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River Legacy Science Center and Park in Arlington

We took a little day trip with a group of friends last week down to Arlington for the River Legacy Science Center. I had two of my boys with me ages 3 and 5. We arrived after the 45 minute car ride in which my navigation system got a little pushed out of shape. It […]

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13 of the Best Pranks Kids Can Do

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After our round of Pranks for Kids and our list of Best April Fools Day Pranks, we got lots of suggestions of fun pranks to pull on kids from you, our readers! Thanks for sending us some of your kids best pranks.  Here at Kids Activities Blog, we like our fun silly. Pranks for Kids […]

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15 Books for Kids Who Can’t Sit Still

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If you have an active child, you know how hard story time can be. This list of 10 books for kids who can’t sit still will help! Other than letting your children run around and play while you read to them, story time might not happen very often for parents with active children. Especially when you […]

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DIY spy kit in a box

DIY spy kit in a box

This DIY spy kit in a box is going to be the perfect little activity or gift to get your kids started on an amazing adventure! These imaginative games are perfect for hours of creative fun! DIY Spy Kit In a Box Your kids are going to have a blast when they learn that they […]

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Over 27 Space Activities for Kids

Space Activities for Kids

Teaching about space and the concepts of the solar system is a fun time during our homeschooling days and using Solar Systems for Kids free resources make our studies even more enjoyable! There are tons of options for space activities and having a variety of activities available maximizes your child’s learning experience and provides in depth understanding. Over […]

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Healthy {and Quick} Snacks for Kids

Snacks for Kids

Snacks for Kids that are Healthy + Yummy + Quick = Happy Mom and Happy Kids! Healthy {& Quick} Snacks for Kids Whole Boiled Eggs and/or Deviled Eggs — use this easy-peel recipe via The Realistic Mama Breakfast Balls — via Kids Activities Blog Muffins are great to make ahead in big batches. Fun Ways to Eat Fruits […]

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75+ Ocean Activities

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Ocean activities are so much fun to explore at home, especially for those of us that live nowhere near a shoreline.  Our most favorite way of learning and teaching is through play and these activities are so much fun! Below you will find a huge selection of ocean activities that cover everything from shells, to […]

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The Best In Educational Streaming TV for Kids

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We love streaming TV in our house, especially for the little ones because it means they can watch on a tablet – with headphones.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve collected the very best educational shows that you can stream from services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime.  And our sponsor Verison FiOS makes […]

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18 Fitness Tips for Moms

18 fitness hacks

Moms are busy!  But we still want to look and feel our best!  These Fitness tips are for you, all the moms out there! Fitness Tip – give yourself rewards.  Put a dollar in the jar every time you goof up and don’t work out or eat a dessert.  Then when you “meet” your goal, […]

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How to Make Crystals With Borax and Pipe Cleaners

Pipe cleaner coated in Borax Ice Crystals

Learn how to make crystals with 2 basic household ingredients! When it comes to simple science projects for kids, making crystals with borax and pipe cleaners never fails to impress.  I’m not kidding, kids and adults alike find the process pretty fascinating.  This is such a cool science experiment that we’ve actually done it three times […]

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16 Robots Kids can Actually Make

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If your kids love exploring science and technology I bet they would love to explore robotics.  These are all robots that kids can make. This first robot is one that we have made – a tin can soda man.  This kids robot kit comes with everything you need to turn a regular tin can into […]

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A Frozen Winter – Indoor Cold-Weather Activities

A Frozen Winter - Indoor Cold-Weather Activities

For those little Frozen fans that would still love to re-watch and re-enact the movie over and over, mix it up a bit with some indoor winter sensory play. Frozen-Themed Indoor Winter Activities Get out the sand castle molds, and make some ice castles instead! Inspire your little artist with beautiful Frozen fractals ice art […]

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Glowing Bathtub Fun

Bathtub Fun

Glowing Bathtub Fun — because life is too short not to be a fun mom! I’m a believer in doing fun and crazy {and sometimes messy!} things with your kids because it not only gives your kids an epic childhood to remember but also makes you a happier mom. Glowing Bathtub Fun You’ll need: Glow […]

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Temper Tantrums {Tips from moms who have been there}

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Temper tantrums are, unfortunately, a part of every family’s life. Every family has their struggles.  When a child really has a difficult time transitioning to a new thing, or handling disappointment temper tantrums happen. It’s a normal part of life, but one we definitely want to end as soon as possible. We’re sharing some amazing advice […]

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Milk Paint Popcorn Rainbow

Milk Paint Popcorn Rainbow

Kids love art projects, and milk paint is something that you can make in literally moments and start having some fun with it. There are lots of ways to make homemade paint for the kids, but milk paint requires only two simple ingredients. Make a Popcorn Rainbow with Milk Paint This art activity combines several […]

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23 Ice Crafts, Activities & DIY Decorations For Winter Fun. Cool!

