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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Free childcare at Kroger!

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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 […]

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 […]

What happens to a rotting pumpkin?

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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.  […]

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 […]

DIY: Bubble Shooter

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Play Bubble Shooter A bubble shooter: a brilliant mechanism combining bubbles and the act of shooting. This Play Bubble Shooter was borne out of desperation. At one time we had many bubble wands. They have since disappeared into their secret hiding places somewhere in our garden. No matter, this Do It Yourself Bubble Shooter is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PBKids Summer Reading Challenge

Join the Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge! The lazy days of summer bring with it lots of free time for kids to explore the wonderful world of books. Pottery Barn Kids wants to help instill a love of books in your child with their Summer Reading Challenge. Children can pick up a reading list […]

Scavenger Hunt: Letterboxing

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Letterboxing is the ultimate scavenger hunt.  It’s a fun family adventure where you follow clues to find a letterbox. What is a Letterbox? A letterbox is a small weatherproof box that someone hides in a public place like a park, trail, and even a cemetery. Then they post clues online to help you find the […]

Dallas Summer Reading Program

The Mayor’s Summer Reading Program for Dallas is having two Kick-off Parties this weekend and you and your kiddos are invited to attend and celebrate a love of reading! The Mayor’s Summer Reading Progams are for Dallas area children who are 18 and younger and includes those who read by themselves as well as those […]

Studio Movie Grill Summer Movies

You just can’t beat a fun summer outing with the kids at Studio Movie Grill. My kids love being able to watch fun summer movies WHILE eating like they are at a restaurant.  Studio Movie Grill has appetizers, salads, burgers, pizza, and some great choices on the kids menu.  Just check out the menu for […]

Free Summer Kick Off at Bass Pro Shops

Bring the whole family to Bass Pro Shops this weekend for the FREE Summer Kickoff Event!  There will be games, crafts, a photo contest, and more.  Great fun for the whole family! My kids love Bass Pro Shops.  We can spend hours just exploring all of the sights and activities in the store.  They especially […]

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 […]

Memory Game with Shells

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Our kids love the memory game, and I love playing it with them because it  helps them practice taking turns, good sportsmanship, and of course, it strengthens their memorizing skills! I really liked the fun seashells and stickers version of the game that Chasing Cheerios came up with a while ago, and thought that I […]

Sensory Tub – Spring Theme

My daughter loves when we make a new sensory tub. I’ve done them for holidays and in different themes like Fall or Winter. The sensory tub below is made of powder puffs in pastels, small sponge animals, fabric flowers and craft birds. I usually keep the tub a secret until it’s put together, and then […]

Fort Wildflower Playground Unveiling

When designing a new playground, who better to ask for design advice than the kids who are going to be playing there? That’s exactly what the Town of Flower Mound did when they were ready to start designing the dream playground that will be built at the new Heritage Park of Flower Mound.  When complete, […]

Calling all Knights and Princesses!

Fun for kids at SMU’s free Meadows Museum Family Day Kids can become medieval knights or princesses for the day April 21, 2012, at SMU’s free Meadows Museum Family Day. Strolling troubadours, jesters and dancers portrayed by SMU arts students will set the outdoor scene at the museum plaza and sculpture garden, along with acting […]