Tips for shopping with your kids

shopping with kids

Yes, its true… shopping with your kids can be time consuming and a little stressful- if you let it!  Use these tips to make the shopping trip a little LESS eventful and a little MORE fun & productive!  Tips for shopping with your kids 1- Make a list. It is hard to go to the store […]




Indoor Fort for Kids

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A great indoor fort can be the best. Whether you’re stuck inside during the winter or you need something to entertain the kids for the afternoon, an indoor fort can be a lifesaver.  That’s why we came up with this holiday fort that is perfect way to play inside.  Need some time to wrap gifts?  The […]




5 Genius Budget Hacks for Families

5 Genius Budget Hacks for Families

Whether you already have a full brood or are just thinking about starting a family, these budget hacks will help you keep your sanity and stay within your means without drastically changing your lifestyle. (EVEN MORE great money-saving tips here!) Budget Hacks for Families 1. Don’t overload your kids. Simplicity is actually more conducive to […]




Fall Activity for Preschoolers: Drawing with Nature

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Drawing with nature is the perfect fall activity for preschoolers.  I am always looking for new ways to craft with natural materials and fall seems to be brimming with wonderful supplies.  This simple activity is a great way to get outdoors and flex those creative muscles.  And for a mama with no more room on the […]




{Handmade Journal} Gratitude Activity for Kids

gratitude journal

Help children count their blessings with this simple gratitude activity for kids. This is a wonderful gratitude activity because you just need a few basic supplies.  You and your child can create a beautiful journal where they record all the things they are thankful for.  This project is also a wonderful way to repurpose some of that beautiful kiddo artwork you have […]




10 Things to Do At Disneyland During The Holidays

10 things to do for holidays at disneyland

Disney is such a magical place. There is something that happens when you step onto Disney property that makes you forget all your problems and have an incredible time! I’ve been lucky enough to visit Walt Disney World and Disneyland in Paris and California. My favorite time of year to go to Disney is the […]




Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt with Free Printable

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Our fall nature scavenger hunt is the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy the season with your kids. This scavenger hunt is extra fun with a free printable that encourages exploration and can even be colored!  This activity works with a large range of ages, making it a great way for the whole family to spend […]




Monster Coloring Pages

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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 […]




30+ One Year Old Activities in Baskets, Bottles, and Bins

one year old activities that are in baskets, bottles, and bins. There such easy ways to keep babies busy and learning, too!

We are constantly coming up with (and cleaning up!) one year old activities in my house. That’s why I’m excited to share these one year old activities that are in baskets, bottles, and bins because they are so easy to put out for little ones.  We put baskets and bins of toys out for my son to explore […]




15 Fantastic Fall Playdough Recipes

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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 […]




{Happy Diners!} 20+ Creative Ways to Keep Preschoolers Occupied at a Restaurant

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Restaurants and kids don’t always mix, but with these awesome ways to keep preschoolers occupied you’ll be wanting to eat out regularly!  Dining out can be so nice (No cooking! No dishes!) but with a preschooler in tow it can also be difficult (Sit still!  Don’t Spill!).  Here on Kids Activities Blog we’ve gathered over twenty creative […]




5 Little Ghosts No-Sew Finger Puppets

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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 […]




Throw a Mad Monster Party

These are adorable ways to make monsters - my kids love #2!

Monsters. If we didn’t just have a reptile birthday party for the kids we would have totally had a monster bash – these activities look cute and fun.  Thanks to all the bloggers who have linked up to our weekly kids meme, It’s Playtime.   We glean most of the posts we feature here and on […]




How To Build a (Jumbo) Marshmallow Tower

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With s’mores season winding to a close you might be wondering what to do with all those jumbo marshmallows.  Might I suggest building a marshmallow tower?  This awesome kid engineering project is simple to set up yet full of learning opportunities and good old fashioned fun.  I must admit I had as much fun as my […]




Craft & Activity SHARE

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Welcome! We love to highlight YOUR FUN. We have adored to feature YOUR blog posts and projects over the last few years of It’s Playtime! But we want even more! We have found the more we feature YOU, the better WE are. {insert group hug} We want you to share so we can promote you.  When […]




