Archives for August 2015

Felt Monarch Butterfly Wings (Tutorial)

These felt monarch butterfly wings are very simple to make and make a great Halloween costume or a cute addition to dress up play. Just pair the wings with some black leggings and a black top, you’ve got the perfect monarch butterfly costume!  (We actually will be wearing ours to our upcoming local butterfly festival and parade.)   Follow Buggy and Buddy on […]

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 states teaching the NGSS- Next Generation Science Standards). Here’s a collection of some of our favorite books about the water cycle. You’ll find books for preschool and on up! Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!     Children of […]

Process Art for Preschoolers: Painting with Yarn

Here’s another fun and easy process art project for preschoolers– painting with yarn or string. My kids loved exploring all the designs they could create using yarn as their painting tool! Follow our Art for Kids Pinterest board!     I’ve been having so much fun surprising the kids with simple art activities to do after school. […]

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 20 super fun counting games and activities for kids that will inspire all kinds of learning through play! Follow our Math for Kids Pinterest board!     (This post contains affiliate links.) My preschooler, Theo, has been showing a […]

Exploring Bubble Patterns

Bubbles are round when they’re floating in the air, but have you ever noticed the different shapes they become with they’re touching other bubbles? In this fun science and math activity for kids, we’ll be looking at the many bubble patterns created when multiple bubbles are touching. Follow our STEM and STEAM Activities for Kids Pinterest […]

Popsicle Stick Puppet Craft for Kids

Kids will love using their creativity to make their very own popsicle stick puppets! This simple craft for kids inspires all kinds of imaginative play. Are you following our Crafts for Kids Pinterest board?   Aren’t these popsicle stick puppets super cute? I can’t take any credit for the idea, because it was all Lucy. She […]

Q-Tip Painting for Kids Using Watercolors

Here’s a classic process art project for kids– painting with Q-tips (cotton swabs) and watercolor paint. This art activity is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and on up! Follow our Art for Kids Pinterest board!     My preschooler’s favorite art activities are always those that use unique materials for creating. (He loved painting with pipettes on felt […]

Hands-On Measurement Activities

Kids will learn all about measuring with these 12 hands-on measuring activities for kids– including measuring with candy, Lego bricks, and Magna-Tiles! Follow our Math for Kids Pinterest board!     Measurement is one of those math skills that we use pretty much everyday, whether we’re measuring ingredients for a recipe or figuring out how many […]