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Crafts for Kids: 18 Ways to Make Beads

18 Ways for Kids to Make Beads

Here's 18 ways for kids to make beads! You'll find all kinds of unique ideas- including beads made … [Read More...]

Monarch Butterfly Wings Tutorial~ Buggy and Buddy

Felt Monarch Butterfly Wings (Tutorial)

These felt monarch butterfly wings are very simple to make and make a great Halloween costume or a … [Read More...]

9 Children's Books about the Water Cycle

Children’s Books about the Water Cycle

The water cycle is a common science topic for students in a variety of grade levels (especially in … [Read More...]

Process Art for Preschoolers: Painting with Yarn and Tempera Paint

Process Art for Preschoolers: Painting with Yarn

Here's another fun and easy process art project for preschoolers- painting with yarn or string. My … [Read More...]

Over 20 Counting Games and Activities for Kids

20+ Counting Games and Activities for Kids

One of my favorite ways to teach counting and one to one correspondence is through play. Here's over … [Read More...]

math and science activity for kids using bubbles

Exploring Bubble Patterns

Bubbles are round when they're floating in the air, but have you ever noticed the different shapes … [Read More...]

Popsicle Stick Puppets

Popsicle Stick Puppet Craft for Kids

Kids will love using their creativity to make their very own popsicle stick puppets! This simple … [Read More...]

Q-tip Painting for Kids Using Watercolor Paint

Q-Tip Painting for Kids Using Watercolors

Here's a classic process art project for kids- painting with Q-tips (cotton swabs) and watercolor … [Read More...]

Math for Kids: 12 Hands-On Measurement Activities

Hands-On Measurement Activities

Kids will learn all about measuring with these 12 hands-on measuring activities for kids- including … [Read More...]

Knuffle Bunny Project for Preschooler and Kindergarten

Knuffle Bunny Art Project for Kids

The children's book, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems, is always a favorite among … [Read More...]

Apple Science for Kids: Exploring the Inside of an Apple

Apple Science for Kids: Exploring the Inside of an Apple

Here's a simple apple science activity for kids- exploring the inside of an apple! Children will … [Read More...]

Invitation to Play: Under the Fall Tree~ Buggy and Buddy

Under the Fall Tree Small World

Here's an easy fall activity for kids to set up in the classroom or right at home- Under the Fall … [Read More...]

15 Pizza Crafts and Activities to Go with the Book, Pete's a Pizza

Pizza Activities for Kids to Go with Pete’s a Pizza

Here's a collection of 15 pizza-themed activities for kids that make great extension activities for … [Read More...]

Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment: Dancing Rice

Baking Soda and Vinegar Science: Dancing Rice

Make rice dance with this cool baking soda and vinegar science experiment for kids! You'll just need … [Read More...]

Paper Lunch Bag Owl Craft

Who’s Who? Owl Craft for Kids

One of my favorite projects for the beginning of the school year is this Who's Who Owl Craft and … [Read More...]

15 Pete the Cat Activities and Crafts for Kids

15 Pete the Cat Learning Activities and Crafts for Kids

Pete the Cat books are always a hit with preschoolers and kindergarteners. Here's 15 children's … [Read More...]

Free Printable Lunch Box Notes ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

3 Free Printable Lunch Notes for Your Child’s Lunch Box

Kids love getting little lunch notes in their lunch boxes during the school year. Here's three free … [Read More...]

Bookmark Craft for Kids Using Pressed Flowers and Leaves

Bookmark Craft for Kids Using Pressed Flowers and Leaves

This nature-themed bookmark craft for kids is so simple to make and is perfect for a wide range of … [Read More...]

Math Patterns Using Apple Prints

Math Patterns Using Apple Prints

Here's a fun fall craft for kids using apples~ creating math patterns using apple prints! Children … [Read More...]

Backpacks from Beatrix New York- Perfect for Back to School

Our Favorite School Backpacks from Beatrix New York

If you're searching for new school backpacks for your kids, I've got a new favorite of ours you'll … [Read More...]

Over 30 Free Printable Scavenger Hunts for Kids

30+ Free Printable Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Sometimes you just need a quick activity you can print out to get the kids moving, learning, and … [Read More...]

DIY Tote Bag for Kids Using Stencils

DIY Tote Bag Using Stencils

Here's a quick and easy way to decorate a tote back with the kids using stencils.  This DIY tote bag … [Read More...]

STEM activity for kids: how to make a paper helicopter pinwheel

Paper Helicopter Pinwheel with Free Template

Explore science though play with this paper helicopter pinwheel- a fun STEM activity for kids. … [Read More...]

30+ DIY Resources for Your Classroom

30+ DIY Toys and Resources to Make for Your Classroom

It's not always practical to make your own resources for your classroom or home, but these DIY toys … [Read More...]

Sunflower Egg Carton Craft for Kids

Sunflower Egg Carton Craft for Kids

This sunflower egg carton craft for kids is perfect for summer or fall. You'll only need a few … [Read More...]

Weather for Kids: Observe Clouds with this Cloud-Themed Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars Craft for Cloud Observation

Make a pair of binoculars for cloud watching using empty toilet paper rolls! These cloud-themed, … [Read More...]

All kinds of activities for kids (including slimes and art projects) using liquid starch!

What Can You Do with Liquid Starch?

Who knew there were so many art projects and sensory play recipes for kids using liquid starch! … [Read More...]

Action Art: Paper Plate Twisting

Action Art for Kids: Paper Plate Twisting

Action Art: Hands-On Active Art Adventures by MaryAnn F. Kohl and Barbara Zaborowski is definitely a … [Read More...]

Make a Weather Mobile Craft for Kids ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Weather Mobile Craft for Kids

Here's a fun craft to add to your collection of weather activities for kids- a homemade weather … [Read More...]

Exploring color mixing with preschoolers

Mixing Colors: Create and Name Your Own Colors

Mixing colors is one of the most classic art activities for kids and is always a hit. We were … [Read More...]

Ocean Art Project for Kids Using Oil Pastels, Watercolor, and Salt ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Ocean Art Project for Kids Using Watercolor and Salt

We combined some of our favorite watercolor techniques to make this ocean art project for kids. The … [Read More...]

12 Unique and Homemade Looms for Weaving with Kids

15+ Unique Homemade Looms for Weaving with Kids

You don't need an actual "real" weaving loom when weaving with kids. Here's over 15 homemade looms … [Read More...]

homemade bird feeder

Crafts for Kids: Homemade Bird Feeders Using Frames

Here's how to make homemade bird feeders with kids using a wooden frame. It's a simple process and … [Read More...]