I recently received a sample of the book 101 KIDS ACTIVITIES THAT ARE THE BESTEST, FUNNEST EVER! by Holly Homer and Rachel Miller.

Holly and Rachel  are the creators of the popular site, and they have put together a fabulous book with fantastic ideas for keeping little ones busy with actives that are easy and fun. I found that most things required everyday household items that I have at home already.

This is a great book for parents, caregivers, grandparent, babysitters and any caretaker of children. No need to turn the television on when they get bored, they can create fun crafts and stimulate their minds at the same time.

The projects are fun and very creative and they have a modified version for younger/older children. I love having that option. There are beautiful colourful photos in almost every page and my son loves picking his own activities based on the photos.

Chapters include Boredom Busters, Games, Crafts, and Simple Science, with instructions and pictures for things to make and do such as:

  • Baggie Maze
  • Bird Zip Line
  • Bouncing Balloon
  • Catapult Competitions
  • Spray Bottle Freeze Tag
  • Tissue Box Monster Shoes
  • Melted Crayon Fabric Art

Buy now via Amazon

The Entertainment Solution for Parents, Relatives & Babysitters!
by Holly Homer and Rachel Miller
June 2014 / Page Street Publishing
$19.99 US; Paperback
ISBN: 9-781-62414-057-0
Ebook also available.

Below is a sample activity from the book for you to enjoy:

Bird Zip Line



  • string (length depends on where you want the zip line)
  • pencil
  • straws
  • tape
  • paper
  • scissors
  • markers/crayons


To make the bird, fold a piece of paper in half lengthwise and trace out the profile of a flying bird on one half with the fold at the top. Cut along the pencil lines. Decorate the bird. Open the bird and tape a straw along the inside fold.

To make the zip line, stretch between two secure anchor spots where string can be attached. It should be at a height that kids can easily reach. Thread a bird onto each string before tying the second attachment.

Kids can “throw” the birds down the string to make them fly. Multiple zip lines can be set up next to each other for bird races.

Modifications for Younger Kids

Placing the string at kid-sized should level will have younger participants running up and down the string holding the bird.

Modifications for Older Kids

Have older kids design a bird that is bottom-heavy and then split the underside of the straw so that the bird can be unattached from the string without untying. Then challenge older kids to create a zip line course for their bird to fly.

Excerpt from 101 KIDS ACTIVITIES THAT ARE THE BESTEST, FUNNEST EVER! by Holly Homer and Rachel Miller Page Street Publishing/June 2014.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.