Art: Christmas Coffee Filter Garland

  How many alternate uses are there for coffee filters? A google search of coffee filter craft brings up 1,680,000 pictures of crafts you can do with a coffee filters. This month at Art For Little Hands we are doing several art projects using the medium of a coffee filter. One of those projects we worked on […]

Literacy Activity: Book Making

Guest Post by   Today, a literacy craft is shared by Erin at Small Types.  Some book making ideas! They can be easily adapted for the holidays.Make some homemade gifts for the grandparents! Hello, hands on : as we grow readers! I’m thrilled for theopportunity to guest post here on one of my favorite blogs. Thanks, Jamie! In […]

It’s Playtime! Let it Snow!

The Creative Christmas Countdown is well under way.Kitchen Counter Chronicles has today’s advent activity, Making Snowflakes! Looking around the It’s Playtime posts has gotten me in the mood for snow [okay, just a little though]! So, bring on the snow! Let it Snow! [Adventures at Home: Snowflake Mobile] Adventures at Home makes paper snowflakes into a […]

Christmas Crafts: Child-Made Cards

Guest Post by Two fun Christmas Card Crafts for the kids to make! Shared by Cathy at NurtureStore. [I love her point that they don't have to be perfect. That's kind of the best part!]   Simple child-made Christmas cards With two crafty kids in the house we love to make and send some simple child-made […]

Creative Christmas Countdown: Decorate the Kids Rooms

Today is Day 12 of the Creative Christmas Countdown! Decorate the Kids Rooms! Decorating the kids rooms is definitely going to be a new Christmas tradition! Henry and I decided on creating a Christmas tree of lights in the corner of his bedroom. We found a string of lights and I got busy taping and stringing […]

It’s Playtime! : Paper Holiday Decorations

The Creative Christmas Countdown is well under way. Mama Pea Pod has today’s advent activity, Making Paper Decorations! I found a few inspirational ideas from last week’s It’s Playtime to get us in the mood to get creating some wonderful paper decorations for today’s Christmas Countdown activity! [Gratefully Growing in Grace: Paper Advent Activity Chain] A […]

Activity : Cutting Catalogs for a Book

Henry’s finally got the act of cutting with a scissors down! It took a lot of practice, but he’s figured it out and loves cutting now! [He often requests to do it randomly...] We have these John Deere catalogs and calendars frequently. My parents often grab them at the implement just for Henry to have […]

It’s Playtime! : Christmas Countdown

It’s the beginning of the Christmas countdown. There’s 24 Days before Christmas! Add to that a collection of 24 Kid Bloggers. And that means there’s a Creative Christmas Countdown! Creative with Kids has organized an activity a day from 24 creative kid bloggers to countdown to Christmas! I’m very excited for this, and I’m taking […]

Science Experiment : Ice, Water, Vapor

Henry woke up asking to do an experiment! When I asked what kind of experiment he’d like to do, he replied, Ice! Probably thinking of our sand and salt experiment on ice that we did for the 30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge [for Day 22, Investigate]. I didn’t have anything prepared yet, but ice […]

30 Days to Hands on Play : Play in a Box

DAY 26 CHALLENGE: PLAY IN A BOX DAY 26 CHALLENGE: Spend [at least] 15 minutes playing with, in or around a cardboard box! Let the imaginations of your children decide what it will be today. Add any elements needed to create it. Inspiration: Tinkerlab had a cardboard box challenge last May, you can check out […]