Tag Archive: Elementary Activities

DIY Backpacks with Fabric Markers

This school year, let your kids showcase their unique style by making DIY backpacks with fabric markers. We’ve partnered with Tulip Fabric Markers to bring you three ways to transform a white backpack into a colorful masterpiece your kids will love. DIY Galaxy Backpack All things galaxy are IN and your kids will love this…

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Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids

Solar Eclipse Activities for KidsThe Solar Eclipse is happening on August 21, 2017 and we are super excited! The kids have been counting down the days and getting their viewing gear ready. Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids What’s so special about this eclipse? Well, it’s going to be viewable by all of North America and the path of totality,…

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Back-to-School Picture Frame

Back-to-School Picture FrameShow off your kid’s first day of school photo with this adorable back-to-school picture frame. We’ve partnered with Imperial Sugar to bring you this fun craft that your kids can help you create! We sharpened pencils to different lengths to go around the frame, and sealed them with a special homemade decoupage made with Imperial…

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DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Slime

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Amazon Kids. Are your kids obsessed with slime? Our new favorite is DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Slime, inspired by the new Amazon Original Kids series Lost in Oz, which is now available on Prime Video! My son was hooked on Lost in Oz from the first episode. Dorothy is a budding engineer/tinkerer/creative builder,…

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Letter I Craft — I is for Iguana

We are continuing FUN WITH LETTERS series with a cute Iguana craft. It’s a super simple activity for your young learners. My kids enjoyed making a tale for Iguana the most. Supplies needed for letter I craft Green construction paper 2 googly eyes 1 green pipe cleaner Small peace of red pipe cleaner Glue Scissors…

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How To Make Bouncing Bubbles Without Glycerin

Our favorite homemade bubble recipe makes super strong bubbles, so we decided to try to figure out how to make bouncing bubbles without glycerin. When we saw this recipe from our friend Katie, we knew it would be a winner! It features one of our favorite kitchen (and craft!) ingredients — Imperial Sugar. We’ve partnered…

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Shark Paper Plate Craft

Shark Craft for KidsIt’s Shark Week and we’re excited to share shark activities for kids all week long! This shark paper plate craft is perfect for kids big and little. They can customize the shark however they’d like, adding fun decorations to make their own unique creation. Shark Paper Plate Craft Here’s what you need to make our…

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Shark Activities and Crafts

We look forward to Shark Week every year, and the best way to celebrate is by making the coolest, funnest shark activities and crafts for kids. Whether you’re planning a Shark Week party or creating a shark learning unit, these shark recipes, printables, and crafts are just what you need! Shark Week Ideas for Kids…

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When to Start Back to School Shopping

back to school shoppingDo you ever think about the best time to Start Back to School Shopping?  Summer may have just started, but it’s already time to start thinking about back to school shopping. With American parents spending an average of $630 on back to school supplies, it’s important to catch the early sales to save the most…

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Ice Cream Coloring Pages {Free Kids Printable}

Ice Cream Coloring Pages Free PrintableWhile these ice cream coloring pages won’t cool you down on a hot day they will bring in some fun! Sharpen those coloring pens as we will be having some chilling fun with coloring pages! Ice Cream Coloring Pages I love, LOVE, ice cream! My favourites are cookie and raspberry (with chocolate) so I’d probably…

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Letter E Craft — E is for Elephant

We are moving along with out Fun With Letters  series and today we are learning letter E and making a super cute elephant. My kids loved that this elephant had a floppy ear and a long long trunk that they could move up and down. Supplies for our Letter E Craft Letter E cut out….

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Easy Paper Plate Minion Craft

Paper Plate Minion CraftAre you excited for the new Despicable Me 3 movie? I have to say…Despicable Me is one of my favorite kid movie series. It’s super clever and the minions are hilarious! To celebrate, we made a fun paper plate minion craft! It’s easy, colorful, and requires only basic craft supplies. Easy Paper Plate Minion Craft My 4-year-old…

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How to Make a Simple Paper Plate Marble Maze

Paper Plate Marble MazeSometimes you just need a quick and easy activity for kids. This paper plate marble maze uses basic paper straws and glue. It’s perfect for car rides, lazy afternoons, or a quick STEM activity for school. Paper Plate Marble Maze When the kids are bored and you feel out of ideas, paper plates always come…

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Superhero {Inspired} Coloring Pages

Web Warrior a spiderman inspired superhero coloring pageGet your boys coloring! Here are some recreations of our favorite superheros. Coloring is a great way to help your kids develop pre-writing skills.  They learn how to control their crayons as they stay within the lines (or not – ha!). Too often coloring pages are cutesy.  Not something my boys want to get crazy…

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Surprise Watercolor Drawings

Surprise Watercolor Drawings are a fun way to paint! Kids can make their creations, give them to a friend, and watch as their friend uncovers the magic drawing using watercolor paint! We’ve partnered with Imperial Sugar to bring you this fun activity, featuring sugar glue that you can make at home!   Surprise Watercolor Drawings…

