10 Angry Birds Birthday Party Ideas

10 Angry Birds Birthday Party Ideas

These Angry Birds birthday party ideas are so much fun!  Do your kids love Angry Birds? Mine do! Here are some ideas of ways to bring the silly birds, mean pigs, and crashing blocks into reality.  If we weren’t already planning a reptile birthday party we would do an Angry Birds one! Angry Birds Birthday […]

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Cinnamon Roll French Toast Preschoolers Can Cook

cinnamon roll french toast

Last week we did a series on playing with our food, we made kale smoothies, played dress-up with collard greens, in the past we have painted our pancakes, and have made spider bananas. But, the thing my daughter loves to make the most is Cinnamon Roll French Toast. This is such an easy breakfast idea. […]

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Kids Drink: Yummy Pineapple Drink {Disney Inspired}

Kids Drink: Yummy Pineapple Smoothie

A yummy kids drink can be a special treat for little ones.  This delicious pineapple drink is Disney inspired and sure to be a hit with your kids this summer…or anytime. At Kids Activities Blog, we love drinks and eating foods that make our kids smile!  Our children love pineapple, and since our road-trip to Disney they […]

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Make Strawberry Santas as a Healthy Christmas Snack

strawberry santas

Need some Christmas recipes that don’t cause a full-on sugar rush?  These Santa Hats make for healthy alternatives and are tasty too.  Wouldn’t it be fun to sing the cute Christmas rhyme while you make these with your kids? Christmas Recipes Here’s a healthy Christmas treat for you, Strawberry Santas! Holiday parties and gatherings can […]

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Rainbow Cupcakes

rainbow cupcakes

My daughter just turned four! Her birthday request was for rainbow cupcakes. I was imagining rainbow icing till she explained she wanted the entire cupcake to be a rainbow. How on earth would I make that? Then I remembered the blog post I read from Shannon, at Milk and Cuddles, there was hope! We could make […]

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DIY Frushi

DIY Fruit sushi, frushi.

Sushi is one of my favorite treats.  The kids have enjoyed a slice or two, but none of them ask for seconds.  It’s always been “Mommy’s”. Then we discovered fruit sushi!  It is sushi, only the filler ingredients are fruit. It’s a Fun Healthy Snack!! The kiddos went biserko!  They loved creating their rolls and […]

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Monster Apple Faces

Birthday party snack idea

Have candy?  Peanut butter?  Some apples?  Random candy?? Have we got the snack activity for you! Super silly, absolutely tasty, Monster Apple Faces. During the kids birthday party we had a candy buffet for the kids to decorate their own cupcakes – it was a huge hit!   But really, we should have just skipped the […]

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What to have for lunch: A collection of Meal Ideas

What to eat for lunch

Do you ever get in the lunch dull-drums?  We do!  I regularly struggle wondering what we should have for lunch for the kids (and/or myself).  Here are some of the brilliant suggestions we have found to make lunch fun, simple and sometimes silly. . Have a lunch: Lunch on a stick.  Make a skewer of […]

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Pig and Pancake – 20 Recipes and Activities for Kids

20+ Activities and Recipes for pancakes. Start a fun family "pancake" tradition!

Pancakes are part of a family tradition. We love our family traditions!! We love our bucket lists and Activities for Autumn.  These pancake activities are on our list of favorite activities.  The kids enjoyed reading the book, If you Give a Pig a Pancake. When my hubs is working late we have a pancake night, […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip – Made with beans!

cookie dough dip

. I love making things that the kids absolutely LOVE and that are good for them!  I discovered the recipe for chick pea cookie dough dip from Chocolate Covered Katie.  The recipe is super simple (go to her site for quantities if you are an exact person, or if you are like me and “wing […]

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Learn Map Reading Skills with a Snack Map

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We had fun this past week learning map skills together thanks to a recent conversation in the Horizon Healthy Families community.  Caroline of Food and Art had the idea of hiding food all around a room for kids to find – sounds like fun!  We decided to mix it up a bit and added a […]

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Camp Fire Food: Fruit & Smore Cones

Campfire food smores Cones

One of my favorite things about camping is the food. Food cooked on a fire tastes so much better than the “everyday” food we make at home! A couple of weekends ago we went on a camping trip as a family – it was wonderful! Other than my kids catching their first fish (I think […]

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Peaceful Parenting: Make a Kindness Jar


With 9 & 10 year old siblings, a fair amount of bickering and unkindness occurs in our household.  Having tried (and failed!) a variety of different ideas, we came across an idea last year that helped them keep kindness top of mind. Inspired by this Good Deed Jar, we took the idea of a Kindness […]

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Edible Playdough: Make your own Pasta Noodles

homemade chicken soup

Play dough is one of our favorite kiddo activities. If there is a dull moment in our house, the kids beg to get the color-filled tubs of doughy fun down from hiding. I’ve figured out a way to get my kids to enjoy play dough, and make our dinner – at the same time! We […]

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Make Candy Corn Sugar Cookies For Halloween

candy corn sugar cookies

I love making cut-out sugar cookies with my kids during the holidays, but let’s be honest…it makes a huge mess and takes a long time!  If you’re looking for a quick way to make Halloween cookies with your kids, check out these adorable Candy Corn Sugar Cookies! No cookie cutters, no rolling out the dough…so these can […]

