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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. Katie WallaceHi, I’m Katie! I live […]

Pretend Gingerbread Cookie Play Dough

Pretend Gingerbread Cookie Play Dough

Looking for a creative kids activity to make a quiet afternoon more fun? This pretend gingerbread cookie play dough recipe is easy to make. It uses my go-to favorite play dough recipe, and with a creative twist that allows kids to cut out realistic looking play cookies! We used beads for sprinkles and cut out felt shapes for pretend icing. Making pretend cookies is a fun way for kids to be creative and practice their motor skills.

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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 chemistry experiment!

Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

Fun & Creative Homeschool Activities

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is having fun while learning. I find a lot of opportunities to teach my kids how to be creative. We do art, we bake, we build Lego castles, we go on backyard scavenger hunts, and we make a lot of memories while learning! Here are some of the fun things our family does while homeschooling!
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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. We made dark purplish blue slime with glitter and aqua water beads. Mixing up a batch of slime is Chemistry that kids can do themselves!

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! On days my kids can’t easily go outside due to weather, making playdough is a purposeful hands-on creative project. This DIY mint playdough uses my BEST homemade playdough recipe, with added mint extract!
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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.

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 activity for the Fourth of July or any open afternoon! Kids can easily mix up their own slime using these simple non-toxic ingredients.

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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

Homemade finger paint is easy to make. Kids can even pick their own colors! Try these two different recipes using flour and cornstarch.

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Some of the best homeschool activities are fun, creative and educational. Playing word family dominoes is a great activity to reinforce phonics concepts. After all, many words sound the same but look different, and many words look the same but sound different! I created this word family phonics game out of cardboard and scrapbook paper. You can easily make your own set of game pieces and even customize them with words for your child’s learning level.
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