{Simple Suppers} 20+ Slow Cooker Recipes Kids Love

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With the hustle and bustle of school back in session, slow cooker recipes make getting dinner on the table super simple.  These slow cooker crockpot dinners aren’t just easy, they are delicious too!  Kid Activities Blog asked real moms which slow cooker recipes their kids love.  We’ve put together enough tasty kid-friendly recipes for every weeknight […]

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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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Preschoolers Painting Masterpieces with Painters Tape

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Do you remember our post with painters tape and stripes?  We went through a painting kick for several weeks… We put some canvases to good use, and the kids were thrilled to have “more stuff to paint on.”   This is super easy and the finished product is wall-worthy.  Use painters tape to create an image.  […]

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20 Best Organizing Apps that Will Simplify Your Life

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Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve rounded up the the very best organizing apps that will make your life easier.  With school right around the corner, now is a great to time to be thinking about organizing your household.  If you have a smart phone, that process just got a whole lot easier.  We’ve partnered with […]

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Surprising Way to Save Big on Cell Phone Bills

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Cell phone bills can take a significant chunk of a family’s budget.  I’m always looking for ways to save money, and I recently discovered a simple way to save big on cell phone bills. Without a landline, I use my mobile phone a lot.  Between long chats with my mom, texts with friends and my husband, […]

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Stay Cool with These Ice Activities for Kids

Stay Cool with These Ice Activities for Kids

Ice activities are a necessary outdoor play ingredient in Texas summers where temps haven’t dipped below 100 this week. Solid frozen water is my preschooler’s friend.  They can drop cubes, watch ice melt on their chalk drawings, chomp on cubes, throw them down their shirts. Pretend cook, stirring icy slivers.  Here are some of our […]

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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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5 Clever Ways to Save for Family Vacation

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With these tips you’ll be able to save for family vacation and enjoy it without adding to your debt!  We all long to take a our family on an amazing vacation’ whether it be a relaxing beach get away, a far flung adventure, or a special trip to your favorite amusement park.  The trouble is, traveling […]

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How To Be Frugal {Save Money}

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Would you love to know 50 ways to save money? Here are some general tips on how to be frugal, ways to save money in your household, with your kids, and when feeding your family.  Do you have a tip for frugal living? Please share your ideas here at Kids Activities Blog in the comments or […]

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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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20 Delicious Fall Slow Cooker Recipes

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Savor the best autumn flavors with these easy fall slow cooker recipes.  After a long summer of salads your family will love these cozy crockpot recipes.  Here at Kids Activites Blog we love our slow cooker meals because they are a simple way to cook even on the busiest of days.  So in between soccer […]

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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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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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Favorite Game: {Make Your Own} File Folder Game

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What is your favorite game to play with your child?  Have you thought about trying to make your own game based on holiday theme or simply something your child is really interested in?  Here is a great explanation on how to make a file folder game that your child will love.  We at Kids Activities Blog […]

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Coloring Book Pages: Fun Abstract Drawings {Online Coloring Book}

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Jennifer Kincaid is a San Francisco-based multimedia artist and independent producer working in Crowdsource Art and Audience-Interactive Participation Art. Her work focuses on facilitating audiences to explore, discover and be seen through creativity and community.

Whether rendering an internal landscape in autobiographical abstract paintings, capturing a found moment in photography, or facilitating creative interaction through crowdsource art projects, Jennifer’s work is about moving through life with the urge to create and connect. In all her compositions, she seeks to illuminate the personal experience.

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Swirled Crayon Hearts

Nicholas and his friend had fun making Valentine’s swirl crayons. They started by getting out some old broken crayons and separating them by color. Then they each took crayon pieces and filled their heart molds. I can’t believe the boys were so excited about this project that they actually sat still and worked together so […]

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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 […]

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Free childcare at Kroger!


As I was out and about today I called Shauna to see what she was up to. Oh, I’m just grocery shopping… With all three kiddos? No! Gosh no. I dropped them off at the thing so I can navigate the store kid-free. What? You dropped them off where? The corral-thing. You know – at […]

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Mattel Toy Store in Fort Worth {Save Money}

The holidays are upon us.  Catalogs are rolling in and kids will soon be starting their wish lists for Santa. But don’t fret, Mama.  I’ve discovered a little secret for saving bundles of money on toys. It’s the Mattel Toy Store.   Although is is not an outlet store, they offer incredible deals, coupons, and specials […]

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Crayon Melting

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It’s been really, really hot here. I’m talking about 110 degree highs every day!  Perfect weather for wax crayon art.  It’s hot enough to melt crayons in my van. Unfortunately, I know this from personal experience. We decided to see how well they would melt outside and experiment with an art project while we were […]

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FREE Blue Bell Tour and Treat

Blue Bell Creameries and 94.9 KLTY Radio are teaming up once again to help those less fortunate stay cool this sizzling summer in more ways than one. Stop by the Blue Bell Creamery in Lewisville this Wednesday.  Everyone who brings a box fan or non-perishable food will receive a free, ice cold treat of Blue […]

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No Sew, No Glue Homemade Tutu

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Whenever we go out to the mall or playground Rory and I see little girls wearing cute little tutu skirts.  They are completely adorable and, in my opinion, completely overpriced!  I have looked at buying some for Rory, and have seen them on sale for about $20- $30.  I have a hard time spending that […]

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Learning Letters: Rope Letters

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What fun it is to practice shaping letters using some old rope from a clothes line. You can bend it and shape it in the all of the letters of the alphabet. Have Fun with Rope Letters After forming the letter, what would be more fun the slipping along the rope with a sideways walk […]

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Free Art Workshop for Kids

Come out and get dirty with ArtLoveMagic’s Free Workshop for Kids one more time before the classroom calls! One more time before the summer is over, ArtLoveMagic presents Kids Workshop. On August 18th kids and parents are invited to join us for a free event that families will talk about long after the day is […]

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The Olympics for Children: Edible Olympic Torches

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Are you planning on watching the Olympics with the family? Do you have a favorite Olympic sport you like to watch?  I am always amazed at all the sports that make it into the Olympics, so fun. Here is a fun snack to get your kids in the Olympic spirit. We had our own backyard […]

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Free Bounce at Pump It Up

It’s not every day that your kids’ favorite place hosts its 2 millionth birthday party! Come out and help Pump It Up celebrate at the 4th Annual Great Open Jump™ on Wednesday, July 25th from 6-8 pm.  Kids can jump for free with a donation to Autism Speaks. She Is Dallas Info:  The 4th Annual […]

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Paint Craft: Silhouette Art

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Nurturing the seed of  creativity in our kids is a beautiful thing! My love for painting and all things art was developed at a very young age and I believe it was because of all of the encouragement I received from my parents and teachers. I still remember in Kindergarten, my teacher praising my work […]

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DIY Pom Pom Soccer Game

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“Let’s play soccer!” It really doesn’t get any simpler than this!  We put this fun game together in just minutes, yet it provided us with an entire afternoon of giggles! We all had SO much fun and believe it or not, blowing through a straw is an important skill for kids to master. The clever use […]

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FREE Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro

Looking for some fun family activities that don’t involve melting in this 100 degree weather? We have enjoyed the free family summer camps at Bass Pro Shops! She Is Dallas Info:  The Free Family Summer Camps are taking place at Bass Pro Shops from 1:00 – 5:00 every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through July […]

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