Pokemon Craft

pokemon craft

  These pokeballs are such a fun Pokemon craft! They are perfect to make on a rainy day or at a Pokemon themed party and with the current Pokemon Go craze, this Pokemon craft is a hit with all ages! Materials: styrofoam balls paint paint brushes craft foam (optional)   Add multiple coats of paint to the styrofoam. We added a circle piece … [Read more...]

Treasure Hunt for Kids

Treasure Hunt for Kids

Kids love treasure hunts!  Even with the simplest of prizes, the excitement of clues and racing around keeps them asking for more. I've made a DIY treasure hunt before and it was fun, but it took some planning and organization which made me not want to create one at the spur of the moment very often. Treasure Hunt Problem: The planning and organization it takes to create a … [Read more...]

Kids Free San Diego

Kids Free San Diego

Growing up in Arizona, an annual trip to San Diego meant one thing – the beach!! Now that I am a mother of 3, and living in South Orange County, San Diego is so much more! It’s fun to rediscover a city, and San Diego is such an incredibly family friendly vacation spot. Whether it’s a quick day trip or an extended weekend getaway, there are more activities to do, than time … [Read more...]

Olympics for Kids

olympics for kids

Olympics for Kids Take advantage of the Olympics excitement by having an Olympics for Kids at your house! The more the kids are involved in the process of organizing it, the better!  I used blue painters tape to make a "balance beam" on the floor (pictured above). My kids would mimic the gymnasts on TV and have their own competitions. Eventually it turned into part of an … [Read more...]

Shopkins Themed Dice Game

Shopkins Dice Game

How to Play: Download and print the Shopkins Themed Dice Game Roll a die (or spin a spinner). Cover the corresponding number of pictures on your game board. We used garden stones from the dollar store. You can use anything for counters – Shopkins, cereal, m&ms, blocks, pom poms, etc. Encourage your child to cover the pictures working top to bottom, left to … [Read more...]

Recipes for Beginning Readers

Cooking to Learn eBook

Do you have a beginning reader (interested in trying to read, can identify a few sight words, and uses picture clues while reading)? It can be hard to find interesting material for beginning readers to have fun reading that are at the right level (not too difficult). That's why I developed these recipes for beginning readers. They are heavy on picture clues, repeat common … [Read more...]

Recipes for Cooking with Kids

Simple Recipes for Cooking with Kids

    I love getting the kids in the kitchen! There are a few recipes that are our favorites because they require a few simple ingredients, or the kids can read the recipes themselves, or they can completely be prepared by the kids with just supervision by me. 7 of our Favorite Recipes for Cooking with Kids   3 Ingredient Watermelon Cream Pops I … [Read more...]

Dairy Protein Intolerance Recipes

Dairy Protein Intolerance Recipes

When we first had to go dairy free 7 years ago it was a hard change for our family. We love all things dairy!! We found out our daughter had a dairy protein intolerance and it was making baby sick, so I changed my diet. Along the way I have learned a lot and I learned that we can still enjoy yummy things even when they don't have dairy in them! (Read about dairy intolerance … [Read more...]

Angry Birds Activities

Angry Birds Activities

With the new Angry Birds movie coming out, Angry Birds activities are providing hours of fun for all kids! From Angry Birds Learning Printables to Angry Birds Magnets (printable) and other Angry Birds Play Ideas you are sure to inspire endless hours of fun! … [Read more...]

100 Pool Noodle Activities

pool noodles Activities

  100 Pool Noodle Activities for you and your children Stock up on pool noodles now and take a look at my Pinterest board for over 100 Pool Noodle Activities! From learning activities to games and Science experiments to crafts there will be something you just HAVE to try! From DIY costumes to parent hacks, these 100 Pool Noodle Activities are for you! … [Read more...]

Homemade Gluten Free Cookies

Homemade Gluten Free Cookies

  My girls love to bake with me in the kitchen and a friend recently gave me a recipe for homemade gluten free cookies that seemed easy enough to let the kids do it pretty much on their own – which they LOVED! It only uses 4 simple ingredients! Mix with an electric mixer: 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar (plus extra for rolling) 1 egg ½ cup semisweet … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Preschoolers

St. Patrick's Day Activities and Crafts

Here at The Activity Mom we love any excuse to sneak in learning fun. Here are our favorite St. Patrick's Day Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers:   Making a handprint rainbow is a creative sensory experience. Use paper plates to craft a Pot of Gold purse or play a Pot of Gold Counting Game. Thumbprint Shamrocks are a great way to get creative and make … [Read more...]