Thursday, September 27, 2012

Crafty Blogger: Family Apple Tree

By: Hillary from my scraps
Project is appropriate for ages 2+ (with help and supervision), your 4 year old can probably do most of the project themselves.

Family Trees are a great way to teach your child all the members of your family.  But family trees can be boring and difficult to understand. Make it easy for your young children and use a simple Apple Tree.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Making New Friends with Paper Dolls #Kids #Crafty

Written by Dawn from Life Simply Fabulous for
for Ages 2 years and up with Adult Participation and Supervision 

Playdates, classroom, local park, playground, library. These are all great spots where kids are introduced to new kids as opportunities to make new friends.  Paper dolls make new friends with each other and paper pets in this almost any age friendly crafty activity.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Everyday Learning: Using the world as your classroom!

written by Wendy Cay Kaufman of for GummyLump Blog

Do you remember the days when a simple caterpillar could hold your attention? When you took the time to pull the petals from a flower, just to see what each one looked like? That eagerness to explore and learn is a natural part of childhood, one that helps uncover each child's unique interests and skills. Even though most kids spend their days in the classroom, that inquisitive nature doesn't go away when the bell rings. Why not harness that energy and keep the lessons going on the weekend? The secret is to keep it fun, and work in everyday learning where your kids least expect it.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Craft Blogger: Handprint and Footprint School Supply Flower Teacher Gift

by Amanda from Crafts-N-Things for Children for
for Ages 3 years and up with Adult Participation and Supervision

It's Back to School time and instead of just shopping for notebooks, backpacks, and supplies, craft a special treat for the new teacher.  We all know school budgets are always being trimmed, this means teachers are often reaching in their own pockets for tools and supplies. Why not gift a useful and meaningful School Supply Handprint and Footprint Flower.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Teaching your Children Gratitude and Charity

Written by Megan from for
grat·i·tudenoun: the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful

Ever hear of the terrible twos? There is a reason that two year olds are so cute, it’s so you still love them after they are “terrible.” They get what they want when they want it and they wanted it two minutes ago.  However, what is cute at two isn’t so cute when it is a surly sixteen year old stomping her feet in a tantrum.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Crafty Blogger: All About Me Book for Kids

by Amanda from Crafts-N-Things for Children for
for Ages 4 years and up with Adult Participation and Supervision

This is a precious keepsake for your child to have forever and possibly read to their own children when they are the same age!

free printable All About Me Book - Gummy Lump blog

Making an 'All About Me' book with your child is a great way for children to express individuality in a creative way. It may also help younger children learn to recognize familiar, simple words as well as practice their writing skills. I think it's a great Mommy & Me or Daddy & Me craft! You may be surprised to hear what their answers are and may learn some new things about your child.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Backyard Camping Sleepover Activity

by Samantha from
for ages  2 and up with Adult Participation

Activity: Make your next backyard camp out a success by setting up camping toys for kids and planning activities throughout the day to build excitement! Help children to build confidence as they plan for their "trip"! Help them make crafts and snacks, pack up and play fun games!

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