Craft & Activity SHARE – formerly It’s Playtime

Its Playtime Post Share - Kids Activities Blog

Welcome! We are getting SERIOUS about highlighting 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 […]

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

Sight Word Activity for Kids - Kids Activities Blog

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 […]

10 Subscription Craft Boxes for Kids Compared

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

We all love to get mail.  It is one of the reasons why I think monthly craft and activity subscription boxes are a popular choice for parents and those buying for kids this season. It is the gift that keeps giving past the holiday.   There are lots of different choices and each has a […]

Make a Gratitude Tree for Kids – Learning to Be Thankful


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 […]

Create Your Summer Time Bucket List!

summer 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 few […]

12+ {Crazy Fun} Boy Activities

boy activities

Boy activities are essential to a peaceful boy household.  Any boy mom will agree!  We have featured some of our favorite activities for girls in the past, but today we are ALL boy! Earlier today we featured Frugal Fun 4 Boys as our best blog pick!  Now we are sharing some of Sarah’s favorite posts […]

The free gift everyone needs

Time. The greatest currency of all. Each day we have 1400 precious minutes of life. If you’re a mother, you know how quickly those minutes pass, like shooting stars in the night sky. We blink, and it’s over, and everything our mothers and grandmothers told us about how time flies is true. No doubt, time […]

Botanical Gardens – Fort Worth

Austin Texas 6th street lights and awnings

The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens has an amazing boardwalk learning trail for children. It is tucked inside the first Botanical Garden exit (the one closest to 30). When you see the big log, you are close. The “log” is actually made of concrete and large enough for a whole group of children to play. Just […]

Fun in the Tub with Bathtub Paint

Kids love to painting.  Moms don’t love to clean up the mess.  What if you could combine painting with cleaning the bathtub? The answer is bath tub paint! You can make it thick and use it as finger paint, or you can dilute it and use it with paintbrushes.  This “paint” is washable, does not […]

Moon Phases for Kids

moon phases

Learning the moon phases for kids is great for Monday activities!  Do you know what the word Monday means?  Here is a fun way to teach your child about moon phases? Then read on and learn about the Day of the Moon and more.  This week Kids Activities Blog is celebrating the days of the week […]

Count Down to Christmas

advent calendar, activity for kids

We love Christmas.  We love December Activities, Lowe’s and their Creative Ideas and building the anticipation for this fun holiday! Today we are counting down to Christmas with our DIY chalkboard and a collection of 27 Christmas Activities. Like our chalkboard?  We do!  We were blessed with a new home with TONS of wall space.  […]

December Activities

december activities

Our kids look forward to December activities.  They love to do a fun activity together each morning.  Here is what you have to look forward to this upcoming month from Kids Activities Blog: December Activities We created a list of 27 “Count Down to Christmas” activities.  We have created an advent calendar of sorts with […]

12 {Fun} November Activities to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving with some of these kids activities.

Over the next week, we are going to be exploring ways to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We thought it would be fun to kick it off today with a dozen November activities to get you started.  Watch Kids Activities Blog countdown to Thanksgiving for even MORE Thanksgiving activities. We love November and filling our days with fall […]

(November Activities} How To Tell A Story

november activities

We have plenty of November activities to keep your child entertained.  Here is one great idea for teaching kids how to tell a story.  At Kids Activities Blog, we love activities that promote creativity and develop the art of story telling in young children. November Activities Storytelling is a wonderful activity for children, stretching their […]

{Oh So Many} November Activities

November activities

November activities are such fun.  The rush of Halloween fun is over and fall activities are in full force.  We are making a few upgrades here at Kids Activities Blog this month that we are really excited about.  We want to give you a sneak peek on some of what we have planned for this […]

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Who here has been on a vintage train ride??  Did you know we have one in the heart of the Metroplex?  The Grapevine Vintage Railroad takes passengers back in time each weekend. Puffing down the track at a leisurely pace to the Ft. Worth Stockyards and back, everyone enjoys the full day experience.  It is […]

Simple {and Fun} Strategies for Reading

strategies for reading

Incorporate some fun strategies for reading to make learning exciting for your child.  The reading process can be enhanced with several of the great ideas in this activity.  A love of books and starting to read activities are found throughout the pages of Kids Activities Blog. Strategies for Reading Books can be a wonderful place […]

2 Preschool Art Activities as Sweet as Strawberries

Simple Preschool Art and Math Activity using Strawberry Baskets

Preschool art activities can be inspired from anything!  Kids Activities Blog loves these two simple preschool art activities created with something that was left over from summer.  Isn’t it grand to find something to do with things that you already have at home?  Check out how strawberry baskets end up teaching both art and math… […]

19 Engaging Activities for 1 Year Olds

activities for 1 year olds

These fun activities for one year olds will encourage your tot to explore her surroundings.   Our favorite toddler activities have been researched and tot-tested!  Play with baby doesn’t require fancy toys or the perfectly designed nursery.  Activities for one year olds often use things already found at home in a unique way. Favorite toddler activities: […]

Preschool Fall Crafts – A It’s Playtime Roundup

50 kids activities celebrating fall

We love doing fall crafts with our preschoolers.   Thank you!!!  In our weekly Wednesday afternoon Kid’s Meme, It’s Playtime, there have been dozens of autumn activities linked up over the years!! There are tons of great activities for kids linked up each week. With the deepening days and the crisper temps – it’s the perfect […]

Alphabet Activity Using Noodles for ABC Formation

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An alphabet activity that is hands-on allowing young children to move and wiggle aids in early learning…and is a lot of fun.  Throwing away the pencil and using bendable household items for abc formation is a great alphabet activity for little ones! Alphabet Activity Noodle and pipe cleaner letters are so easy to put together […]

Beach Game: Tic-Tac-Toe

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Beach games were on my mind.  A while back, I caught a beach activity segment with Martha Stewart on the Today Show.  Although I liked many of her ideas and would like to try some of the others eventually, the one that I remembered and knew I could easily execute was her Beach Towel Tic […]

Felt: Apple Activity


  Felt Apple Activity Your kids will enjoy this felt apple activity over and over throughout the year. My little guy loves the texture of felt and really enjoys playing with it so we have been working on lots of felt projects that you can check out over here.  If you are familiar with the […]

Handprint Art: Owls

handprint art owls

Another fun hand print project! The past few months, Rory has been very into birds.  She loves all kinds of birds; ducks, flamingos, roosters, eagles, and owls.    Owls are one of Rory’s new favorite animals, she has a book called; “Say Hello to the Snowy Animals,” that she loves.  One of the pages has […]

Throw a Mad Monster Party

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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 […]