rainbow art, sensory, and even food

It’s Playtime! Colorful Rainbows

We had a lot of fun going on a hunt for toys in the colors of the rainbow. Henry knows the colors at time, usually he needs a little bit of reminding though. The rainbow sponge art had a lot of repetitiveness with applying the colors over and over, so that was a great way […]

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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 […]

Create, Play, Display and Cook with Hearts

The Heart Book is chalk full of heart projects for the kids to create, play with, display and cook. I’ve showcased a few of the Hearts on It’s Playtime, as well as in a heart feature post. Here’s a few more to give you yet another sneak peek of the hearts in the book. Abstract Tissue […]

16 Valentine’s Celebrations from The Heart Project Party!

Earlier this week, Cathy of NurtureStore and I hosted a very hoppin’ Valentine’s Day party for The Heart Project! A bunch of moms joined the party and swapped ideas for Valentine’s Day, including family celebrations and traditions, as well as recipes and crafts. Cathy shared yesterday a few of the Valentine’s crafts and recipes that party-goers chimed […]

It’s Playtime! The Heart Project Features

  The Heart Project has been kicked off great. A week into it and we’ve raised well over our initial goal over $1,000 for the American Heart Association. We’ve now re-evaluated our goal, and lifted it to $2k, will you help us make it? The Heart Project is a book [The Heart Book] full ofheart […]

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 […]

The Heart Project: Sneak Peek of the Hearts

February is the month of The Heart Project here on the blog. [and 70 other blogs too!] Every Friday through February, I’m going to give you a sneak peak into the“The Heart Book”,  featuring a few of the ideas that are included. One from each of the categories outlined in the book. In the book, there’s […]

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Valentine Craft for Kids: Strings of Hearts Chandelier

A learning Valentine craft for kids to this Valentine’s Day! String up some pretty [and easy!] hearts to your dining room chandelier and it’ll set the mood with every meal. I cannot tell you all the levels of learning that Henry worked on when making this chandelier of hearts. Counting Patterning Cutting Threading Sequencing Just […]

Melted Crayon Art with crayon shavings

Melted Crayon Art: Crayon Shavings

I’ve seen various ways to make melted crayon art around, so we wanted to make one ourselves using crayon shavings. Henry, Grandma and I made some pretty art with crayon shavings! And it was fun to do! The crayon shavings are what makes this art so pretty, but it also gave Henry some time to […]