You’ve Been Booed! A Halloween Surprise

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Tell your neighbors – You’ve Been BOOed!  This fun Halloween surprise is sure to create smiles around your neighborhood.  If you do this Halloween activity with your kids, please come back to Kids Activities Blog and leave a comment to let us know how much fun your kids had.  We’d love to hear your stories! […]



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How to Make a Paper Boat {Columbus Day Activities}

How to Make a paper boat

I love this How to make a paper boat as part of your Columbus Day activities for kids fun.  Telling the story of Columbus is much more fun with a paper boat to sail.  Kids Activities Blog loves finding easy activities for kids like this one that use things you already have at home to […]



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Fun Ideas for School Lunch

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School’s in for the year!  Woo-Hoo!! And while we are just starting to get into a good routine, there is one place we may find ourselves in a rut……What can I pack for my kid’s school lunch? If your kids are anything like mine, they are pretty happy with the same thing every day.  Seriously, […]



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Game Night {Neighborhood Games}

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Game Night One of our favorite things to do as a family is to play games or have a family game night.  We can escape the everyday busy-ness that our lives have fallen into and laugh together as a family.  Kids (and parents) are not allowed to have electronics with them during games, so 100% […]



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Who Are My Neighbors {How To Make Friends}

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One of the best parts of living in our neighborhood is fostering relationships with our neighbors.  I always dreamed of having neighbors that I could borrow a cup of sugar from on a whim or stop by for a cup of coffee.  But what I have found is that is not so common-place in today’s […]



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Build a Track with Masking Tape

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Kids can get really creative if you let them build a track for their toy cars around the house.  Just take a look at this fun idea for a speedway made from masking tape! The Dog Days of Summer are upon us here in Texas!  Indoor activities like this one where kids can build a […]



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Outdoor Fun: Bicycle Games

fun bicycle games

From an early age, my kids have loved riding bikes.  Always looking for something new & fun to do outdoors, we decided to try to come up with some fun games that involved riding our bikes.  Here are a few fun ones we liked: How Slow Can You Go? Using sidewalk chalk, draw a 4-inch […]



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Back to School Activities

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It is hard to believe that we are talking about Back to School already!  The summer always seems to fly by, filled with fun activities, play dates, and staying up late. So to commemorate one last week of summer fun, we try to make the most of it with a “Back to School Week of […]



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Summer Travel: Preserve the Memories

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Summer Travel Traveling over the summer creates such fun & amazing memories for not only us as parents, but our children as well. One of the best ways to “hold” onto those travel memories is by finding unique ways to preserve them.  Keeping track of your trip is not only fun while you are doing […]



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Be a Tourist in Your Hometown!

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Every summer the kids & I visit family in the Midwest for a few weeks.  It’s a great opportunity to see relatives and relax.  I have been coming to this area for over 15 years now, but never really appreciated my husband’s hometown until I saw it through my kid’s eyes. We started by taking […]



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Traveling Family Journal

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Long-distance family.  sigh. My kids grandparents and aunts live far, far away.  And as much as we hate living 15 hours away from one side of our family, we have tried many different things to keep us close together at heart. One of the more successful ideas we loved was creating our Traveling Family Journal. […]



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Vacation Savings with Kids

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Vacations are a great for families to spend time together, bonding while they see a different area of the country, or even world.  But the price tag that comes with these vacations may not always be so “family friendly”.  It costs how much to take a family of 5 to Disney World? In order to […]



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4th of July Dessert Trifle

fourth of July Dessert Trifle

Holidays bring out the best in us with good times involving food, family, and fun!  Notice, I listed FOOD first?  That’s because whenever we have a big family get-together, the first thing we discuss is menus! I creating Fourth of July desserts! With the 4th of July approaching, this festive dessert is always at the top […]



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Creative Road Trip Activities

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There is something very nostalgic about taking a cross-country road trip.  Mom & Dad having great conversations while the kids are singing in the backseat.  Eating picnic lunches at quaint roadside parks.  Merrily camping the evenings before hitting the road again.  Everyone smiling and playing silly car games, like i Spy and the Telephone game. […]



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State Postcard Challenge

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Want a fun challenge this summer?   Try collecting all 50 states on postcards! A few summers ago, we did not have much travel planned, as this momma had a newborn.  So to make our summer interesting, we decided to create a fun challenge that would allow us to “travel” in a different way. We […]



