Kids’ Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List for Kids

Summer will be here before we know it! What activities will you fill your Summer days with? We usually brainstorm a list of activities that we'd like to do each Summer and I was totally inspired by this  video from "The Bucket List to do with Your Child Before They Turn 5" . I also like to have some "go to" activities for rainy days or times when the kids say they are bored. Here's a list of resources that will help you with your Summer bucket list or help to fill your pockets with "go to" activities: Free, Printable Summer Alphabet Card Game 8 Weeks of Themed Summer Activities with The Activity Mom Water Play Ideas for Preschoolers and Toddlers Work your way through the alphabet with Summer memories from A to Z. … [Continue]

10 Easter Activities

10 Easter Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers

  Easter is quickly approaching. Here are The Activity Moms' top 10 FAVORITE Easter Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers: Easter Egg Counting Decorate paper Easter eggs with the corresponding number of stickers. Easter Egg Puzzles FREE! Download, print, and play. Puzzle Easter Egg Hunt Fill your eggs with puzzle pieces and have an egg hunt everyday! Easter Egg Window Decorating Use water, a paintbrush, and foam shapes to decorate your windows over and over again in creative ways. DIY Rainbow Finder Find rainbows everywhere with your own rainbow scope. Easter Egg Color Matching Use foam or paper eggs and stickers to practice sorting and matching colors. Easter Egg Listening Game Fill pairs of eggs with different items. Listen, match, and explore. Easter Themed Play Date Host an Easter Themed Tot School or Play Date with these amazing activity ideas. Easter Egg Name Activity Practice spelling your name with the Easter themed … [Continue]

A Color of His Own Activities and Crafts

A Color of His Own Activities and Crafts

We just love the book A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni! It is a beautiful book with a wonderful message. Here are several activities and crafts to go along with this book: A Color of His Own Printable Matching Activity from The Activity Mom A Color of His Own Pipe Cleaner Craft from Lines Across A Color of His Own Changing Chameleon Paper … [Continue]

Tape Art for Kids

Kids' Tape Art

  We recently bought a craft tape dispenser and the kids have had SO MUCH fun using it in so many ways. Today we tried making tape art with a white canvas, tape, and acrylic paint.   The first step was letting the kids place the masking tape on the canvas. Try to let them just go with it. It was great to see how much fun they … [Continue]

Tin Foil Drawing

Tin Foil Drawing Craft

  This is one of our favorite activities to do! It’s so easy, yet so different! Using tinfoil (don’t buy the cheap brands that rip easily) tape a large piece to the table, securing all sides with masking tape. Give the kids a bin of colored Sharpie markers (both fine tip and broad tip) and let them color! It’s amazing how long they … [Continue]

Air Dry Clay Recipe

Air Dry Clay Crafts

  This super simple air dry clay recipe is easy to prepare and fun to get creative with! Ingredients: 2 cups of Baking Soda 1 cup of Corn Starch 1 1/2 cups of cold water Food Coloring (optional) This recipe will make enough for 4 individual balls of dough. Whisk together the ingredients in a large pot and heat over medium … [Continue]

Make OREO Sprinkles

Oreo Sprinkles

We have a new favorite way of eating OREO cookies (besides eating them 3 at a time) around here......OREO Sprinkles! First, pick your favorite kind of OREO and put 3 or 4 into a plastic bag. The kids love the Golden OREO. You should also try the NEW Red Velvet OREOs! Next, use a rolling pin to crush your OREOs. She insisted on using … [Continue]

Breakfast Art

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The Activity Moms know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! We also realize that morning schedules can sometimes leave us with very little time to prepare a healthy breakfast (at least at our houses). Our solution....Kashi Oatmeal! Kashi Instant Oatmeal is healthy, quick to make, and easy to get creative with! Start with … [Continue]

Cooking with Kids – Rice Krispies Treat Balls

Cooking with Kids Rice Krispies Treat Balls

 These Rice Krispies Treat Balls are SUPER easy for the kids to make and they are so delicious! My recommendation is to make the caramel sauce in advance, and just reheat it in the microwave on the day you want to use it. It also freezes well (both the sauce and the finished marshmellow balls) and since this recipe makes a lot, you can keep the … [Continue]

Sands Alive vs Kinetic Sand

Sands Alive vs Kinetic Sand

  We have Sands Alive! AND kinetic sand. My 7 year old loves BOTH. However, in his attempt to share information like Evan from EvanTubeHD, he decided to experiment with them and share his conclusions.   There you have it…the breakdown of both sands from a 7 year old's point of view. From a Mom's point of view, both are fairly … [Continue]