Make a Treasure Hunt to Make Sight Words

Make a treasure hunt to make sight words!

We haven't done a scavenger hunt since we did our Christmas flashlight scavenger hunt, so I thought it would be fun to make a treasure hunt using a floor plan as the map. And Henry has had way too many days off for Christmas break (school keeps getting cancelled for cold weather! -20F degrees does that...), so a refresher of sight words was needed. I made this a treasure ...

Bird Feeder Craft Great for Fine Motor Skills

Classic bird feeder craft great for fine motor skills

Back to the basics again. I've been loving keeping it simple here lately. This is a classic bird feeder craft using Cheerios, or other ring-shaped cereal, and pipe cleaners. This was great fine motor practice, and a great busy activity, for George to do. I scooped out a dish of Cheerios and handed George a few pipe cleaners to choose from. He started threading the Cheerios ...

One on One Time #EveryKidEveryDay

One on one time with every kid #EveryKidEveryDay

January is the time for New Year's resolutions. What's yours? This year I am making it a goal of mine to spend focused time with each of my kids. At least 10 minutes a day, every day, with every kid. Not too tough, right? It shouldn't be. Just gotta turn off all the tech and don't run to do the dishes whenever I get a chance. Its kid time. And kid time only. Much like the ...

Best Kids Activity of 2013! Plus the Top 10!

Best kids activity of 2013 on handsonaswegrow.com

Welcome to 2014! What kids activities will 2014 bring? Today, I'm sharing the best kids activity of 2013 from hands on : as we grow, along with the top 10 posts shared during 2013. A bunch (50+) of kid-related bloggers have joined together to showcase their best work of 2013. Which means the best kids activities, whether they’re crafts, art projects, learning activities, baby ...