Summer time is great to put the scissor skills at test and what better way than by making this colorful Paper Weaving Turtle Craft. Paper weaving is popular with younger kids, and why wouldn’t it be – it’s easy peasy and the end result looks great! *this post contains affiliate links* Crafting ocean animals is […]
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Click here to read Safe Fireworks Float or Sink Experiment for Kids on Hands On As We Grow® Try an easy prep Fourth of July float or sink experiment from Alisha. No actual fireworks needed! My family just loves fireworks! They totally make our Independence Day celebrations, well, sparkle. We also love anything involving water […]
One of the topics I love most is how we, as parents and teachers address big emotions, big worries, and big behaviors in the little people we care for. As adults we often don’t realize how much experience we have with emotions; labeling them, reconciling them, ignoring them and how we have used these experiences […]
Inside: Looking for fun preschool frog activities? This collection includes 15 hands-on ideas that include art, sensory and science! Although they may seem quite simple, frogs lead very interesting amphibian lives. Did you know that they consume water by absorbing it through their skin? Frogs are a great way to teach the beginning concepts of… […]
Bald eagles are simbols of USA so they make a perfect 4th of July craft for kids to make – take a few popsicle sticks and have the kids create this adorable Craft Sticks Bald Eagle. Need more inspirations? Browse our collection of 4th of July crafts. *this post contains affiliate links* This has […]
This 4th Of July Windsock Toilet Paper Roll Craft is a great kid made decoration for your Independence day celebration! It’s super easy to make and kids of all ages will love making them. *this post contains affiliate links* If you are getting ready for a 4th of July celebration and want to make a […]
I can’t even tell you how many times I spent picking out the perfect colors for my best friends’ friendship bracelets. It was important to me to mix my favorite colors with theirs because we were best friends and it was like we were wearing a bit of each other on our wrists. I was always […]
What better way to work on scissors skills than to make a wonderful scissor skills jellyfish craft. This summer craft is super fun to make and you can make it oh so colorful. It’s a great project to make at home on a rainy day, at summer camp or in the classroom. *this post contains […]
Let’s make a super quick space small world play using a few sensory rich play materials in a small tray. Perfect for a rainy afternoon at home with a preschooler, a space themed topic in the classroom or after school invitation to play! If you follow me over on Instagram you’ll know that I regularly… […]
Spice up shark with with a shark pop up card that’s really something extra! This sea creature is ready to take a bite at anyone who dares to open up the card! Our handy printable template (both in full color and black and white) makes making this card easy peasy. *this post contains affiliate links* […]
This is the easiest ever method for how to dye pasta for sensory play using just one step! Just like my super-simple dyed rice tutorial, I guarantee you won’t need to use the old way again after trying this! Just takes a few minutes to prepare, an hour or so to dry and then it’s… […]
I love to throw a good themed party! Although I love hosting parties for my kids and their friends, one of my favorite things to celebrate is the birth of new little babies! I think that each baby that is born deserves a celebration… whether it is a parent’s first baby or third! I love […]
Rainy days call for an paper umbrella craft! This cool project is suited for older kids as it does require quite a bit of patience and skills – but it’s a really fun one as this umbrella opens up and closes just like an actual umbrella. How cool is that? This craft for kids will […]
My five-year-old self would probably tell you she wanted to be the following three things when she grew up: a fashion designer, a writer, and most importantly, a mermaid. I feel like every kid goes through a mermaid phase, whether it’s obsessively watching The Little Mermaid or pretending to have their own set of fins […]
My oldest is going through a slight historical British monarchs obsession. She is reading any book she can find about any of the past kings and queens and is constantly talking about some of the more unique
We’ve added a second batch of activities for the Women’s World Cup – now only a few days away – including our very popular kit printables and kit worksheets!
Here is an easy craft idea for the summer break or a cute end of school project – make a paper circle crab craft. This one is really sweet and easy which makes it perfect for preschool and kindergarten. *this post contains affiliate links* Already planning your summer crafts for kids? This little crab craft […]
Are you a planner during the summer? Or do you prefer to fly by the seat of your pants? I love to create a simple framework for our planning and then try and see how flexible we can be within that framework! With four kids (ages 3-11) and a lot of interests and opinions, one […]
Perfect for a summer’s afternoon when rain stops play, or perhaps to keep the kids busy during the Cricket World Cup … here are our newest cricket resources. And we’ve got plenty more to explore, too.