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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 […]

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 […]