to make their breakfast and eating off of a stick. . We […]




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{No Candy} Easter Egg Activity Stuffers

egg activity stuffers

Is candy over taking all of your family holiday’s? It seems we have far more candy than we will ever eat! Time to make memories – without the crash that follows a sugar rush.  We tried to think of things that would make the kids both move and smile. We filled our Easter Eggs with […]




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Money Math Worksheet

math money sheet2

When I was a teacher I loved using stations, now as a homeschooling parent I still enjoy making “stations” for the kids. I think that “station” or project activities for school help make learning more real, less theoretical. As our house is swimming in Easter Eggs (and it’s not even Easter yet!!) We used some […]




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Sparkly Tooth-Fairy Money

tooth fairy money ised

The toothfairy seems to visit in bursts. One of our kids *just* lost TWO teeth.  She is overjoyed. . . While *I* am the “tooth-fairy” we have a fun tradition.  The child with the missing tooth gets to make their own “fairy” money. On our Facebook wall about a year and a half ago I […]




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Use Science to Tie Dye {It’s a pH Test}

Make giant test "sheets" to test pH using cabbage, papertowels and a collection of acids/bases.

Chemistry and Art.  This year I have been teaching a high school art elective, where we do chemistry experiments with an art twist. This science experiment uses ingredients common in every kitchen (well, except for the cabbage part – we aren’t cabbage eaters, had to buy that). AND… kept the attention of 3 year olds […]




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Waffle Sandwiches

eating waffle sandwiches

Breakfast foods are super easy to make and are fun at all times of the day. We love picnics.  This was a recent breakfast that we packed up for a brunch outdoors. Waffle Sandwiches. Making Memories! Our Waffle recipe is half gluten.  We are trying to cut back on our wheat, but at the same time, […]




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Candy Play Dough

candy playdough you can eat

This is the best time of year to get peeps! Our kids got a big box of them and they reminded me of our Peanut Butter Play Dough recipe. We used three ingredients and made edible, candy-like, play dough. Time to experiment with our peeps. We are making edible play dough!! You only need three […]




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Non-Newtonian Fluid – OObleck

ways to make and play with oobleck

Oobleck is cool!  If your kids have not explored “Non-Newtonian liquids” yet they should! A non-Newtonian liquid is one where the more force you apply to the fluid the harder it becomes, they call this the shear rate.  A liquid like water that has low-viscosity is able to pour freely.  That is not the case […]




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30+ Easter Egg Ideas

Easter Egg Roundup

Easter Eggs are fun to both decorate and decorate with!  We have scoured the internet and have *another* 30+ Ideas of ways to decorate, play and craft with eggs!! . Decorate your Eggs Dye your Easter Eggs, using hot glue and a vinegar-based dye for a fun effect! This traditional egg-dying activity uses Koolaid as […]




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Hot Glue your Easter Eggs

dye easter eggs with hot glue

This was so simple, and the results too great not to play copy cat!  We were inspired to dye our Easter Eggs with hot glue after reading the activity by Kristi of Creative Connections for Kids. You will need to read her site for the full tutorial, below are our adaptations from her experiment. Simple […]




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Ice Cream Pops

Ice cream popsicle recipe for kids

We like Birthday parties, we like ice cream parties… and we love to create!!  Time to play with our food – we are making Layered Ice Cream Pops. What I love about these is they are portion-controlled.  Your kids will enjoy all the fun of ice cream, enjoying each bite slowly, without eating bowlfuls! . […]




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Candy Ink

Candy ink

We have been in an art projects kick at the Quirky House.  The latest fun is edible ink.  It is super easy to create – and has a definite “Wow” factor for the kiddos!! It is tasty.  Pretty.  Fun!! Note:  This is not an “original” post – A couple of weeks ago we discovered this […]




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20+ April Fools Day Pranks

prank feature small

April Fools Day Pranks are a fun tradition at our house.  The planning starts weeks in advance. The point of the day (at least at our house) is to do something unexpected that will make your child smile – or better yet giggle hysterically! Here are just a few of the ideas we have planned […]




