30 Days of Play Challenge- An Invitation to Play: 10 Fun Kid Activities

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We are kicking off our 30 Days of Play Challenge this week by featuring 10 Fun Kid Activities plus a BUNCH more at the end of this post! I’m so excited to get started on this, as this is something I’ve been needing to do for myself, my kids and I even think it will be an encouragement in my marriage. If you missed the details of 30 Days of Play Challenge you can read how to get involved here. It’s really simple and our hope is to encourage each other along the way with ideas, activities and inspiration. Join our FREE Facebook Group Carpe Diem- Family Style.

30 days of play

I have teamed up with some other wonderful blogging ladies to bring you todays first five days of the 30 Days of Play Challenge via Mom’s Library.  Mom’s Library is a weekly giveaway and link party. It is meant to be a great resource for moms, and it is chalked full of ideas to bring inspiration to your day. I’m hoping you will utilize everything that Mom’s Library has to offer as you peruse all of the fabulous ideas that are linked up.

As I mentioned before you can choose to do 30 days of play however you want. I’m all about tweaking things so they work for you and your family so mix up the activities however, you wish and doing them once or five times a week. I’m doing two days a week.  What are you going to do?  I will start off our challenge with a Mom Mantra, Mom Tip and then our activities.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #30DaysofPlay and share about your time together on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or whatever other favorite social media you use.  Play is contagious so let others know and inspire them to do the same by sharing this post, so they can join along in the play! Also, use our 30 Days of Play Activities list here so you can jot down the ideas you want to incorporate in your day.

Here are the fun activities, I will share 2 for each day. One is for younger kids and the other is for older kids (though I think they can be interchangeable if you modify them):

Mom Mantra:

Comparison is the thief of joy. So stop looking at what your mom friends are doing with their kiddos and focus on what you want to accomplish with your children.

Mom Tip:

Let them get dirty!  Especially while crafting and playing, it’s all a part of the fun and experience for them.

Activities I’m Featuring this week:

Day 1.

Crayon Resist Art via Happy Hooligans – Jackie had her kids make cards out of their crayon resist activity.


Chocolate Scented Foam Dough via Tutus and Tea Parties

Chocolate Scented Foam Dough

Day 2.

DIY Felt Play Mat via Powerful Mothering

DIY felt play mat

Free Snow Learning Pack (lots of printables) by 3 Dinosaurs

snow learning pack

Day 3

Pretend Camp Fire Fun via Born Again Farm Girl – You won’t believe how she recycles an old CD with this craft!

camp fire

Here’s some Olympic fun from Play Eat Grow – A very simple craft that you can easily integrate an educational component like the colors for little ones.

olympics craft

Day 4

If you Give a Pig a Pancake Book activities via Growing Book by Book

If you give a pig a pancake

Peek-a-boo Penguin Craft – This is absolutely adorable and go find out why it’s called peek-a-boo craft over at Preschool Powol Packets.

penguin craft

Day 5

This Toilet Paper Bird Feeder is such a clever idea and if you want some more advanced ones for older kids check out this round up of bird feeders here.

toilet paper feeder Crafty Journal has this super easy Valentine’s Day craft that your girls will love making or even boys to give as V-day gifts to their girl friends.

heart bracelet

If you need more ideas check out our Mom’s Library Link Party below for all that these fabulous moms share with us every week! Before I get to the link party here’s a fun giveaway! If you don’t win this product is on sale until the end of the month.

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Also, feel free to link up your own activities that you do with your kiddos during our 30 Days of Play Challenge or other activities you’ve done! When you link your ideas up here, they will show up on these other great blogs: Meaningful Mama, True Aim Education Crystal’s Tiny Treasures iGame Mom Life with Moore Babies Inspired by Familia More Fun Mom Pounds for Pennies Home is Where they Send Us  *By linking up, you are granting me permission to use and/or re-post photographs from your blog or website.

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6 Responses to “30 Days of Play Challenge- An Invitation to Play: 10 Fun Kid Activities”

  1. January 22, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Thanks for featuring our If You Give a Pig Pancake fun!


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