Christmas Crafting With Kids

A week before Christmas when all through the house, the kids were crafting as quiet as a mouse. Not likely. Here are tips for Christmas Crafting with Kids.



Painted Elmer Ornament

Colorful Painted Elmer Ornaments! Handmade by kids and inspired by the book – Elmer’s Christmas book by David McKee. Join us for a #KidMadeChristmas



String Art Ornament

Awesome String Art Ornaments! Handmade by kids and inspired by the children’s book – The Christmas Wish book by Lori Evert. Join us for a #KidMadeChristmas



Morning Chore Chart

Make your mornings THAT MUCH easier with this simple (and free) printable morning chore chart – created for you two ways.



Pinkalicious Activity Ideas

AWESOME! Here are a collection of Pinkalicious Activity Ideas for pre-writing, science, sensory, cooking, alphabet, colors, numbers, and shapes.



Pinkalicious Instant Froyo Cones

Instant Froyo Cones! You’ll never guess how simple these are to make. The secret to a perfect healthy treat is easier than you think! Just add sprinkles.



Scribble Art Rainbow Fish

Like peanut butter and jelly, math and art are my favorite combination! This Scribble Art Rainbow Fish is process based art combining both math & literacy.



Backyard DIY Summer Camp

Want to know how to keep your kiddos busy this summer?! Try creating your own Backyard DIY Summer Camp with these easy instructions!



LEGO Norwegian flag

Check out this fun way to learn flags of different countries – today it’s a DIY LEGO Norwegian Flag! This month’s Virtual Book Club for kids is Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems.  It’s a super funny story, a hilarious take on the fairy-tale classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  From the inside […]



Colorful Friendship Bracelets

The friendship in Corduroy is about a button. Tell a friend you love them, just the way they are, with single button handmade colorful friendship bracelets.



DIY Bunny Treat Bags Filled with Blackberries

Super cute DIY Bunny Treat Bags filled with Blackberries to accompany The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.



Color Resist Art – Four Ways

Get in the Cat In The Hat “spirit” after reading the book – then make Color Resist Art using tape and four methods of color on this printable Dr. Seuss Hat.



DIY I Spy Valentines

A yummy Valentine’s Day treat without the sugar! Skip the candy and let a special little someone know you’ve had your eye on them with a printable DIY I Spy Valentines card.



Build A Train Game

Read The Little Engine That Could, a story of perseverance and motivation. Then reinforce shapes & counting with a fun little game to accompany the book.



MERRY AND BRIGHT – 10 colorful kid-made ornaments

Forget a boring Christmas tree this year – these 10 colorful kid-made ornaments are sure to brighten the holiday spirit in even the scroogiest of scrooges.



10 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments – week two

10 Days Of Kid-Made Ornaments – week two – 40 tutorials, each one inspired by a children’s book. So, grab a book, the supplies, and let’s get to craftin’!



10 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments – week one

10 Days Of Kid-Made Ornaments – week one – 50+ tutorials, each one inspired by a children’s book. So, grab a book, the supplies, and let’s get to craftin’!



10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – Vintage Inspired Jar Ornament

10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – A darling little tree, Vintage Inspired Jar Ornament, inspired by The Littlest Evergreen book, by Henry Cole.



10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – Washi Tape Trees

10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – Lovely little Kid-Made Washi Tape Trees, inspired by the beautiful illustrations in Eric Carle’s book Dream Snow.



10 Days Of A Kid-Made Christmas

And, we’re baaaaaack – 10 Days Of A Kid-Made Christmas – featuring 70+ ornaments inspired by children’s books – year THREE of the series & better than ever!



Ultimate Gift Guide for the Mini Fine Artist

Have a little fine artist? These gift guides are sure to please and inspire all mini fine artists. Gift ideas for the Mini Matisse, Picasso, and da Vinci.



Exploring Art and Color

Have you every opened your favorite book and just stared at the illustrations? Today we are doing just that – we’re Exploring Art and Color with Madeline.



Patterns and Symmetry

A fun and engaging activity highlighting Patterns and Symmetry in Books, with Llama Llama Red Pajama. Perfect for basic foundations in math & reading.



Sailboat Tangrams

Take a ride on the open sea with these eight Sailboat Tangram Designs (or make you’re own!) inspired by the children’s book “Where The Wild Things Are”.



Story Telling Beads

Explore a fun story telling method with Story Telling Beads – practice colors, memorization, and reading. Accompany it with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear.



Mandala Coloring Pages

Print out these beautiful designs and get your coloring on. Relaxation guaranteed – channel your inner Zen master with these simple mandala coloring pages.



Pattern Play and Number Cards

Pattern Play & Number Cards, 2 math activities to reinforce counting skills & visual discrimination, plus a literary component with the book Ten Black Dots.



Pool Noodle Jellyfish

Turn an inexpensive pool noodle into this Pool Noodle Jellyfish. Swimming around in it’s cuteness, just waiting for you to make one, or a swarm of them!



Invitation To Create: Craft Stick Mandalas

LET THEM BUILD – Craft Stick Mandalas – a fun & colorful way to create with everyday materials -materials you already have in your craft closet!



DIY Stamps – Swimmy

You don’t have to have a creative bone in your body. These “so very simple” DIY Stamps use little materials and the result is magnificently beautiful!