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{Homemade Valentines} Magic Heart Wands

February 13, 2014 in All Posts, Celebrate, First Grade, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Craft, Play, Preschool, Preschool Craft, Valentine's Day

If you’re like us, you’re scrambling to make one hundred homemade Valentines for your children’s classroom Valentine’s Day Exchange and need something quick, cheap, and fun. Lucky for all you last-minute crafters, we’re sharing our simple Magic Heart Wands that will help your child spread some love this Valentine’s Day. All you need is: A […]

{Virtual Book Club for Kids} Bill Martin Jr. Inspired All About Me Activity

September 9, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities, Toddler Literacy

We took a short break from the Virtual Book Club for Kids, but we’re back for the start of the school year. I hope you’ll be joining us as we explore a new author each month! This September we’re reading books by author Bill Martin Jr. (All book links, including images, are Amazon affiliate links). Inspired by Panda […]

DIY First Day Of School Signs

August 12, 2013 in All Posts, DIY

This weekend we were supposed to go on an impromptu Disneyland trip before school started, but we ended up staying home, so I had some time to make these cute First Day Of School Signs for my preschooler and pre-kindergartener. They were so easy to put together and will make a great photo prop for […]

Earth Day Craft: Upcycled Puppets for Kids

April 19, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Craft, Play, Preschool, Preschool Craft

Earth Day is around the corner, so we are crafting with an upcycled theme at our house lately.  We’re making art out of found objects and raiding our recycling bin for craft materials in an effort to maximize the waste we have, while reducing the waste we produce. The kids are also watching the classic […]

Rainbow Inspired Recipes, Crafts & Activities for Kids

March 17, 2013 in All Posts, Colors, Kindergarten Art, Play, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Preschool Literacy, Preschool Math, Preschool Science, Toddler Art

Today I’m over the moon to be sharing another fabulous batch of the best rainbow-inspired recipes, crafts, and activities that you and your kids can eat, make, and play! Last year, we had 100+ ideas linked up featuring posts on ways to learn about, explore, play with, and eat rainbows – can you believe it? I’m still going […]

Easy Sticker Snow Globe Craft

January 28, 2013 in All Posts, Popular, Preschool, Preschool Craft, Toddler Activities, Toddler Craft

I’ve been on a wonky posting schedule lately trying to juggle a sick family, my day job, and on and on, but I’m back today with a fun, easy DIY winter-themed craft for kids as part of the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop presented by the fabulous Adrienne of The Iowa Farmer’s Wife: Mason Jar Snow […]

Christmas Coaster Craft

December 21, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Christmas, DIY, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Preschool, Preschool Art, Toddler Activities, Toddler Art

Hey y’all! (No, I am not from Texas, but that’s the kind of mood I’m in today). Just wanted to share that we have an activity doing double duty as a holiday gift and DIY craft over at Kids Activities Blog that you will definitely want to check out – especially if you are tapped […]

Creative Christmas Countdown: 24 Children’s Activity + Craft Ideas

December 3, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Christmas, Play, Preschool, Toddler Activities

It’s time – once again – for one of my favorite projects: the Creative Christmas Countdown! Alissa from Creative with Kids spearheaded last year’s inaugural virtual crafty advent calendar for kids (check out all 24 ideas again for more inspiration).  And she’s back this year with Maggy of Red Ted Art showcasing 24 more awesome crafts and […]

{Play} Best of Kids’ Rainbow Art, Eats & Activities Blog Hop

April 24, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Like I admitted to in our Rainbow Squares Activity post, I’m slightly rainbow-obsessed. In my angst-y teenaged years, I used to be an all-black lover, shunning all shades of the color spectrum, but I’m one hundred percent over that dull phase now. When we first tried doing rainbow activities, Jane did her own thing. One […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Paper Art

April 14, 2012 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’m loving paper art forms, like the intricately beautiful art of paper filigree, or “quilling,” as showcased in Yulia Brodskaya‘s amazingly precise, yet whimsical designs: Quilling is a paper art form involving the rolling and gluing of strips of paper.  It seems so basic, but to come up with a design like the […]