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Ocean Coloring Pages {Free Printable}

Ocean Coloring PagesLet’s dive into the deep with these ocean coloring pages! And when kids are done coloring they can do some simple and super fun  word  tracing. Your kids can color these the usual way or they can take it to a whole new level with textured coloring. Ocean Coloring Pages These will be perfect for…

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How to Teach Your Child Not to Be a Bully

Pottymouth and Stoopid summer bookKids Activities Blog has partnered with JIMMY Patterson Books to share this information. I think most of us have been there. In a situation where someone was stronger, more influential or simply louder…AND not nice.  This situation can take on various degrees of severity and even into abuse. It is a terrible thing to be…

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Super Easy Sharpie Rock Art

Sharpie Rock ArtRock hunting is all the rage! Kids of all ages will love using Sharpie markers to create super easy Sharpie Rock Art. Sharpie Rock Art Until last year, my kids and I didn’t know rock hunting was a popular family activity. One day, we were walking in a park when my son spotted a bright yellow…

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Unicorn Slime

Thank you to Elmer’s for sponsoring this blog post. I received compensation and free product from Elmer’s in exchange for writing this post. All opinions are my own. Unicorn Slime is one of our favorite borax-free slime recipes. My kids are obsessed with slime and unicorns, so what’s better than combining their two favorite things…

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15 Letter B Activities

15 Letter B ActivitiesMy son’s name starts with the letter B, so it is a letter he mastered early and quickly. He was always really excited to see the letter B on things and was quick to point it out. For my daughter though (whose name starts with a P) she had no exceptional interest in the letter….

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Space Mazes {Free Kids Printable}

Sharpen the pens and find the solution to these “out of this world” space mazes! I for one can never get enough of printable mazes  I could easily solve them all day long! Free Printable Space Mazes These are great for some no strings attached fun or they can also be used as a fun…

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B Is For Bear — Letter B Craft

This letter B craft is perfect for kids who love animals. Making animal crafts is a good way to engage kids while learning a new letter. So let’s make a bear with the letter B. To add a sensory element to this activity, we chose to work with craft felt. It made the bear feel and look…

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30 American Flag Crafts

American Flag Crafts FeaturedThese American flag crafts offer so many creative ideas for celebrating the Fourth of July.  The kids can help with these Fourth of July DIY flag crafts that are great for decorating for any party. We have other Fourth of July crafts and activities available, but today is a focus on flags.  American Flag Crafts…

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30+ Indoor Games for Kids

30 Stuck Inside Games for Kids - Kids Activities BlogThere are always days when kids are stuck inside to play.  Often it is due to weather, but there are tons of other reasons why outdoor play may not be an option! That is why we have collected over 30 Stuck Inside Games to play. Check out these fun indoor activities for kids.  Indoor Activities That…

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A Is For Angel — Letter A Craft

This Letter A Craft is the perfect way to help kids begin learning the alphabet. They will have easier time learning their letters and making phonetic connections when provided with activities that are engaging. Making an angel as a letter A craft is a fun way to introduce the very first alphabet letter. It’s a really…

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How to Help Your Kids with Their Homework Without Doing it Yourself

Helping your child with homework without doing it yourself!This post is in partnership with Sylvan Learning. There’s a fine line between helping your kids with their homework and doing it for them.  As a busy mom, I get it… After a long day, the last thing I want to be doing at 7 pm is trying to figure out how to solve a…

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Printable Random Acts of Kindness Cards

Printable random acts of kindness cards are a fun activity for the whole family! Step outside your comfort zone and teach your children the importance of being kind by inspiring them to serve others. We are so excited to partner with Random Acts, a one-of-a-kind hidden camera show from BYUtv that “pranks” unsuspecting participants each week through a random act…

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Summer Learning Ideas for Kids

Summer Learning Ideas for KidsSummer Learning Ideas for Kids is always a top priority for us. Summer is the best time of year, especially if you’re a kid.   No homework, no tests – what more can you ask for? As the summer quickly approaches, it’s time to kick those summer learning activities into high gear. With an almost endless…

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Printable Animal Shadow Puppets

Printable Animal Shadow PuppetsWhether it is a rainy day or your kids are just in need of some quiet indoor fun these printable animal shadow puppets can provide hours of imaginative play! We’ve partnered with Direct Energy to bring you this fun activity, featuring the Luci light, a solar powered light that was created to provide a safe,…

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Recycled Bottle Hummingbird Feeder

Teach kids the importance of recycling and spending time outdoors this summer by building a recycled bottle hummingbird feeder. As a kid, I loved spending time at my grandma’s house. Her backyard was filled with hummingbird feeders, and we loved sitting on the porch swing watching them. I always helped her prepare homemade hummingbird nectar…

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