Sunbleached Alphabet and Shape Puzzle

Sunbleached Alphabet and Shape Puzzle

I was inspired to make these paper puzzles after reading the post by S.B. of, S.B. Creatively, she took advantage of the summer sun to create a mat where her kids practiced letter identification. We adapted it to create a few puzzles for my youngest. We created one with alphabet and letter magnets and another […]


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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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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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How to Build a Volcano

How to Build a Volcano

My boys have been obsessed with volcanoes for awhile. I think it all started on our road trips between Dallas and Colorado several times a year. Just off the highway in Capulin, NM is a volcano. Capulin, NM is interesting because it is the only “hill” for MILES and MILES.  It is in the middle […]


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Learn About The Ocean

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Do you have a kiddo who can’t get enough of the ocean?  Learn about the ocean with the help of technology!  Explore the deep blue without even leaving the house!  Here at Kids Activities Blog we have partnered with our sponsor Verizon FiOS to bring you the best TV, YouTube, apps, and websites for learning […]


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Color Changing Milk Science Experiment

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Science experiments help us grow. Through experimenting and exploring we are able to ask questions, make assumptions, and then seek solutions. We are able to learn more about the world around us. This Color Changing Milk Science Experiment is a fun activity to do with kids of all ages. Color Changing Milk Science Experiment What […]


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Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt with Free Printable

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Our fall nature scavenger hunt is the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy the season with your kids. This scavenger hunt is extra fun with a free printable that encourages exploration and can even be colored!  This activity works with a large range of ages, making it a great way for the whole family to spend […]


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What happens to a rotting pumpkin?

Pumpkin Science What Happens to a Rotting Pumpkin

What happens when you let a pumpkin rot?  That was the question proposed by my son last year…so we decided to find out. Rotting Pumpkin: We carved our pumpkin & put it on the porch to greet visitors. After a few weeks, our pumpkin, who Reese named Jack Rotty, began to get a little mushy.  […]


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DIY Clipping Toy: Road Trip Sanity with a Toddler

diy clipping toy for toddlers

Homemade toys don’t have to be fancy.  For young toddlers, sometimes the simpler the toy, the better the play. This DIY buckle, clipping toy kept my toddler (17m) entertained for hours! I was inspired to make this one morning at the park, when all the other kids were playing with the slides and the swings […]


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

Melted Crayons Colorful Abstract painted background on canvas

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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Learn About the Heart {Simple Anatomy Craft}

learn about the heart

Simple science experiments are the best!  Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and it is the perfect time to learn about the heart & our circulatory system. The heart, the symbol so beautifully displayed throughout Valentine’s Day – our cardiac muscle – is vital to our survival! My son loves everything scientific, and these days he […]


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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 […]


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5 Reasons Why Kids Should Have a Pet

5 reasons to have a pet {pet ownership for kids}

Today we are going to argue why kids should have a pet.  It may be an argument you have already heard at your house! Even if you didn’t think you wanted to have a pet, we hope you will read what this mom says about how their pets have been a good idea for their family. […]


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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 […]


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Fun Activity Box: Entertain your Preschoolers for Hours!

Travel Kit Items

I love our fun activity box, well, actually we have two of them, one for when we travel with the kids and one for when I need to occupy them say at Church or another event where they have to sit quietly for a few hours.  Depending on how you use the box and how […]


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LEGO Math: Skip Counting {Fun LEGO Activity}

LEGO Math: Skip Counting {Fun LEGO Activity for Kids}

LEGO math makes learning to count fun.  This skip counting activity uses LEGOs for hands-on learning.  We at Kids Activities Blog love to build with LEGOs so we are excited to share this great math LEGO activity with you. LEGO Math When children are first learning to count, they start with 1 2 3. As […]


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The Greek Labyrinth: How to Make a Labyrinth {LEGO Activities}

The Greek Labyrinth for Kids: How to make a labyrinth {LEGO Activities}

The Greek Labyrinth is a fascinating story of mythology for kids.  Here are some steps to help your kids learn how to make a labyrinth in which to play out the myth.  Kids Activities Blog loves LEGO activities like this that bring learning to life. The Greek Labyrinth We recently built a Labyrinth from Legos. […]


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Static Electricity: Gravity Defying Snake {Kid Science}

Static electricity: Kids will love to make this gravity defying snake!

Have you tried to explain what static electricity is to your child?  You can demonstrate the concept to them as you make static electricity with this gravity defying snake! Kids Activities Blog hopes your child will enjoy playing snake charmer for a day with this fun kid science experiment. Static Electricity Activities which demonstrate static […]


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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 […]


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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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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 […]


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Sink and Float: Physics Project {Water Experiment}

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Hands-on science experiments that teach kids about how things sink and float can be simple, use supplies pretty much every parent has, and are easy for kids to do without much supervision.  This is the perfect physics project for kids: How to Make a Hydrofoil, by Megan the author of Coffee Cups and Crayons.  Thanks for guest […]


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Teaching Kids Life Skills: What is Kindness?

What is Kindness? Parenting advice for teaching our kids

What is Kindness?  The job of raising and teaching kids includes more than just how to dress oneself and do well in school.  A parent needs to also help their children learn important life skills such as kindness to others.  Check back with us at Kids Activities Blog over the next couple of weeks as […]


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{Hands On} Kid Science: Water Absorption Experiment

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Young children benefit greatly from hands on learning.  This water absorption project is not only hands on but it is also a great water experiment – and kids love water!  The next time you have to clean up a spill and you know which material will do the best job, you can thank your friends here […]


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{Easy to Make} Match Game

easy to make learning games for kids

Want an activity for your little one that is fun and easy to make?  This match game is a great idea and it can be adapted to use with many different objects around your house.  Don’t you love directions to make a game that don’t involve having to make a run to the store for […]


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{Kid Science} Water Experiment: Displacement

kid science and water experiment

Kid science experiments are a way to use fun hands-on activities to demonstrate a complex principle.  This great water experiment uses basic everyday items but your kids will be amazed at the results as they learn about displacement and surface tension (without really realizing they are learning about science!).  You know we love sneaking in a […]


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Thanksgiving Traditions: We Are Thankful

thanksgiving traditions

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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{Celebrate Together} Thanksgiving Word Hunt

Thanksgiving Vocabulary Building Activity

Holidays, like Thanksgiving, are all about family and getting together to play games. Here’s a great vocabulary building game to occupy your child while you prepare Thanksgiving dinner.  You could also get together as a family to go on this Word Hunt as a team! Thanksgiving Word Hunt I love a good word hunt, don’t […]


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How to Make a Paper Boat {Columbus Day Activities}

How to Make a paper boat

I love this How to make a paper boat as part of your Columbus Day activities for kids fun.  Telling the story of Columbus is much more fun with a paper boat to sail.  Kids Activities Blog loves finding easy activities for kids like this one that use things you already have at home to […]


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Preschool Fall Crafts – A It’s Playtime Roundup

50 kids activities celebrating fall

We love doing fall crafts with our preschoolers.   Thank you!!!  In our weekly Wednesday afternoon Kid’s Meme, It’s Playtime, there have been dozens of autumn activities linked up over the years!! There are tons of great activities for kids linked up each week. With the deepening days and the crisper temps – it’s the perfect […]


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