Paint Blog Hop

7 Fun Ways to Paint

Fun Ways to Paint

Welcome to the October Blogging with Kids Blog Hop – this months theme is Paint and we would love you to link up your fun painting posts to the link below. We’ve looked through our communities blogs and have come up with 7 fun ways to paint.

From No Twiddle Twaddle – Painting with Rainbow Water.

3 Dinosaurs has been stamping for fall.

Love Play and Learn has great advice for painting with toddlers as part of their Raising Tots Series

Over on Rainy Day Mum Abstract Painting for young toddlers

Making Boys Men is painting with Spaghetti

How about some Finger Paint Pumpkin Painting from 3 Dinosaurs

The Usual Mayhem has some gorgeous Pumpkin Folk Art

If you would like to link up we would love for you to grab our badge and place it on your blog or a text link back to say you have linked up but it isn’t a requirement of linking up.

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Please pop by our cohosts and find out what they have been up to and sharing with you they will be joining in throughout the week.

Blogging with Kids, Rainy Day Mum, Making Boys Men, 3 Dinosaurs, The Usual Mayhem, Fun A Day

October Blog Hop Call to Action – PAINT

Paint Blog Hop

It’s time for another Blogging with Kids Blog Hop Call to Action – This month we’re going with a theme and the Theme is PAINT going live on Monday 15th October we would love for you to join us playing with Paint.

Last months Autumn Blog Hop was a roaring success with 131 enteries so far and still another 12 days to link up so remember to pop back and link up your Autumn themed posts before it closes.

If you would like to cohost the Paint Blog Hop then join our community if you are not already a member and find the Paint Blog Hop Group in your sidebar ask to be invited and all the information will be in there.

Will you be joining us for some paint fun this month?

17 Autumn Recipes for Families and Autumn Blog Hop

Autumn Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first Blogging with Kids Blog Hop and full of Autumnal Activities. We’re featuring some Autumn Recipes from the Blogging with Kids community members. Enjoy the feast of delights that awaits you below and then pop on over to our community co-hosts to see what crafts, play and food they are sharing and come and link up any Autumn Posts you have, the linky will be live for 1 month so you can link up any time between now and then.

Autumn Recipes for the Family


Apple Pie

Easy Apple Crisps from J Daniel4’s Mom

Apple Pie as part of the Cook with Books from The Educators Spin On It

Apple Cake from The Enchanted Homeschooling Mom


Easy Blackberry cupcakes

Easy Blackberry Muffins from Life at the Zoo


Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from Happy Hooligans

and even more pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from SugarSnips.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie from Love, Play, Learn

Pumpkin and Chick Pea Curry from Here Comes the Girls

and from Life at the Zoo 20+ Pumpkin Recipes from around the Internet.

Other Sweet Recipes

A fall snack Acorns

Some sweet acron snacks from Play Dr Hutch.

Cinnamon Latte for Kids from The Pleasantest Thing

Carrot Muffins from Mama Smiles

No Pectin Ginger Nectarine Jam from Art Mama Says

Cheerio Cranberry Chocolate Bars from Busy Kids = Happy Mom

Halloween treats

Oreo Mummies Pops

From Happy Hooligans theses adorable Mummy Oreo Pops

Jack O Lantern Cups from Creative Connections for Kids

Spider Meatballs from The Educators Spin On It

This is a blog hop and is cohosted by the following Blogging with Kids Community Members please pop along and check out what they have been doing to celebrate the seasons changing.

Blogging With Kidshands on : as we growRainy Day MumLove, Play, LearnAngeliqueFelix.com3 DinosaursSugar SnipsKitchen Counter ChroniclesInspiration LaboratoriesPlayful LearnersConfessions of a Montessori MomTwo Big Two LittleFun-A-Day! – Go Kid Yourself – Red Ted Art and Life At The Zoo

Please come and link up below

September Blog Hop: Autumn is on its way

Autumn Blog HopAt Blogging With Kids, we would like to invite you to join us in co-hosting an Autumn Blog Hop. We loved doing the August Blog Carnival and reading all of your great School Days posts. Going out on the 19th of September (just before Autumn Starts), you can join us in co-hosting by posting about an autumn activity and hosting the linky with us.

We have set up a group for the co-hosts in our community and invite you to register if you are not already a member. Join the group to find the code, list of co-hosts and also if this is your first blog hop then to get support on how you go about it.

Want to join the Blog Hop?

