Cool sites with activity ideas for 5-8 year olds

Since Little Dude turned five (not so 'little' anymore!), his interest in doing craft projects has waned. Well, it's not fully gone, but he just li to get creative on his own terms and whenever he feels like. There are so many distractions in his life now - school work, games, playing with friends, and so on. He definitely has a creative streak, but won't let me give him ideas on what to make, like we've always done with the Busy Hands series. Luckily, my second one is coming up on his first birthday, so I might have better luck there!

Still, I'm not ready to give up on Little Dude. I know he likes making things, so I set off to find crafts and activities to interest him. Now that he's in kindergarten, a lot of these activities would involve learning.

I made a list of sites that have so many ideas to appeal to five to eight year olds. Since I have two boys, I know what they would like, but I'm sure girls would love them too!

Some great sites you can visit for craft and activity ideas for 5 to 8 year old boys, and girls too!

Check out these blogs and websites for ideas to craft, experiment and learn for your kindergarten and elementary school aged kids:

Pokemon Activities and Crafts - And Next Comes L

Pokemon seems to be a favourite with this age group (although not in our home), and you'll find lots of fun ideas in here.

Left Brain Craft Brain

This blog has so many interesting activities to make your kids smarter!

Science Activities - Buggy And Buddy

Who doesn't love science, especially when it's so much fun?

Schooling A Monkey

There are lots of interesting ways to learn here, for when you're bored of worksheets.

Little Bins for Little Hands

Lots of slime recipes here that are bound to be a hit!

STEAM Powered Family

As the name suggests, you'll find lots of ideas here to incorporate science, math, technology, and engineering into play and activities.

Educational Activities and After School Activities - Mama Smiles

This mom is a qualified therapist for children, and has some simple but effective ideas to encourage learning.

Crafts By Amanda

Amanda has some very cool crafts ideas, and something to attract kids of every age (even adults!).

KC Edventures

You'll love the nature based and outdoor activity ideas on this blog.

There's Just One Mommy

Lots and lots of craft, activity and play ideas here. Take your pick!

Simple Play Ideas

This blog has lots of play and learning ideas too. Mostly for younger kids, but the experiments and printables are great for the older ones.

Rainy Day Mum

Nature themed activities are what makes this blog special, and some nice recipes are in here too.


This site is filled with great ideas for STEM activities.

Preschool Powol Packets

You'll like the experiments and printables on this .

Inspiration Laboratories

This experienced teacher shares fun science experiments on her blog.

Red Tart Art

This is probably one of the best craft blogs out there, if you need ideas!

Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.

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