(November Activities} How To Tell A Story

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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 […]


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{Oh So Many} November Activities

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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 […]


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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 […]


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Simple {and Fun} Strategies for Reading

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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 […]


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2 Preschool Art Activities as Sweet as Strawberries

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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… […]


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19 Engaging Activities for 1 Year Olds

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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: […]


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Preschool Fall Crafts – A It’s Playtime Roundup

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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Felt: Apple Activity

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  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 […]


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Handprint Art: Owls

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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 […]


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Outdoor Fun: Bicycle Games

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From an early age, my kids have loved riding bikes.  Always looking for something new & fun to do outdoors, we decided to try to come up with some fun games that involved riding our bikes.  Here are a few fun ones we liked: How Slow Can You Go? Using sidewalk chalk, draw a 4-inch […]


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Sense of Sound: Matching Game

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I love shopping the clearance section when major holidays pass – you never know what you’re going to find or when you might use it, but it’s nice to stock up on random inexpensive things.  For example, when all of the Easter items were 75% off, I grabbed a bag of plastic eggs, but had […]


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Sense of Touch: Discovery Bags

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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 […]


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Bubbles: Easy Art

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Colored bubbles and paper can make an easy art project that is fun to make and beautiful too. To make easy art with bubbles, you will need: Large sheet(s) of white paper Masking tape Food colouring Bubble soap (See our DIY Bubble Mix Recipe or DIY Baby Bath Bubble Solution recipe for bubble soap) Bubble blowing […]


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Drive-In Movie For Kids

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If your family hasn’t experienced a movie under the stars yet, I highly recommend you enjoy one this summer. We are big fans of outdoor drive-in movies in our family! To host a “drive-in” movie all you need for the kiddos are a few supplies! Supplies to make cars for the drive in movie: boxes […]


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Art With Tape

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I went to visit my five year old nephew the other day and he was so excited to show me an art project he made.  He told me it was a tape picture.  My sister’s family has a piece of art hanging on their wall made entirely of little pieces of tape and my nephew […]


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Children and Grandparents

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The relationship between kids and grandparents is one of the sweetest benefits of childhood.  This article is inspired and sponsored by DoubleScoop – an app that facilitates this relationship. Today we are listing some of our favorite activities for grandparents to share with kids.  These grandparent games can help build relationships and open the lines […]


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Dino Trackers: A Baking Soda and Vinegar Activity Based on Dino Dan

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[BlogFrog_px tk=”78-O-JT”]Do your kids obsess about some things? My son loves dinosaurs, he loves learning about science and history through them. And I love how extinct animals are inspiring him., broadening his imagination. This activity is part science, part art, part history, 100% fun and inspired by Dino Dan. RedBox has Dino Dan: Dino Trackers and […]


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Games for Baby: Muffin Tin Fun

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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 […]


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Beach in a Box: Digging for Shells and Dinosaurs

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Let’s face it, some days we just don’t get out of the house. On these days, by the afternoon, we have exhausted all of our toys and are starting to go a bit stir crazy. My son has a sand table in the yard which he loves, but again, some days, even that loses its […]


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Keeping It Simple: Painting with Water

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I plan. Materials are sourced. The stage has been set. The invitation to play has been accepted. Game on. A few short minutes after play commences, the phrase “What was I thinking?!” rambles repeatedly in my head or through my mouth, I know not because I’m consumed by the disaster of my planned activity. Such […]


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Summer Fun on a Budget

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Like most families, we love to save money. But once the kids are out of school, it’s sometimes hard to keep them entertained without spending.  But there are ways to have summer fun on a budget. Each spring, I sit down with my kids and together we compile a list of fun things to do […]


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Mineral Wells Fossil Park

Want to do something new and adventurous with your family? Visit Mineral Wells Fossil Park! A couple of years ago I heard that the Mineral Wells Fossil Park had opened.  The land at the park is a landfill borrow pit that hasn’t been used since the early 1990s.  However, over the years, erosion has exposed […]


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Easy Recipe for Kids: Dirt Cake

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Dirt Cake?  What’s that?! Dirt Cake can be made in various ways but typically involves a chocolate treat made to look like dirt but it is completely edible – and yummy! There are some great recipes for Dirt Cake out there.  Here’s a fun recipe for Edible Dirt Pudding by another great Quirky Momma! However, […]


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Easy Bread Recipe for Kids

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Have you ever made bread with your children? It’s such a satisfying thing to bake and so well suited to children as the dough is robust enough to withstand their enthusiastic handling. This easy bread recipe is a really good one to use with kids. It’s almost a no-knead recipe, with just thirty kneads required, […]


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Science Experiments for Kids – Exploring Ramps

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Ramps are fun for kids to explore. Rolling objects down or pushing objects up them seems to fascinate them. While they are really conducting simple science experiments with the concepts of force and gravity, kids may just think they are having fun. Recently my son and I build a simple ramp using cookbooks found in […]


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Felt Board: How To Create Your Own

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One thing Rory loves to play with at our local library is a felt board.  For weeks, I’ve been eyeing it up and have wanted to make one! For those that are not familiar what a felt board is, it’s just a board wrapped in felt.  But what makes it so special is that other pieces […]


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Farmers Market Fun for Kids

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It’s Springtime here (hopefully where you are too!) and with the warmer weather & sunny days, our family loves to take advantage of fresh produce with the openings of local farmer’s markets for the season.  We like to go to the farmer’s market for fresh fruit, veggies, and baked goods. Getting to sample all of […]


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Earth Day Activity: Lorax Collage

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Earth Day is always are wonderful reminder to recycle or upcycle items that we have in our homes and try to find new uses for some of them. If you are like me, you have piles of old magazines waiting to be given a reason to stay rather than end up I in the recycling […]


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