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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! You can make this homemade finger paint in any color by adding food coloring.

Spring Nature Hunt & Interactive Kids Activities

Spring Nature Hunt & Interactive Kids Activities

Springtime is a great season to enjoy some creative activities. My kids love doing crafty projects, such as going on a spring-inspired scavenger hunt and dying eggs in colorful natural dyes. Yard toys make outdoor play fun and interactive, especially for kids who have gotten used to being inside during colder weather. The whole family can enjoy these fun spring activities!
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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

Need a creative kids’ project? Edible marshmallow play dough is simple to make at home. Mix in your favorite colors and add sprinkles to customize this sensory kids’ activity.

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. Fresh air and exercise is important for kids to develop healthy habits and discover new interests. These interactive yard activities for kids are easy to pull out, set up or mix up.
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Pretty Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Pretty Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Easily make cute tissue paper butterfly sun catchers with your kids. 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!

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

I love inspiring my kids with messy art projects and crafty activities. We tried out some eco-friendly finger paint, play dough and natural coloring pigments that are made with ingredients derived from the earth.

Fun Summer Learning Activities for Kids

Fun Summer Learning Activities for Kids

Our summer has been filled with sunny days, water play, refreshing snacks and lots of relaxing. Along with all the fun, summer doesn’t have to mean kid’s brains go on vacation too. My kids always seem to be eager to learn something new. Here are some simple ways to encourage kids to keep on learning while they are having fun!
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Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

We’ve been going through a lot of paint around here. This crafty potato stamp painting activity is fun and creative. All you need is a paper bag or paint paper, several potatoes and craft paint!

Sensory Glitter Cloud Dough Kids’ Activity

Sensory Glitter Cloud Dough Kids’ Activity

Glitter cloud dough is soft and fun to stretch and mold. You can mix in sprinkles, confetti, tiny treasures and more! Easily make this fluffy homemade dough for your kids using cornstarch and hair conditioner!

Food Taste Test Educational Kids Activity

Food Taste Test Educational Kids Activity

One of the best things about doing school at home is that parents can make learning fun! My kids love doing hands-on creative activities like a food taste test. Kids get to try new foods and sample new flavors. You can even ask your kids to identify foods that are salty, sour, sweet, spicy and bitter. We often do taste tests for lunch, and my kids think it’s an adventure to sample all the foods.

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Spring Break & Easter Family Fun

Spring Break & Easter Family Fun

Happy spring! This last week was a busy one; we were getting ready for Easter and it was Spring Break. Here are some of the highlights from our week of creative spring-inspired kids’ projects.

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

My kids love color, glitter and playdough, We combined all three and made rainbow unicorn playdough! This easy salt dough recipe is easy to make and fun to play with.

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Do you sometimes struggle to come up with creative activities for the kiddos? My kids often have extra energy on days they can’t go outside. This means we get to do creative projects, make a DIY sensory bin, or practice learning new skills through play. Did you know kids learn something new from practically everything they do? Think about it. When kids ride a bike they practice balancing. When kids color they are practicing motor skills. When kids eat lunch they are discovering favorite foods or possibly trying new foods. Every day is like a maze of exploration for kids, which I think is fun! Here are some imagination-inspiring activities for kids to do on a rainy day.
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