Fun at Home with Kids

Our 15 Best Activities for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Sunday, February 16, 2014

This little blog of mine turned one year old last week!  I can hardly believe it.  We've come so far in a year, and I'm so thankful to you all for your help.  We couldn't have accomplished this much without each and every one of you.

In our first year YOU helped us raise enough money (we donate a portion of profits each month to charity) to build a complete well to provide clean water for an entire community in Africa (via Charity Water) and to create an entire classroom library in an impoverished area of Asia (via Room to Read).

By telling your friends, we grew a great community on Facebook. I love, love, love seeing the photos you all share of your kids having fun with our projects on our Facebook page.  It's definitely one of my favorite things about the blog.

With your help we grew a great community on Pinterest as well.  If you're not already following us and want to, you can find all of our boards here, and the board with all of our blog activities here:

And, finally, because of all of your support, I am super excited to report that one of my personal dreams is going to be a reality by the end of this year (2014!)...

UPDATE:  Our book is here and it's available Internationally!!!

Chapters CA:
Book Depository (UK and AUS):
Amazon UK:
Amazon CA:
Barnes and Noble:
From your local US bookstore:
Fishpond AU:
Adams Media (ships worldwide):

And now without further ado, I present to you the 15 most popular activities of our first year here at Fun at Home with Kids (click on the name below to go to the full post):

DIY Sensory Boards for Babies and Toddlers

DIY Playroom with Indoor Rockwall

No Cook Scented Edible Rainbow Fingerpaints

Sensory Starter Kit for under $20 from the Dollar Tree (with free printable shopping list)

Golden Glitter Slime

10+ All Ages Two Ingredient or Less Sensory Bins

Rainbow Foam Dough

Fun Science for Kids:  Elephant Toothpaste

Safe Edible Glow Water

Edible Non-Chokable Mini Water Beads

Rainbow Soap Foam Bubbles

Edible All Natural Slime

DIY Dyed Wooden "Grimm" Style Rainbow Blocks

No Cook Edible Gluten Free Playdough

Foaming Dough Recipe

Thank you again for all your continued support!  We are looking forward to another fantastic year of Fun at Home with Kids!!!!  :)  :)  :)

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All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children.  As your child's parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family.  I always encourage contacting your child's pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision.  Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies).  Observe caution and safety at all times.  The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.


  1. Such a great news about a book! :) Congratulation! I love your blog and ideas!

  2. Can't wait for the book! That's HUGE!!!!!!

  3. If anyone deserves it, its you. Congrats Asia! And happy blogiversary!

  4. Happy Birthday and Congratulations! These are amazing accomplishments in a year and I'm thrilled that you are sharing your profits with those in need. As a follower of your blog, I appreciate that. I didn't know the blog is only a year old so I must have joined shortly after its birth. ;-)
    My favorite activity has been the goopy cornstarch and water activity. My little grandson had a lot of fun with that. Oh, he also loved the colored mini water beads (chia seeds). Heck, we've had fun with everything we've tried from your blog! He gets SO excited any time he sees me getting something new ready, squealing in delight and running around with excitement! So thank you for all your wonderful and creative ideas.
    Also, your kiddos are adorable!

    1. Thank you so much, Diane! What a cute little guy with such an awesome grandma! Thank you for sticking with us the first year and LOVE that your grandson has been having so much fun with our activities. Cornstarch and water is my favorite, too! :) :) :)

  5. How exciting! Congratulations! Love your fun ideas & can't wait to do more as my own little S grows! --- Sarah.

  6. Oh how exciting Asia!!! So happy that even more will be exposed to your great ideas via a book! Congrats and well deserved mama!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Vicky!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!! :)

  7. Eek!!! CONGRATS on the Book!!!!!! :)!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thank you, Abbey!!!! I can't wait until things are more finalized and we have a release date. So excited!!! :) :) :)

  8. I love the colours and creativity in your activities. I'm definitely saving this website for when I have children.