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Our Favorite Play Ideas from Around The Web

Our Favorite Play Ideas from Around The Web

We’re back again with our favorite play ideas we found this week! We love searching the web for amazing ideas to share. This week we stopped by Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram.  Next week we want to share YOUR favorites by using the hashtag #playideas. Pinterest Edible Perler Beads made from Twizzlers Crafts Made from Plastic […]



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18 Boat Crafts for Kids to Make

18 boat crafts for kids to make

Row, row, row your boat, and see if you can make it float! What child doesn’t love designing, decorating and trying to float a boat a that they’ve made from scratch?  It’s just one of those classic summer activities that every kid has to try!  I’ve rounded up a collection of 18 boat crafts for […]



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35 Concoctions for Kids {3 Ingredients or Less}

35 concoctions for kids

I’ve rounded up 35 of the coolest concoctions for kids that I could find. Scented foams, edible doughs, stretchy slimes and mucky goops! One of the funnest forms of sensory play for young children is mixing up simple concoctions.   Combining common ingredients to make a new play substance  is always thrilling!  Concoctions are a great […]



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Magnetics: Magnetic Toy Review

magnetics toy review and diy case

Magnetic Toys are almost magical! We love LEGOs and have built structures with everything from tree branches and plastic cups to paper towel tubes. Two years ago a family member bought my kids a magnetic “building” toy, {Post contains affiliate links} Magnetics.  I forgot about it and it had been collecting dust in the closet… I […]



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Frozen Ice Castles from Sand Castle Molds

frozen ice castles from sand castle molds

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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Our Favorite Play Ideas from Around The Web

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This week brings even MORE fun play ideas! We’ve rounded up our favorite ideas we found all around the interenet this week and we want to see YOUR favorites by using the hashtag #playideas.  Let’s play! From Pinterest Big Foot Races - Have a relay race wearing kleenex boxes as shoes! Birthday Scavenger Hunt – Hide your child’s […]



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FREE Educational Apps for Kids

free edu apps for kids

Are your kids constantly grabbing your ipod or android to play games on them? You are not alone. But at least you can sneak in a little learning while they naively have fun playing on Mommy’s new toy.  Here are some free educational apps that kids will have fun with and may not even realize that […]



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The Explora Museum in Albuquerque New Mexico is Fun For Kids!

Explora Museum in Albuquerque

Summer is time for the family road trip! Follow Kids Activities Blog and Julie Blair and her family as they travel 8 states in 30 days for the ultimate road trip story… The Explora Museum in Albuquerque might just have the best elevator anywhere in New Mexico. Not only is it the size of a […]



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{Summer Bucket List} Kids Activity Bags

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Today I’m thrilled to share simple activity bags for kids. Whether you use this as a summer bucket list or you do these activities throughout the year, these simple activity bags are perfect to have on hand.  All you need is a few craft supplies and some paper bags to make over 30 activities for little […]



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How To Make Healthy Road Trip Food

how to make healthy road trip food

Oh, the family road trip!  Follow Kids Activities Blog and Julie Blair and her family as they travel 8 states in 30 days for the ultimate road trip story…   When you’re enjoying a short trip, it’s easy to forgo schedules. For example, my bestie Michelle and I once powered through a four-day apartment-scouting trip […]



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21 Beach Crafts – Capturing The Summer Shore With Shells, Rocks and Other Beach Finds

21 beach crafts from Kids Activities Blog

A bucket full of sand, the prettiest shells, rocks worn smooth by the waves, as much driftwood as your pockets will hold – wonderfully free natural beach finds so perfect for timeless, treasured craft activities. Continue reading to see and take inspiration from 21 of the best beach crafts on Kids Activities Blog. Shell Pets […]



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15 Easy Catapults to Make With Kids

catapults to make with kids

Making a catapult with kids starts out as a craft and ends with a fun activity!  Add a target or a competitive goal and now you have a game. It might possibly be the perfect toy!   15 DIY Catapults All these catapults to make at home use everyday objects – hopefully you won’t have to […]



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10 Things to Do with Kids in Houston, TX

Things to Do with Kids in Houston TX - Kids Activities Blog

Houston is one of the largest and most family-friendly cities in the country! Use these fabulous destinations as a rest in your trip or as the feature of your next vacation! 10 Things to Do with Kids in Houston, TX 1. Cockrell Butterfly Center & Museum of Natural Science - The Cockrell Butterfly Center’s feature exhibit is […]



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Car Organization Ideas – Just in Time for Summer!

ideas to organize a family car

Organizing the home is a challenge.  Organizing toys is a challenge…combining both in a small transportable space ups the ante for car organization! Does your family *live* in the car during the warm months?  It seems like summer is filled with places to go and things to do.  Our car needs to keep up. “Give everything […]



