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No more 'I'm bored!'

Simple and fun things kids can do when boredom creeps up. And no need to go to the store!
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Go on a Nature Hunt!

In this simple and social activity, children use size comparison skills to find objects in nature that are bigger, smaller, longer, and shorter.

Make Tie-Dye Baby Wipes

Give your preschooler the opportunity to work on color recognition and fine motor skills while creating a beautiful tie-dyed piece of art!

Homemade Beads: 3 Ways

Here are 3 inexpensive ways for kids to make their own beads, from scratch.

Make a Fabric Collage

Want a fun craft project that will get your preschooler using his senses? Create a colorful, abstract piece of fabric art with your child!

Play Animal Exercises

Preschoolers need to practice hopping, skipping, and other "gross motor" skills. Why not make it fun by challenging them to move like their favorite animals?

Post Office Pretend Play

Want to help your preschooler learn more about his community while boosting creativity? Set up a post office play station right in your very own home!

Home Bowling Alley

This simple preschool bowling game improves eye-hand coordination and visual tracking. All you need are some empty bottles to get started.

Homemade Periscope

Make a periscope with milk cartons and mirrors! This preschool activity is great for playing secret agent and learning simple physics.

No Bake Play Dough!

Here's a quick and easy recipe for homemade play dough that doesn't involve any cooking! This bright and colorful modeling clay makes a great instant toy!

Make Ice Cream in a Baggie!

Based on the concept of water's "freezing point," this activity entails the lowering of water's freezing point to chill ice cream!

Rock Candy Science

The next time you've got a restless second grade earth scientist on your hands, use this experiment to demonstrate crystals and make a tasty treat, too!

Edible Color Wheel

Learn all about colors with the best teachers of all -- cupcakes!

Pipe Cleaner Animals

Bring the zoo to you with this fun second grade arts and crafts activity: make a mini menagerie using colored pipe cleaners, a pencil and marker, and eyes!

“Obviously this one's good if you've got pipe cleaners on hand.”
Make Your Own Picket Puzzle

Does your child love puzzles? In this activity, he'll use craft sticks to design and create an original puzzle of his own!

“The simplest thing, but so great. Try using paint instead of markers.”
Paint Thumbprint Bugs in a Jar

Create a world of bugs with your kid! This variation on finger painting is a great project to create after a trip to the zoo or while learning about science.

“My kids love this story and love looking at their own artwork as I tell them the story at night.”
Create a Clothespin Jungle!

Do something fun with your clothespins by turning them into jungle animals! A great kids craft.

Wham! Bam! Kapow!: Cartoon Storytelling

Challenge your kindergartener to a whole new method of storytelling, and improve his fine motor skills in the process.

“This one takes a little more focus, but kids can get pretty absorbed once they get started. It's also fun to do collaboratively with a partner, each taking turns drawing a panel.”
Mystery Paint

Here's a fun and magical art activity, where kids paint an invisible picture that can only be revealed when painted over with watercolors!

Make a City of Bags

Forget 2-D maps. It's time for 3-D! Help your first grade child learn about the community around him, with this fun map building activity.

“Really easy, but can take over an afternoon if they really get into it!”
Paint a Handprint Mermaid

This underwater painting is as colorful as it is fun!

“These turn out really nice. Try other animals too!”
Melted Crayon Art

Melted crayon art is all the rage right now. It's simple, inexpensive, and there's no wrong way to do it!

Make Magic Ice

Preschoolers are fascinated by how colors can be mixed to form new ones. This activity combines color mixing with the concept of melting for extra science fun.

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