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Category: Kids Activities

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

A fun paper craft can be just the thing to keep kids busy at home. Kids can design these fun animal sun catchers using any color of card stock and tissue paper!

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

This project is a fun craft and creative way to feed the critters in your backyard. Kids will love making these DIY pinecone bird feeders using peanut butter and any type of birdseed. 

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

It’s really easy to make a sensory bin for your kids. Anyone can do it, using items you already have at home! Sensory bins are great for homeschool, preschool, tactile learning and just for fun! All you need to create an awesome sensory bin is a sensory medium such as play sand, small toys and an assortment of tiny decorative accents. Learn how to create a discovery experience using these simple steps for how to make a kids sensory bin!

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Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

A craft activity is a great way to entertain your kids and encourage them to be creative! These egg carton caterpillars are cute and fun to make. All you need is an empty egg carton, craft paint, and some colorful embellishments!

Popsicle Stick Monsters Creative Kids Craft

Popsicle Stick Monsters Creative Kids Craft

Feeling crafty? This popsicle stick monster craft is a great activity for kids. My kids loved designing their own monsters. You can make these colorful monsters look silly, scary or funny!

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

Homemade slime is a great way for kids to get their hands dirty and practice chemistry in the kitchen. This kid-friendly DIY slime recipe uses 3 simple ingredients which once combined, create fascinating stretchy slime! All the ingredients are completely harmless. My 7-year-old daughter can experiment with this easy DIY sensory slime recipe by herself! We made a bunch of colors and added some fun mix-ins to our slime variations.

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The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – Bright Colors!

My kids love playing with playdough. This is the best homemade playdough recipe because it makes bright colors and it’s not too salty. You can make it with ingredients you already have on hand!

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Children can learn and discover new things every day. I’ve found many ways to make learning fun for my kids. Resources like TinkerActive workbooks are a great way to reinforce science and math concepts, especially for kids who learn by doing.

How to Make Homemade Finger Paint for Kids

How to Make Homemade Finger Paint for Kids

Homemade finger paint is a creative activity for kids who love artsy projects. Kids can even help make this finger paint and learn how to follow a recipe. You can make this homemade finger paint in any color by adding food coloring.
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Spring Kids Activities & Nature Hunt

Spring Kids Activities & Nature Hunt

Springtime is a great season to enjoy some creative activities. My kids love doing crafty projects such as dying eggs and going on a spring-inspired scavenger hunt. The whole family can enjoy these fun spring activities!

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

We took egg dying to the next level by using homemade natural dyes made from real food! This fun science experiment is a great way to learn about how color can be transferred from one object to another.

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Kids love sensory activities. Anything they can squeeze, squish, mix and even taste is often an instant win. When I mix up a batch of homemade play dough, my kids want to help choose the colors and stir the dough. We used marshmallows to make edible marshmallow play dough for the kids to play with one afternoon. Edible play dough easily resembles moldable fondant and it’s simple to make with a few ingredients. If your family is anything like ours, you probably have a bag (or 2) of old gummy marshmallows sitting in your cabinet — which is perfect for this DIY kids’ activity!
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Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Seasonal crafts are a fun way to get the kids involved in making some colorful decorations for your home. These stained glass tissue paper leaf sun catchers are cheerful and easy to make with card stock and strips of tissue paper.

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

My kids love doing interactive outdoor activities. Regardless of season or weather, my kids enjoy running around the yard or going on a short family hike. These interactive yard activities for kids are easy to pull out, set up or mix up.

Pretty Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Pretty Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Childhood can be such a fun time of learning and creating. These cute butterfly sun catchers are easy to make and fun to design with colorful tissue paper. This project teaches kids cutting and gluing skills as well as critical thinking as kids decide which colors to use. Every butterfly design can be completely different!
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