Ice Crafts

From gorgeous and colorful melting ice experiments to frozen ice castles, ice caves and pretty ice sun catchers for your garden we have ooodles of ice crafts inspiration here to take you right through the winter months. Use your freezer to create if the temperatures aren’t cold enough outside xx Ice Crafts & Activities Featured […]

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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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Puffy Snowman Painting

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Our kids are so excited about snow and what better way to bring the snow indoors than with a Puffy Snowman Painting.  This painting is so much fun and the best part is that when you are done painting it, and it dries, you still have an awesome project, because it feels awesome- its so smooth, […]

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25 Cupcake Liner Crafts

25 Cupcake Liner Crafts

If you love to bake, you probably have many spare cupcake liners around the house, probably a few each of many different colors and patterns.  Instead of making another batch of muffins or cupcakes, why not let your kids repurpose them with some of the fun cupcake liner crafts? We have 25 great ideas for […]

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Magnet Activities – the most fun your kids can have with a handful of junk

magnet activities

Oh what fun my daughter has had with this magnet dude over the past week, at age 8 I thought she might be too old for magnet activities but I guess goofy is appealing to all ages – adults included!! Fondly named ‘Horace’ he loves to have his magnet head dipped in everything from chopped-up […]

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10 Educational Youtube Channels For Kids

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Educational YouTube channels for kids are becoming very popular form of learning these days. And I am not surprised. My kids tend to gravitate to YouTube before anything else, but I am not always thrilled with what they find.  These educational YouTube channels are being used in the classrooms by the teachers, at home by […]

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Breastfeeding vs. Bottle Feeding – What Is REALLY Best?

Breastfeeding vs. Bottle Feeding - What Is REALLY Best?

Have you ever been in a discussion about breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding and been left wondering what is really the best thing for your child? There are scientific studies that show us the benefits of nursing and more studies that show us all of the wonderful extras that formula-fed babies receive. We’re not here to talk […]

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25 Glitter Crafts – add a little sparkle to your kids crafts and activities

25 glitter crafts

Whether you’re looking for some sparkly ideas for Christmas, stamped glitter hearts for Valentines, fairy and mermaid crafts for girls or simply want a little extra bling and delight to your everyday sensory and craft projects, you can find the best of the bedazzled right here. Check out more in these 25 DIY Glitter Crafts […]

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Space Scouts – Subscription Boxes for Kids

science activitiy subscription box for kids

You know we love craft and activity subscription boxes for kids.  We have tried just about every one there is… and this past week or so we got to explore Space Scouts.  “So Cool” –  those were the words of my 7 year old who was enamored by this activity box. *Thanks Space Scouts for the […]

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26 Homemade Ornaments

lots of ornament ideas to make for Christmas

Homemade ornaments are the best.  They fill your tree with memories that you can unwrap and decorate your tree with each year.  We have a family ornament-making day each Christmas as part of our “Countdown to Christmas” activities.  Memories! Here are some of the best DIY ornament ideas we’ve found. Easy Ornaments Adorable!  Capture your […]

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Give the Gift of Time this Christmas

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Maybe you are like me, and you are overwhelmed with the amount of stuff your family is collecting. This year, instead of more stuff we will be encouraging our family to give the gift of time this Christmas.  I will providing you with a list of ideas, but I also would love you to head […]

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5 Tips for an Easier Bedtime Routine

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Are you searching for tips to help you create an easier bedtime routine at your house? From finding ways to get your kids to sleep through the night, to getting them in bed in the first place – bedtime is a challenge for most parents.   Bedtime was a struggle at our house for a long time, […]

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Magazine Subscriptions for Kids Under $20

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My kids love magazine subscriptions!  We ordered the first one for my son about a year ago and he was crazy about getting fun mail just for him every month. Now, for Christmas we’ve ordered my son and daughter each a kids magazine subscription.  I love that this is a gift that they’ll be excited […]

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Christmas – Making the Most of the Crunchy and the Smooth

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We all know that Christmas can be a mixed blessing. There can be moments of great joy and celebration. And also more stress and strain than other times of the year….. for so many reasons. A friend of mine loves saying that life is like peanut butter – we have to learn to take the crunchy with the […]

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Gift Kits You Can Make and Your kids Create

Gift Kits that you can make for kids to build and create with

Gift kits are great for creative kiddos.  The list below isn’t like our list of DIY gifts, these are groups of objects that you can gift to your kids so THEY can create. Gift Sets for Kids You can gift your kid a collection of objects that they can use to explore and engage in […]

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