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Category: Crafts & Sensory Activities

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Teaching science to kids can be creative and fun! It’s easy to make school at home interesting and interactive to inspire a love for learning. Here are a few projects we’ve enjoyed to mix up our daily homeschool routine.

3 Static Electricity Tricks You Can Do With Your Kids

3 Static Electricity Tricks You Can Do With Your Kids

The best way to learn about science is by performing your own experiments, but not every family has a full science lab in their garage. These static electricity activities are fun to incorporate into homeschool or do as an after school activity.

Spring Break & Easter Family Fun

Spring Break & Easter Family Fun

Happy spring! This last week was a busy one; we were getting ready for Easter and it was Spring Break so we had several friends over to play. It is a lot of fun to do educational activities with friends and find ways to make a holiday special. Here are some of the highlights from our week of creative spring-inspired kids’ projects.

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Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

This weekend we participated in our local Hayden Library craft fair and we made some glittery paper crafts to “sell” to other kids. Each kid who came received tickets they could use to buy crafts.

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

My kids love color, glitter and playdough so we combined all three and made rainbow unicorn playdough! This easy salt dough recipe is easy to make and fun to play with.

Science & Snacks for Preschoolers

Science & Snacks for Preschoolers

My life with young kiddos is made up of many busy days and kid-friendly activities. I’ve found it successful to have a loose schedule so my kids know what to expect each day. We do preschool most weekdays and the kids learn the alphabet names and sounds, practice writing letters and numbers, and we usually do a creative project. Once my kids finish a few pages of their school workbooks, it’s fun to enjoy a snack before doing a simple science activity or craft.

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How to Entertain a Toddler During Homeschool

How to Entertain a Toddler During Homeschool

Do you homeschool with a range of kids? Keeping my toddler busy helps the rest of my kids have a productive school time. Here are some of the learning-inspired activities I use for my 2-year-old.

Valentine’s Day Inspired Activities, Crafts & Snacks

Valentine’s Day Inspired Activities, Crafts & Snacks

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with the people you love! These creative Valentine’s Day kids’ projects, sensory activities and yummy snacks are some fun ways to make the holiday memorable for your family.

Survival Tricks for Life with Kids

Survival Tricks for Life with Kids

A day in the life of a mom can feel a lot longer than 24 hours. Literally anything can happen. Our family routine can go smoothly and everyone is cozy, happy and reading books together on the couch. Or disaster happens. Just yesterday I woke up to an unbelievable number of messes; diaper messes in the crib, food messes on the table, toy messes on the floor. My morning clean up efforts kick-started my day into action! Here are a few things that help me stay sane within mommy life.

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How to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

How to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Operation Christmas Child is a great way to get your kids involved with gift giving to kids in other countries! My kids love picking out gifts and packing a shoebox each year. Not sure what to put in your shoebox? Here’s a list of top recommended gift ideas + what not to include.

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Stuck inside? Colder weather or rainy days often create lots of opportunities for creative activities and imaginative play. We love to create a DIY sensory bin, design kid-friendly art, and practice learning new skills through play.

Glittery Cloud Dough Party Favors

Glittery Cloud Dough Party Favors

Fall birthday parties can be tough to plan because the weather can deter the kids from going outside and running around. My daughter’s October birthday didn’t stop us from having a fun-filled party with indoor activities that were perfect for toddlers. I whipped up some fun sensory cloud dough and the girls played dress up!

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5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

School doesn’t have to be boring! I find my kids learn faster when they are having fun and doing activities they enjoy. I try to mix up our preschool activities so learning is fun! Here are a few ways my kids learn through play.

Leaf Painting Fall Activity for Kids

Leaf Painting Fall Activity for Kids

When leaves start falling outside, it’s fun to turn them into art! This gorgeous leaf painting activity for kids is a fun idea to celebrate fall!

How to Encourage Kids to Love Art

How to Encourage Kids to Love Art

My girls love creating art projects and crafts. It’s easy to encourage kids to enjoy art by regularly planning kid-friendly creative projects. Coloring, cutting with scissors, and creating unique art encourages kids to design using their imaginations and practice their motor skills. We love filling an empty afternoon by creating a colorful butterfly sun catcher or mixing play dough colors.

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