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Freezer Banana Pops: Homemade Summer Popsicle

Frozen banana pops

One of the things that says “summer” more than anything else are popscicles.  This is by far my kids favorite way to consume a banana – stuck on a stick, smothered with chocolate, and covered with sprinkles. . Freezer Banana Pops are also a great way to rescue those bananas that are nearing the end […]

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DIY Hot Pockets: Perfect On-the-go Meal

DIY Hot Pockets

There was a time when I thought nothing of a quick run through Wendy’s or wherever to feed the kids with the dollar menu, but that gets expensive!  I discovered a kid-friendly, incredibly easy to make and oh-so-convenient portable meal solution – DIY Hot Pockets. This hot pocket recipe is such an easy way to use […]

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Quirky Kids Snacks: It’s Playtime Link-up

Quirky Kids Food

My quirky kids like to play with their food… and it’s Wacky Wednesday at our house in honor of one of our favorite books by, Theo LeSieg. Here are several silly and “wacky” snack ideas that were recently linked up to It’s Playtime! I hope they inspire you and your children to have fun playing […]

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Hairy Hotdogs: Cheap Kids Meal

spaghetti and hotdogs, hairy hotdogs.

Want the perfect babysitter meal for the kiddos? I mentioned that I recently found a deal on restaurant meals (Thanks Ebates). Now add the perfect meal for the babysitter to make with the kids and we have a terrific “date night” plan. All you need is pasta and hot-dogs. We broke the spaghetti in half.  […]

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Kale and Berry Smoothie: Genius Way to Get your Kids to Eat Veggies

playing with veggies

With three preschooler, an infant and a hubby who thinks “green” has a flavor, I have had to resort to a few tricks to make sure my kids are getting enough green leafy vegetables. My Genius Tip, for the Kenmore Challenge, is to get picky kids to eat veggies.  Guys, they beg for these!  We […]

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Dinner Table Challenges with Toddlers

Does anyone else have dinner-time tantrums?  Are your toddlers or teenagers picky eaters?  How about your hubby?  How do you get your family to get their 5-13(!!!) servings of fruits/veggies a day? I would love to hear about what dinnertime at your household looks like. . Typically around here, I get dinner thrown together later […]

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How to Create Pretend Felt Food

creating pretend felt food

My youngest preschooler loves pretend food and is obsessed with “cooking” right now. Thanks to some homemade felt from my sister-in-law, we have all the supplies we need to make a whole assortment of pretend felt food.  We have all the fun with none of the sugar-rush.  Thanks Jeanette! . How to make your own […]

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Twizzler Candy Bracelet

twizzler candy bracelets

It’s cold, rainy lazy day and this edible bracelet activity is great to keep the kids engaged and entertained indoors. Don’t have any twizzlers? You can make bracelets with fruit loops. We’ve even made bracelets out of jelly beans – if it’s edible and sweet it will keep the kiddos engaged. . All you need […]

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Rainbow Cookies – Fun Painting our Food

eating rainbow cookies

Eating cookies is yummy and painting is fun – last week we combined two of our favorite things with two of our favorite people!   I like simple easy recipes!  We adapted this recipe from the back of a Duncan Hines Cake box (one we found when making our rainbow cupcakes a few weeks ago).   These […]

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A is for Apple Pie

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My youngest preschooler’s favorite dessert is apple pie.  Baking an apple pie was one of the A activities last week in our Activity-a-Day calendar.  This is a super easy pie crust recipe and adding a drizzle of carmel on top of the apple pie filling makes this a yummy tangy treat!  The kids had fun […]

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Alphabet Cheese Crackers: How to Make your Own

Alphabet cheese crackers

My preschoolers love crackers and all things snack related.  I was thrilled to have discovered Sara and her nifty blog, Splendidly Imperfect.  She has graciously agreed to guest post her alphabet cheese crackers for us!  Thanks Sara!  Go check out her blog today and leave a comment there if you like these yummy preservative-free healthy […]

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Poor Man’s Icecream

poor mans icecream

My mother used to make these frozen pudding cups for us when my siblings and I were kids, calling it “poor man’s icecream”. We loved it and as the Texas heat is climbing in the tripple digits, I thought today would be a great time to pass on my mother’s tradition to my kids. These […]

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Drip-Free Jello Popsicles Recipe

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Do you have independent children?  So far, I have three of them!  This Popsicle recipe is perfect for them.  It was simple enough that with minimal supervision/intervention my four year old was able to give the directions (she loved that) to my three year old who mixed these yummy treats up! We made a couple […]

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The Fun Way to Make Oatmeal with Kids

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I love feeding the kids a nutritious breakfast.  I also love teaching them independence and watching my preschoolers have a sense of accomplishment when they “make Daddy’s oatmeal”.  It’s precious!  Here are a few of the ways we have fun with our morning oatmeal.  Do you do anything to make breakfast more interesting?  I’d love […]

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Alphabet Soft Pretzels: Yummy Preschool Snack & Activity

Alphabet Soft Pretzles

I love going to the mall, detest shopping, but love the indoor playcenter which is great to help my preschoolers spend some pent up energy on a rainy day… and I love our tradition of getting a soft pretzel after our outing! We regularly bake bread at the Quirky home, but we made pretzels for […]

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