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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 …

Make road trips fun for little kids by packing bags full of fun activities. Use the following ideas as inspiration to avoid “Are we there yet??” and similar questions you do not feel like answering because you have already driven hundreds of miles. Card Game Bag Fill a travel pouch with several different card games. …

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 …

Entertain your toddler using any or all of the following materials. Each option is cheap (which is always nice) and provides your toddler with the stimulation his or her growing brain needs. Read on, and be enlightened: Pom Poms Fuzzy pom poms in an array of colors are a great toy for toddlers. Use them …

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 …

Spring will be here soon enough, and with it the opportunity to enjoy many hours of backyard fun with the kids. Try the following DIY outdoor racetrack to provide your kids with a whole new way to race their lil cars and trucks. What You Need Same-size concrete stepping stones or similar flat stones (Look …

Help your children learn their way around the kitchen by getting them involved in cooking and baking projects from an early age. Use the following guide to assist you in giving your kiddies age-appropriate tasks while also fostering a love of cooking and healthy eating. Preschool (Ages 2 to 5) Stirring batter in bowls Pouring …

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 …

Limiting screentime is easy when you make a few “rules” about it. Your kids might not even realize they’re missing time away from the television and computer when you implement the following! Keep a list on your fridge for kids to use prior to watching favorite shows or playing internet games. Reading Encourage reading by …

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 …

  Welcome to Part 2 of this series! Check out more fun and goofy holidays to celebrate with your kids–there’s plenty to choose from every month! May The 4th Be With You Celebrate May The 4th Be With You on–you guessed it–May 4th. If your kids are huge Star Wars fans, they will loovvvve celebrating …

Keeping children occupied while waiting for a table or your meal in a restaurant doesn’t have to be difficult! There’s plenty of things you can do to distract your little ‘uns and subsequently prevent fussy meltdowns. Use the following ideas the next time you don’t feel like cooking and want to go out to eat. …

  Let’s face it, the dads in our lives do so much for us. Whether it’s our own fathers, grandfathers, husbands, brothers, or friends, they all try their hardest to make our lives easier and happier. They may work long hours to provide for their families, help cook, clean, and take care of the kids, …

Winter may be a dreary time, but if there’s plenty of snow on the ground, there’s lots of opportunities for your kids to have fun. Use the following ideas to plan snow-tastic days for the younglings–just make sure they bundle up! Sea Of Snowmen Encourage the kids to make not just one, but a glittering-white …

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 there such thing as too many parenting hacks? We certainly don’t think so. Every parent could use help that saves time, money, and energy. With that in mind check out a few more excellent parenting hacks to help you on days where you feel like you’re insane: Lunch “Freezes” Tired of making lunch every …

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 …

Help your kids have an amazing time with their dad by suggesting one awesome backyard project after another. Most aren’t exactly weather-proof, but provide hours of entertainment for your kids…and the kid inside your husband. Check out the following ideas for the kids and dad (and you). Cardboard Maze Have an assortment of cardboard boxes …

Keep your toddler entertained when stuck inside, whether due to weather or any other reason. A bored toddler is a rambunctious toddler, so sidestep disaster with a series of awesome activities. Your little ‘un will be super-tired by the end of the day! Foil Crown Activity Turn your youngling into a prince or princess by …

Is there such thing as too many organization ideas? Doubtful! The ‘back to school’ period is always a bit chaotic, and with that in mind enjoy a few more organization tips to help you survive this hectic time. The more you get everything organized now, the fewer problems you will have when school actually starts! …

Your backyard is a sanctuary, and one that presents a world of wonder for children. Encourage their creative sides by setting up your backyard in such a way they’ll want to spend hours playing outside instead of inside in front of the television or computer screen. Secret Garden Construct your very own secret garden for …

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 …

When the weather outside is all kinds of frightful and you and your family are confined to the indoors, there’s plenty of options for having fun. Spend your time indulging in a variety of indoor games and activities designed to keep everyone enthralled for hours: Mad Libs The classic game of missing words equals lots …

Need more ideas for keeping your toddler busy and stimulated? There’s plenty of fun options out there, most if not all of which help foster imagination and creativity in your little ‘uns. Check out the following ideas and help yourself raise one cool kid: “Leaping Lily Pond” This fun idea has you placing pillows and …

Throwing a truly spectacular birthday for your child doesn’t have to cost you your savings account. There’s plenty of simple-yet-highly-effective options regarding birthday celebrations, any of which will have your kids remembering “that really awesome birthday” for years. Check out a few ideas that won’t make your piggy bank sob: Special Foods Create a “special …

Driving with your kids doesn’t have to be awful, horrible, and terrible. There’s plenty of ways to keep the kiddies occupied, whether driving to the grocery store or the next state. Check out the following hacks and make your next car ride with the little ‘uns a pleasant one: Snack Basket Fill a medium-sized basket …

Was one or more of your children born in summertime? You may remember sweating like a racehorse while pregnant in summer, however it’s a great time for birthday parties! Check out a few fantastic summer birthday party ideas, any of which your children will remember for a long, long time. Fish Bowl Gelatin Create an …

Teachers are unquestionably some of the most important people in our children’s lives. Not only do they teach our children, but they love and nourish them every day, just as we do. Teachers don’t choose this career path for the salary or the recognition. They do it because they love our kids, and they love …

You might not think so at first, but there’s actually tons of items around your home that double as fantastic toys for kids. They fuel young imaginations while also helping to save you money on store-bought toys! Check out some of the many household items to give to your children for afternoons of fun: Flashlights …

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 …

Want to ensure your child’s sleepover is one kids will be talking about for weeks? Talk to your little ‘un about what he or she wants in regards to snacks and activities, and utilize the following ideas, whether putting them into actual practice or as sources of inspiration: Game Ideas Classic board games are always …