Paper Bag Puppets

Creative Projects to Do With Kids Every pre-school and early elementary school-aged child I have ever cared for loves puppets. Making simple paper bag puppets allows kids to practice coloring, cutting, and pasting. I like cutting out shapes from colored construction paper for young kids to make animals, princesses, and princes but it’s even easier […]

Bell Pepper Shamrock Stamps

St. Patrick’s Day Project St. Patrick’s Day is coming up so there is no better time to start doing green crafts for the popular Irish holiday. The shamrock is known as a symbol of Ireland, with St. Patrick having used it as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity, according to legend. The four-leaf clover is […]

Healthy Heart-Shaped Treats and Paper Snowflakes for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Here in the northeast of America we are having a very snowy Valentine’s Day. Spending the bulk of our days indoor, as snow has been falling heavily outdoors, the kids and I made a beautiful paper snowflake garland with hearts in many of the snowflakes yesterday. If you have cabin fever and […]

Making A Tissue Paper Valentine’s Bouquet

Doing Arts n’ Crafts with Kids Kids love Valentine’s Day and it doesn’t have to cost a lot to celebrate the holiday with the kids. Use tissue paper to make a lovely bouquet to decorate the house with the kids or to give as gifts to their family. As a cognitive activity, make a group […]

Sorting Games

Teaching Classifying, Comparing and Patterns Children benefit from having lots of experiences sorting, comparing, and classifying objects before participating in patterning activities. Provide opportunities for children to sort or group things by shape, number, color, or texture. As children play sorting games, vocabulary such as classifying, groups, sets, categories, same, different, fewer, longer, heavier, lighter […]

Have a Teddy Bear Picnic While Reading “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic”

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy  All boys and girls all have teddy bears. Teddy Bears’ Picnic is a classic book loved by all children. After reading the book listen to a recording of the song that has the same verses as the book. Songs help children hear syllables. Along with reading The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by […]

Touch and Feel Balloons

Is this sand? Summer Learning: What Do You Feel? Summertime is a great time to head outdoors into nature’s classroom. Summer provides a perfect opportunity for kids to touch and feel new things. Kids love to feel and play in the sand, touch soft petals on flowers, play with mud (click here to see how […]

Activities to do After Reading “Harold and the Purple Crayon”

Weekly Trip to the Library Harold and the Purple Crayon is a timeless classic that has delighted readers of all ages for over 50-years. In the book, Harold goes on a moonlight walk and draws himself a landscape of wonder and excitement with an over sized purple crayon. Like Harold in the book, all children begin […]

Watching Tulips Grow Without Soil

Science Project to Do with Kids Breathe a little fresh color into the home you work in by doing this simple science project without the mess of potting soil or dirt. Bulbs generally contain all the nutrients required for blooming, although they still need water to grow blooms. Bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, amaryllis, and lilies grow without […]

Blowing and Painting Easter Eggs

Wednesdays with Whitney I always thought that blowing eggs was only for old women who had nothing else better to do than craft beautiful and delicate eggs. Turns out I was wrong! Blowing eggs is a great Easter activity for ages three and up. Kids will love seeing the egg ooze out. Add in some paints […]