Ping Pong Ball Painting

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Part art project, part gross motor activity ping pong ball painting is so much fun!  And the best part?  The results are frame worthy!  Simple enough for a toddler to master but exciting enough to interest much older kids this art project is awesome!  With just a few supplies, most of which you probably already […]


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10+ Ways to Get Kids Active Indoors

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We all know how important it is to keep our kids active but sometimes it’s too hot, or too cold, or too wet to play outside. We’ve partnered with our sponsor, The Little Gym, to bring you the very best indoor kids activities. Plus bad weather doesn’t have to mean you’re stuck at home, learn all about […]


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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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Simple Origami Paper Boats {Plus Snack Mix!}

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For my family summer looks a lot like this: play in the water, eat a snack, repeat.  With the help of our sponsor Horizon Organic and this super fun and simple kid craft, I found a way to combine our two favorite summer activities.  Learn how to create these simple origami paper boats, plus a delicious […]


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Treat Soap: Make Hand-Washing Fun!

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In this season of cold and flu, I have renewed my emphasis on personal hygiene with my children.  My 3 year old, however, has a major aversion to soap.  He will willingly wash his hands and take baths, but fights any type of soap or shampoo. I can sneak soap into the bath, which takes […]


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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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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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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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Monster Coloring Pages

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These free printable monster coloring pages are kooky, spooky, and fun!  My son loves monsters so I created these coloring printables with him in mind.  Monsters are extra fun to color because they can be any color of the rainbow.  Print them out and let the creative coloring begin! 3 Cool Monster Coloring Pages This […]


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15 Fantastic Fall Playdough Recipes

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The kids are back to school, there’s a little crispness in the air, you can get a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks; it’s time to bust out the fall playdough recipes! Here at Kids Activities blog we love a good sensory dough, so we gather up the very best fall inspired playdough recipes from around the […]


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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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DIY Clipping Toy: Road Trip Sanity with a Toddler

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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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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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How to Make Paper Plate Masks

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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 […]


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Snowman Pancakes

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We made Snowman Pancakes.  Pancakes and winter just seem to go together!  Have you tried our kinda lemon pancake recipe? Or celebrated If You Give a Pig a Pancake activities recently? Snowman Pancakes They were super easy and so much fun! All you need is prepared pancake mix, chocolate chips, and whipped topping. Step 1: […]


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{Best Blog} Triple T Mum

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This week’s pick for our best blog feature is Triple T Mum. We are featuring an interview with Amie today and rounding up some of our favorite Triple T Mum 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! […]


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Make It: Make a Rainbow Puzzle {Activities for Toddlers}

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This tutorial is for a puzzle and you can make it fast and easy with felt!  Make a rainbow puzzle for your little ones that can be pieced together over and over.  Kids Activities Blog loves activities for toddlers like this one because they foster children’s creative side by letting them make their own rainbows. […]


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Fun Activities for 2 Year Olds {10 Favorite}

10 Favorite Fun Activities for 2 Year Olds

Fun activities abound here at Kids Activities Blog.  Today we are featuring great ideas for those busy little 2 year olds.  Kids Activities Blog hopes you enjoy these 10 favorite activities to share with your little one. Fun Activities  Gasp! My Mr. E will be turning three soon. He no longer toddles around. He runs. […]


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11 Fun Ideas for Playing With Water

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Playing with water can create hours of fun for kids and parents.  Find out what will sink or float from our most favorite ideas for playing with water from It’s Playtime! on Kids Activities Blog. Your kids will have a blast with any of these great ideas for fun in the sink. 11 Fun Ideas for Playing […]


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Aluminum Foil Craft {Colorful & Shiny Tin Foil Collage}

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This aluminum foil craft is awesome.  Using tin foil is an adventure – is just so shiny and crinkly!  Making a Tin foil collage is a craft with aluminum foil that is so simple that even the youngest artist can get involved with colorful results. Kids Activities Blog loves when things found in the kitchen become art. Tin Foil […]


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Kids Painting Activity: How to Create Flower Art!

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Shaunna writes at Fantastic Fun and Learning about the hands-on activities and crafts she does with her 2 daughters and 2 little boys who join them for at home preschool. Shaunna
has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, and she enjoyed teaching kindergarten and first grade for seven years. She can also be found sharing on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/FantasticFunAndLearning), Twitter (http://twitter.com/Shaunna_FFL) @Shaunna_FFL, Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/shaunnaevans/) and Google+ (http://plus.google.com/ b/114184359195382322220/114184359195382322220/posts).


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{Oh So Sweet} Sensory Bin for the Babies

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Activities for 1 year olds?  There are so many activities and games out there for toddlers and preschoolers, but having become a mom for the second time around, I am remembering what it was like to stare at my new baby and think, “Now what?” When our kids start to toddle, it seems easier to […]


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19 Engaging Activities for 1 Year Olds

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These fun activities for one year olds will encourage your tot to explore her surroundings.   Our favorite toddler activities have been researched and tot-tested!  Play with baby doesn’t require fancy toys or the perfectly designed nursery.  Activities for one year olds often use things already found at home in a unique way. Favorite toddler activities: […]


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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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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 […]


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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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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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