30 ideas to make a snowflake, ideas for materials to cut them out of plus snowflake craft ideas!

Make a Snowflake Craft! 30 Ideas to Make Snowflakes

It is great pastime for me to make a snowflake every winter. I can only hope that my kids will ask to make their own snowflakes year after year. But… well our snowflakes are usually just paper snowflakes. We’ve done a couple with other materials, but I’m so excited to find new ways for the […]

Valentine's Day Scavenger hunt with hearts to learn to recognize numbers

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt with Numbers

This Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt for hearts is one of my all-time fave activities. Maybe just because its a scavenger hunt, but I also really get into Valentine’s day crafts and activities too, so this is a great combo using them both. I shared this post first a couple years ago during the middle of […]

Count and compare the 'snowballs' that fit in a shape to measure the area

Comparing Shapes with Snowballs

I set up a shape activity for comparing shapes, more specifically, the size of the shapes. And since its winter, I had to make a snowball activity! In big math talk, we’re talking [very loosely] about the area of shapes. With my trusty painter’s tape, I taped out four different shapes on the floor. A […]

Make a heart garland for a Valentine's Day window!

Heart Garland for Valentine’s Day

A heart garland wasn’t in the plan when we started cutting out hearts. George just wanted to do an activity, and cutting out hearts sounded like a good idea since Valentine’s Day is coming up [already!]. And, oh my gosh, who knew that this kid could cut so well! I really didn’t know what to […]

Turn these 15 outdoor activities into 15 fun indoor activities for kids!

Turn These 15 Outdoor Activities into 15 Fun Indoor Activities for Kids

We’re all set to have some fun this winter with these fun indoor activities for kids inspired by 15 activities that were actually done outdoors. So often I see all activities, such as sidewalk chalk activities, outside that you could do inside as well, but we often overlook it because we just think sidewalk chalk… okay, we’ll […]

Soapy sensory foam activity for kids to explore

Soapy Sensory Foam Activity for Kids

Whip up some foam using just dish soap and your food processor! Let your kids explore the sensory foam! Its a wonderful sensory activity for kids of all ages. I knew when I saw this snow sensory activity from dish soap, from You Pinspire Me, when I collected the ideas for the Snow Collection that it was something […]

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 […]

Classic bird feeder craft great for fine motor skills

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 […]

One on one time with every kid #EveryKidEveryDay

One on One Time #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 […]

Best kids activity of 2013 on handsonaswegrow.com

Best Kids Activity of 2013! Plus the Top 10!

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, […]