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Spring Bunny Paper Craft

Spring Bunny Paper Craft The spring bunny is a paper craft that kids enjoy as part of a number of different themes including a spring theme, a weather theme, an April Showers theme and an Easter theme. The completed bunny is nice and big so it makes a fun decoration for a bedroom door or the family refrigerator. I […] Continue reading →

Preschool Patterning Practice

heart paper craft - Valentine's Day patterning Creating patterns is one of those preschool math skills that seems like “just fun” but really is forming the basis for lifelong learning. Some kids are “natural patterners” doing it without encouragement making patterns for fun with everything from peas and carrots to blocks and legos.  Others require a little more hand holding — paper […] Continue reading →

Talking to Babies

Tasha feeding Kaitlyn Long story, but I was at a “Nerd Night” event this week (the short version of the long story is, “I like learning stuff”). One of the presenters was a professor of child psychology at an infant level and another was a professor of child psychology at a kindergarten level. I really enjoyed their talks […] Continue reading →

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activity

lower case alphabet stamps Nina is one of our viewers who has been following us since our sites started many years ago.  She sent this project suggestion using the templates from our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom section. Nina wrote: “Hi Leanne, I did this with Emmaline age 5, who just started Kindergarten. Her teacher was doing the book two days […] Continue reading →

Paper Bag Puppets (for Christmas)

Christmas paper bag puppets Paper bag puppets aren’t just crafts — they’re creative toys for the kids to play with throughout the season!  Have everyone make a different character and then create your own little skits or action songs.  It works out well in our house because Kaitlyn’s always liked making the craft and Tasha has always liked making […] Continue reading →

How To “Build” a Tree

Paint Q-tip flowers Many years ago when I was in elementary school, our art teacher taught us how to “build” a tree with paint. To this day, I still enjoy mixing a couple of tree bark colors and using them to build trees. I loved that lesson! And thought I’d share it here with you. It’s appropriate for […] Continue reading →