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Children’s Museum – Museum of Nature and Science – Dallas

I don’t venture out to the “big city” very often by myself. Frankly, I almost break out in hives whenever I’m faced with getting around downtown Dallas. I have zero sense of direction, so the thought of bringing my kids along for the adventure is not so appealing to me. However, I read an article […]


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The Science of Spying

We visited the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas to check out their Science of Spying exhibit. Nicholas loves playing spy games so this was a fun treat for him…but I must admit that Mommy, Daddy, and even Rachel had fun too. A spy must be coordinated and careful. Nicholas got to test his […]


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Science Experiment with Old Candy: Use Halloween Leftovers

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Have you accumulated candy that no one will eat (or you’d prefer that they not eat it)?  Jennifer has a great idea!  Use it for science experiments! …. … We have a lot of Halloween candy we can’t eat. So we decided to do experiments with the candy we couldn’t eat because of the colorings […]


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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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50 Activities for Autumn

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Fall = fun activities for families! We live in Texas where the temps are brutal in the summer, not much we want to do outside other than play in the pool – For us, Autumn means a chance to go on fun family dates. Each Saturday morning we do an activity together as a family. […]


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5 Ways to Help Your Kids with Homework

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Homework can be one of the most unpleasant yet rewarding aspects of school. Often times it’s just as much a learning experience for the parents as it is for the kids especially when our kids are in junior high and high school. So when you as a parent are unable to understand the assignment, reaching out to your […]


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LEGOS: 75+ Ideas, Tips and Hacks

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Are you looking for LEGO ideas and tips?  Are they big at your house? We have discovered the secret on How to Build a lego table.  We have organized legos, and then organized those bricks by color some more!  Legos are a blessing and an obsession at our house.  It is a rare day that I don’t find […]


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Must Have Back-To-School Essentials Guide!

Back to School Essentials

It’s hard to believe we are already thinking about our kids going back to school.  Before you know it, we will start hearing the school bell ring so we want you to be prepared.  To help you navigate through the back to school process we have put together this Must Have Back-to-school Essentials guide. Back to […]


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Healthy Pear Alien Treat

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Kids love fun treats (who am I kidding? I love them too!) but as parents it seems like all the “fun” treats are unhealthy and loaded with sugar. So instead of reaching for a candy bar, make your kids this Healthy Pear Alien Treat! Not only is this treat perfect for snack time, it’s a […]


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25 Essential Oil Play Recipes for Kids

25 Essential Oil Play Recipes for Kids

We have been finding more and more ways to use our essential oils. It seems like we find something new every day!  Today we are sharing our favorite ways for your kids to PLAY with the oils. Here you’ll find playdough recipes, DIY’s and even an essential oil hair-do! If you’ve been loving all of […]


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Frozen Ice Castles from Sand Castle Molds

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Disney nailed it with their newest princess movie, Frozen. These Frozen ice castles from sand castle molds are easy to make and will inspire your kids to re-create scenes from what, I’m sure, has become a favorite movie. If your kids love ice play they also might enjoy this colored ice activity activity bin also. Ice play […]


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Stay Cool with These Ice Activities for Kids

Stay Cool with These Ice Activities for Kids

Ice activities are a necessary outdoor play ingredient in Texas summers where temps haven’t dipped below 100 this week. Solid frozen water is my preschooler’s friend.  They can drop cubes, watch ice melt on their chalk drawings, chomp on cubes, throw them down their shirts. Pretend cook, stirring icy slivers.  Here are some of our […]


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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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20 Kid Ideas that are Addictive – in a Good Way.

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There are some kids activities that are addictive.  Your kids will beg to play them, to do them over and over, and OVER again!  These are the ones that would be on my kids short list.  They love open-ended play ideas. …And I love how these activities reach a wide range of ages.  My tots […]


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30 Dad Approved Projects For Fathers and Kids

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Does dad love to do crafts with the kids? We’ve found some amazing dad projects for fathers to do with their kids. We hope you have fun with these!!!   Dad Approved Science Projects Make bubbles that bounce in this playful science project. Every one will have fun doing this one outside! Make your own snow in […]


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Crazy Cool Activity Ideas for Summer

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Summer is here!  Don’t let your kids be bored this summer! Get moving and be creative. Here are some Crazy Cool Activity Ideas for summer!   Coolest Summer Activities Balls!!  They are a blast and bubbles make them even better in this kiddie pool activity idea.  She did it with her preschoolers – my 9 […]


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20 Easy Toddler Water Play Ideas

