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Preschool Craft: Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day

We liked our Strings of Hearts in our dining room so well during Valentine’s Day, that we were talking about them one night at dinner that we should take them down. Henry didn’t want to. So Dad suggested something to make for St. Patrick’s Day coming up. My wheels got turning and I came up […]

Sand Sensory Art: 100th Day of Preschool

Henry had his first homework assignment for preschool. To create the number 100 out of something. [Not 100 of something, but to make the numbers themselves.] We discussed it together to decide what to make. [Henry told me his teacher made one out of corn!] We decided we wanted to make one with dirt. Well, […]

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Kid Activity: Crayon Color Sorting

The kids and I were out shopping, actually doing it to waste time to pick up Dad. And I came across these crayon shaped paint sample cards.  I had no plan for them, but I’ve been seeing a million ideas for sample cards lately, and thought there must be something I could do with them. […]

I’m Proud: Writing his Name

Trying to get Henry focused on writing, or really anything fine-motor related, has been a struggle. He was always about movement, full of energy. Too much energy to sit still and take time to learn such a thing as writing. Yes, it worried me. He didn’t seem to be ‘up to par’ in this area. […]

Kids Experiment: How Much Water Does it Hold?

Henry wanted to do an experiment. He said he’d come up with one for us to do after nap. So, after nap, Henry collected his things for his experiment. He brought a tractor and his wagons. He told me his experiment was to pour water into them. So I grabbed some cookie sheets in case […]

Block Activity: Build a City

After doing our tape maze of numbers. The maze stuck [yes, pun intended] around awhile. On one of those ‘no-nap’ days, Henry and I kept busy [while George was napping] with blocks and the tape maze and made a Block City! Henry and  I added blocks around the tape maze. The tape posing as the […]

Valentine’s Day Stamped Cards

CraftProjectIdeas.com is showing the love this February. On top of graciously adding a $1 donation to the American Heart Association for every Heart Book sold in February, they sent me this fun stamp kit! [And one to giveaway to one of you!] Henry and I broke it out and made some Valentine Cards! I haven’t ever […]

Valentine’s Day Art: The Kids’ HeArts

I’m not sure what it is about this Heart art that I like so much. Maybe its because both the boys did it together. Or maybe its because I found out how nicely Henry can cut and follow a line. Or maybe its just because its close to Valentine’s Day, and love is in the […]

Valentine’s Activity for Kids: Hunt for Love

I decided that we needed some kind of Valentine’s Day activity to do, instead of just crafty and artsy ideas. We did a heart hunt last year, with great success. But this year, I wanted to make Henry think about love a little. So I came up with a Hunt for Love. To start, we […]

"In Memory Of" Collaborative Kids Art

‘In Memory Of’ Collaborative Kids Art

100 Acts of Kindness. Toddler Approved has a series on it, with many ideas for kindness and how to instill it in our children. While we’re trying to do our acts of kindness, teaching what kindness is to a three year old seems tough at times. By acting kind to each other, and leading my […]