4 {Not So Scary} Halloween food and snack ideas

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Make lunch time fun this season with these Halloween food ideas. Do you need a Halloween snack for a Fall party? Here at the Kids Activities Blog we know that kids want a “spook-tacular”  Halloween lunch and you can make it happen with these fun Halloween food ideas and easy-to-prepare Halloween Snack ideas. Halloween Food […]




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Superhero Cuffs {Toilet Paper Roll Crafts}

Superhero Cuff Craft

I’m always looking for new and creative toilet paper roll crafts.  I love making things with recyclables and everyone has toilet paper tubes!  My four year old son is currently superhero crazy so I thought what better than making some superhero cuffs?  We both had a blast with this simple project and the results yielded […]




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What happens to a rotting pumpkin?

Pumpkin Science 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.  […]




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50 Activities for Autumn

TONS of fall activities for kids

Fall = fun activities for families! We live in Texas where the temps are brutal in the summer, not much we want to do outside other than play in the pool – For us, Autumn means a chance to go on fun family dates. Each Saturday morning we do an activity together as a family. […]




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Pipe Cleaner Disguises

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Pipe cleaner disguises are pretty much the most fun ever. They’re an easy craft for everyone to do, they take no prep work on your part, and the clean up is a snap. One little goofy pipe cleaner mustache started it all! An afternoon of fun for the whole family. You never know where one’s imagination […]




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Make a Sidewalk Chalk Game Board

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Family games bring loved ones together for laughter and fun.  This chalk game board is great for playing outside.  Your kids will have so much fun with this sidewalk chalk game board! Family Games With The Sidewalk Chalk Game Board Our family loves board games. They’re wonderful for bringing everyone together, having fun, learning and laughing. […]




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Glass Gem Sun Catchers Kids Can Make

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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 […]




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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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Fizzing Sidewalk Paint

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Originally published in Early spring, 2011, this is by far one of our kids most favorite play recipes. Sidewalk chalk is fun, painting is fun, making things fizz is also fun! Let’s do all three! This is a really simple recipe to create sidewalk chalk “paint” out of food coloring, baking soda and cornstarch.  We […]




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40+ Tips for Road Trips with Toddlers & Preschoolers

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I dread going on long trips with kids in tow.  We have driven across the country at least once a year for some time now and have learned a few things about traveling with children.  Here are some tips to make road trips with toddlers and preschoolers easier. To keep a bit of sanity. Road […]




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Sock Mopping: Exercise and Clean at the Same Time

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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 […]




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Fathers Day Stepping Stone

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When my children said that wanted a homemade gift to give to Daddy for Fathers Day I knew just what to do. Last year I saw this post that showed how to create a Fathers Day stepping stone. So, we made our own Fathers Day stepping stone! I was very intimidated to work with concrete.  You have to […]




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Sugar Scrub ~ A Gift Kids Can Make

Kid Made Sugar Scrub

Today, we’re thrilled to share this simple sugar scrub recipe. Whether you have a teacher that needs to be pampered or you need a quick gift that kids can make, this easy sugar scrub recipe is a great excuse to get in the kitchen with kids.  Adding lavender in your recipe might be the perfect […]




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Create Your Own Summer Day Camp

Create Your Own Summer Day Camp From Kids Activities Blog

“MOM! What can I do??  I’m so bored!!!!!!” hits about midsummer around here.  Despite the numerous water parks, movies and excursions about 6 weeks into summer, the kids want to shake it up a bit. This year, a few moms and I planned ahead to trump this “bored” state of being by creating our own neighborhood Summer […]




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Fun Bathtime Idea: Play with Bathtub Paint

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My preschool kids love to paint and I don’t love to clean up the mess. What if you could combine painting with cleaning the bathtub? Wouldn’t that be awesome?  This is bathtub paint!  You can make it thick and use it as finger paint, or you can dilute it and use it with paintbrushes.  This “paint” […]




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Make a Fourth of July Flag Craft

Fourth of July Flag Craft

Today, I’m thrilled to share one of our favorite Fourth of July crafts. We always intend to make lots of Fourth of July crafts, but the holiday always seems to pass by before we get the chance!  Luckily, my daughter told me that she wanted to “paint hands and feet,” so I grabbed our supplies and took off for the back yard.  My husband […]