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3 Ingredient Glop – A Play Recipe

glitter glop recipe

Glop.  It is a cross between slime and playdough.  This stuff has an interesting texture.  It feels so cool – literally, cold to the touch.  Lovely sensory activity for a warm summer afternoon! AND… it only has 3 common ingredients! *Note:  According to the FB “storm”, this is a controversial post.  We don’t make this […]



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Dye Art Projects For Kids – cool results, so easy to do

dye art for kids by Michelle McInerney of MollyMooCrafts for KidsActivitiesBlog

Dye Art Projects For Kids Without The Mess Paper dye art experimenting is such a simple and fun technique for kids to create beautiful designs on paper – and it’s relatively mess free. Suitable for kids age 5 this activity combines art, simple science, learning and craft. All you need to create are some felt […]



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11 Ideas for Learning with Legos

11 Ideas for Learning with Legos

Learning with legos is such a fun way to play.  For the kids that love to build and learn by using their hands, this is perfect.  These are also perfect for kids of all ages that just love legos!  What better way to learn than through play? We found these and so much more fun […]



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20+ {Creative} Play Ideas for Kids in the Kitchen

Kids Activities with things in the kitchen

Today, I’m so excited to share play ideas for kids in the kitchen! If you’ve only used cooking to get kids in the kitchen, you might be surprised that you can use kitchen items for science and play, too.  You won’t have to go far to find everything you need to play with kids in the kitchen. […]



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10 Things to Do with Kids in San Diego, CA

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For those of us who live in landlocked areas, California is an ideal spot for a family getaway. Every so often, it’s nice to see the ocean and enjoy some sun, fun, beach, and sand. One popular California destination is, of course, San Diego. Here are a few ideas for activities to consider as you […]



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13 Ways to Learn with Everyday Objects

Everday Objects

We love finding new ways to learn.  It’s fun to dig through your drawers and cabinets and find things you can turn into an activity with your kids. We’ve got several fun ways to learn with your kids using everyday objects you may never have considered!  These great ideas were inspired by The Educators Spin […]



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25 {Incredible} Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

We’re sharing more toilet paper roll crafts today!  This is such a fun way to peak your child’s creativity and get them thinking outside the box. We found these and so much more fun over on our Facebook page and our activity link-ups.  Head over and share yours, too! 25 {Incredible} Toilet Paper Roll Crafts 1.  If you’re […]



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Kids Activities Blog Book

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21 Handpicked Fun Activities For 3 Year Olds

21 activities for 3 year olds on Kids Activities Blog

It’s a few years since my daughter was a 3 year old, but the memories of her enjoying independent play and my eavesdropping on her playroom chats are happily fresh in my mind. Being 3 is all about playing, being curious, having fun and ‘more’ playing! – watch them get busy with these 21 handpicked activities […]



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50+ Summer Camp-Inspired Activities for Kids

50 Camp-inspired Activities on Kids Activities Blog

I am a summer camp fanatic.  I love summer camp! As a child, I went to camp every summer after age 6.  As soon as I was old enough, I worked as a counselor and taught waterskiing, sailing and whatever would keep me on the waterfront. That is one of the reasons why Kids Activities […]



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15 HANDPICKED CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR 2 YEAR OLDS

15 handpicked fun activities for 2 year olds

Two-year-olds like to be creating, doing, being endlessly ‘curious’, and getting into everything and everywhere – sound familiar? If you’d like some tried and kid-tested ideas to keep them busy and engaged (and out of the saucepan cupboard), then check out these 15 great activities for 2 year olds ! All easy activities using stuff […]



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10 Things to Do with Kids in Laredo, TX

10 Things to Do with Kids in Laredo TX from Kids Activities Blog

One of the main motivators behind starting The Critters And Crayons Blog was to highlight some of the fantastic activities available to families in Laredo, Texas.  It is not uncommon to hear someone say, “There is nothing to do here for kids or families.”    We’ve learned that this isn’t true!   Here are some of the […]



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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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10 Things to Do with Kids in Daytona Beach, FL

Things to Do in Daytona

If you’re visiting Daytona Beach you probably already plan to visit the beach, but there’s a ton more to do in this little city. Here are a few of our favorite spots for young kids. 10 Things to Do with Kids in Daytona Beach, FL 1. Beach and Splash Park - Of course, you can’t come to […]



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10 Things to Do with Kids in St. Louis, MO

10 Things to do with Kids in St. Louis Missouri from Kids Activities Blog

St. Louis is a budget-friendly family vacation destination!  It’s a fun place to visit anytime of the year.  However, my favorite seasons to enjoy the city are spring, summer and fall! 10 Things to Do with Kids in St. Louis, MO 1. Eat breakfast at the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market - Sample local and seasonal produce at this […]



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Where To Find the Best Educational Apps for Kids

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The app store on your tablet or phone can be intimidating.  There are so many options!  If you want to incorporate learning with electronic time, you’ve probably been looking for the best educational apps for kids.  Today, we’ve got them! Instead of trial and error, we encourage you to try these education apps that we’ve collected, […]



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