All About Me Poster

All About Me Poster

Put your junk mail to good use and make an All About Me poster! Armed with a stack of grocery flyers, toy store ads, circulars and a few simple art supplies, your preschooler can make a cool poster AND he'll get some hands-on sorting practice, a key early math skill. What You Need: Junk mail ads (grocery circulars, toy store advertisements, etc.) Newspaper Safety … [Read more...]

Pokemon Crafts and Activities for Kids

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Pokemon is all over the place, including our house! Here are 12 awesome Pokemon Crafts and Activities for Kids that you will LOVE! Use this FREE, printable to make your own DIY Pokemon Cards. This is my FAVORITE Pokemon idea from And Next Comes L because my kids will spend hours creating and trading these cards. She also has a printable for designing your own pokeballs. LOVE … [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...]

Counting Birthday Candles Game

Counting Birthday Candles Game

Birthdays are SO exciting for little ones! Use their birthday to sneak in a little learning. Counting Birthday Candles Game How to Play: Print the Counting Candles Game. Choose a number card, place it on the cupcake. Have your child add the corresponding number of candles to the cupcake. To up the excitement, we would then sing "Happy Birthday to Sophie" and let … [Read more...]

DIY Chia Pet

Make Your Own Chia Pet

Materials: raw eggs soil grass seed water sharpies for decorating small paper cups to stand your DIY Chia Pet on First crack the top part of the egg and pour out the raw egg. Decorate your Egg Friend! Sharpies work great, just remember to be careful, they are fragile. We also used some adhesive foam shapes to decorate the eggs and cup holders. We used a … [Read more...]

Fall Kids’ Activities

Favorite Fall Kids' Activities

We love everything about Fall! Football, the weather, pumpkins, and leaves. Here are a few of our favorite Fall Kids' Activities: Fall Play Dough Mats (printable) Falling Flowers or Leaves Game Apple Themed Toddler Activities Leaf Counting Game Apple Picking Alphabet Game Toddler Thankfulness Tree … [Read more...]

20 FREE Printable Busy Bags

FREE Printable Busy Bags for Kids

Here are 20 free printable busy bags full of fun kid's activities! Perfect for traveling and quiet time.  Busy Bags (or Activity Bags) are a popular item to make and use with toddlers and preschoolers while traveling, waiting, or during quiet time! Busy Bags range from things you have on hand like activities or puzzles to things you prepare ahead of time like crafts or DIY … [Read more...]

Sticker Stories

Sticker Stories Creative Writing

Sticker stories can be done with any age and you can work on a variety of skills. I used to do these in my classroom all the time, so I decided to give it a try at home! My girls received this amazing sticker book as a gift, and if you have girls, I highly recommend it! They use it nonstop for so many creative things, and it was just perfect for sticker stories. The more … [Read more...]

Circle Art

Circle Art 4

This is a great art project that utilizes materials that you probably already have in your house! To make this pretty circle art, you will need: Paper cups (we used ones from our bathroom) Black or gray paint (we used gray) Watercolors Paper We started by dipping the paper cup into the gray paint and stamping circles.  I encouraged them to do as many or … [Read more...]

8 Week Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge

  Spice up your Summer with The Activity Mom's 8 Week Summer Challenge! The challenge is to try one new activity each week. That's it! Guaranteed Summer fun! Each themed week (below) offers a list of ideas and pictures to inspire you and get you started. Week 1 - Painting Week 2 - Water Week 3 - Games Week 4 - Playdough Week 5 - Get Messy Week 6 - Pretend … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Water Play

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Simple Summer Water Play Don't feel like filling up the kiddie pool?  Try these simple and fun ways to get wet and stay cool with minimal preparation. Fence Painting.  Maybe it's Tom Sawyer syndrome, but I remember spending several hot summer days as a child "working" hard to paint our fence with water and a paintbrush.  Getting to use a real grownup paintbrush was … [Read more...]