Request to Join the Autumn Blog Hop Group

It’s a great way to connect with other blogs and also to find new readers (Helpful tip! Co-hosting linky parties like this can give you an SEO boost, because of backlinks to your site!).

Fall is here!

We look forward to you joining us on our first blog hop!

Best of School Days Blog Carnival

30+ ideas for back to school

School has started for some and for others next week is the Big start. Here’s over 30 ideas for getting you off to a great start this school year.


Back to school book BasketReading about school is a great way to introduce your child to starting school or returning to school after a long break.

Adventures in Reading has a back to school book basket (seen above) with a countdown to starting.

A great list of books for those starting or returning from My Little Bookcase.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama has 5 books to read with your childs on the subject of school.

Even more reading with a selection of books on starting school from Smiling Like Sunshine.

Whether it’s preschool thru to Middle School KC Edaventures has some books for you to read with your children.

Starting preschool can be terrifying for a mom and a child of SAHM so reading a book on the subject and doing activities is a great way to get them ready to go just like this from Rainy Day Mum.

Getting crafty for back to school

Pocket Hearts for your child - Curly BirdsGet crafty yourself or with your children is a great way to get together and talk about school over the crafts.

These pocket hearts from Curly Birds are cute and practical to send with your child as they venture back to school or off for the first time.

It’s not just our children that may need some pocket hearts – Curly Birds has a simple version for your kids to make you. Especially for those first time away moments.

With two crafts to do with your kids Mama Pea Pod gets your kids crafting to set up their homework or homeschool area and a pencil topper for their pencil case.

These back to school stone pets in their houses are perfect for little kids to take to school with them to remind them of home from Red Ted Art – a great activity to get you crafting with your little ones.

With 30 crafts Red Ted Art has some stationery themed crafts to get you crafting together to start school this Fall.

Heading back to school – here’s 20 more crafts from Red Ted Art to keep you busy.

With a no sew fabric pen roll Rainy Day Mum makes even the least crafty of you able to create something unique with your child.

Fun and Games

Word games from One Perfect Day

Fun and games are a great way to get you in the school mode and even better to do when homeschooling young one.

With some word family games One Perfect Day has a great textured fun way to get spelling.

Creating a Name Kit is a great fun way to get children learning about their Names from Fun a Day.

Check out these ways to get children remembering their and others names in preschool from Fun a Day.

Setting up at home

Setting up a Montessori classroom at home - Living Montessori Now

Whether you will be homeschooling or sending your child to school having a place at home and ways that you do things at home is a huge benefit.

Living Montessori Now shows us how to set up a Montessori preschool classroom at home.

Getting a morning routine set up is key to changing the pace from the summer holidays with relaxed mornings to having to leave by a set time every day and The Pleasantest Thing has a morning routine chart to help you out.

Filling those bellies

Lunch box Ideas - Life at the Zoo

When it comes to packed lunches Sandwiches are not the only thing you can do. Filling their bellies with healthy fun food will make it better for the teachers come afternoon sessions as the children will be refreshed and refilled to start again.

With these tips, tricks and recipes Life at the Zoo has collated loads for you to help you out.

Packed lunches don’t just have to be sandwiches – these ideas from Second Chance to Dream are full of sandwich less healthy lunches for your kids to eat.

Advice from those in the know

8 ways to prepare your child for preschool - Hands on as we growSharing ideas and advice is one of the benefits of blogs. And here are some of the ways that you can help prepare your self and your child for school.

From Hands on as we grow – 8 ways to prepare your child for preschool – a guest post from experienced Preschool and Kinder teachers.

With a podcast Raising Playful Tots talk to Janae from I can Teach about 5 areas we can help our children have a positive school experience.

Boy mama Teacher Mama has some tips and advice for those first day jitters.

From Busy Kids Happy Mom two great ideas to help with the start of school – the back to school fairy and writing to your childs teacher.

Teachers can create wonderful traditions witin their classroom and Teach Preschool has a first day of preschool tradition that they share with us.

As parents we need some advice as well – it can be daunting knowing what to do. Being a prefect kinder parent and knowing what to pack in your childs back pack, some great advice from Kindergarten and preschool for parents and teachers.

Moving from Preschool to Kindergarten is a big step and knowing whether it’s right for your child as well as helping to make the transition is one of your parenting milestones.

Starting school maybe the first time your child has come in contact with a child with special educational needs and from Kindergarten and preschool for parents and teachers here is some great advice for you and your child.

Are you ready for school to start this year?

Happy, excited, or sad to see the new year begin?