10 Fast Family Dinners: Home-Cooked in 20 Minutes or Less

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Making dinner doesn’t have to be so hard. With four small kids of my own (seriously, the oldest one is five), who insist on eating dinner every single night, I’ve armed myself with a few fast dinner recipes that will always be done just around the time that 22-minute Clifford video starts rolling credits. Here […]




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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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10 Fun Tools for Kids In The Kitchen

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Letting kids in the kitchen to to help us cook can be a wonderful learning experience.  It’s really important to help teach them these practical life skills like how to cook.  Plus, there are other learning opportunities involved with cooking like measurements. We found a huge selection of kitchen items designed specifically for kids!  Some of […]




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{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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{Kids Cook!} Healthy No-Churn Ice Cream

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This healthy no-churn ice cream recipe is sure to become a household favorite.  This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream isn’t just delicious and simple to make, it’s a good for you!  Your kids will love it because it tastes delicious and they can help make it; you’ll love it because it has no added […]




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Sugar Cookie Bar 4th of July Dessert

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Sugar cookies are a tradition in our family.You know, the ones that take hours to roll, cut out, frost and decorate. Yup, those! We make them for EVERY holiday, and they are especially cute as a 4th of July Dessert! We decided to make sugar cookies for the fourth this year, but we did this […]




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Homemade Father’s Day Mouse Pad Craft

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My husband told me that he never gets handmade gifts for Father’s Day. I realized it was true.  Father’s Day falls in the summer, long after the school bell has stopped ringing and the kids don’t always get crafty for Father’s Day.  So this Father’s Day, I decided to have the kids make something cute, easy, […]




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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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Rainbow Cupcakes

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My daughter just turned four! Her birthday request was for rainbow cupcakes. I was imagining rainbow icing till she explained she wanted the entire cupcake to be a rainbow. How on earth would I make that? Then I remembered the blog post I read from Shannon, at Milk and Cuddles, there was hope! We could make […]




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Free Knife Skills Class: Activities for Mom & Dad!

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Yep, put the kids down for a nap or wait until bedtime because we have something incredibly fun {and FREE} to share with you today from one of our favorite Kids Activities Blog sponsors, Craftsy! It is an online video course about how to use a knife properly. I am a huge fan of food […]




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{Valentines Day Dessert} Smores Recipe

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Can’t go wrong with a chocolate Valentines Day dessert. Here’s an easy smores recipe to bake with kids….Valentine’s Smore’s Bark.  Did you know that Kids Activities Blog loves any recipe that has chocolate as an ingredient? Valentines Day Dessert Two things this momma loves.  Cooking with my kiddos and Any combination of graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate. […]




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Snowman Pancakes

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We made Snowman Pancakes.  Pancakes and winter just seem to go together!  Have you tried our kinda lemon pancake recipe? Or celebrated If You Give a Pig a Pancake activities recently? Snowman Pancakes They were super easy and so much fun! All you need is prepared pancake mix, chocolate chips, and whipped topping. Step 1: […]




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Spider Snack {Healthy and a Little Silly} Food Art

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Try this super cute spider snack!  It is food art at its easiest!  Here at Kids Activities Blog, playing with food is always allowed.  We hope you find this adorable food art spider snack something that your kids will beg to eat {and it might even be healthy…shhhh}. Bugs. I have a toddler who loves […]




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What to have for lunch: A collection of Meal Ideas

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Do you ever get in the lunch dull-drums?  We do!  I regularly struggle wondering what we should have for lunch for the kids (and/or myself).  Here are some of the brilliant suggestions we have found to make lunch fun, simple and sometimes silly. . Have a lunch: Lunch on a stick.  Make a skewer of […]




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{Easy Bread Recipe} Lazy Woman Bread

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Wouldn’t you love to find an easy bread recipe?  Well here is a recipe that involves such simple baking it is called Lazy Woman Bread.  With this recipe from Kids Activities Blog, you can enjoy freshly baked bread any time. Easy Bread Recipe This is a time saver for those of you who are bread snobs and want your […]