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The Best Playdough Recipe

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Play dough is the perfect rainy day activity, and we love making it in our kitchen. When you make your own playdough with the best playdough recipe ever, you get way more dough for your money than when you go out and buy it. Plus, this homemade playdough is so much softer and easier to mold than the […]




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Nature Craft: Collage

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My children love to collect leaves, twigs, and flowers petals anytime we are outside.  We have quite a collection! But what can we do with all of these “treasures”? Make a collage! On our most recent walk to the park, my daughter brought her Elmo bucket along to help her collect items she wanted to […]




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Catch a Dollar {Easy April Fools Prank for Kids}

Dollar prank for kids

 Catch a dollar…if you can!  This easy prank for kids is fun for the whole family.  We at Kids Activities Blog hope you have a fun and memorable April Fools Day with your family.   Catch a Dollar Catch a dollar is a classic prank that kids just love.  It is perfect for April Fools […]




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Monster Apple Faces

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Have candy?  Peanut butter?  Some apples?  Random candy?? Have we got the snack activity for you! Super silly, absolutely tasty, Monster Apple Faces. During the kids birthday party we had a candy buffet for the kids to decorate their own cupcakes – it was a huge hit!   But really, we should have just skipped the […]




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20+ Activities to Build LEGOs

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Our kids favorite activity of all time is to build LEGOs, and create magical worlds out of LEGO blocks. While back we featured a post on the LEGO videos that our kids discovered and today we are sharing our favorite LEGO activities from around the web. Here at Kids Activities Blog we know that LEGO […]




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What is Diversity? {Egg Activity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day}

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Update:  We are so excited that Pinterest named this one of the Top 20 pins for Education and Classroom Activities in 2013.  Please share this! What is Diversity? With Martin Luther King Jr Day here, consider introducing the idea of diversity and cultural differences to your children.  It will be easy to start with this […]




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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 […]




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The Science of Fire

Science of Fire

While talking about fire safety with my children the other day, we got into a discussion about the science of fire.  My kids wanted to know just how does fire burn?  Here is a demonstration of what we learned. Science of Fire Fire is mystical to children.  Therefore it is critical that children learn the […]




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40+ Activities for Two Year Olds

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Our two year old kids *love* to BE BUSY with all sorts of activities.  We have a two year old boy and girl and they are constantly “doing” and creating.  I am sure they are not alone in the seemingly boundless energy.  Below are some of the games that they enjoy. Activities for Two Year […]




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5 Fun Water Play Activities for Kids!

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Water play is one of the most fun and inexpensive activities for little ones.  All kids love getting wet and playing in water during the hot summer months. Today we’re sharing some activities for water play that have been recently linked up to our It’s Playtime! meme.  You’ll have a chance today at 4pm to […]




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Science Craft: {Adorable} Pumpkin Life Cycle and Ladybug Life Cycle

life cycle of a pumpkin for kids

Your kids will love these science craft ideas!  We have an adorable pumpkin life cycle craft AND an amazing ladybug life cycle craft.  Kids Activities Blog thinks Mommy might even have fun playing with these adorable crafts. Science Craft A science craft uses color, artwork, and craft supplies to bring science to life for kids.  In these […]




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Fruit Kabobs for Kids = Good Food!

kid kabobs

We are having some food fun with fruit kabob snacks for kids today.  Good food is wholesome, healthy, filling, and delicious.  Fruit kabobs are a good food choice that is also colorful and loved by kids. Kids Activities Blog hopes your little one enjoys this healthy and fun snack idea. Fruit Kabobs for Kids Fruit […]




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Homemade Birthday Card {Kid Made}

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A homemade birthday card brings special cheer to a birthday celebration.  This kid made card is super cute and can be adapted for boys or girls. Kids Activities Blog hopes this craft for kids brightens the day for the next birthday boy or girl in your life. Homemade Birthday Card This sweet homemade birthday card […]




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Fun Activities for One Year Olds {10 Favorite}

Fun Activities for One Year Olds {10 Favorite}

Need some fun activities for your little one on the move?  We have some great kids activities to keep one year olds happy and entertained for hours. Kids Activities Blog hopes you enjoy these great ideas from other moms like you. Fun Activities  Just the other day, my Miss K figured out how to go […]




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