Free Printable — Spring Flower Matching Game

Need a quick activity for the kids to do that’s free and easy to set up? Here’s a little printable matching game just for you! The kids and I are so eager for the first flowers of the season to bloom, that we thought it was time to take matters into our own hands. Just […]

10 Easter Crafts for Kids

Celebrate Easter with Crafts, Activities, and Recipes for Kids Easter is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some adorable Easter crafts, activities, and maybe even a new recipe to use up some of those leftover hard-boiled eggs? Here are some of our favorites from the archives and from our […]

5 Books to Inspire Creativity

Children love to draw, paint, and create, and seem inherently creative. To further encourage your children to understand that their artwork is valuable and unique, I’ve created a list of five great story books that inspire artistic creativity!     Ish – This is one of my all-time favorite books!  Ramon loves to draw, but when […]

Spring Crafts for Kids!

Spring Crafts and Activities for Kids Need a few ideas for what to do with the kids during Spring break? Here are 20 of our favorite crafts and activity ideas to celebrate the season! Despite our forecast for snow flurries later this week (yikes!), we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands to make […]

Exploring Art and Artists

Exploring Art and Artists with kids can be a great exercise in creativity, and a wonderful way to introduce a variety of art techniques. Here are a few posts from our wonderful contributing writers — all about Art! Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Votive Holders on Inner Child Fun Helen Frankenthaler Inspired Abstract Paintings on Dilly-Dali […]

Best of the Week on ICF Media

We’ve launched some exciting NEW sites and features recently, and I wanted to share some of these great posts in case you’ve missed them. Here is a list of the best highlights from the Inner Child Fun Media team for this week! Inner Child Fun Here on Inner Child Fun we shared: 10 St. Patrick’s […]

Suminagashi Art for Kids

Exploring art and artists is a great way to incorporate art into your children’s learning. There are so many fun techniques and interesting artists to learn about! Today we are sharing a fantastic video on exploring the ancient Japanese technique of Suminagashi.  Can’t see this video? You can also watch it here. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JBGDKV2pIw]   You can […]

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids Here are ten simple and easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids, using items you probably already have on-hand! 1. Colored Cereal Rainbow Necklace — Practice patterning, color recognition, and fine-motor skills with this simple activity using colored cereal. 2. Leprechaun Trap — Decorate your house as a “leprechaun […]

Around the Web: Birds

This week we shared a fun and creative way to make hanging shape bird feeders as well as the benefits of letting your child use real tools to build a bird feeder. But we don’t want to stop there! Here are even more inspiring links about birds.  1. Go on a frugal field trip and […]

Watch Baby Wrens Leave The Nest

Nature provides many opportunities for learning and this week we will be learning all about our feathered friends. Chances are, no matter where you live, you can experience the wonders of birds first hand. You might even be able to spot the exciting first flight of a baby bird, like this one! Can’t see this […]

Around the Web: Colors

There are so many fantastic color activities around the web, and finding them this week has made me happy! It’s hard not to smile (and look forward to spring) when you are checking out so many bright and colorful ideas. Enjoy! 1. Purple Crayon Mural via Inner Child Fun- This is a fun activity to go […]

5 Books About Colors

I’ve asked the contributors here at Inner Child Learning for their recommendations on books about colors. Here are five of our favorites!   1. How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?– We love this series of books by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague! Follow along as you discover how dinosaurs learn their colors using items around the […]

Learning Color Words with CandyLand

Ever wish you could get more educational value from board games you already have on-hand? Here’s a quick and easy way to make CandyLand, a childhood classic from Hasbro, even more educational for your kids while sneaking in some sight word learning too! To give this game a fun and educational twist, I decided to […]

Bilingual Colors Song

This week is all about learning color words and to kick off the week we are sharing a bilingual color words video with a song!  Can’t see this video? You can also watch it here. Angelique Felix believes in the magic of play. You can find out more about Angelique by visiting here. You can also […]

Crafts and Activities to Celebrate Friendship

If you’re wondering what to do with the kids, here are 10 inspiring ideas to keep them entertained while teaching them about friendship. Added bonus — the month of February happens to be National Friendship Month, so you have the perfect (and timely) excuse to be crafty and kind! Many of these activities serve two […]

50 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained During a Blizzard

Keeping kids entertained during a blizzard can be quite challenging, especially if they have lots of extra energy to burn. Here are 50 of our favorite indoor activities for while the blizzard is going on, before you head outdoors for some fun in the snow! Added bonus — you probably have everything you need for […]

A Friendship Song for Kids

February is a wonderful time to focus on friendship, and this week we are going to give you several ideas! We’d like to start the fun by sharing a sweet bilingual friendship song for kids.  Can’t see this video? You can watch it here. Angelique Felix believes in the magic of play. You can find out […]

Around the Web: Boredom Busters

Need more boredom busters?  We’ve got some ideas! These 6 links from around the web should provide hours of entertainment! 1. Check out these 20 Boredom Busters for Rainy Days, Sick Days, and Duvet Days via Make Do and Friend 2. Make Your Own Sponge Blocks via Inner Child Fun 3. This cardboard plane and […]