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Silly Faces Printable

printable of silly faces

Goofy kids. I have a vanful of really, really goofy kiddos. My goofy kids also love to play pretend, talk to themselves in a mirror, and get their photos taken. If you have silly kids who enjoy all of the above, I bet they will love our silly faces printable. You can see it here, […]




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50+ Ways for Babies to Play

baby play feature

Babies learn about the world by touching, tasting and moving in their worlds. Here are some ideas of ways that you can be intentional in engaging and purposeful in interacting with your tot, to help them develop and gain confidence. Engaging your Infant: Treasure Baskets.  Fill a basket with objects from around the house for […]




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Paint like the Masters – Mock Impressionism

impressionism  feature

Prior to becoming a mom, I taught history both in the public school system and for a single semester I was the TA for Humanities 101. I loved that semester – we explored history through art. Today, I got to relive a few of those moments with my daughter. We painted like the Impressionist Master […]




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Multiplication – that you can touch, taste and feel!

multiplication activity using jelly beans

On Friday’s the kids and I like Math Activities that make the subject alive. We like to incorporate Math into something tangible that we can see, touch, move and manipulate. Previous weeks we have skip counted with circles, made abacuses, and ate our fractions. This week the kids were even more excited!  They got to […]




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Art & Math – inspired by Klee

art activity for preschoolers

We love all craft activities for kids, but especially those that mix learning with art. This activity we did with a group of kids ranging in age from 3 years old to 3rd graders.  It was fun being able to do an activity together, that multiple ages can learn from and enjoy doing together. Prior […]




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Free Comic Books – Using Comics and Costumes to Encourage Literacy

comic book writing activity

Super Heroes – the comic book figures who are off to rescue the world – enthrall my kids.  My boys love stories where there is a chase, some danger, a fight and good prevails. Thanks to Big G Cereal Heroes {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} for coming to our rescue and inspiring my kids to imagine, create […]




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Balloon Pillow Prank

Balloon Pillow prank for kids

We’ve been doing a week of pranks over here, in preparation for April Fools.  I don’t know who likes the pranks more, the sibling who “does” the prank on their sibling, or the kiddo who is the “receiver”. Today’s Silly Prank for Kids was a balloon pillow. Silly Kids Prank We filled about ten balloons […]




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TP Tube – Spooky Eye Balls

prank for kids

This practical joke is *SO* easy to create… and it’s perfect for Halloween, but we have surprised our kids throughout the year with a set of glowing eyes under their beds! All you need are TP tubes, glow sticks and a set of scissors. Cut eye holes into your tubes.  We had to poke a […]




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Sleeping Boy Prank

silly faces prank

Are any of your kids really, really solid sleepers?? We have a solid sleeper. He also has a fun sense of humor.  Time for a Silly Prank for Kids! NOTE:  You want to be careful doing pranks with your kids.  You want to match the prank to their temperament.  Make sure that your prank is […]




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Silly Blue Bath Water Prank for Kids

bath prank for your kids

I am always on the look out for fun ways to surprise my kids. I love to hear them giggle – love it! A “surprise” prank – or something that is completely unexpected – makes them giggle every time. Prank for Kids Change the color of the bath water! Supplies Needed: Cotton Swab Gel Food […]




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DIY Frushi

DIY Fruit sushi, frushi.

Sushi is one of my favorite treats.  The kids have enjoyed a slice or two, but none of them ask for seconds.  It’s always been “Mommy’s”. Then we discovered fruit sushi!  It is sushi, only the filler ingredients are fruit. It’s a Fun Healthy Snack!! The kiddos went biserko!  They loved creating their rolls and […]




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Prank for Kids: Surprise Kisses

super simple Prank for kids

In my hunt for fun pranks that make kids smile I asked my daughter to tell me what was something super silly that she liked. According to my daughter, this is “her” prank. Prank for Kids Surprise your child with a kiss According to my little gal, it’s *even sillier* if you blow a little […]




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