If I were Anne Shirley (and I would very much like to be…), I might make one of these and call myself The Queen of The Coming of Fall and Autumnal Delights. Or something like that. But I’m not. I just called them felt leaf crowns. They took about five minutes to make (plus a little […]
I know. There’s a lot to think about on Thanksgiving, especially if you’re hosting. Food…and beverages…and having enough actual dishes for everyone…and clean houses…and…on and on and on. Thanksgiving crafts for kids are just one more thing to add to the pile. But I think they can be a great addition to Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving […]
I’ve been on a kids’ art kick lately. There are some really great blogs out there that just focus on inspiring kids in their artiness — Red Ted Art, The Artful Parent, and Tinkerlab are fabulous resources that have inspired me to try and do art with the kids here. And I noticed, after wandering around their […]
Hello, everyone! I’m excited to introduce Heather from Preschool Toolkit, with an awesome way for kids to explore new sounds. This hands-on activity provides lots of ways to engage kids in fine motor and sensory experiences. Have fun experimenting with different sounds while recycling plastic water bottles. These colorful discovery bottles are easy to make and […]
The Fourth of July is coming up! This is a great craft to make with kids in the days leading up to it…and at the end they have a useful situpon they can use that day for picnics and for sitting on to watch fireworks. I’m sharing the whole tutorial at B-Inspired Mama today — […]
The kids are having a hard time adjusting to summer. Actually, that’s not true. They’re loving summer. They’re swimming and hiking and reading and doing kids activities (and playing video games. I won’t lie to you.) They’re having a hard time, however, understanding why their mother would possibly attempt to put them to bed when it’s still […]
After an unusually wet spring, we have a ton of flowers…and leaves…and growing things (and weeds! But let’s look on the bright side, shall we?). We collected a bunch last week and made some flower art, which I’m sharing over at In the Playroom. Check them out! And if you make any of your own, […]
If you’ve seen any of our other early spring and summer posts, you know this: we love our fairy gardens. They get kids outdoors and interested in nature and planting and gardening. They allow for hours of creativity and play. And they don’t require much in terms of money or things — anything you don’t […]
We just finished up our week of spring break. It was a delightful time of sleeping in, and staying in our pjs too long, and eating leisurely, drawn-out breakfasts (like this one — yum!) and — a few days at least — not doing much of anything.
This was a fun post to write because goodness, there are some creative people out there doing some really cool stuff with their kids. St. Patrick’s Day science? Yeah, man!