How long should you read with your kids every day?

read with your kids

You may be wondering How long should you read with your kids every day?  I am here to tell you why the magic number is reading 20 minutes a night… or more. There are so many things that I, as a teacher, wish that the parents of my students knew about reading with their kids.  Reading […]




Should You Wait To Send Your Child To Kindergarten? {Academic Redshirting}

wait to send your child to kindergarten

Sam Van Ooven and his twin sister Anna were newborns when their parents began discussing kindergarten placement. Should you wait to send your child to kindergarten? Like many well-educated couples, Steven and Laurie Van Ooven knew that their kids’ late July birthday would likely make them some of the youngest children in their class–and perhaps put […]




Kinetic Sight Word Activity… With a Beach Ball

Sight Word Activity for Kids - Kids Activities Blog

Have I told you about our Fridays? We are homeschooling our oldest two kiddos and Fridays are our fun learning day! We count with legos, we have “PE at the park”, and we play sight word ball. Even our two and one year old kiddos join in the fun! Fun Sight Word Activity This is […]




Math Game for Learning Numbers

learning numbers card game

Using a math game can make learning numbers fun for young children. Check out this fun way to help your child with their early math skills. Math Game This math game helps children work towards: Naming and identifying numerals. These skills are required so that we can record our maths. Using the correct corresponding numeral […]




Preschool Math: Learning With Dominoes

Preschool Math - Learning with Dominos

Preschool math activities are exploring the world paying attention to numbers. Kids Activities Blog is completely head-over-heels when these things can be done with stuff you already have at home. We just feel like life is too short to have to make another trip to the store. Digging around in a forgotten cupboard drawer, I […]




7 {Non-Icky} Ways To Learn About Bugs

Ways to learn about bugs

Bugs tend to gross our kids out.  With the exception of a few fearless and interested children, our kids don’t really want much to do with them.  Thankfully, there are ways we can teach our kids about bugs without ever having to touch one.  Hooray! Here are some non-icky ways to teach our little ones […]




Science Table: Hands On, Interactive Science

Science Table: Hands On, Interactive Science

Have you ever made a science table in your home for your kids?  We offer these simple guidelines for how to make a hands-on table for kids to explore.  Kids Activities Blog loves open-ended learning and interactive science. Science Table An indoor science table in a perfect learning spot for children.  Recently this texture themed […]




Make a Compass {Simple Magnetic Compass for Kids}

Make a Compass {Simple Magnetic Compass for Kids}

We have an easy way for kids to make a compass on their own.  This simple magnetic compass needs only a few basic household supplies (we thought you’d like that!).  Kids Activities Blog loves helping kids learn about the world around them with simple hands-on projects like this. Make a Compass It’s easier than you […]




How To Make A Compass

how to make a compass

My son loves making cool gadgets.  For his latest creation, he learned how to make his own compass. The supplies are simple: plastic lid or shallow bowl needle or straight pin a bar magnet a slice of cork/styrofoam or the top of a plastic milk jug some water Step 1 I helped by using a […]




LEGO Game: {Play Dough} LEGO Puzzle for Kids

LEGO Game for Kids: Play Dough LEGO Puzzle

A LEGO game is cool to kids. But top it off with a little play dough and you’ll be Super Mom to your kiddo.  Kids Activities Blog loves this easy LEGO puzzle idea because it sneaks a little learning into play time. LEGO Game When my son saw that I had created a game combining […]




Build a Bridge: Testing Bridge Design {Science Activity}

Build a Bridge Science Activity for Kids {Bridge Designs}

There are so many ways to build a bridge. Let’s take a few minutes and look at four types of bridge design and how well each type of bridge holds pennies. Kids Activities Blog hopes this science activity will get your kids thinking about the reasons why different structures are build the way they are. Build […]




Turbulence on a Plane Explained with Jello {No More Fear of Flying}

Plane Turbulence

Turbulence on a plane can be frightening for kids.  Before their next flight, show them this great demonstration with Jello to help calm their fear of flying.  Kids Activities Blog always loves science experiments that involve food! Turbulence on a Plane After 9/11/01, I developed a fear of flying.  In trying to overcome it, I enrolled […]




Math Game: Geometric Shapes {Hands on Math}

Math Game: Geometric Shapes {Hands On Math}

Here’s a great math game to help your child have fun while learning.   Blocks in geometric shapes can make a great learning tool, especially when a mystery bag is involved. Read on and you’ll see why Kids Activities Blog thinks little kids will just love this hands on math game. Math Game Children learn […]




Starting to Read: It’s Playtime Fun with Phonics

starting to read

One of our kids learned to read fairly easily, and our other child has struggled.  I was so thankful to find these activities linked up in our weekly It’s Playtime, our Kids Meme that runs every Wednesday afternoon.  They have been a huge help with making Phonics fun for kids! How to Read: Word family […]




Reading Game: Letter Case Matching Game {Early Reading Activities}

Letter case matching game for kids

This reading game for preschoolers is so colorful and cute!  They will learn letter case (upper and lower) through a simple matching game.  This is a wonderful addition to the many great early reading activities you will find here on Kids Activities Blog. Reading Game It has been said that at the end of every […]




Favorite Game: {Make Your Own} File Folder Game

Make Your Own File Folder Game for Kids

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 […]




Sink or Float Experiment with Water {Printable for Kids}

Kids love this sink or float experiment with water

Do your kids love to experiment with water?  Check out this great idea for some hands on learning in water as they discover if items will sink or float.  Kids Activities Blog is not responsible if your kiddos get a little wet with this one! Experiment with Water Water.  There’s something about water that draws young […]




Egg Experiment for Kids: Raw Egg or Boiled Egg?

