Tag Archive: Family Activities (all ages)

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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Fun First Day of School Traditions

back to school ideasCan you believe the first day of school is almost here?!   Let’s make some Fun First Day of School Traditions to start the school year!  Since school starts so soon, we’ve been thinking a lot about back to school traditions. Our older boys have always reluctantly participated in my first day of school picture taking,…

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Kids Bored in the Summer? Here are 15 Things To Do!

kids bored in summerWhat do you do when your kids are bored in the summer?   How can you keep them occupied?   It can be a struggle to beat boredom, but we have some ideas! First of all, remember that boredom is a good thing.  It gives our kids a chance to entertain themselves.  It lets them keep…

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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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Feed the Shark Sensory Bag

Feed the Shark Sensory Bag-1 copyWe are having so much fun with these Shark Week activities for kids! Today, we’re sharing how to make a Feed the Shark Sensory Bag. We love sensory bags for kids because they are a fun way to explore different senses. This one includes an activity that kids will enjoy — feeding fish to a…

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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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Kids Crafts: DIY Bird Feeder

We have the perfect craft project for kids to make this summer or fall – this DIY Bird Feeder could not be easier! It’s an activity they will love to make as well as watch the birds eating for hours! Add this to your summer bucket list of things to do! Even though my boys…

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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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7 Sweet Mom and Daughter Summer Dates

7 Sweet Mom and Daughter Summer DatesSpending one on one time with our kids is as important as it is fun. Giving your children a special day to spend with you, all by themselves, will make them feel special and helps develop a foundation for your relationship as they grow older. If you are in a rut with the same 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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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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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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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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Chores for Kids

Chores for Kids - Chores Kids Can Do on Kids Activities BlogThe subject of chores for kids is a difficult one. Difficult for the kids because they would prefer a chore-free world. Difficult for the parents to find the right ones and then make sure the work is done. The good news is that the whole family benefits when chores are distributed!  Kids Activities Blog is…

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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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Cupcake Liner Frog Craft

In this post, learn how to make an adorable Cupcake Liner Frog Craft with kids. This inexpensive, easy, and fun craft is perfect for home or school. Cupcake Liner Frog Craft Last week, my kids and I found tadpoles in a puddle. We set up an aquarium in the kitchen to observe them and have…

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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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12 DIY Fidget Tools for Kids

12 DIY Fidget Tools for KidsI know right now the fidget spinner is all the rage. It’s a super fun toy for kids and is especially great for the ones that really need it. But the idea of little fidget tools is not new at all. Caregivers and teachers have been coming up with great ideas for kids for quite some…

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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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