The Best Kids Activities from 2013

Best Kids Activities of 2013 from Lalymom

I am teaming up with a group of bloggers from the Kid Blogger Network to participate in the Best Kids activities of 2013 Blog Hop. Each of us will choose our favorite post from 2013 and share it in the linky below. Of course, being the indecisive person that I am, it was very hard to pick just one. So I am putting together a list of my favorite posts from the year…you can click on the thumbnails to see the full post!

Best Fine Motor Activities from 2013 

The Lalymom household spent a lot of time focusing on Fine Motor Skills this year so a lot of my favorites are in that area. Our Cutting Practice Spider was SO much fun, my daughter still likes to do this months later. The Fine Motor Dashboard is still holding up and blasts off several times a week. Monster Munch is also in high rotation and my daughter knows it by name.

Best Kids Activities from 2013 from Lalymom: Monster Munch Fine Motor Game Best Fine Motor Activities of 2013 from Lalymom: Cutting Practice SpiderBest Kids Activities of 2013 from Lalymom: Fine Motor Dashboard

 

 

 

 

Best Gross Motor Activities from 2013

We DO have a lot of energy though, so some days we need to find something fun to do to get us MOVING! My 3 year old loves her obstacle courses and I think it all started with the High Five Hand Slap from our Color Red Week. We also had a lot of fun with our Easy Backyard Circus Obstacle Course and my daughter asks to play circus every time she sees the hula hoop! We left the Toddler Haunted House from our Easy Indoor Halloween Obstacle Course up for a while after the holiday had ended, my daughter loved crawling around and under the ghosts!

Best Kids Activities from 2013 from Lalymom: High Five Hand SlapBest Kids Activities from 2013 from Lalymom: Circus Obstacle CourseBest Kids Activities from 2013 from Lalymom: Halloween Obstacle Course

 

 

 

Best DIY Toys from 2013

Of course we DO like making toys around here. We had quite an obsession with pouch caps for a while and made a lot of fun things with them. Our Pouch Cap Bug Buddy Finger Puppets started it all. Then we got serious and just made a ton of pouch cap toys for a guest post on Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails. Then we got into shrink dinks and made this Jointed Robot.

DIY Bug Finger Puppets from LalymomPouch Cap Craft Ideas from LalymomJointed Robot Toy Using Shrinky Dinks from Lalymom

 

 

 

 

Best Seasonal Activities from 2013

Some of my most popular posts of the year, in terms of traffic, have been related to a specific time of the year. The top post of the year was my 25 First Day of School Traditions Post. Next was our Fall Themed Cut-Punch-Paste activities and then our 25 Fine Motor Christmas Art Projects round up that was part of a HUGE collaborative fine motor round up with the Fine Motor Fridays girls.

First Day of School Traditions from LalymomFall Themed Fine Motor Activities with Cutting Paste and Punch from Lalymom25 Fine Motor Christmas Art Projects for Kids from Lalymom- Fine Motor Fridays MEGA Roundup #FineMotor #CreativeMamas #PlayMatters #KBNMoms

 

 

 

 

My Favorite Post

My favorite post this year, although it is hard to pick, was the DIY Rolling Car and Truck Toys that combined shrinky dinks AND pouch caps. Good times!!Shrinky Dinks DIY Rolling Car Toys from Lalymom

The Very Best Kids Activities of 2013

Best Kids Activities of 2013 from the Kid Blogger Network

You've seen my picks for the best of 2013 now come see below for the BEST posts from these fantastic bloggers!

Thanks for reading my post today! If you enjoy trying simple, playful activities with your baby or toddler, I invite you to check out a lovely collaborative eBook that I contributed to. Zero to Two ~ the book of play is chock full of easy activities, step-by-step tutorials and inspiring photographs from some of the top kids bloggers from around the world! There is an index that helps you select the perfect activity based on your child's stage in life and many of the activities are perfect for multiple siblings of different ages to do together! Learn more here!

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