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Category: Kids Highlights

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!

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 using items you already have at home! Create this exciting kids discovery experience using a sensory medium, miniature creatures or characters and colorful sensory accents.

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!

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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

Making homemade slime is a great hands-on activity for kids to practice chemistry in the kitchen. You can make a bunch of colors and add interesting mix-ins!

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Preschool is a fun year to introduce kids to their colors, shapes, numbers and letters. I am homeschooling three kids and I think preschool is one of the more challenging years but also very rewarding. It’s challenging because preschool kids can’t read any of their own instructions and my 3-year-old typically requires constant guidance. However my preschool boy loves to learn and be included in our homeschool routine. To keep my son busy, I searched Amazon for engaging and creative preschool activities that would also get him excited about school.

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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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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.

Meet American Girl Blaire Wilson + Doll Review

Meet American Girl Blaire Wilson + Doll Review

Sweet, friendly and smart, American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year Blaire Wilson is a charming character. Her story series is focused on prioritizing relationships within a technology-driven world.

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

We’ve been going through a lot of paint around here. Playing outside is fun for my girls, but not quite as exciting as a craft table full of paint. I love helping my girls to practice their creative skills. The ability to be creative can affect so many areas of life down the road; cooking, decorating, accomplishing DIY projects — even work ethic can be impacted by creativity. If my girls simply become accomplished DIY-ers I will be happy. This crafty painting project is fun and colorful! All you need is a paper bag or painting paper, several potatoes and craft paint!
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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

Food taste tests are a fun way to teach a preschooler about the sense of taste! Fill a muffin tin with different types of foods and have them “taste” which flavors are sweet, salty, spicy, and sour.