Make Your Own Cereal Box Puzzles

Cereal box puzzles are a fun way to recycle old boxes and help your kids use their imaginations. The sky is the limit with this fun craft! I got the idea to create cereal box puzzles from a lady at my church.  She was discussing how her kids learned early reading skills through interacting with […]

15 Fantastic Fall Playdough Recipes

The kids are back to school, there’s a little crispness in the air, you can get a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks; it’s time to bust out the fall playdough recipes! Here at Kids Activities blog we love a good sensory dough, so we gather up the very best fall inspired playdough recipes from around the […]

{Kid Hacks} 2 Easy Ways to Put on a Jacket Without Help

With cooler weather just around the corner, you’re going to love these kid hacks!  I’ve got two different tricks for teaching your toddler (or preschooler) how to put on his/her own jacket.  They might still need a little help with the zipper, but I found it such huge help when  there was one less thing to deal […]

Ping Pong Ball Painting

Part art project, part gross motor activity ping pong ball painting is so much fun!  And the best part?  The results are frame worthy!  Simple enough for a toddler to master but exciting enough to interest much older kids this art project is awesome!  With just a few supplies, most of which you probably already […]

Making a Mess: Preschoolers Painting with Balls

Do your kids enjoy making a mess?  I know that mine do!  And one of our favorite ways is Painting With Balls. We got a really fun book in the mail from Penguin books, Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes, by Keri Smith.  This is such a fun book filled with activities and ideas […]

Easy Preschool Caterpillar Craft

This Easy Preschool Caterpillar Craft is so simple and one of my childhood favorites.  This craft was able to be done almost completely without adult “interference” by my (just about) 3 year old. What You Need For This Easy Preschool Caterpillar Craft: egg carton (the cardboard kind is easier to decorate) 1 carton = 2 […]

Sunbleached Alphabet and Shape Puzzle

I was inspired to make these paper puzzles after reading the post by S.B. of, S.B. Creatively, she took advantage of the summer sun to create a mat where her kids practiced letter identification. We adapted it to create a few puzzles for my youngest. We created one with alphabet and letter magnets and another […]

Mothers Day Craft: A Handmade Bouquet

Mothers day is this Sunday, and I wanted to make myself a present! Many of you may know that my husband is a veterinarian and we both have a love for animals.  This means we have a few pets; 3 dogs and 2 cats to be exact.  I love my pets dearly, however, they destroy […]

Books For Baby: Setting Up A Reading Corner

My little Mr.C (who just turned 9 months) is starting to get really into books. They are currently one of his favorite “toys”. With that in mind we decided to tweak the bookshelves in his room and set him up with a “reading corner” of his very own. Here’s how we did it… For shelves […]

{Kids Cook!} Simple Healthy Cream Pops

This healthy cream pops are super simple to make.  They are one of my favorite kid-friendly recipes.  In fact, they only require one ingredient and your kids can easily make them all by themselves!  Oh, and did I mention they are healthy and delicious?  That’s right, this is a dessert you can say yes to […]

Monster Coloring Pages

These free printable monster coloring pages are kooky, spooky, and fun!  My son loves monsters so I created these coloring printables with him in mind.  Monsters are extra fun to color because they can be any color of the rainbow.  Print them out and let the creative coloring begin! 3 Cool Monster Coloring Pages This […]

Ultimate Guide To Potty Training

Any parent will tell you that potty training is a big deal.  And there is no shortage of potty training advice out there.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we believe that there isn’t just one right approach for every family or even every kid!  So we’ve pulled together many different helpful articles on the subject […]

5 Little Ghosts No-Sew Finger Puppets

Get into the Halloween spirit with these adorable no-sew finger puppets.  Your little ones will love creating and playing with these sweet and spooky little ghosts.  This simple craft is perfect for fingerplay, I’ve even included a few fun rhymes!  With both preschoolers (who will love playing with these) and younger children (who might prefer […]

What happens to a rotting pumpkin?

