30+ Stuck Inside Games for Kids

30 Stuck Inside Games for Kids - Kids Activities Blog

There are always days when kids are stuck inside to play.  Often it is due to weather, but there are tons of other reasons why outdoor plan may not be an option! Kids Activities Blog is excited to announce that we are working with Together Counts as a Blog Ambassador in 2014 to spread the […]

10+ Games to Make and Play with Kids

10 games to make with and for your kids.

Games are a great way to connect with your kids. We scoured the net and found ten of our favorite games that your can make and play with your children. Pinball – create your own game – Such a fun way for kids to experiment with angles.  As your kids move the pieces they are […]

Halloween Math Games

Halloween Math Games for Kids

I’ll go for just about any excuse to ditch the regular Math plans and have fun with something like Halloween Math Games!  Here are a few Halloween math activities we’ve played. We love featuring ideas like this on Kids Activities Blog because it makes learning fun! Halloween Math Games Hershey Kiss Memory Those white garage […]

Kids + Programming Fundamentals = Robot Turtles Board Game

Robot Turtles Board Game featured on Kids Activities Blog

We are board game people. I wanted my kids to love board games as much as I do which meant I spent a ton of time playing mind-numbing games of chance. I swear if I hit that REALLY long chute one more time… I think that is one of the reasons why I got so […]

{Best Blog} PlayDrMom

Best Blog

This week’s pick for our best blog feature is PlayDrMom. We are featuring an interview with Laura today and rounding up some of our favorite PlayDrMom posts this afternoon.  Kids Activities Blog is so excited about our best blog series.  We are hoping to introduce you to some sites you won’t want to miss! Best Blog PlayDrMom […]

Recess Games: DIY Twister with Chalk

Recess Game twister

What were your favorite memories of recess?  Mine were playing four square and twister.  I loved rainy days as that’s when my teacher would pull-out a twister mat and a spinner card and we would see which of us were fast enough to contort ourselves onto the correct colors.  Recess was the highlight of my […]

Spot It! {Family Games}: Matching Game for the Whole Family

Spot It! {Family Games}: A Matching Game for the Whole Family

Spot it! is a fun game that is simple but unbelievably addictive.  It is one of our favorite family games because we all enjoy it – adults down to 4 years old.  Kids Activities Blog hopes you will check out this fun matching game for the whole family. Spot it! Spot It! is a unique card […]

Drawing Game: Simple Drawing Prompts {Family Games}

Fun family drawing game with simple drawing prompts

Kids love a good drawing game and it also helps to develop their hand muscles which helps as they are learning to write.  This creative game uses simple drawing prompts to spark imaginations.  Kids Activities Blog loves family games and this is one of our favorites. Drawing Game We love to play this fun and […]

Dinner Games at the Table {Family Games}

Fun dinner games for the family

Does your family play dinner games at meal time?  Here is a great idea for fun family games that can liven up meal time in your home.  Kids Activities Blog knows you’ll appreciate that these games can also encourage vegetables to disappear.  Yes, that’s right.  Read on! Dinner Games Dinner time is such an important time […]

Family Games: {Giant} Chalk Game Board

family games

Family games bring loved ones together for laughter and fun.  This chalk game board is great for playing outside.  Please leave a comment on Kids Activities Blog if you have some other fun ideas for using this giant chalk game board! Family Games Our family loves board games. They’re wonderful for bringing everyone together, having […]

How to Carve a Pumpkin

pumpkin-carving

Learning how to carve a pumpkin well was always something I wanted to learn.  I love a well carved pumpkin!  Here at Kids Activities Blog, we have explored several no carve pumpkin techniques this season, but I thought it would be fun to revisit our pumpkin carving class. Last year, my three boys and I […]

Lego Costume

lego costume

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 […]

Beach Game: Tic-Tac-Toe

beach blanket tic tac toe feature

Beach games were on my mind.  A while back, I caught a beach activity segment with Martha Stewart on the Today Show.  Although I liked many of her ideas and would like to try some of the others eventually, the one that I remembered and knew I could easily execute was her Beach Towel Tic […]

St. Patrick’s Day Activity: Photo Scavenger Hunt

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With both St. Patrick’s Day & Spring break coming up, we like to kick off the break in a fun way…with a St. Patrick’s Day Photo Scavenger Hunt!  Scavenger Hunts are a fun activity to get the kids thinking and working together as a team.  It just takes a little bit of prep work, to […]

Literacy Game for Kids: Bananagrams!!! (and a giveaway)

Banana Game: appletters

Love scrabble? Or Word Friends? But want something that your preschooler-elementary aged child can play with you? Having played “the banana game” in the past, I have been drooling over Bananagrams new game series Appletters & Pairs in Pears. Every Friday is “game day” and we try to do fun learning activities all day. A […]

Paper Airplane

Paper Airplane Game set up

The paper airplane is a staple of childhood. To start with a flat, ordinary piece of paper and transform it into something three dimensional. That flies! Magical. There are thousands of ways to make a paper airplane. Each fold creates a different result. Some successful. Some not. Today, we are looking at what would happen when you […]

Balloon Rocket

Balloon Rocket

Doesn’t every kid want to be an astronaut? The sky is such a big place begging to be explored…and the space suits are pretty cool. My kids are fascinated by all things outer space (even if it doesn’t directly relate to Star Wars).  The last shuttle launch was a much anticipated event at my house. […]

Activities for 4 Year Olds

DIY Building Toys

Four year olds love life and enjoy creating, tinkering, and exploring. Here are some of my favorite activities that I have used to help engage and interact with my four year olds. Build your own blocks from a tree.  These Tree Blocks are great for re-creating “natural” scenes. If you have pencils (or pens) toilet […]

Gymnastic Games

gymnastic game - flying

Often what is fun is really simple. So simple that all it requires is two willing participants. My 5 y/o, Rhett, is ALWAYS willing to play our little gymnastic games. His favorite is flying.  I lay on my back {preferably on a soft grass surface, but often in our living room} and put my feet […]