Blowing Bubbles to Make Art

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Blowing bubbles to make art is a great way to discuss hyperbolic pressure… or to just enjoy making a mess creating colorful designs with your kiddos. What you need to make Soap Bubble Art: 1 T Dish Soap 3 T Water water soluble food coloring (10 drops) straws cardstock paper (You can use computer paper or […]

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10 Ways to Encourage Kids to Read Everyday

10 Ways to Encourage Kids to Read

Surveys show that reading enjoyment drops more than 50% from Kindergarten to 4th grade.  How can we encourage kids to read during those crucial grades? When I first read about this I was really surprised! Then I thought about my own children and their reading habits. To my little ones, I can read the same books over […]

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How To Make Erupting Soap

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How to make Erupting Ivory Soap: If you think baking soda and vinegar eruptions are cool then you’re going to love what happens to a bar of ivory soap when you put it in the microwave!   What you need: A bar of Ivory soap (no substitutions allowed) A microwave safe plate A microwave Yep, that’s it! […]

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15 Ideas for Adorable First Day of School Pictures

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First day of school pictures are so special.  I’ll never forget that first day back to school, posing for my mom with my new backpack and special outfit, waiting for the bus.  And I cherish the chance to capture all of that first day excitement with my own kids.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve […]

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20+ Kid Friendly Ideas for Wax Crayon Art and a $1,500 Giveaway!

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Crayon art goes beyond just coloring!  Wax crayons are fun to color with – a staple of preschooler craft times everywhere.  In addition to coloring and crafting with crayons, we have collected the best art projects from around the web for you to enjoy with your kids! We hope that you will be inspired to take […]

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Sugar Scrub ~ A Gift Kids Can Make

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Today, we’re thrilled to share this simple sugar scrub recipe. Whether you have a teacher that needs to be pampered or you need a quick gift that kids can make, this easy sugar scrub recipe is a great excuse to get in the kitchen with kids.  Adding lavender in your recipe might be the perfect […]

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Create Your Own Summer Day Camp

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“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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Free Kids Easter Egg Doodle Coloring Pages

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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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Kinetic Sight Word Activity… With a Beach Ball

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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 […]

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Word Families Flip Chart

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W is for Words.  We have an early reader in our house, a gal who just can’t get enough of words to say, words to read.  Our phonics flip chart is our friend! We made it last fall and with the help of that book, my daughter can sound out and read short words like […]

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DIY For Kids {Make a Bouncy Ball}

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Household ingredients can be used to make inexpensive DIY for kids projects.  Did you know that your kids can even use household ingredients to make a bouncy ball?  This is pretty cool! DIY for Kids Who knew you could make a homemade bouncy ball that *actually* bounces?! And that you could make it out of […]

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5 Secret Codes for Kids to Write a Coded Letter

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Oh how I loved secret codes when I was a kid.  The ability to write a coded letter without anyone but the recipient was just plain fun. Today on Kids Activities Blog we have 5 secret codes for kids to write their own coded letter. 5 Secret Codes for Kids 1.  Reverse the Words This […]

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Make a Rocket: Easy Rocket Science with a {Tea Bag} Homemade Rocket

Easy Rocket Science for Kids: Make a Rocket with a Tea Bag

To celebrate the 4th of July, we learned how to make a rocket.  It was fun and my kids learned a little bit about rocket science at the same time.  Kids Activities Blog hopes you have a little fun with your own homemade rocket this 4th of July. *** NOTE: This activity involves fire so […]

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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 […]

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How To Make A Compass

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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 […]

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Summer Time Bucket List: 50 Activities for the Kids

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I love our weekly It’s Playtime Link-up! Each week you have hundreds of activity ideas and suggestions for us! Thank you for being an inspiration to us each and every week. Below are just a few of the activities that have been linked up this past year. These activities are on our Summer Bucket List […]

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Starting to Read: It’s Playtime Fun with Phonics

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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 […]

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Homemade Christmas Gift: Slide Show

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I love giving a homemade Christmas gift to my friends and relatives, but being that I am not the crafti-est of mommas, I always struggle with making something adorable and “Pinterest-worthy”. I finally learned to take something you are interested in or good at and figure out a way to use that gift, for others.  […]

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Thanksgiving Traditions: We Are Thankful

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Thanksgiving traditions add a special meaning to the holidays.  This cute We Are Thankful activity gets kids as well as adults thinking about all that they have to be grateful for.  Kids Activities Blog hopes you find some time to make a special Thanksgiving tradition like this in your family. Thanksgiving Traditions Thanksgiving is such […]

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5 Veterans Day Activities

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Veterans Day activities are the perfect way to get kids talking and learning about the importance of this November holiday. Kids Activities Blog has a special place in our heart for the heroes that have kept our country free. Each year in America, Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11.  It is a day we […]

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Homemade Baby Toy for Older Siblings to Make

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When I was pregnant for my third baby I was always looking around for things that would help my other two children share in the excitement of a new baby in the house.  Having activities for our kids lined up seems to help ease the transition and forestall feelings of jealousy a bit when older […]

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Printmaking: String Art

Printmaking with String Art

Printmaking Printmaking is a fun activity that can be done a lot of different ways. You can make prints from woodcuttings, carved rubber, styrofoam, and even a painting on plastic. Basically, any raised surface that can be painted or inked may be suitable for printmaking. This printmaking idea is a twist on traditional string art. […]

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Paper Crafts: Weaving

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My daughter loves paper crafts.  Playing with colorful construction paper, scissors, and glue sticks can keep her entertained for hours.  Recently she cut a lot of long strips of paper and it reminded me of this fun craft that I did when I was young. Paper Weaving Weaving paper is a wonderful craft project for […]

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Handprint Art: Owls

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Another fun hand print project! The past few months, Rory has been very into birds.  She loves all kinds of birds; ducks, flamingos, roosters, eagles, and owls.    Owls are one of Rory’s new favorite animals, she has a book called; “Say Hello to the Snowy Animals,” that she loves.  One of the pages has […]

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Heirloom Craft: Lavender Wands

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There is something special about handing down to your children heirloom crafts that you remember from your own childhood. It’s the perfect time for harvesting lavender right now so I decided to show my girls how to make a lavender wand. They are very pretty, really easy to make and smell wonderful. Lavender is often […]

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Games 4 Kids: Memory Game

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Can you tell what object was placed under the green cup? Look at the picture above and see what object is there, but is not in the picture below. Memory Game We had fun taking turns hiding objects from each other. My son decided I was too good at the game and needed to have […]

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Paper Crafts: Make a Boat

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Our summer has been filled with trips to coastal locations- Hawaii, North Carolina, Virginia, and Big Sur. My toddler and preschooler have spent a lot of time in the water and have been really excited by all of the boats they’ve seen. Today I wanted to share a simple paper boat craft we created based […]

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Sense of Sound: Matching Game

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I love shopping the clearance section when major holidays pass – you never know what you’re going to find or when you might use it, but it’s nice to stock up on random inexpensive things.  For example, when all of the Easter items were 75% off, I grabbed a bag of plastic eggs, but had […]

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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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Sensory Activities: Seaside Sensory Tub

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Last week I gave you my vacation essentials that I take with me when I’m packing for a playful holiday with the kids. Today I’ve got an idea that keeps that holiday spirit going long after you get back home: a seaside sensory tub. Make a seaside sensory tub We used some of our beach-combing […]

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