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Road Trip Games

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Summer just isn’t the same without the quintessential road trip.  Whether we are heading down the road 3 quick hours to Grandma’s house or driving 15 hours to the beach, we always over plan to keep our kiddos busy in the car.  I pack special toys, new books, different snacks, and yes, a new movie or […]



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Summer Reading for Kids

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I am a big proponent of Summer Break and during the summer, my kids play hard. We visit historical sights, do things active outdoors, and spend lots of time with our friends.  We mean BREAK in our house. But there is one thing my kids know that I am a stickler about during the Summer […]



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Cool Ways to Welcome Summer

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Happy Memorial Day!!  Are your kids out of school yet?  Or will they be soon?  Either way, we welcome summer with a BANG in our home.  Here are some fun ways we have done it it in the past and a few other fun ideas we are going to try! Welcome to Summer School Bus […]



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Father’s Day Keepsake Book

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Alright friends, hopefully everyone had a delightful Mother’s Day yesterday and were spoiled with wonderful handmade cards and gifts from your children.  Now it’s your turn and I’m giving you plenty of time to get this meaningful Father’s Day keepsake done. Rather than buy dad a new golf club, BBQ grill, or tool (all very […]



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Nature Walk: Grab the Nature Bag!

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Great spring & summer weather takes us all outdoors. We love to explore on trails, parks, and even walks in the neighborhood.  Though it is totally against my personality, I am intentionally slowing down my pace and allowing my kids to take in nature at it’s best.  We ohh & awe over the various colored […]



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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Kids

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May 5th, Cinco De Mayo, is often celebrated with a visit to our favorite local Mexican food restaurant.  This year, I want to be a bit more intentional then just ordering a plate of fajitas and a margarita.  I want my kids to understand why the 5th of May is a holiday. Many think that […]



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Farmers Market Fun for Kids

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It’s Springtime here (hopefully where you are too!) and with the warmer weather & sunny days, our family loves to take advantage of fresh produce with the openings of local farmer’s markets for the season.  We like to go to the farmer’s market for fresh fruit, veggies, and baked goods. Getting to sample all of […]



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Clutter Busters for Kids

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Do you find yourself constantly “tidying –up”?  Do you feel like all your hard work cleaning is undone as soon as the kids walk in the door?  Do you ever ask yourself if you live with a bunch of ‘whirl-winds’? As a mom of 3 busy kids, I felt like I was constantly picking stuff […]



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What is static electricity?

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Ugh! Socks sticking to my t-shirt!  When I run across the carpet, I shock my friends! Mom, what is this?? This goes back to basic science!  Remember that everything is made up of atoms and atoms have 3 parts to them – neutrons, protons, and electrons. Protons and neutrons are at the center of an […]



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Easter Egg Hunt: 5 Creative Ideas

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Ah, Easter Sunday morning.  What a peaceful, quiet time of reflection.  The children come downstairs dressed in their Sunday best and the family enjoys a leisurely breakfast before heading to church. What?  That doesn’t happen at your house? Yeah.  Mine neither.  My kids are up at the crack of dawn to see what the Easter […]



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Peaceful Parenting: Make a Kindness Jar

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With 9 & 10 year old siblings, a fair amount of bickering and unkindness occurs in our household.  Having tried (and failed!) a variety of different ideas, we came across an idea last year that helped them keep kindness top of mind. Inspired by this Good Deed Jar, we took the idea of a Kindness […]



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St. Patrick’s Day Activity: Photo Scavenger Hunt

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With both St. Patrick’s Day & Spring break coming up, we like to kick off the break in a fun way…with a St. Patrick’s Day Photo Scavenger Hunt!  Scavenger Hunts are a fun activity to get the kids thinking and working together as a team.  It just takes a little bit of prep work, to […]



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Parent + Child + Reading = Our Club

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The more you read, The more things you will know. The more that you learn, The more places you’ll go. -Dr. Seuss I always wanted a family full of readers.  So I read to my babies in utero.  I read to them as infants.  I read to them as they were chewing the board books […]



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What is leap year… and Activities to Celebrate the day.

Happy Birthday Cake

What is a Leap Year?  That is the question my 9 year old asked me …and I did not know…. So let’s learn for a second, shall we? Let me summarize my 2 hours of research for all of us: Every four years we have a Leap Year, which means we have a year with […]



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Staycation Ideas for Spring Break

Brainstormin

For many, Spring Break conjures up images of playing on the beach somewhere warm or freezing your nose off while skiing with the family all day long.  Well if you aren’t jetting off this School Break, I’m here to show you how to make it a fun & memorable one for the entire family! What […]



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