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The Virtual Book Tour for The New Artful Parent Book (Art Activities! Giveaways! Interviews!)

The revised edition of The Artful Parent book is here! Follow along with us on a virtual book tour. Each day we have an amazing lineup of art projects, giveaways, and interviews celebrating the newly updated book.  I am so incredibly excited to be kicking off a virtual book tour for the new Artful Parent […]

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The Virtual Book Tour for The Artful Parent Book (Revised Edition)

The Artful Parent book tour is here! Follow along each day for projects, giveaways, & interviews celebrating the completely updated & revised edition. I am so incredibly excited to be kicking off a virtual book tour for the new Artful Parent book today! The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art […]

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August Preschool Themes

August may be the kick-off of your school year. Consider curriculum themes and concepts that are familiar to preschoolers and will develop beginning skills. These August preschool themes can help you begin the year on the right foot and have some fun learning times, too. August Preschool Themes ALL ABOUT ME Lead the children to […]

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Pablo Picasso Collages Inspire Kids to Explore Identity With Self-Portraits

Create Picasso collages inspired by the famous artist who co-founded Cubism. A great way for kids to explore identity through this self-portrait activity. Project & post by Catalina Gutierrez of Redviolet Studio. What is it about Picasso’s art that makes it so attractive to children (as well as adults, of course)? Maybe it is his […]

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Simple & Pretty Homemade Wind Chimes Kids Can Make!

Click here to read Simple & Pretty Homemade Wind Chimes Kids Can Make! on Hands On As We Grow® Upcycle your tin cans into fun, homemade wind chimes that the kids can make! I love finding ways to use recyclable items in our crafts. One of my go-to recycling bin picks: tin cans! We were […]

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Improve Kids Fine Motor Skills with 30 Materials & Activities

Click here to read Improve Kids Fine Motor Skills with 30 Materials & Activities on Hands On As We Grow® Make fine motor activities easier and simpler to do with easy materials and activities to boost fine motor skills! Fine motor activities have been put on a back burner in this house for a bit, about […]

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5 Nature Based Play Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers

 Rachael of Tiddler’s Toolbox shares five nature based play ideas for young children. Create small worlds, nature ice blocks, play with mud cupcakes, or use natural materials for sorting, counting and matching activities. I hope you enjoyed my first post containing 5 Nature Based Art Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers. Today, I’ll share five of […]

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Move and Learn Shapes with a Ball + Tape for Toddlers

Click here to read Move and Learn Shapes with a Ball + Tape for Toddlers on Hands On As We Grow® Try a fun hands-on activity for toddlers for a creative twist to learn shapes! George begs to play this fun game to learn shapes over and over again! I happily agree because, honestly, it’s […]

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Easy Woven Strawberry Basket Craft for Kids to Make

Click here to read Easy Woven Strawberry Basket Craft for Kids to Make on Hands On As We Grow® Try this easy woven strawberry basket craft, from Julie, to make a cute upcycled storage bin! My kids are collectors. Whether it’s rocks or hot wheels, dolls or just random objects, they’re always collecting something. But […]

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Easy DIY Toy Garage Matching Game for Preschoolers

Click here to read Easy DIY Toy Garage Matching Game for Preschoolers on Hands On As We Grow® Get your child engaged with learning using a DIY toy garage to match letters, numbers, and words from our Member of the Month Krystyna! Parenting isn’t easy. It’s lots of sleepless nights and so much second guessing. […]

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3 Super Simple Incredibly Fun Pool Noodle Activities for a Rainy Day

Click here to read 3 Super Simple Incredibly Fun Pool Noodle Activities for a Rainy Day on Hands On As We Grow® Stuck inside? Try these simple pool noodle activities, from Julie, to get kids busy and active indoors on a rainy day. We were stuck inside on yet another rainy day. I was at […]

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5 Nature Based Art Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers

 Rachael of Tiddler’s Toolbox shares five nature based art ideas for young children. Paint with mud, print with leaves, create a nature weaving or petal playdough! Our natural environment can provide us with the majority of the tools to teach and entertain our little ones, we just need to be resourceful and understand how to […]

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