Happy Suns

Needs: Yellow (or orange) Construction Paper Yellow (or orange) Tissue Paper Glue Pencils (or other writing utensils) Scissors Glitter (optional)   Cut out a large circle from one piece of construction paper. Cut (or, if younger, tear) the tissue paper into squares and rectangles. This is great practice, as many children don’t often get permission…

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Counting Ladybugs

Needs: Paper bowl Red crayon or marker Black construction paper Googly eyes White crayon Glue Scissors   Have your child color the paper bowl. Cut out one large circle and several smaller black circles for the spots. Have your child write (or if younger write for them) numbers in sequence Add the googly eyes and…

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Nature Sticks

Needs: Long Stick Different Types of Beads Projector Sheets Acrylic Paint Fishing Line Hole puncher Paint the projector sheets with the acrylic paint. Paint designs, not pictures, as you’ll be cutting it. Let dry. Cut lengths of fishing line and bead the line. This is a great step for your child to build their fine…

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Fruit Loop Rainbows

Needs: Fruit Loops Elmer’s glue Crayons, markers, or colored pencils White paper Wax paper Draw, or have your child draw, each part of the rainbow. Poor out a little bit of the glue onto the wax paper Have your child dip the Fruit Loops into the glue, and then place on the paper, putting each…

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Mixed Up Chameleon Wheels

Mixed Up Chameleon Wheels Needs: copy of Eric Carle’s The Mixed Up Chameleon 1 paper plate 1 coffee filter 1 brad fastener (Bradley clip) googly eye glue For coloring either: washable markers spray bottle of water -OR- liquid water color eye dropper Read The Mixed Up Chameleon Cut a chameleon shape out of the paper plate, leaving…

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Week Of The Young Child

Our children are something we care about, love, and focus on year round. So why is there a “Week Of The Young Child”? The purpose of this week isn’t just to give us another chance to talk about our children, it’s a chance to look at the entire picture of your child. It’s a chance…

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Bluebird Murals

      Bird’s Nest Mural Needs: White, Blue, and Red Construction Paper Markers, Crayons, Or Colored Pencils Straw Scissors Glue Start off by having your child cut out a circle from the white paper. Older children can then cut out a bird shape from the blue paper. -OR – Have your younger child cut out…

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Handprint Eagles

Handprint Eagles Needs Brown paint White, brown, and orange construction paper Buttons or other round objects for eyes Glue Scissors Paint your child’s hand and have them place them on the paper to make the wings for your eagle. Have your child cut out a body from the brown paper that will be wide enough…

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April Showers

   April Showers Needs: Blue or gray construction paper Cotton balls Blue yarn Hole puncher Have your child cut out a cloud shape. Glue the cotton balls on one side of the cloud. When dry repeat on the other. Punch holes in the bottom of the cloud. Tie the blue yarn to the holes. (Optional)…

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Catching Snowflakes Craft

Needs: Construction Paper Glue Scissors Ribbon Yarn   Start with a sheet of construction paper (shades of blue work very well). Have the children cut out a big circular shape for the head and a small one for the nose. Cut out a mouth, tongue, and teeth and glue them on. Use yarn for the…

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