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Kids Activity Blog
Saran Wrap Candy Ball Game for Holiday School Parties
Perfect for family gatherings, team or club gatherings, and especially class parties, a plastic saran wrap ball game will not disappoint!
Elementary-School Science Dioramas
Love them or hate them, elementary school diorama projects are part of life for the typical parent! Here we’re sharing our process for making a grassland diorama in 2nd grade and a rainforest diorama in 5th grade.
I am feeling… drawing page for kids
As an artist and designer, I believe art is a great way to express yourself, including day-to-day feelings. This is one of the reasons I’ve loved my daughter’s daily Reflections pages, where she draws and writes how she is feeling each day. Check out this exercise and perhaps incorporate it into your day-to-day too!
Easy Holiday Gingerbread Houses with Kids
When our youngest was five, we started our family tradition of making ginger bread houses together. I’m always pleasantly surprised how well the store-bought kits are made. With no recipe and hardly any preparation, gingerbread house kits are a no brainer for busy families. Read on for tips.
Food Folding Surprise “Monster” Drawings
Learn to draw food-themed folded monsters. Go from delicious to terrifying! Especially fun for elementary-aged children!
LEGO Halloween Costumes for Kids
Find inspiration for your child’s Halloween costume. Especially for LEGO-loving children, these Emmet, Benny, Ninjago, Spiderman, Wyldstyle, LEGO brick, and LEGO Minifigure costumes will delight!
Decorating Pumpkin Ideas with Kids
Pumpkin decorating has changed quite a bit since I was a kid in the 80s and 90s; now, there are ideas and kits galore, printable patterns for carving, and so much more. It can be a bit overwhelming. Here are a few ideas we’ve tried over the years. They’re simple, family-tested, and ready to become your next family tradition!
Digital Collaging – Seeing the world through the artistic eyes of a child!
Arts and Bricks creator Kelly Barkhurst shares a digital collage technique that combines photographs and children’s artwork, showing our world through our children’s eyes!
LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
For kids in fourth grade and older, we think you’ll love LEGO’s Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Technic Set. Explore pictures and our kid-builder’s favorite features!
Reset and Relax: Avoiding 3 Mistakes When Teaching Kids Self-Care
It can feel like a daunting task when you need your kids to learn to relax and reset. Fortunately, there are ways you can teach your kids self-care without falling into an expensive trap.
Best Art Gifts for Kids
Here at Arts and Bricks, we’re BIG fans of creative kids (and that’s every child)! This round-up of arts and crafts gift ideas is full of products that foster children’s creativity and “artsy” making. Our list is specially selected for elementary-aged children, children 5 to 12.
LEGO Vehicles – Made by Kids
A collection of creative LEGO vehicle MOCS made by children
LEGO Creatures – Made by Kids
Explore our collection of creative LEGO Creature MOCs made by children!