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Trail Mix Recipe: Fall Menu Item {Kids Can Cook}

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Trail mix is one of those snack foods that can be made for any occasion. Does your family have a favorite trail mix recipe? Kids Activities Blog loves projects like this to let kids get creative and to build their independence. We hope you get some new ideas with this home made trail mix and […]




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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups I love to cook and bake as much as possible, and I love that Rory enjoys doing it with me!  The only problem… is that it’s hard to bake with a toddler. I have quickly learned that Rory is just like her mom and her aunts; she loves to pick at […]




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Fun Snack: Spaghetti Dogs

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As the summer wears on, I find myself dishing up the same thing day after day.  But just like adults, kids get tired of having the same food all the time. Awww, Mom.  Hot dogs AGAIN???  Why not make that hot dog a little more exciting? I first saw this fun recipe for spaghetti dogs […]




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Recipe: Peppermint Creams

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  Recipe for Peppermint Creams You know those cheeky moments when your kids sneak up to the kitchen bench, quickly grab a goodie, duck out of sight behind the fish tank whilst gobbling up that mouthful of sweetness? Well, these peppermint creams are worthy of such cheeky moments. Be warned, this recipe makes a batch of […]




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Pig and Pancake – 20 Recipes and Activities for Kids

20+ Activities and Recipes for pancakes. Start a fun family "pancake" tradition!

Pancakes are part of a family tradition. We love our family traditions!! We love our bucket lists and Activities for Autumn.  These pancake activities are on our list of favorite activities.  The kids enjoyed reading the book, If you Give a Pig a Pancake. When my hubs is working late we have a pancake night, […]




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Summer Dessert Fun: Frozen Limeade Cake

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Frozen Limeade Cake makes a great summer dessert I am a huge foodie- I enjoy cooking and baking as much as possible! Lately, Rory has been getting involved in the cooking and baking!  She loves to help anyway she can with stirring, measuring, and of course sampling. There are a few problems that arise when […]




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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip – Made with beans!

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. I love making things that the kids absolutely LOVE and that are good for them!  I discovered the recipe for chick pea cookie dough dip from Chocolate Covered Katie.  The recipe is super simple (go to her site for quantities if you are an exact person, or if you are like me and “wing […]




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Easy Fairy Cake Recipe

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I’m sharing a family secret with you today ~ a tried and tested easy fairy cake recipe that’s great for kids to make. I’m from a family of cake bakers and cake eaters and both are skills I’m keen to pass on to my own children. Cakes are central to many of our most important […]




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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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Making Butter With Kids

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Making butter used to be a hard, time-consuming job.  But of course, for centuries, almost everyone did it.  When my kids and I read a story book about life in old Appalachia recently and saw the pictures of a butter churn and children pumping away at it, we decided that we wanted to give making […]




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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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Easy Cake Recipe: 3, 2, 1 Cake

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If you’re anything like me, you have occasionally forgotten a friend’s birthday or meant to call but the day got away from you.  So, what do you do when your child’s best friend or lovey has a birthday and you forgot to mark it on your calendar?  Throw an impromptu birthday party, of course! We […]




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Cooking with Preschoolers – 5 Cool Things!

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I love cooking with my kids! My son has been cooking a lot at preschool lately, so we’ve been practicing many of the recipes at home! I love all the skills that can be practiced while we cook together, including reading, following directions, measuring, strengthening fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, and learning early math […]




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Camp Fire Food: Fruit & Smore Cones

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One of my favorite things about camping is the food. Food cooked on a fire tastes so much better than the “everyday” food we make at home! A couple of weekends ago we went on a camping trip as a family – it was wonderful! Other than my kids catching their first fish (I think […]




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Crafting a Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Snack

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up I wanted to create a healthy snack for my son that looked like it was related to St. Patrick’s Day even though it won’t contain Irish foods. The first thing to come up with was a rainbow arch. My son doesn’t really like peppers but, I thought they would […]




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