Search Results for: boredom

Free Printable Blank Comic Pages

Do your kids like to draw comics? Need a quick and easy boredom buster for the kids this Summer? Here’s a free printable for blank comic pages the kids can use to make their own comic books at home! This is one of Emily’s favorite activities for a rainy day, or anytime she just feels […]

Kid Craft: Upcycled Clipboard

This creative craft for kids project is sponsored by Mod Podge Washout for Kids, an all-in-one sealer, glue, and finish that is designed to be kid-friendly and washes out of clothes in the washing machine and Apple Barrel paint, an all-purpose acrylic paint that comes in a wide variety of colors.  These upcycled clipboards will keep […]

Crafting with… Sugar?

This kid craft idea is brought to you by Imperial Sugar. Did you know that you can craft all sorts of things with sugar? It’s true! Our friends at Imperial Sugar have some amazing craft ideas using sugar. I love these ideas for when you need a simple boredom buster to keep the kids entertained, […]

Gifts to Inspire Creativity

Inspire creativity with these great gift ideas! Whether you’re looking to add a little more creativity to your life (or someone else’s), here are seven of our favorite gifts (to give & receive) that are sure to inspire any lucky recipient. This collection is full of possibilities for endless creative fun for all ages and […]

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 […]

Homemade Grape-Scented Galaxy Play Dough

Need a quick boredom buster that will keep the kids entertained for a good long while? Try making a batch of homemade grape scented play dough, then add some glitter for “galaxy dough”!! Clara adores anything shiny and sparkly, so this was a HUGE hit for her!  I hardly ever use glitter in crafts (it gets EVERYWHERE), […]

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 […]

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 […]

Learning in an Instant: Balloon Bop

Give a kid a balloon and you’ll instantly cure any sign of boredom. Have you ever noticed that balloon play always leads to a game of balloon bop? You know, where you have to keep the balloon in the air by skillfully and energetically bopping it repeatedly? Just the process of this balloon bop play […]

Sun Ornament Craft

Are you craving the return of the sun and longer days? This sun ornament craft from Inner Child Fun is a great way to bring a little more sunshine into your home. It’s also a fantastic boredom buster activity with a beautiful end product!  Can’t see this video? You can view it here. What are […]

12 Best Learning Activities from 2012!

 The contributors here at Inner Child Learning have chosen some of their best learning activities from 2012 to share. We hope that you’ll browse around and get to know us all a little better, and we look forward to sharing lots more this year!  Baby Massage as an Opportunity for Early Play and Learning   Rainbow […]

Our Mission Statement & Values

Our Mission: To provide parents, grandparents, educators, and caregivers of young children with the inspiration and resources they need to better enjoy life with their kids. What we will provide: — Permission to PLAY! — Arts & crafts that foster creativity — Boredom busters. — Learning activities. — Simple pleasures. — A supportive community on […]

Our Mission Statement & Values

Our Mission: To provide parents, grandparents, educators, and caregivers of young children with the inspiration and resources they need to better enjoy life with their kids. What we will provide: — Permission to PLAY! — Arts & crafts that foster creativity — Boredom busters. — Learning activities. — Simple pleasures. — A supportive community on […]

Our Mission Statement and Values

Our Mission: To provide parents, grandparents, educators, and caregivers of young children with the inspiration and resources they need to better enjoy life with their kids. What we will provide: — Permission to PLAY! — Arts & crafts that foster creativity — Boredom busters. — Learning activities. — Simple pleasures. — A supportive community on […]

Thank YOU!

Happy New Year, friends! We are looking forward to an amazing 2013, and already we have BIG plans for the year ahead. Thank you for such a great 2012!!! Thank you for all of your support, comments, and for the wonderful emails I have received. With 4.8 million page views, over 34,000 comments, and hundreds […]

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids

Soon it will be time to ring in the New Year! This year I’ve put together some goody bags for the kids to open every hour as we count down to “midnight” (really it’s only 9pm our time, as we ring in the year with Rio, but you get the idea). These are just plain […]

10 Indoor Winter Fun Activities for Kids

For most kids, winter break is right around the corner. Need a few indoor activity ideas to keep the kids entertained at home? Here are some of our all-time favorite winter activities that only require a few common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for indoor fun that doesn’t require a trip to […]

20 Gift Ideas for Future Innovators

Do your kids enjoy solving problems? Do they love to learn about how things work? Need a few gift ideas for them for the holidays?? Here are 20 of our favorite gift ideas for future innovators: 1. Wooden Blocks — A classic building toy that never gets old. We especially love the Melissa & Doug […]