Tag Archive: Elementary Activities

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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Simple DIY Catapult

My youngest guy wanted to make a simple DIY Catapult using things that we had around the house. I thought it was a great idea and told him to go ahead and show me what he could come up with. Of course, the boy loves a challenge so he was all in and ready to…

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Personalized Tie Dye Beach Towels

Nothing says summer fun like personalized tie dye beach towels! Perfect for the pool or a beach outing, kids will love creating these colorful towels and will be so excited to use them. We’ve partnered with Tulip Tye Dye for this fun project. Tie dye your summer with tons of creative and colorful projects that are…

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How To Make a Fidget Spinner

How to Make a Fidget Spinner FeaturedFidget spinners are all the rage right now, but you don’t have to buy one! We are going to show you how to make a fidget spinner with just a few supplies. The best thing about this project is that your kids can customize it to make cool fidget spinners that no one else has! How to…

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12 Subscription Craft Boxes for Kids Compared

10 Craft and Activity Subscription Boxes For Kids Compared on Kids Activities BlogUPDATE:  I started this post over 4 years ago because I had a question on which subscription box for kids would be best for MY kids.  I figured if I had that question, others did!  There are SO MANY subscription boxes! Over the years, many have arrived at my mailbox and my kids have willingly…

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DIY Rock Tic Tac Toe

What kiddo wouldn’t love making this fun Rock Tic Tac Toe game? It’s a simple version make with rocks they find on a camping adventure or around the yard and with just a little paint! My youngest guy loves to create and make things out of stuff around the house. I remember one time he…

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Cupcake Liner Daffodil Art

Looking for an easy and colorful spring craft for kids? We’ve got you covered! This Cupcake Liner Daffodil Art is simple, adorable, and fun for kids of all ages. It’s especially great for preschool aged children. Best of all, it requires minimal supplies and adult help. Cupcake Liner Daffodil Art Daffodils are the first spring…

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The Best Playdough Recipe

best playdough recipePlay dough is the perfect rainy day activity, and we love making it in our kitchen.  When you make your own playdough with the best playdough recipe ever, you get way more dough  for your money than when you go out and buy it. Plus, this homemade playdough is so much softer and easier to…

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How to Have a NO Spending Month

Do you know how to have a NO SPENDING Month? Does it sound crazy and you have no idea how it’s possible to Make Saving Money Stress Free especially when you’re trying not to spend anything for a month!! Let me tell you all the secrets! One of my favorite parts of “saving money” is when…

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Easy Giraffe Craft for Kids

Easy Giraffe Craft for KidsHave you been following along with April the Giraffe? We are so excited that she finally had her baby! In honor of April and her new little one, today we are sharing an Easy Giraffe Craft for Kids! It’s easy, fun, and perfect for little hands. Easy Giraffe Craft for Kids Crafts are such a…

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Kids in the Kitchen: Tasks for Every Age

Start your kids in the kitchen young so they can master the skills they will need throughout their lives! You can find tons of fun Tools for Kids in the Kitchen for them to use and have fun with while you’re teaching them! Kids love to help out in the kitchen, whether it’s mixing, cutting,…

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Fuzzy Stick Bracelets

fuzzy stick braceletsWe’re going to show you how to make Fuzzy Stick Bracelets (aka pipe cleaners).  These are great to make for School Spirit Weeks with your school’s colors! FUZZY STICK BRACELETS This is what you need to make Fuzzy Stick Bracelets: Fuzzy sticks (or pipe cleaners) of various colors Scissors Pony beads Other charms or embellishments…

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Easter Egg Coloring Contest + Free Printables

Easter Egg Coloring Contest + Free PrintablesIf you’re working on a class lesson on Easter, we have a bunch of free printables for you! We are teaming up again with our friends at SpellingClassroom.com (affiliate) to give you a huge package of free Easter games for the classroom. In it you will find pages for preschool kids all the way up to 7th…

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Carrot Easter Coffee Filter Craft

easter carrot coffee filter craftIt’s almost Easter and so we’ve partnered with Nestlé SweeTARTS Soft Bites Bunnies to bring you an adorable spring kids craft. This Carrot Easter Coffee Filter Craft is filled with yummy candies that will bring a smile to your kid’s face this Easter season and make them say HIP HOP HOORAY! With a surprisingly soft texture…

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Classic Craft Stick Box Craft

Kids of all ages will have fun making classic craft stick boxes. This frugal craft is entertaining, fun, and useful. Finished boxes make thoughtful gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or Father’s Day. Classic Craft Stick Box Craft When I was a little girl, I enjoyed using saved popsicle sticks to make crafts. I don’t save popsicle…

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