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25 Fun Ways to Have the Kids Join You for Coffee

I’m not sure if I’ve ever told you this but I am NOT a morning person.

Really, not at all.

Unlike my husband who’s up at 5 every morning (I know!  He’s crazy :), I would rather snuggle under the covers in hopes that the world will reconsider it’s notion of early starts and just let us all get a little more shut eye.

I’m not the only one who thinks a little more sleep is needed — have you read the new recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics to let middle school and high school students start their day later

Where’s the petition?  I’m signing!

So what do you do to wake up a non-morning person and get her ready for a crazy day?

Yep, a good cup of coffee. 

And like many, my kids just LOVE the smell of coffee beans and freshly brewed java.

Thus, our round-up of some super-fun and wonderfully scented coffee activities and crafts that the kids can enjoy as you sip your morning coffee. 

So if you are a java fan, pour yourself a cup and let the kids enjoy a morning treat too!


Coffee Crafts & Activities for Kids


Coffee-scented Playdough

Coffee Playdough  | Little Bins for Little Hands

Spiced Coffee Playdough | Mamas Like Me

Pumpkin Spice Latte Playdough | Fireflies & Mudpies

Mocha Glitter Playdough | Frogs, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

Coffee Bean Playdough | My Nearest and Dearest

Coffee Dough Ornaments | Mamas Like Me


Coffee Sensory Activities

Coffee Construction Play Bin | Creekside Learning

Dinosaur Composting Coffee Bin | The Good Long Road

Coffee & Spice Sensory Exploration | My Nearest and Dearest

Farm Sensory Bin | Still Playing School

Coffee & Baking Soda Sensory Bin | Little Bins for Little Hands

Coffee Letter Tray | Sugar Aunts

Coffee Bean Space Bin | I Heart Crafty Things

Train Play with Coffee Beans | Play Trains

Truck Play Coffee and Rice Bin | Munchkin & Bean


Coffee Filter Crafts

Coffee Filter Paintbrushes | The Realistic Mom

Coffee Filter Suncatchers | Artsy Momma

Coffee Filter Sun Art | I Heart Crafty Things

Coffee Filter Snowflakes | Happy Hooligans

Coffee Filter Pumpkins | Mess for Less

Coffee Filter Flowers | Mama Papa Bubba


Coffee Related Play & Create

Coffee Shop Role Play | Imagination Tree

Mocha Mud Paint | Frogs, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

Coffee Can Painting | Crayon Box Chronicles


And if you want to have a REAL coffee date with the kids, be sure to check out these 10 Ways to Learn with Babycino from Kids Play Space!


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