Crafty Garden Critters to make with the Kids

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This crafty garden critter to make with your kids should be on everyone’s “to do” list this summer. All you need is a matchbox, some felt and whatever odds and ends you have on hand for the little fella’s features. And if you like spending creative time with your kids you might like to try […]

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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}

Make your own bubble shooter by kids activities blog

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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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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20 Fun Ideas to Ignite Pretend Play

20 Fun Ideas to Ignite Pretend Play

Pretend play sparks our kids imaginations.  With the power of pretend they can be anything they want to be!  Encourage your children to use their imaginations and play pretend with them. 20 Fun Ideas to Ignite Pretend Play 1.  Have fun and teach kids about following directions by pretending to be Dora and Diego! 2. […]

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Make a LEGO Game: Build a LEGO Tic Tac Toe Board

Build a LEGO Tic Tac Toe Board

You can make a LEGO game.  It’s easier than you think with this simple Tic Tac Toe board made completely from LEGOS.  We at Kids Activities Blog hope you enjoy playing this fun DIY LEGO game with your kids. Make a LEGO Game We are definitely a Lego loving family. Lego is on permanent rotation […]

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Sewing book for kids: Sew Together Grow Together

sew together grow together

Have you been looking for a sewing book for kids with fun and creative projects?  Not sure where to begin? Well then, take a look at Sew Together Grow Together which features 20 easy to make sewing projects developed and road-tested over two decades in classes and workshops with children aged between five and twelve. […]

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Make a Puzzle With Cards

DIY Puzzle KAB Main

  If you’re like me, you just can’t get rid of all the cards that come in for Birthdays, Christmases, Valentine’s Day, what have you. So, dont. Instead cut them up and make a puzzle with cards! Puzzles are super easy to make. Do you still have any valentines or old Christmas cards left at your […]

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Build a Track with Masking Tape

Build a Track with Masking Tape

Kids can get really creative if you let them build a track for their toy cars around the house.  Just take a look at this fun idea for a speedway made from masking tape! The Dog Days of Summer are upon us here in Texas!  Indoor activities like this one where kids can build a […]

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Easter Egg Hunt: 5 Creative Ideas

Easter Egg Hunt: 5 Creative Ideas

Ah, Easter Sunday morning.  What a peaceful, quiet time of reflection.  The children come downstairs dressed in their Sunday best and the family enjoys a leisurely breakfast before heading to church. What?  That doesn’t happen at your house? Yeah.  Mine neither.  My kids are up at the crack of dawn to see what the Easter […]

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Create Your Summer Time Bucket List!

Create Your Summer Time Bucket List!

  Summer Time WOO-HOO!!  Three whole months of summer ahead of you!  Whose excited to try some new & cool stuff this season?? Well, if you are anything like me, I have TONS of fun ideas pinned to my Pinterest boards, a huge lists of local things we want to check out, and only a […]

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Make Coffee Can Drums

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Let kids create some music of their own with some simple Coffee Can Drums. This fun activity inspires creativity not only in the creation of the instrument, but in the hours they’ll spend banging on the drums after! The best part is that they’re super-easy to make! All you need to create your own coffee can […]

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Easter Chick and Bunny Handprint Craft

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This spring time handprint craft is perfect for celebrating Easter with kids.  And the best part is that the paint is made of edible ingredients so it’s taste-safe, making this a great craft for kids of all ages.  This craft idea came from our sponsor, Imperial Sugar.  We followed the instructions for the Easter Chick Handprints […]

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Make a Lego Rainbow

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We are huge Lego fanatics.  We have made our own Lego Instruction Books; we’ve done Lego playdoh printing, car races, relay races, hunts, and Lego painting! My son just celebrated his fourth birthday and I threw him a Lego-themed birthday party that was a big hit. Our house is now even more inundated with Legos than it was before… […]

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Books For Baby: Setting Up A Reading Corner

Baby Reading Nook

My little Mr.C (who just turned 9 months) is starting to get really into books. They are currently one of his favorite “toys”. With that in mind we decided to tweak the bookshelves in his room and set him up with a “reading corner” of his very own. Here’s how we did it… For shelves […]

