DIY Shark Week shirts for siblings

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Shark Week is approaching and we are excited! My daughter has always been fascinated by marine animals and she loves learning about sharks during the fun week. Whether it's a Jaws movie night or a Discovery Channel episode marathon, our DIY shark week shirts are perfect for the occasion. This is baby's first Shark Week so we had to get her in on the fun. The silly sibling shark shirts took about half an hour to make and have already received a big thumbs up from my shark loving daughter. Her Read More... {Read More...}

Polar Bear kids craft to celebrate International Polar Bear Day

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Happy International Polar Bear Day! This post was originally published 2/27/14. To celebrate International Polar Bear Day February 27 in my preschool classroom we are reading books about polar bears, sharing a marshmallow bear snack, and making a polar bear craft. The day is a great opportunity to teach about the fascinating bear.  We have visited polar bears at many different zoos and see the resident bear at SeaWorld San Diego frequently. My daughter has learned so much about the Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Candy Covered Pumpkin and Free Halloween Printable

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Halloween is my favorite time of the year to make craft projects. My daughter is now five years old and has so many of her own great ideas. She gets excited each time I tell her plans for a new project. When I told her we would be working on a pumpkin project with Skittles and Starburst she couldn't wait to get started. I was excited too because growing up, I loved digging through Read More... {Read More...}

DIY FROZEN shirt kids craft

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This summer my daughter has watched FROZEN well over a hundred times at home. While the DVD is getting played a lot in our home, the fun doesn't stop there. My daughter loves twirling around pretending to be Anna or Elsa, playing with homemade Olaf play dough, and singing her favorite songs from the movie. With a few upcoming visits to Disneyland planned, we had some fun making a DIY FROZEN shirt kids craft this week. My daughter is very proud of the shirt she made and is very excited to wear it Read More... {Read More...}

Party in a Jar book, recycle jars into fun kids crafts

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My love for kids crafts has me frequently browsing online looking for new classroom craft ideas. My daughter and I make projects together at home daily and we are always surrounded in a fun mess of paint, glitter, and other crafting supplies. The value of teaching to express their creativity goes far beyond simply making something pretty. My friend Vanessa Rodriguez Coppola from See Vanessa Craft has a background in clinicial social work and is passionate about the therapeutic value in Read More... {Read More...}

Preschool science moon craft

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This week in my preschool classroom our learning theme is space. We are having so much fun learning about the solar system and making space projects together. A moon craft was perfect for a classroom preschool science project during space week. Preschool science moon craft tutorial Supplies: white paint all purpose flour black construction paper yellow crayon paintbrush small round containers or lids to make craters in surface of moon optional: grey paint (black and white Read More... {Read More...}