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Color Changing Milk Experiment

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Color Changing Milk Experiment The Color Changing Milk Experiment is an experiment that's fun for all ages! It's been a while since we've done this experiment, but we enjoy it every time! You can see how my color changing milk experiment went in 2012 on my frugal website. I wanted to do the color changing milk experiment again for this website since I love to post about kids activities! My girls are still young so we try to get creative when … [Read more...]



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How to Make Watercolor Paper Leis

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How to Make Watercolor Paper Leis School will be out for the summer before you know it! We are ready for a nice longg break! The last few months have been full of activities and I've been counting down the days until the last day of school. This summer, I'll be focusing on spending quality time with my three kids. We plan to make several fun summer crafts! We made these simple Watercolor Paper Leis last summer. We paint a lot at home and … [Read more...]



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How to Make Slime

How to Make Slime recipe 8 - 1

 How to Make Slime My girls have been begging me to make slime for quite some time now! We do a lot of arts, crafts, and activities together, but slime making was on their wish list. I finally made it out to the store recently to gather the supplies needed to make slime and surprised my girls with this fun activity last weekend. Making slime can get very messy, but that's the fun part since I allow my girls to get messy during projects … [Read more...]



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How to Make Marble Playdough

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How to Make Marble Playdough My girls and I have been getting creative in the kitchen with lots of fun crafts and activities! They love to work on these activities with me and I have fun spending time with them. Recently, my oldest daughter came up to me and randomly told me that I was the best mom ever because I participate these fun activities with them. That comment was motivation enough to keep planning fun crafts and activities with … [Read more...]



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How to Start a Container Garden with Kids Hero Image

How to Start a Container Garden with Kids

How to Start a Container Garden with Kids Hero Image

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When having discussions with other busy moms around me, one thing I often hear are their desires to start a garden at home. Gardening is very popular among families these days. Many families want to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs in their own backyards vs. heading to the grocery store to purchase over-priced … [Read more...]



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How to Plan a Family Movie Night

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias This has been one exciting summer so far.  To save money this summer, we are skipping the costly day camps and planning activities of our own. We swim in our neighborhood pool almost daily, visit the children's library around the corner, go bowling, skating, and take … [Read more...]



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How to Make Your Own Colorful Sand

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How to Make Your Own Colorful Sand We've been playing around with food coloring a lot lately! For years, I didn't even touch the stuff, but now I find that I can't live without it. Why? Because food coloring is amazing. It's fun. You can do so much with food coloring including fizzy fun, making sidewalk chalk paint, shaving cream rain, color changing milk and now our own colorful sand! With two young kids in the house, I'm always on the … [Read more...]



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Chocolate Covered Spoons Idea for Valentine’s Day

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Calling all coffee and hot chocolate lovers! Here's a super cute Chocolate Covered Spoons Idea for Valentine's Day from Cross Country Cafe -- one of my favorite online coffee shops! Are you planning on giving a Valentine's Day gift to a coffee lover this year? If so, you can also print out a few FREE Printable Coffee Themed Valentines Gift Tags! You can download them directly here. … [Read more...]



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Printable Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages

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Snowed in today? Raining outside? You'll need to find plenty of activities for the kids to complete while they are at home and stuck indoors! Head over to Crayola.com and you'll find several free printable Valentine's Day Coloring Pages and other fun activities like Bingo! Print these activities for the kids and have fun coloring! … [Read more...]



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Fizzy Fun Activity for Kids

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Here's a fun and easy activity to do with the kids! We call it "Fizzy Fun!" My girls love this activity, especially on a rainy day! It can be somewhat messy, so make sure you supervise your child during this activity! Here's what you'll need:  Baking soda Vinegar Food Coloring Dropper Small Pan 4 Small bowls Directions:  Pour the baking soda in a small pan and shake gently so that the baking soda is in an even layer. … [Read more...]