{Easter} Egg Experiment for Kids: Raw or Boiled

An egg experiment was necessary in our home this weekend.  We were preparing for some serious egg decorating but lost track of which bowls contained raw egg or boiled egg.  Without having to crack an egg, we used egg physics to help us solve our problem.  We at Kids Activities Blog hope that you find […]




Easter Activity: Color Sort Easter Eggs for Preschoolers

Easter Activity - Color Sort Easter Eggs

This Easter activity practices fine motor skills, color sorting, and early literacy skills.  Kids will have fun with these color sort activities especially when colorful pom poms are used for Easter eggs.  Stay tuned to Kids Activities Blog for more great Easter activities for kids. Easter Activity Sorting things into groups is a form of classification. […]




Flag of Ireland Activity for St Patricks Day

Celebrate St Patricks Day with this flag of Ireland activity for kids

This activity teaches children about the flag of Ireland as well as colors, shapes, and math.  Celebrate St Patricks Day with your kids by learning a little about the holiday and the country from which it came.  Kids Activities Blog hopes your little one learns a lot with this cute paper craft. Flag of Ireland […]




Math for Kids: What is Symmetry?

Playing cards are a fun way to teach math for kids!

Today we offer an exciting way to teach math for kids – grab a deck of cards!  If your child has ever wanted to know, “What is Symmetry?” then we have some cool math activities for you.  But please don’t blame Kids Activities Blog if you end up playing 52 card pickup too. Math for Kids […]




Literacy Activity: Learning Pronouns

Great literacy activity for preschool kids for learning pronouns!

A literacy activity can solidify a child’s understanding of a concept while they are having fun.  Learning pronouns is a perfect example of a time to bring in a fun activity like this.  Kids Activities Blog believes in making learning fun, for the child and the parent! Literacy Activity With four males and only two […]




Travel Around the World {3 Times In One Day}

travel around the world

We aren’t traveling this season, but wish we were!  Here is an activity we created so that we could travel around the world – from the comfort of home. Recently we took a few trips around the world, three to be exact, all in one afternoon. It was pretty awesome. Travel Around the World ANIMALS: […]




Fun Math Games for November

fun math games for november

Make learning math exciting for kids with fun math games like these.  Incorporate a theme with leaves in fall colors for creative seasonal November games.  Kids Activities Blog loves imaginative ideas for teaching math for kids. Fun Math Games We are all about leaves in our house right now, especially jumping in great big piles […]




Fall Colors Activity Book

fall colors activity book

Enjoy the fall colors with your little one while sneaking in a little learning about colors.  This great activity book project will make it fun for your child as they discover the colors all around them.  Kids Activities Blog loves to promote color activities that make learning exciting for kids. Fall Colors The fall colors […]




Make a Parachute: Kids Parachute {Creates} Resistance Experiments

Resistance Experiments

Have your kids ever asked to make a parachute? A simple, kids parachute can lead to discussions and trials of many air resistance experiments. Here on the Kids Activities blog, we have created, tested and provided easy to explain information for you to play parachute with your kids! Make a Parachute We kinda do things backwards […]




Fine Motor Skills Activity

fine motor skills activity

A fine motor skills activity can help young children develop and strengthen their hand, wrist, and finger muscles.  Early learning skills such as writing and dressing oneself are dependent on these muscles.  Kids Activities Blog offers many great ideas for your child to have fun while building those important fine motor skills. Fine Motor Skills […]




Preschool Halloween Activities

preschool halloween activities

There are lots of preschool Halloween activities that are fun and not so scary.  Here are just a few Halloween activities that your little one will enjoy.  Kids Activities Blog is bursting with great Halloween fun. Preschool Halloween Activities I stumbled upon this great book, “It’s Pumpkin Time” by Zoe Hall. It is a beautifully […]




Button Activities: Color Matching and More

button activities

Kids love to play with colorful buttons so here are some great ideas for button activities.  Color Matching, Sorting, and Patterns can all be practiced with button play.  We like to share ideas like this on Kids Activities Blog to help you think of creative ways to use regular household items for kids activities. Button […]




Halloween Math with Pumpkin Rocks

pumpkin math

Want a fun way to sneak in some Halloween math into the holiday’s festivities?  These three Halloween math activities using pumpkin rocks are sure to please.  We have so much fun with Halloween here at Kids Activities Blog! Halloween Math We recently turned some of our rock collection into pumpkin rocks. The pumpkin rocks are […]