Coffee Filter Earth

This easy craft is perfect for young children to do on Earth Day Supplies needed: Coffee filter Washable markers Spray bottle with water Steps: Color the coffee filter with the markers(it doesn’t have to be fully colored in, scribbling is acceptable) Spray the coffee filter to have the colors leach and bleed together  

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How is Our Summer Camp Different?

How is summer camp different at Small Hands Big Dreams? Our summer camp is the perfect balance of education and fun. You will see children engaged in hands-on activities, working together and having a great time. Our one of a kind summer camp allows the children to decide what they want to learn and how…

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Family of the Month – April 2016 (Mentor)

Small Hands Big Dreams Learning Center, one of the premier preschools in Mentor Ohio, would like to introduce to you our April Family of the Month: The LoConti family! The LoConti’s enjoy going for bike rides, going roller skating, going to pumpkin’s cabin, and going to church. Their favorite family meal is tacos. They have…

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Easter Lambs

Make adorable little lambs with this easy Easter craft! What you’ll need: Cotton balls Black and White construction Paper Googly Eyes Scissors Glue   Steps: Cut out a large circle from the white paper Cover the circle with glue (Teacher tip: For younger children fill a small dixie cup partially with glue and have your…

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Fun Springtime Crafts for the Kids

Spring has sprung! It’s time to open the windows and let that fresh air in! It’s time for flowers to start blooming! And to celebrate the return of color, Small Hands Big Dreams Learning Centers would like to share with you some colorful and cool springtime crafts to brighten up your day! About Me Rainbows…

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Bunny Photo Craft

Materials: White and pink construction paper Pink paint Photo of your child Cotton balls Glue   Directions: Paint your child’s feet pink and press them onto white construction paper. Let dry Trace a larger circle and a smaller circle (larger = body, smaller = head) and cut out Cut out 2 pink Bunny ears Cut…

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Teacher of the Month – March 2016 (Mentor Preschool)

Mentor Preschool Teacher of the Month Small Hands Big Dreams, one of the top schools in Mentor Ohio would like to introduce to you our March Employee of the Month: Miss Carissa! Miss Carissa has been with us for 6 months now, is our lead Toddler teacher, and she has already made a huge impact…

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Little Leprechauns

Materials: Green, Black, Yellow, Brown, Orange construction paper Black marker Shamrock, hat, boots, hand, and arm patterns (you can find these templates on Google) Picture of your child’s face Child Safe Scissors Glue or Glue Stick Directions: 1. Trace shamrock and hat onto green construction paper 2. Trace boots onto black construction paper 3. Trace arms onto brown…

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