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10 Angry Birds Birthday Party Ideas

10 Angry Birds Birthday Party Ideas

These Angry Birds birthday party ideas are so much fun!  Do your kids love Angry Birds? Mine do! Here are some ideas of ways to bring the silly birds, mean pigs, and crashing blocks into reality.  If we weren’t already planning a reptile birthday party we would do an Angry Birds one! Angry Birds Birthday […]

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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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15 Fantastic Fall Playdough Recipes

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The kids are back to school, there’s a little crispness in the air, you can get a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks; it’s time to bust out the fall playdough recipes! Here at Kids Activities blog we love a good sensory dough, so we gather up the very best fall inspired playdough recipes from around the […]

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5 Little Ghosts No-Sew Finger Puppets

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Get into the Halloween spirit with these adorable no-sew finger puppets.  Your little ones will love creating and playing with these sweet and spooky little ghosts.  This simple craft is perfect for fingerplay, I’ve even included a few fun rhymes!  With both preschoolers (who will love playing with these) and younger children (who might prefer […]

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Bat Craft Ideas for the Perfect Halloween Craft

These simple bat crafts are perfect for last minute activities with the kids - I love #10 for parties!

Halloween is almost here…and you haven’t helped your child make an eerie bat craft yet?  Don’t worry because we have the perfect Halloween craft for your kiddo.  In case you haven’t noticed lately, Kids Activities Blog is THE place for inexpensive, creatively cute, and rather easy to complete Halloween activities! Here are some of our […]

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Throw a Mad Monster Party

These are adorable ways to make monsters - my kids love #2!

Monsters. If we didn’t just have a reptile birthday party for the kids we would have totally had a monster bash – these activities look cute and fun.  Thanks to all the bloggers who have linked up to our weekly kids meme, It’s Playtime.   We glean most of the posts we feature here and on […]

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How To Build a (Jumbo) Marshmallow Tower

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With s’mores season winding to a close you might be wondering what to do with all those jumbo marshmallows.  Might I suggest building a marshmallow tower?  This awesome kid engineering project is simple to set up yet full of learning opportunities and good old fashioned fun.  I must admit I had as much fun as my […]

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{Halloween Game} Halloween Fun with a Mummy Game

making a mummy man with tp

Looking for a great Halloween game to play with your kids?  Check out this idea for some Halloween fun as a family with the Mummy Game.  We love family fun and silliness here at Kids Activities Blog! Ah… the lure of the toilet paper roll.  I don’t know about you, but I have followed my […]

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Lego Costume

easy diy costume for halloween, a lego brick

Would your LEGO enthusiast love to wear a giant LEGO costume for Halloween this year?  Let us help you with this fun idea – just one of our many homemade Halloween costumes.  We at Kids Activities Blog just love costumes like this that are cheap and easy to make! LEGO Costume We try to make […]

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Ping Pong Ball Painting

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Part art project, part gross motor activity ping pong ball painting is so much fun!  And the best part?  The results are frame worthy!  Simple enough for a toddler to master but exciting enough to interest much older kids this art project is awesome!  With just a few supplies, most of which you probably already […]

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Pipe Cleaner Disguises

pipe cleaner disguises

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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Mess-Free Road Trip Activities for Preschoolers

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For me, mess-free road trip activities are a must!  Long car rides with preschoolers are stressful enough without worrying about scraping stickers off the windows or scrubbing melted crayon off the back seat.  But you’ve got to keep them occupied right?  Kids Activities Blog has got you covered with the very best mess-free road trip activities […]

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Fizzing Sidewalk Paint

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This Fizzing Sidewalk Paint is by far one of our kids’ most favorite play recipes. Sidewalk chalk is fun, painting is fun, and 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 have made the […]

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Free Kids Easter Egg Doodle Coloring Pages

free printable download easter egg idioms

Easter is just around the corner, and we have the cutest Easter Egg Doodle Coloring Pages for you to download. These more complex designs will appeal to your older elementary school aged kids, and artistically inclined kids. (Or to you, because we all need to stop and do a little coloring every now and then!) […]

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Monster Apple Faces

Birthday party snack idea

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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