DIY Bouncy Balls

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  Today’s roundup is all about DIY Bouncy Balls, because there is something about those bouncy balls that every child loves. All ages. There is so many options to play with these homemade bouncy balls that your kids will be occupied for hours.  Why homemade bouncy balls? 1.  You can control and be fully be […]




Ping Pong Ball Painting

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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 […]




Mess-Free Road Trip Activities for Preschoolers

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For me, mess-free road trip activities are a must!  Long car rides with preschoolers are stressful enough without worrying about scraping stickers off the windows or scrubbing melted crayon off the back seat.  But you’ve got to keep them occupied right?  Kids Activities Blog has got you covered with the very best mess-free road trip activities […]




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 […]




Glass Gem Sun Catchers Kids Can Make

kid made glass sun catchers

It’s beautiful and sunny outside! You can also take advantage of all that sunshine with pretty homemade sun catchers.  Here’s an easy way to make a unique glass gem sun catcher from materials you may already have around your house. What You Need To Make Glass Gem Suncatchers: Plastic Yogurt container lid Clear Elmer’s Glue (cloudy will […]




DIY Bubble Shooter {Make Your Own Bubble Wand}

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This bubble shooter was born out of desperation. At one time we had many bubble wands. They have since disappeared into their secret hiding places somewhere in our garden. How To Make Your Own Bubble Wand: A bubble shooter: a brilliant mechanism combining bubbles and the act of shooting. This Do It Yourself Bubble Shooter is so […]




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 […]




Free Printable: Cardboard Bunny Lacing Card Template

DIY cardboard bunny lacing card

Need a project to keep little hands busy and engaged this side of Easter? Try making this simple cardboard bunny lacing card template – all you need is a shoelace, a toothpick and just 10 minutes of your time. Hand to eye coordination activities just got cuter!! – Materials You Need: Cardboard Craft Knife Glue […]




How to Make Paper Plate Masks

How to Make a Paper Plate Mask

Paper plate crafts are so much fun! We’ve made paper plate roses and other paper plate crafts with kids.  But this time, we were inspired by imagination.  Since my three-year-old pretends to be a fairy or a superhero almost every day, we crafted these quick and easy paper plate masks to help look the part! I love paper plate […]




Kinetic Sight Word Activity… With a Beach Ball

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Have I told you about our Fridays? We are homeschooling our oldest two kiddos and Fridays are our fun learning day! We count with legos, we have “PE at the park”, and we play sight word ball. Even our two and one year old kiddos join in the fun! Fun Sight Word Activity This is […]




Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Homemade Ornaments Kids Can Make - Kids Activities Blog

My favorite holiday decorations are the homemade Christmas ornaments that the kids make for our tree. Every year after Thanksgiving our family gets together and we make several of the ornaments for our tree. Homemade Christmas Ornaments Here are five, super simple ornaments that entertained and engaged my 2-5 year olds. Cinnamon Star Ornament My […]




12 Subscription Craft Boxes for Kids Compared

10 Craft and Activity Subscription Boxes For Kids Compared on Kids Activities Blog

UPDATE:  I wrote this last year and since then new subscription boxes for kids have been released.  I am adding to this list as they are delivered!  I have done my best to check out to make sure the ones on this craft boxes for kids list are still active.  There are now more than […]




Make a Gratitude Tree for Kids – Learning to Be Thankful

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Thanksgiving is one of the most significant celebrations as it doesn’t only involve a scrumptious meal, but is more about expressing your gratitude towards someone or some things you are really thankful to in your life. It teaches kids the small things in life and to be grateful for everything that we have. A few […]




5 Reasons Why Kids Should Have a Pet

5 reasons to have a pet {pet ownership for kids}

Today we are going to argue why kids should have a pet.  It may be an argument you have already heard at your house! Even if you didn’t think you wanted to have a pet, we hope you will read what this mom says about how their pets have been a good idea for their family. […]




Recess Games: DIY Twister with Chalk

Recess Game twister

What were your favorite memories of recess?  Mine were playing four square and twister.  I loved rainy days as that’s when my teacher would pull-out a twister mat and a spinner card and we would see which of us were fast enough to contort ourselves onto the correct colors.  Recess was the highlight of my […]