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Educational Websites for Kids

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Winter is approaching! The kids will spend a lot of time indoors and will be looking for things to do. If the kids are bored and you are out of ideas and tricks to keep them happy, consider allowing some educational screen time. Here's a list of educational websites for kids that you can allow your children to play on this winter. Find your favorites and bookmark them!m ABCmouse.com - award winning website with educational games for kids 2-7 … [Read more...]



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Earth Day Activities for Kids

10 Earth Day Activities for Kids

Earth Day Activities for Kids

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ocala/Marion County VCB for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Spring is here and the warmer days are perfect for outdoor activities. When the weather warms up, I try my best to keep my kids outside as long as possible. When they get home from school, they have time to ride their bikes down to the park and play with their friends. These opportunities give my girls plenty of … [Read more...]



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How to Make Melted Crayons

How to Make Melted Crayons

How to Make Melted Crayons

How to Make Melted Crayons Do you have a bunch of broken or old crayons around the house? Instead of tossing them, consider making melted crayons with the crayons! My girls saw a video about making melted crayons on YouTube Kids and we went to our art shelf and pulled out as many broken crayons as we could find. Then, we broke them down into even smaller pieces and melted them into these beautiful crayons! This activity is perfect for kids … [Read more...]



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How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. The kids will be out of school soon and the summer will be in full swing. With many kids at home during the summer, parents can find themselves struggling to find things to keep the kids entertained while they are home. There's plenty of activities to do with kids during the summer and getting outdoors should be on everyone's to-do list. If you are looking … [Read more...]



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How to Make Shaving Cream Rain

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With the summer approaching, you can be sure I've stocked up on a few basic household items to keep my kids entertained during the summer! I love to find fun activities for the girls to do that don't require too many ingredients or steps. I like for activities to be as easy as possible. The more complicated something gets, the more turned off of an experiment I get. With that being said, I found an amazing summertime activity for your children to … [Read more...]



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How to Create Busy Boxes for Kids

Busy Boxes for Kids

School is out for many and the kids will be spending the days at home enjoying the A/C as well as the hot summer sun. Many parents look forward to summer as a way to be able to spend extra time with their children, while others may dread the summer fearing they may not be able to find ways to entertain their children for two or more months! If you are in need of a way to keep the kids entertained, try creating busy boxes for each child that … [Read more...]



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Switch to Scott Tube-Free + How to Make Flowers Made with Toilet Paper

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube-Free for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Toilet paper seems to make it's way on my shopping list each week. It's just one of those items that we can't live without! With three bathrooms in our house and a growing family, soon to be a family of 5, toilet paper is something that we must keep in stock at all times. I try my best to keep a well stocked supply of toilet paper in … [Read more...]



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How to Make a Gumdrop Christmas Tree

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I can remember back when I was a little girl around Christmas time, my dad would always have a Gumdrop Christmas Tree around. Some years we made the gumdrop tree and other years, we used a Plastic Gumdrop Tree. It's been several years now that we haven't created a Gumdrop Christmas tree and while my girls are young, I wanted to carry on this special tradition that I remember and have my girls help us to create one to display at … [Read more...]



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Kid Friendly Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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We've been participating in the Elf on the Shelf for a few years now! Our elf started visiting our home in 2013 and my girls remind me every year about our elf coming for a visit in December! I have to say, it's actually a lot of fun. I enjoy finding new ways to display our elf and it does take a bit of creativity! I wanted to compile a few of our favorite kid friendly Elf on the Shelf ideas for you, from 2013 to 2016. Come back each year for … [Read more...]



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How to Create a We are Thankful Board

How to Create a “We are Thankful” Board

How to Create a We are Thankful Board

So often, we have to remind our children to be thankful for the many blessings we are given on a daily basis. Especially during this time of year, it’s easy for children, in their innocence, to get caught up in thinking about what they want for Christmas. To humble my own children and to teach them the value in giving thanks, we created this sweet little thankful board. This fun-family project can be designed in so many ways to fit your family’s … [Read more...]



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