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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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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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Make a Water Siphon

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Kids are so curious!  Time to capitalize on it!  Give your kids a problem and see if they can find a solution!  That is what we do with our kids when we do STEM activities with them.   STEM activities are creations that kids use to learn emerging concepts from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields – hands […]

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10 {Kid-Approved} Tips for a Stress-Free Bath Time

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Bath time has always been a favorite time of the day at my house.  And that might be surprising since I have 3 boys! I think it is partially because we started a routine when the boys were babies that we never deviated from…oh, and bath time was always fun!  Kids Activities Blog is excited […]

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Bath Time 3D Coloring Pages

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Y’all know how we love free coloring pages for kids!  Well today we have a treat.  These coloring pages are from our sponsor, Mr. Bubble. Make Your Coloring Pages 3D These Mr. Bubble coloring pages were the perfect coloring pages to do a fun 3D effect with the kids. First, print out two copies of […]

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30+ Kid-Friendly Ways To Organize A Bathroom

30 kid friendly ways to organize your bathroom

Kids spend a lot of time in the bathroom when they are little, and we spend a lot of time in there with them, bathing, brushing, potty training– you name it. The bathroom is a very important place, and kid-friendly ways to organize a bathroom make everyone’s life just a little easier.  These ideas are […]

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15 Books for Kids About Space!

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It’s the last frontier, but even more than that it’s one of the best ways to introduce science to young children. These space books for kids aren’t just packed with facts, but offer unique experiences children will treasure for years to come. Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of this post! Space books aren’t […]

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Everything You Need to Know to Get Through the Toddler Years

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Everything you need to know to get through the toddler years. Toddlers are tough, unpredictable and extremely loud. Sometimes it feels like there is no possible way to make it through the toddler years with your sanity in tact. Which is why we have compiled the most useful information that moms of toddlers need to get […]

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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

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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

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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

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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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