How to Make Paper Plate Masks

How to Make a Paper Plate Mask

Paper plate crafts are so much fun! We’ve made paper plate roses and other paper plate crafts with kids.  But this time, we were inspired by imagination.  Since my three-year-old pretends to be a fairy or a superhero almost every day, we crafted these quick and easy paper plate masks to help look the part! I love paper plate […]

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 […]

8 Sensory Bins Perfect for Preschoolers

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Sensory bins are a lot of fun.  They’re also wonderful tools to develop the senses and explore our fine motor skills.  Here are some really great sensory bins that are perfect for your preschool aged child.  Learning through play is the best! These amazing bins come from our best blog feature, Crayon Freckles, we introduced you to […]

Paper Mache for Preschoolers

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Do you remember doing paper mache when you were little? I remember making paper mache balls from balloons, covering them in layers of newspaper, waiting for them to dry before popping the balloon inside. My sisters and I used to make different kinds of masks and create elaborate drama productions for our parents. We loved […]

Homeschooling Preschool with Games

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Our two year olds have recently become obsessed with labeling everything. They want to know “it’s” name, “it’s” color and be told over and over again a fact about whatever “it’s” is. When they are done with their questions, I can hear them muttering my answers back to themselves. Kneebouncers (our sponsor) is a collection of […]

40+ Activities for Two Year Olds

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Our two year old kids *love* to BE BUSY with all sorts of activities.  We have a two year old boy and girl and they are constantly “doing” and creating.  I am sure they are not alone in the seemingly boundless energy.  Below are some of the games that they enjoy. Activities for Two Year […]

Fourth of July Crafts for Kids Using Popsicle Sticks

Fourth of July Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids

These Fourth of July crafts for kids will keep little fingers busy in the celebration of the birth of America.  Each of these kids crafts uses craft or  popsicle stick for patriotic projects.  Kids Activities Blog loves these classic popsicle stick crafts for kids. Fourth of July Crafts for Kids The Fourth of July is a holiday that gives […]

Craft for Kids: 4th of July Fireworks

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While we enjoy a lot 4th of July traditions and events, one of our favorite parts of the 4th of July is the fireworks. The explosions of color in the air are amazing to watch.  JDaniel and I sat down and created our own displays of fireworks using chalk and small red bows that we […]

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 […]

How To Make an Easter Bunny {Easter Craft}

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Here’s a simple idea for how to make an Easter bunny.  It’s amazing what a cute Easter craft can be made from a paper plate!  Kids Activities Blog hopes you enjoy this simple Easter bunny craft. How To Make An Easter Bunny It is always amazing to me that simple everyday objects can be transformed […]

12 Preschool Activities to Keep Little Hands Busy

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Today we are featuring a dozen preschool activities that will get little hands INVOLVED.  These activities for preschoolers will spark curiosity and maintain little attention spans! Kids Activities Blog is so excited to have featured Teach Preschool earlier today as a best blog pick.  Now we are highlighting some of our favorite preschool activities from […]

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 […]

Fun in the Tub with Bathtub Paint

Kids love to painting.  Moms don’t love to clean up the mess.  What if you could combine painting with cleaning the bathtub? The answer is bath tub paint! You can make it thick and use it as finger paint, or you can dilute it and use it with paintbrushes.  This “paint” is washable, does not […]

Trail Mix Recipe: Fall Menu Item {Kids Can Cook}

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Trail mix is one of those snack foods that can be made for any occasion. Does your family have a favorite trail mix recipe? Kids Activities Blog loves projects like this to let kids get creative and to build their independence. We hope you get some new ideas with this home made trail mix and […]

12 {Active} Things for Kids to Do

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Every parent has those moments when they need some things for kids to do because they are acting crazy.  We all have wondered at some point, what to do with kids!  Kids Activities Blog is pro-play.  It often is good to get kids out of a crazy mood…by encouraging positive crazy activities! Do you have […]

Fine Motor Skills Develop with this {Easy} Montessori Method Activity

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Young children are still developing fine motor skills which are so important in learning to write.  This Montessori Method activity helps them build those skills while having fun at the same time.  Kids Activities Blog loves finding simple kids activities {like this Montessori Method based one} that can be done at home with things that […]

2 Preschool Art Activities as Sweet as Strawberries

Simple Preschool Art and Math Activity using Strawberry Baskets

Preschool art activities can be inspired from anything!  Kids Activities Blog loves these two simple preschool art activities created with something that was left over from summer.  Isn’t it grand to find something to do with things that you already have at home?  Check out how strawberry baskets end up teaching both art and math… […]

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 […]

Preschool Fall Crafts – A It’s Playtime Roundup

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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 […]

Websites for Children: Learning Online!

favorite websites for kids - great for an after school quiet activity

Our kids LOVE playing computer games for kids.  I am amazed at how quickly they learned how to manipulate a mouse and navigate webpages.  We featured some of our favorite learning apps over the past few days, our free educational apps list is terrific and we have another list of Best Apps for Kids including […]

Human Body System – learn about it!

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We are learning about the human body, what organs we have, what systems work together to form our bodies.  We are learning what the purposes of the various organs are and where they are located.  This is a great fall activity to do together as a family especially as there are so many skeletons and […]

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. […]

Felt: Apple Activity

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  Felt Apple Activity Your kids will enjoy this felt apple activity over and over throughout the year. My little guy loves the texture of felt and really enjoys playing with it so we have been working on lots of felt projects that you can check out over here.  If you are familiar with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paper Crafts: Make a Boat

paper crafts: make a boat

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 […]

Paper Activity: Shape Monsters

Shape Monsters

My son, like many kids I know, loves monsters. He likes to pretend monsters are coming over for parties. He likes to paint monsters. He was thrilled when I made him these 3D paper monsters from an origami paper cup. He had me drawing silly faces the other day. (He likes telling me what to […]

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 […]

Back to School Activities

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It is hard to believe that we are talking about Back to School already!  The summer always seems to fly by, filled with fun activities, play dates, and staying up late. So to commemorate one last week of summer fun, we try to make the most of it with a “Back to School Week of […]