Fun Activities to Keep Kids Busy

Hope you all had a great Christmas with family and friends!  I have gotten a lot of new readers over the past few months, so I thought I would go back into the Mess For Less archives and share some of my favorite activities to keep your little ones busy during their school break.

Fruit Loop Towers
This is an easy activity using items most of you already have at home.  This is a great one for fine motor skills.

A fun way to make prints using yarn and blocks.

Some ordinary play doh, googly eyes, feathers and Popsicle sticks are all it takes to make these fun creatures.

Hope these keep you busy today!  We will be back tomorrow with some all new ideas.  See you then!


  1. LOVE THIS! I have done the blocks and yarn before, and I need to add it to the list again! Thanks for all your great ideas! I was just sitting here thinking what I am going to do to keep 8-12 kids happy this week!

  2. I also lovethis...I am not the biggest crafty moms. I love crafts but my kids don't have all the same interests. Nevertheless, this has some great suggestions.

  3. Oh, I love the tower idea! And creating monsters is a favorite in our house! Thank you for the great ideas!

  4. found you via dailybuzz moms! how fun are these activities- will share and try them out as well. Have a great new year!

  5. What fun blog you have with such great ideas!!!

    Your newest follower. :)

    Abigail from