10+ Awesome Art Apps for Kids

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With the help of our sponsor, Verizon FiOS, Kids Activities Blog found the very best art apps for kids.  Your kids will love stretching their creative muscles with these totally awesome tablet and smart phone apps for kids.  From drawing to cartoon production to music, these apps make being creative extra fun, and mess free! […]

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Make a Lego Rainbow

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We are huge Lego fanatics.  We have made our own Lego Instruction Books; we’ve done Lego playdoh printing, car races, relay races, hunts, and Lego painting! My son just celebrated his fourth birthday and I threw him a Lego-themed birthday party that was a big hit. Our house is now even more inundated with Legos than it was before… […]

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Preschool Activities: Cheerios Bracelet

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Toddlers can make Cheerios bracelets to strengthen fine motor skills and work on counting and patterning. We love Cheerios in our house. We eat them for breakfast all the time but we also play with them too. Do you remember those fun candy bracelets where candy beads are strung on a piece of elastic and […]

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5 Little Ghosts No-Sew Finger Puppets

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Get into the Halloween spirit with these adorable no-sew finger puppets.  Your little ones will love creating and playing with these sweet and spooky little ghosts.  This simple craft is perfect for fingerplay, I’ve even included a few fun rhymes!  With both preschoolers (who will love playing with these) and younger children (who might prefer […]

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{Kid Hacks} 2 Easy Ways to Put on a Jacket Without Help

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With cooler weather just around the corner, you’re going to love these kid hacks!  I’ve got two different tricks for teaching your toddler (or preschooler) how to put on his/her own jacket.  They might still need a little help with the zipper, but I found it such huge help when  there was one less thing to deal […]

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Make a Fourth of July Flag Craft

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Today, I’m thrilled to share one of our favorite Fourth of July crafts. We always intend to make lots of Fourth of July crafts, but the holiday always seems to pass by before we get the chance!  Luckily, my daughter told me that she wanted to “paint hands and feet,” so I grabbed our supplies and took off for the back yard.  My husband […]

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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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Learn about Animal Camouflage on a Frog Scavenger Hunt {Free Printable}

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Animal camouflage is nature’s way to protect and hide creatures from their predators.  Kids love a good scavenger hunt so I created a camouflage frog hunt to help my daughter understand how an animal’s coloring can help him hide in his surroundings and therefore stay safe. Animal Camouflage To create this activity, I used a little […]

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Math Game for Learning Numbers

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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 […]

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Preschool Math: Learning With Dominoes

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Word Family Game {Early Reading Activities}

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Understanding what a word family is can be an important pre-reading skill for preschoolers.  Here are some great early reading activities that re-use bottle caps for learning fun.  Kids Activities Blog hopes you enjoy this fun activity with your child. Word Family Game Bottle caps are great for so many kids’ crafts and activities, but […]

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Preschool Math: Simple Graphs

Preschool math is fun for kids with these simple graphs

Preschool Math by Robert A Williams and Joy Lubawy is an excellent book with lots of easy and inexpensive math activities for preschoolers.  One lesson within this book is an exercise on simple graphs.  Kids Activities Blog loves this activity for preschoolers and hope you will come back to share with us what your child’s favorite […]

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Easter Activity: Color Sort Easter Eggs for Preschoolers

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Travel Around the World {3 Times In One Day}

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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: […]

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Fall Colors Activity Book

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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 […]

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Make a Parachute: Kids Parachute {Creates} Resistance Experiments

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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 […]

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Preschool Halloween Activities

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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 […]

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{Matching Games} Pre-Reading Activities and Color Game

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Matching Games We’ve been playing all sorts of of fun matching games lately. We have been playing a treasure hunt game where my son pulls a letter out of a bag, and then finds an object that begins with that letter. This time, we played two variations of this game. Pre-Reading Activities Game 1. I began […]

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Early Learning with a Sticky Wall

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Early Learning Sticky walls are a great early learning tool. They are created using contact paper on windows and walls, sticky side facing out. I love this simple sticky wall activity shared recently by Deborah at Teach Preschool. Sticky Walls can be used to teach basically any concept. We put up a Fall tree sticky […]

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Baking Soda and Vinegar Sensory Activities

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Mixing baking soda and vinegar is a classic science experiment.  Check out how they can also be used as fun sensory activities. Baking Soda and Vinegar I’ve been meaning to let Bear {4 yrs} do this activity for awhile now. When I saw these sensory activities at 2 Big, 2 Little, I knew that we […]

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{Early Learning} Working with Numbers

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Early Learning Young children learn well when they use hands-on projects.  This is a great activity that promotes early learning, specifically working with numbers, but it is also very easy to make and use. Two simple everyday objects can be combined to make an early learning tool. In this case I took an empty frosting […]

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Word Family {Game for Kids}

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Learning to build a word family is an important pre-reading activity.  Turn learning into a fun game for kids by letting your child use some colorful sticky notes! I  have been doing a lot of activities with my son to help us focus on some Back to School Basics skills. We’ve been working on simple […]

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Alphabet Activity Using Noodles for ABC Formation

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An alphabet activity that is hands-on allowing young children to move and wiggle aids in early learning…and is a lot of fun.  Throwing away the pencil and using bendable household items for abc formation is a great alphabet activity for little ones! Alphabet Activity Noodle and pipe cleaner letters are so easy to put together […]

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Pre-Reading: Letter Match Game

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Pre-Reading Activities Here is a simple pre-reading activity for toddlers and preschoolers to draw their attention to the letters and match attributes even before they are ready to begin learning the letter names and sounds! This is the perfect independent pre-reading activity for kids to play on the refrigerator, so you can keep an on […]

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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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Monster Trucks: Math and Art


Monster trucks are all the rage at our house and have been for quite a while.  Recently, my son Bear {4 yrs} and I created a fun new game called Monster Truck Bowling.  It was a huge hit!  So I expanded on this success with math and messy art activities. Prior to beginning the main […]

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