Archives for January 2016

Rainbow Science for Kids: Homemade Spectroscope

Make a homemade spectroscope with a few simple materials and explore the spectrum of different light sources. You’ll see all kinds of rainbows! This science activity for kids makes a great addition to a unit on light or weather and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day too! Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!     Light […]

15 Elmer the Elephant Activities for Kids

If your children or students are fans of Elmer the Elephant, you’ll definitely want to try out some of these Elmer activities and crafts for kids! Follow our Children’s Book Activities Pinterest board!   This post contains affiliate links. Elmer the Elephant has become a favorite storybook character here at home. After reading Elmer by […]

Glow in the Dark Playdough Recipe

Here’s a glow in the dark playdough recipe that’s sure to be a hit with kids of all ages! It’s perfect for sensory play and no black light is needed to make it glow. Follow our Recipes for Play and Creating Pinterest board for even more ideas!     I’ve had this idea for creating […]

Weaving on a Cardboard Loom with Fabric Strips

Learn how to do weaving on a cardboard loom using fabric strips in this easy tutorial. Weaving is a great way for kids to work on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination! Follow our Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!     I am a huge fan of teaching children to weave! No matter the age […]

Valentine Crafts for Kids: Paper Heart Mobile

Here’s one of the easiest valentine crafts for kids we’ve done in a while- a paper heart mobile! This paper heart craft is super simple to make and looks so festive hanging up in your home or classroom! Follow our Valentine’s Day for Kids Pinterest board!     We always like making our own holiday decorations […]

10+ Cool Ways to Use Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels are always top the list of my kids’ favorite art supplies to use, and there’s so many neat art techniques out there using them. Here are some of the coolest art projects for kids using chalk pastels! Follow our Art for Kids Pinterest board!   (This post contains affiliate links.)   We always have some chalk […]

Exploring Colors with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Combine art and science in this fun and easy activity for kids using baking soda and vinegar. It’s one of our favorite science experiments for preschool and kindergarten! Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!     I’ve done this art and science activity with all of my after school kindergarten classes, and it always seems to […]

Heart Valentine Holder Made from a Brown Paper Grocery Bag

This heart valentine holder made from a brown paper bag is a fun Valentine’s Day craft for kids of all ages! Children will love personalizing their finished valentine holder and will even get in some fine motor practice while making it. Follow our Valentine’s Day for Kids Pinterest board!     Here’s a super simple heart-shaped […]