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Homemade flubber for kids

Another Pinner said: This kept my 2 year busy for an entire hour and my 4 year old busy for 2 hours! YAY! Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda. Sheer minutes of colorful fizziness!!... Pretty sure we will be doing this soon! GENIUS!

The Gingerbread Man writing activity. So funny what the kids come up with!

Start with a magazine or newspaper clipping and let the child expand the picture

The Train To Crazy: Handmade Dress Up: DIY Peacock Tutu Tutorial

Playful Learning: 9 Apps for Young Scientists

3 twin sheets & hula-hoop & rope - great backyard or camping play area.

"Spy training" and other fun indoor activities sure to please even the most picky of kids.

Minute To Win It Christmas Party - game ideas and photos, and templates to download.

Snowy day activity: Fill bottles with food coloring and water; go outside and paint.Ive got to remember to do this!

Snowball Games. Another pinner: One of our newest family Christmas traditions is an evening of Snowball Games as one of our advent calendar activities. These games are minute to win it style games which are easy to set up with only a few supplies needed and fun for the whole family. Snowball games can be adapted to larger groups so they are great for classroom parties, family holiday celebrations or Christmas parties.

Cool science experiment! Dissolve egg shell off with vinegar and it will become a "naked egg" that can bounce... how fun!

These are awesome. Outlines of famous works of art for kids to color. is about to get way more interesting...

Using a coffee filter to make a snowflake... what a great idea! Already in a circle, gives the 3D effect when unfolded, and cheaper than using up all my paper budget!

"This is to remind you When I have grown so tall, That once I was quite little And my hands were very small.” 2 cups of Flour 1/2 cup of Salt 1/2 cup or less of Water

The Magic Ketchup Experiment! Kid friendly site with lots of neat experiments!

Night under the stars. Use a blow up kiddie pool and fill with pillows and blankets. This would be great for outdoor movie night!

Make your own air dry clay

75 Things to do with your kids. This is a wonderful list.