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As much as you want to provide stimulating activities for your toddler, you are probably a little tired of cleaning up food, child-friendly paint, and just about anything else that creates a mess. Thankfully your salvation is here in the form of mess-free activities ideal for younglings! Review the following activities that provide your toddler …

If you don’t consider yourself a particularly “crafty” person but want to ensure your children use their imaginations and are interested in the creative side of things, read on. There’s plenty of ways to encourage creativity in kids! Family Game Fun The next time the family gets together for a game, consider making up alternative …

Create a whole other world for your kids right in your backyard. Make a village out of painted stones to inspire their imaginations and love of the outdoors. Use the following instructions to create the village–if you are not artistically-inclined, have a talented friend or family member help you make this tiny land of wonder. …

Turn the old tree stump in your yard into a fun play area for the kids. Use the following instructions to create a fun and fantastic Tic Tac Toe board your younglings will enjoy all spring and summer long. What You Need Flat stones of about the same size Red, black, and yellow paint Sand …

Don’t let a rainy day get your kids too down! Enjoy more rainy day activity ideas in Part Two of this series to ensure plenty of fun the whole day through. Do Puzzles Get out any puzzles you have to provide kids with a fun and stimulating activity. Make a display of puzzles, such as …

If it’s a rainy day and your kids are sad they can’t go out and play, use it as an excuse to teach “indoor fun.” Review the following ideas as fantastic inspiration for rainy day activities you and your children can enjoy anytime the weather is less than ideal. Have A Dance Party Throw on …

Enjoy fostering feelings of love and togetherness with your family by engaging in fun family activities every month. Create a list or simply brainstorm with fun things to do together. Use the following ideas as inspiration to get you started on a year full of great family times.   January Build snowmen Write thank-you notes …

Use this simple yet super-fun sensory activity to keep your toddlers busy. It’s easy to set up and provides hours of fun, as kids will love getting their farm animal toys “dirty” and then scrubbing them clean. Enjoy making this activity pop: What You Need Plastic washing bin featuring two distinct sections Coffee grounds Plastic …

Forts are a childhood pastime, whether indoors or out. If your children have shown signs of wanting to play in a fort or have flat-out asked you for “building materials,” use the following ideas to inspire your DIY efforts. Lit-Up Cardboard Box Use a hole punch or knife to make holes in the top of …

Need to keep your toddler occupied? Make a whole bunch of “busy bags” to give the child something to do when you need to work, cook, spend time with friends, clean the bathroom, etc. Use the following ideas as starting points and feel free to add to them or adjust them as you wish. Sponges …

Inspire creative efforts early on while also keeping your 2-year-old entertained via simple craft ideas. The following options delight the senses and put your little ‘un on the path to creative success later in life. Rain Paint Craft Help your 2-year-old place kid-friendly paint globs on pieces of white paper on a rainy day. Use …

Welcome to Part 2 of Kiddie Boredom Busters! Experiment with the following ideas so you never have to hear the kids whine about how bored they are ever again. Basketball Fun Teach the kids to shoot hoops, play PIG or HORSE, or find other fun basketball-related games to play. Sundae Station Have fun setting up …

Are your kids bored? Whether they’re finished their homework and have down time before dinner, are wondering what to do on the weekends, or need holiday break activities, review the following ideas. You will never have to hear “Mom, I’m BORED!” ever again! Explore Nature Explore the backyard, nearby park, or other natural area together …

Help your preschool or kindergarten-age child learn the alphabet by engaging the little ‘un in assorted letter activities. The internet is full of fantastic activity options that help each letter of the alphabet resonate with your kiddie. Take a look at a mere few of the many creative ideas available. Alphabet Animals Start a project …

If keeping your toddler occupied is an increasingly difficult task, don’t fret. Review a few fantastic options for keeping the lil tot busy for at least 10 minutes at a time. As a mom, you know 10 minutes is actually a pretty long time to get things done! Window Mosaic Provide your little ‘un with …

Is it a rainy summer day and your kids are getting stir-crazy? Rather than watching them quite literally bounce off the walls, find some fabulous crafts for them to work on. There’s lots of crafts and other fun activities kids can do indoors on a rainy day when there’s just no going outside. Check a …

Want to promote creativity in your children? Of course you do. Even if you believe the creativity train left the station before you got on, it is still an excellent idea to encourage it in your kiddies. Take a moment to review the following tips–who knows, you may be the mother of the next Van …

12 Best Lego Car Kits for Auto-Obsessed Kids (& Husbands) The team members here at Best Apps for Kids are huge fans of all things LEGO. Apps recommended in our popular best LEGO apps list are perennial favorites amongst our readers and their children. It was a blast putting together this list of the 12 best LEGO vehicles. We were surprised at …

Paper crafts are a fun way for kids to spend a rainy afternoon, and help encourage recycling and reusing. Review the following most-excellent paper craft ideas that will keep your children busy for hours and allow you some much-needed rest time: Toilet Roll Animals Toilet paper rolls offer plenty of paper craft ideas, including animal …

Encouraging creativity in your children is a wonderful thing, as it helps cultivate their minds and gives them an idea of what they’re good at and what they might like to do when grown. If you want to emphasize creativity in your household but are a little stuck as to how to go about it, …

Whether looking to keep your kids occupied and stimulated during summer or holiday breaks, it helps to have a few resources on hand. There’s plenty of craft books full of kid-friendly ideas, but some are far superior to others. Check out our picks for the top children’s craft books and never run out of innovative …

Bored children are restless children, so rather than dealing with whiny kids all summer or during a long holiday break, find ways to keep them laughing and otherwise entertained. Check out some of our favorite boredom busters and ensure little ones stay occupied: “Sumo Wrestling” Pair extra-large t-shirts with old pillows and have your kids …

Looking to get crafty with your kids? The internet abounds with amazing craft ideas, any of which are sure to inspire young artists. Whether you’re looking for projects on a rainy afternoon or simply want to encourage activities that don’t involve your television, check out the following ideas and enjoy creating something awesome: Melted Crayon …

Are the kids confined to the house because the weather outside is seriously frightful? Rather than watching them slowly develop cabin fever, help them have fun indoors with one or a few “stuck inside” games. There’s plenty of games and activities to keep them busy for hours! Balloon Tennis Blow up a few balloons for …

The winter days can get long and dull, especially if you have preschoolers who are stuck inside. Next time you are faced with a herd of bored youngsters, try going big. The preschool years are a time when kids are usually fascinated with really big things in general. I’m sure you’ve met a preschooler (or …

Looking for a craft suitable for young children or teens, kids of varying ages, and even a range of abilities? Sparkling Art may be just the idea that you need.  The finished product is eye-catching with brilliant colors and flashes of light. You can adjust the difficulty level to suit nearly anyone, and the supplies …