What happens when you let a pumpkin rot?  That was the question proposed by my son last year…so we decided to find out. Rotting Pumpkin: We carved our pumpkin & put it on the porch to greet visitors. After a few weeks, our pumpkin, who Reese named Jack Rotty, began to get a little mushy.  […]

Sock Mopping: Exercise and Clean at the Same Time

In my house, cleaning the dining room is a fun family affair.  One of our favorite ways to clean the floors is sock mopping! Maybe your kids will enjoy helping you sock mop your floors!  If you are looking for other ideas to involve your children in household chores, check out How To Get Kids To […]

16 {Adorable} Homemade Gifts for a 2 Year Old

With the holidays fast approaching, you may be on the hunt for the perfect gift for a 2 year old.  We might admit to the same search!  That is why we looked at many of our favorite online sources for something special to make. Homemade gifts have character, you can adapt them to your child, […]

Fun Activity Box: Entertain your Preschoolers for Hours!

I love our fun activity box, well, actually we have two of them, one for when we travel with the kids and one for when I need to occupy them say at Church or another event where they have to sit quietly for a few hours.  Depending on how you use the box and how […]

Summer Time Bucket List: 50 Activities for the Kids

I love our weekly It’s Playtime Link-up! Each week you have hundreds of activity ideas and suggestions for us! Thank you for being an inspiration to us each and every week. Below are just a few of the activities that have been linked up this past year. These activities are on our Summer Bucket List […]

Preschool Halloween Activities

There are lots of preschool Halloween activities that are fun and not so scary.  Here are just a few Halloween activities that your little one will enjoy.  Kids Activities Blog is bursting with great Halloween fun. Preschool Halloween Activities I stumbled upon this great book, “It’s Pumpkin Time” by Zoe Hall. It is a beautifully […]

Crayon Melting

It’s been really, really hot here. I’m talking about 110 degree highs every day!  Perfect weather for wax crayon art.  It’s hot enough to melt crayons in my van. Unfortunately, I know this from personal experience. We decided to see how well they would melt outside and experiment with an art project while we were […]

Coloring Activities

For my daughter and I, coloring is a calming activity to spend quality time together, but there are more ways to have fun with coloring books than just coloring. I will share five ways we get creative with coloring pages. Coloring Activities Outline picture with colored glue Add some tempera paint to a liquid glue […]

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups I love to cook and bake as much as possible, and I love that Rory enjoys doing it with me!  The only problem… is that it’s hard to bake with a toddler. I have quickly learned that Rory is just like her mom and her aunts; she loves to pick at […]

Sense of Touch: Discovery Bags

Sense of Touch This summer, my son and I went to a nature center. Besides some live fish and turtles to look at, there were a few hands on activities for kids. One of our favorites was a group of boxes designed to reach your hand inside, feel around, and try to figure out what […]

Early Learning: Mystery Box

Early Learning for Toddlers and Preschoolers Toddlers and Preschoolers have so much to learn about the world around them.  Seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, and smelling – their five senses are in overdrive all the time as they take it all in. One fun way to get a little child to focus on their sense of […]

Early Learning: Animal Alphabet Cards

Early Learning: Rory is currently learning ABCs.  She is not even 2 and can already point and name every letter. One of the reasons why I think she has caught on so quickly to the abc’s is because of the Animal Alphabet Cards we made. The Animal Alphabet Cards take little to no time to […]

Handprint Art in the Garden

When the sun is shining and the children are feeling creative my girls love nothing more than heading out into the garden and creating some big, messy, joyful art. The extra space the garden offers, and the fact that tidying up is that much easier when you can just get out the garden hose to wash […]

Olympics for Kids: Build a Lego Mascot

The Olympics start today and we are getting excited! We’ve been learning about the Olympics Mascots- Wenlock and Mandeville and thought it would be fun to create our own Lego mascots! This activity was very simple and open ended and my son and I had a great time building together. Materials Needed to Make an […]

Your Toddler: Reading Skills

The word “read” is define by the Encarta World English Dictionary as the ability to interpret: written material, printed signs, body language, and by understanding intuitively.  Despite the normal lack of ability to read the printed word, there are a variety of early reading skills that toddlers can develop.  A Toddler Can Read… Tone of […]

Homemade Games

It is another week of, It’s Playtime.  Each Wednesday afternoon you join us in featuring sweet and simple things that inspire us to enjoy our kids.  Wowsers!  There were over 200 great ideas of activities and games that you can make and play with the kids in your life linked up last week.  We love […]

Games for Baby: Muffin Tin Fun

I love making toys out of  random things we have around the house.  I also love repurposing the toys we do have, mixing up parts etc. Often some of the actual toys become much more fun when mixed with some of the non-toy items. The other day it occurred to me that those little plastic […]