Indoor Activities

  • Coffee Can Stilts

    August 27, 2015

    A few weeks ago a family friend called me up to ask if I had a use for a bunch of old coffee cans. While I was a little afraid to tell my husband that I had said “yes” to accepting such a large bag of junk, taking up more room in our house, I ...

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  • Lemonade Play Dough

    August 5, 2015

    We love scented play dough at Our Beautifully Messy House and summertime is the perfect time to make LEMONADE PLAY DOUGH! I came up with this recipe a couple weeks ago, while mixing up some play dough to take with us on vacation to the beach. And the kids LOVED it!!! It’s always nice having play ...

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  • 5 Rainy Day, Bouncy Ball Games

    July 21, 2015

    It wasn’t a “rainy day” here today, but it might as well have been! L was having fun, being a kid, over the weekend and ended up with stitches in her forehead…so, no swimming for the week while temps are in the upper 90s. Yuck! We had a ball this morning though (every pun intended) ...

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  • DIY Pocket Parachute

    June 10, 2015

    What kid doesn’t love throwing a toy parachute around?!! And what parent doesn’t love a toy that costs nothing, takes less than 5 minutes to make, and entertains your kids for hours on end?!! I made this DIY POCKET PARACHUTE for L on a rainy day last week…as soon as there was a break in ...

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  • Glow-in-the-Dark Bath

    June 2, 2015

    A couple weeks ago L and I walked down the street to check out a kids’ festival going on in town. Our favorite part was some “Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga” going on at a local yoga studio. While the kids danced and froze into yoga poses with their glow bracelets on, the skies opened up into a ...

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  • Rainbow-Shaving Cream Sensory Play

    March 24, 2015

    This is such a fun activity for kids and even more fun if you surprise them with it! I prepared our RAINBOW-SHAVING CREAM SENSORY PLAY activity beforehand and when I called L to the kitchen to play, draw and discover she was delighted! She kept saying, “Hey, how’d the rainbow get in here!?!” Like many ...

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  • Knuckle-Print Carrots

    March 18, 2015

    How cute are these KNUCKLE-PRINT CARROTS we made for Easter? They’re not only fun to make with your little ones, but they make sweet gifts for parents and grandparents too! Materials needed: paper orange and green paint little knuckles Just a little note: Whenever doing projects like this, I like to have a sheet of paper to practice on first. ...

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  • Crazy Colored Easter Eggs

    March 9, 2015

    Last year was the first time we colored our Easter eggs in this fashion and oh my gosh, was it easy!!! These CRAZY COLORED EASTER EGGS are much cleaner and quicker to make than the traditional dyed Easter eggs! And aren’t they just beautiful???     Materials needed: white eggs pot with water broken crayons tin foil large dish or pan fork tongs glitter (optional) towel for ...

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  • DIY Toy Vacuum (that Really Cleans!!!)

    February 25, 2015

    I love showing my kids that with a little creativity and a basketful of recycling materials you can make just about anything! One morning L woke up asking me to make her a vacuum…strange request, but I accepted the challenge. My thoughts immediately went to that toy vacuum from yesteryear with the popping balls inside. ...

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  • 10+ Silly Jokes for Kids!

    February 7, 2015

    The only thing better than a good knock-knock joke is watching your kids crack up at them! Give them something to smile about at breakfast with these 10+ SILLY JOKES FOR KIDS!     What does a cow wear? Udder-wear! Knock-Knock. Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive you! (L made this one up. She think’s it’s hysterical!) Knock-Knock. Who’s there? Shoes. Shoes who? Shoes don’t talk! What do frogs order when ...

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