Painted Pumpkin Donuts

No Cut Jack-O-Lanterns You don’t have to use knives to cut messy jack-o-lanterns to decorate pumpkins with the kids to prepare for Halloween. These cute pumpkin donuts are easy to decorate and really do look like the real thing and good enough to eat. You Will Need: 6 Mini, Flat Pumpkins Paint Brushes Paint (Light […]

How Can You Protect the Earth?

Earth Day Project Earth Day will be celebrated this Friday, April 22 and this weekend in communities throughout the world. Some simple and tangible ways to help the kids in your care protect the world is by recycling; not wasting water; walking or biking to school and activities; turning off lights; and not littering. In […]

Painting with Unconventional Tools

Creative Wednesdays If regular painting has become a bore allow the kids to paint with feathers, Popsicle sticks, plastic spoons, twigs, cotton swabs, and toy cars and trucks instead of using paintbrushes. Just have the kids roll up their sleeves and wear a smock to stay clean and cover the work surface. Provide plenty of […]

Painting Symmetry

Creative Wednesdays Symmetry can be taught at an early age with this very simple art project. Explain to the little ones that if you cut something in half and both sides look exactly the same, they are symmetrical. Allow the children to experiment using different sized drops of paint and spaces between the paint dots. The five-year-old I care […]

Spoon Painting

Wednesdays with Whitney Painting is such a great way to express yourself, but sometimes paintbrushes just don’t tell the whole story. I find that this unorthodox method of painting is a great way to help children express their high powered emotions, like anger or excitement. Try it out the next time your little one gets […]