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Category: Kids Activities

DIY Sugar Sand Kids Activity

DIY Sugar Sand Kids Activity

Homemade sugar sand is a fun sensory activity to do with your kids. Easily make your own sugar sand in any color or fragrance, using basic ingredients you have in the kitchen!

Playdough Volcano Kids Science Activity

Playdough Volcano Kids Science Activity

Introduce kids to easy chemistry by making play dough volcanoes. Mix white vinegar with food coloring, and pour it onto baking soda to create a volcano-inspired chemical reaction!

Heart Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Heart Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Try this fun and easy Valentine’s Day-themed science activity! These heart borax crystals quickly grow in just a few hours! Kids will be amazed to see the chemical reaction caused by mixing borax and water, which creates sparkling crystals.
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Pretend Gingerbread Cookie Play Dough

Pretend Gingerbread Cookie Play Dough

This pretend gingerbread cookie play dough recipe is easy to make and inspires creative fun! Kids can cut out pretend cookies and decorate with felt shapes and colored beads.

Hot Air Balloon Suncatchers Kids Craft

Hot Air Balloon Suncatchers Kids Craft

Add beautiful color to your windows with these DIY hot air balloon suncatchers! Kids can practice their scissor skills, pick out their favorite tissue paper colors, and create their own balloon designs.

Colorful Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Colorful Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Did you know you can make your own crystals using water and borax? One week for science, my kids learned how to do this awesome homeschool science activity! All you need is a few simple materials and 20 mule team borax.

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Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is having fun while learning. Here are some of the creative activities our family does while homeschooling!

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Make these colorful tissue paper sun catchers to add color to your windows for fall! Kids will love designing their own stained glass paper leaves.

DIY Glitter Slime & Water Beads

DIY Glitter Slime & Water Beads

There’s something really fun about making homemade slime. Mixing up a batch of slime is Chemistry that kids can do themselves! In addition to making the basic colored slime, kids can add all sorts of mix-ins like glitter and water beads! We made dark purplish blue slime with glitter and aqua water beads. We were really surprised to discover how the water beads acted within the slime. My kids have made many batches of slime, and somehow the slime making process never gets old.

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DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

Making playdough is a great activity for any afternoon, especially to entertain antsy kids! This DIY mint playdough uses my BEST homemade playdough recipe, with added mint extract!

8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

Summer days are a great opportunity for casual family fun both indoors and outdoors! Here are some of the games and activities our family has enjoyed in the summer.

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Welcome to Sprinkle Rush, our kids cupcake baking challenge! Our girls, Kiera and Sylvie, practiced their culinary design skills to make and design their best cupcakes. They love baking, sampling sweet treats, and of course, watching baking show competitions. Kiera and Sylvie were very eager to do their own baking challenge! Each child received baking supplies, a simple recipe and 60 minutes (baking time not included) to make a batch of six cupcakes.
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Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Slime is super easy to make and really fun to play with! Red, white and blue slime is a creative kids activity for the Fourth of July or any open afternoon!

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

My girls love beauty products, color, glitter and surprises! These mystery DIY dispensers from Vendees are a very fun activity for girls to easily make their own bath and beauty products.

Easy Homemade Finger Paint

Easy Homemade Finger Paint

A fun finger painting project can turn a dull afternoon into a creative, memorable activity — but why stop there? You can make your own finger paint! Homemade finger paint is easy to make and your kids can even help mix up their favorite colors. We tried two different recipes using flour and cornstarch, with slightly different results.
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