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 […]


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10+ Ways to Get Kids Active Indoors

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We all know how important it is to keep our kids active but sometimes it’s too hot, or too cold, or too wet to play outside. We’ve partnered with our sponsor, The Little Gym, to bring you the very best indoor kids activities. Plus bad weather doesn’t have to mean you’re stuck at home, learn all about […]


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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 […]


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Things that Glow: Balloons with Glow Sticks

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I recently went to Wal-Mart to shop for party supplies.  One of the items I wanted was a bag of balloons.  I found the balloons but also discovered a fun new kind of balloon – LED balloons!  They have a little light in them that is activated when you pull out the tab.  Then you […]


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Play Ideas with Pool Noodles: Light Sabers

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Have some kids who are Jedis-in-training?  We have some Star Wars fanatics in our family.  All you need to re-make pool noodles into light sabers is silver duct tape, black tape and some energetic boys who are less likely to hurt themselves with the foam weapons. Homemade Toys – Pool Noodle Light Sabers Here’s what […]


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Crafty Garden Critters to make with the Kids

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This crafty garden critter to make with your kids should be on everyone’s “to do” list this summer. All you need is a matchbox, some felt and whatever odds and ends you have on hand for the little fella’s features. And if you like spending creative time with your kids you might like to try […]


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Create or Join a Summer Movie Club!

MOVIE CLUB

When I asked my son what he wanted to do for his 6th birthday he simply said “I want to go see the Minions“!  Ok simple enough we will go to the movies.  I was silently cheering inside.  I’m a movie person — I love the experience of going to the movie theater, ordering popcorn […]


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Simple Origami Paper Boats {Plus Snack Mix!}

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For my family summer looks a lot like this: play in the water, eat a snack, repeat.  With the help of our sponsor Horizon Organic and this super fun and simple kid craft, I found a way to combine our two favorite summer activities.  Learn how to create these simple origami paper boats, plus a delicious […]


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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 […]


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Road Trip Activities!

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Are you going on a road trip this summer? Millions of people will hit the road this summer including to America’s 10 Best Summer Road trips for 2015.  We are taking a road trip to Colorado in August so I am already thinking about how I am going to keep my kids busy with some road […]


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Learn About The Ocean

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Do you have a kiddo who can’t get enough of the ocean?  Learn about the ocean with the help of technology!  Explore the deep blue without even leaving the house!  Here at Kids Activities Blog we have partnered with our sponsor Verizon FiOS to bring you the best TV, YouTube, apps, and websites for learning […]


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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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{Kid Craft!} DIY Marble Maze

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Your kids will love making this fun and easy marble maze.  The only thing more fun than making it is playing with it!  We’ve partnered with our sponsor Horizon Organic, to bring you this creative kid made toy.  We love giving kids the chance to design their very own toys, this activity fosters independence and nurtures imagination.  Gather […]


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Prepare for Play! How to Pack a Playground Survival Kit

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Have you ever gotten to the park, only to realize your kids are the only ones without sand toys?  Or had an impromptu playground visit scuttled by wet slides?  Or your kid scrapes their knee and you have to go home early because you don’t have any bandages or first aid ointment? I know I can […]


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5 ways to spend one on one time with your kids right now.

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It is so important to spend one on one time with your kids.   Sometimes the gift of time is all that they really need. These 5 ideas will help you spend one on one time with your kids.  You will need to make it a priority, but your kids will thank you for it.  These are […]


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Easter Egg Hunt: 5 Creative Ideas

Easter Egg Hunt: 5 Creative Ideas

Ah, Easter Sunday morning.  What a peaceful, quiet time of reflection.  The children come downstairs dressed in their Sunday best and the family enjoys a leisurely breakfast before heading to church. What?  That doesn’t happen at your house? Yeah.  Mine neither.  My kids are up at the crack of dawn to see what the Easter […]


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Create Your Summer Time Bucket List!

Create Your Summer Time Bucket List!

  Summer Time WOO-HOO!!  Three whole months of summer ahead of you!  Whose excited to try some new & cool stuff this season?? Well, if you are anything like me, I have TONS of fun ideas pinned to my Pinterest boards, a huge lists of local things we want to check out, and only a […]


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{Baby Play!} Mini Water Blob

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Give baby a wonderful sensory experience with this mini water blob.  You most likely have all you need to make this fun DIY baby toy already and it couldn’t be easier to assemble.  The best part? Your baby will love it!  The can squish and “splash” to their hearts content without making one bit of mess.  I’m […]


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10+ Awesome Art Apps for Kids

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With the help of our sponsor, Verizon FiOS, Kids Activities Blog found the very best art apps for kids.  Your kids will love stretching their creative muscles with these totally awesome tablet and smart phone apps for kids.  From drawing to cartoon production to music, these apps make being creative extra fun, and mess free! […]


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A Frozen Winter – Indoor Cold-Weather Activities

A Frozen Winter - Indoor Cold-Weather Activities

For those little Frozen fans that would still love to re-watch and re-enact the movie over and over, mix it up a bit with some indoor winter sensory play. Frozen-Themed Indoor Winter Activities Get out the sand castle molds, and make some ice castles instead! Inspire your little artist with beautiful Frozen fractals ice art […]


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25 Cupcake Liner Crafts

25 Cupcake Liner Crafts

If you love to bake, you probably have many spare cupcake liners around the house, probably a few each of many different colors and patterns.  Instead of making another batch of muffins or cupcakes, why not let your kids repurpose them with some of the fun cupcake liner crafts? We have 25 great ideas for […]


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High Chair Fun! 5 Baby Games

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These fun and simple baby games happen in the highchair! These baby games can help you while you start dinner or do a few dishes because your little one can play safely next to you!  But, I have to warn you, a few of these ideas are a bit messy.  It seems the messier they are the more fun […]


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Over 100 Great New Year’s Activities To Do With Your Kids

Over 100 Great New Year's Activities to do wth Your Kids

Even if you’re staying home, this season’s New Year’s activities don’t have to be boring. Make everyone some fruity bubble tea and start counting down with these great family celebrations. Over 100 Family-Friendly New Year’s Activities How to Plan a Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party via Kids Activities Blog New Year’s Coloring Pages for Kids […]


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56 New Years Resolutions worth keeping

New Years Resolutions worth keeping

Every year we set New Years Resolutions, but this year I wanted to set some New Years Resolutions worth keeping.  At your New Years Party this year, make a resolution and stick to it!  You can do it! This is the time of year to make goals, resolutions, lifestyle changes.  Everything starts over, so set […]


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Tips for shopping with your kids

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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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{Handmade Journal} Gratitude Activity for Kids

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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 […]


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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 […]


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