Wednesday, August 19, 2015

L for Lightning - Letter Craft for Kids

This letter craft was so much fun to make and went perfectly with our Weather Theme. Having a visual makes it easier for the kids to remember the sound that a letter makes and gives them an example of something tat starts with that letter.  This was easy to make using simple art supplies that we always have on hand.

Monday, August 17, 2015

K is for Kite - Letter Craft for Kids

Crafting is one of our favorite ways to learn letters. The kids enjoy the art projects and it's a great way to help them remember the letter sounds and create a visual for the letter.

As part of our Weather Theme, we focused on the letters 'L' and 'K'.  I just loved how our "K is for Kite" craft turned out.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Transportation Crafts and Activities for Kids

I'm joining in with some talented blogging friends this year for a Share-It Saturday series.  Each week, we'll be bringing you collections of our favorite crafts and activities from our favorite bloggers.

The past two weeks at Daycare have been devoted to our Transportation Theme.  In addition to reading lots of Transportation Books, we have been crafting and learning with cars, planes, boats, and trains.  Here are some of our favorite Transportation crafts and activities. Be sure to save this page and check back as we add more of our transportation activities.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bubble Wrap Transportation Painting

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We've been focusing on a Transportation Theme this week in Daycare and I just had to share this fun process painting that we did. The kids loved this activity because it combined their favorite things: cars and bubble wrap. My little ones especially got into the different sensory experiences in this activity. Best of all, it used lots of materials we already had on hand!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Soap Cloud Painting - Pop! Squirt! Splash! Book Launch

This sensory experience was a hit with all of my kids - from the 2 year old all the way up to my 9-year-old. I love it because it only requires a few simple ingredients that I already had in the house and it kept them all busy for almost an hour! Even preparing the activity is exciting and engaging for the kids.

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In the past few years, I've had the pleasure of surrounding myself with incredibly talented and creative bloggers that have inspired me to try new things and achieve some new goals. One of those life bucket-list goals is a brand new book that I had the honor of writing with 12 other kid bloggers. POP! SQUIRT! SPLASH! is a gorgeous collection of hands-on activities including liquid soap, bars of soap, water, and bubbles!  The kids will love these simple and creative activities!

Pop! Squirt! Splash! Hands-on Activities for Kids Using Soap, Water, & Bubbles the book {available now!}

About the Book Pop! Squirt! Splash! - From the Back Cover

Simply using soap, water, and bubbles as materials, this book offers irresistible things to make and do with kids. From soap foam paints to floating soap boats, water math games, sensory soups, homemade bubble wands, and more, this book shares budget-friendly projects that the entire family will enjoy. Featuring step-by-step instructions and vibrant photographs, Pop! Squirt! Splash! is a must-have addition to every young family's bookshelf.

Highlights of Pop! Squirt! Splash!

  • Each activity has a detailed materials list and step-by-step instructions
  • Each activity also has a tips and variations section with ideas on how to extend the activity or modify it to fit your child's interests and needs. There's a minimum of two tips per activity!
  • All activities are kid tested and kid approved!
  • Three full color photographs per activity
  • New, fun ideas never before published on the authors' blogs

The book is available in print, eBook, and Kindle versions. I've included affiliate links for your convenience. Click on the links below to purchase your copy!

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lego Races - Water Fun for Kids

While planning my son's Lego party, I came up with this water race using some PVC pipe that we scored for free from our local library. For the record, having a lot of kids means that people love to give us stuff. "Don't know what to do with something? Give it to Tina! She has a bunch of kids!". In any case, we love it and I generally do find something to do with it (whatever it is)!
Lego Races - Water Fun for Kids - would be great for a Lego party!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

How to Make a Harry Potter Wand

Like most boys his age, my 9-year-old is enthralled with all things Hogwarts and Harry Potter. We promised him that we would let him read the last book in the series this summer and he tore right through it. He also decided to go through the books and write down all the spells he could find. Of course, he insisted that we needed to make wands for him and all of his brothers.
DIY HARRY POTTER WANDS - Our dress-up box needs these!