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I am always looking for easy toddler water play ideas for our kids.  Water play is a fun way to experiment with science, cool down in the summer heat and just have fun. Easy Toddler Water Play Ideas: Let them splash in puddles!   There is something so simple and wonderful about doing this. Let them […]


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Got a Girl? 40+ Activities to Make them Smile

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The Most Girly Things EVER!  I have three daughters and they had a blast scouring Pinterest to find their favorite activities and girl crafts.  These are all things that my girls (ages 4-9) have either done or can’t wait to do – soon! Girl Craft Ideas Got a little girl who loves to make her own […]


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How to Build a Volcano

How to Build a Volcano

My boys have been obsessed with volcanoes for awhile. I think it all started on our road trips between Dallas and Colorado several times a year. Just off the highway in Capulin, NM is a volcano. Capulin, NM is interesting because it is the only “hill” for MILES and MILES.  It is in the middle […]


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Origami and Kinetic Energy

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STEM activities refer to any process that kids can do integrating concepts from science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM activities are great for helping kids bring scientific principles to life. Today’s exploration into physics was inspired by Sylvan Learning.  We fold paper to create potential energy and watch as it transforms into a kinetic jump – all […]


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12 Preschool Activities to Keep Little Hands Busy

12 Preschool Activities to Keep Little Hands Busy

Today we are featuring a dozen preschool activities that will get little hands INVOLVED.  These activities for preschoolers will spark curiosity and maintain little attention spans! Kids Activities Blog is so excited to have featured Teach Preschool earlier today as a best blog pick.  Now we are highlighting some of our favorite preschool activities from […]


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20 Great Ideas for Using Toothpicks in Art and Craft Activities

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So much is possible with everyday items from around the house, and the kitchen cupboard is the first place to start! I’ve roundup up some wonderfully varied ideas for using toothpicks in art and craft activities, from simple construction ideas to craft ideas, art activities and cool ideas for older children. Jump on to see […]


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100 TV Free Activities

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It hasn’t been that long since we wrote the book, 101 Kids Activities.  We were thrilled to see it make Amazon’s Top 500 list at that time!!  Since then we have discovered even MORE ways to keep boredom at bay… and these 100 TV-Free activities are great at keeping kids active. Gather the rainbow!  Mix up […]


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{Wacky} Physics Experiment

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Jumping Macaroni!  That is what this wacky science experiment for kids did – we made our pasta jump about ten inches high, up and out of the bowl!  CRAZY cool. Many thanks to Steven Mould.  He is the physicist who introduced us to this effect (it’s been named after him!).  Since we saw his self-siphoning beads […]


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Inertia and Spinning Marbles

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What can you learn about inertia and Newton’s First Law of Motion, using just marbles and glue?  A lot!  STEM activities are designed to make kids look at science principles with things they can touch, feel and move.  Our kids love exploring principles of science, technology and math, and today we did just that as […]


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10 Things to Do with Kids in Melbourne, Australia

10 Things to Do with Kids in Melbourne Australia from Kids Activities Blog

The city of Melbourne has a vibrant atmosphere and attractions galore to keep the littlest of adventurers with something new to explore and discover daily. From the bustling cosmopolitan city to the stunning coast lines and allure of the mountains and Yarra Valley, you will find family fun to suit everyone’s tastes in Melbourne and […]


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Outside Bingo Printable Inspired by The Garden Classroom

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We are super excited that our dear friend, Cathy James, has a lovely new book out!  It is called The Garden Classroom (affiliate link). It is full of math, science, literacy and art hands-on outdoor activities.  Today we are playing with one of the activities from the book and making a fun outdoor game. The Garden […]


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Make Art With Baking Soda

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Mixing baking soda and vinegar is a classic science experiment.  Check out how they can also be used as fun sensory activities. Baking Soda and Vinegar I’ve been meaning to let Bear {4 yrs} do this activity for awhile now. When I saw these sensory activities at 2 Big, 2 Little, I knew that we […]


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10 Things to Do with Kids in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Vancouver is one of Canada’s most beautiful cities.  It’s also one of the few places in the world where you could go both skiing and swimming or sailing on the same day. 10 Things to Do with Kids in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1. Hike through Lighthouse Park – Lighthouse Park offers a breathtakingly beautiful walk through old […]


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25 Math Activities for Kids who HATE Math

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If your kids HATE math, you are not alone. Here are some math activities for kids to help them learn to love math one problem at a time.  If you do one of these activities every afternoon with your child they will not only catch up to their peers and become more confident learners, they […]


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