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St. Patrick’s Day Treats — Rainbow Fruit Pizza!

Here are some St. Patrick’s Day treats that kids are sure to love!  This dye-free Rainbow Fruit Pizza is part cookie, part short bread, part fruit salad, and all yummy. It is the perfect non-candy treat for St. Patrick’s day or, well, any day!  This Rainbow Fruit Pizza is a great way to encourage kids to […]

Slime Sensory Play

There are so many ways to play with slime! Slime Sensory Play is full of fun, from blowing slime bubbles to creating “slime showers,” slime an awesome boredom buster and home science experiment for kids. My boys love to use slime in imaginative play. “Bad Guys” spray it to prevent superheroes from foiling their evil plans—mwahaha! But occasionally, […]

Ways to Learn with Kitchen Items

Did you know that many items from around your kitchen can be very useful learning tools? With a little creativity, it is easy to help your child learn with common household items you probably already have on-hand! Here are some of our favorite Montessori-inspired ways to learn with kitchen items: Ice Cube Trays Use for sorting, […]

The Best Quick and Easy Crafts for Summer

These quick and easy crafts for Summer are so much fun to make, and they will help you make the most of your time with the kids over these next couple of days! All of these use common household items you probably already have on-hand, and they are simple to set up. Yay for simple and fun […]

Free Printable for Preschoolers: Bakery Play Mats!

Here’s a free printable for preschoolers that works as a great boredom buster, especially for kids who love to draw or play with play dough! These bakery play mats let kids decorate cupcakes and cookies however they would like. Keep the sheets in a binder, and you’ll have an instant (and free) play mat booklet […]

10 Cheap Busy Bag Ideas for Kids

These busy bag ideas are a great way keep kids entertained, especially when you need a simple boredom buster with minimal set up required. Having busy bags pre-filled and ready to go is an easy way to organize materials for spontaneous play time fun whenever inspiration strikes! You probably have many of the materials to […]

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day recipes are a great way to introduce your kids to new traditions while spending quality time together. Here are some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipe ideas to make with your kids! Potato Soup Mix in a Jar This potato soup mix is an easy homemade gift the kids can make, […]

Fun Crafts and Activities for Kids Ages 8-12

Here are 10 fun crafts and activities for kids ages 8-12 that are sure to delight! These projects can be a great way to connect with your kids, spend time together, and learn something new. Best of all, they don’t cost a lot of money, and many of these make fantastic handmade gifts for family […]

Best of 2013 — Crafts and Activities for Kids

This past year has been an amazing adventure for Inner Child Fun Media!! In 2013, we expanded our team of talented writers and editors to bring you hundreds more inspiring crafts and activities to do with your kids. I am incredibly proud of our team, and am constantly humbled by their hard work and dedication! […]

Most Popular Learning Activities in 2013

As this year is coming to an end, I’d like to thank everyone for making this first full year of Inner Child Learning a great one! We have a great team of contributing writers that have really helped make learning fun. And we are thankful to have the support of a fantastic community of readers. […]

DIY Play Food — Cardboard Gingerbreadmen

Need a Winter boredom buster to keep the kids entertained indoors during frigid weather? Here’s a quick and easy set up for an invitation to create DIY play food (cardboard gingerbreadmen) that is sure to delight! For this set up, I used a gingerbreadmen cookie cutter to trace and cut out several gingerbreadmen. Then I […]

Autumn Tree Sculptures from a Paper Bag

Fall Craft for Kids Need a boredom buster for the kids to celebrate Fall using materials you probably already have on-hand? These Autumn tree sculptures can be made from a paper bag and coffee filter leaves, and they are a great way to introduce kids to the concept of form and balance in sculpture art! […]

Rainy Day Fun: Simple Stop-Motion Animation

If you’re looking for a good boredom buster for the kids on an otherwise rainy and dreary day, try creating simple stop-motion animation videos using a camera, a tripod, and some old toys! My kids thought this project was so much fun, and I love how it renewed their interest in some of their older […]

Simple Summer Scrapbooks Kids Can Make

Need an easy way to keep the kids busy while preserving some of their favorite Summer memories? Here is a very simple scrapbook project the kids can make, just in time for back-to-school when many teachers begin the school year asking what the kids did over Summer vacation. A big thank you to Melissa & […]

Glue Guns… with Kids?

This was a last minute boredom buster project we tried on a whim, and it was a HUGE success! Craft sticks, a cardboard box lid, and some ultra low temp glue guns were all the kids needed to be happily entertained for HOURS!! No, make that DAYS because they kept coming back to their projects […]

Kid Craft — Simple Leather Bracelets

As part of the Michaels Passport to Imagination program, the kids and I thought it would be fun to try one of the take-home projects they have outlined in the passport! This one is inspired by South Africa to make leather bracelets, and they are fun and easy to make!! I love how the passport […]

2013 Unplugged Summer Pact

I’m so excited to share that I have just signed the Unplugged Summer Pact, sponsored by our friends at Michael’s®. What I love about this pact is that instead of going completely screen-free, the pact calls for 2 hours of dedicated screen-free time every day this Summer, and 2 hours a day is definitely do-able! […]

Around the Web: Homemade Learning Manipulatives

There’s a lot of learning potential in the simple items you can either find around your home or make yourself with a little creativity. There are many benefits to making your own learning manipulatives. It can be a fun, rewarding experience that allows you to save some money and perfectly tailor the end product to […]