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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Pencil Quills

So fun to use and sooo easy too!   I bought feathers from Michael’s craft store and used masking tape to attach them to the tops of the pencils. The kids loved using them while learning about Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims.

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Blacklight Party Fun!

Blacklight Party for Kids Supplies: Highlighters Paper White T-Shirts Glow Sticks, Bracelets or Glow Necklaces Blacklights Mirror Some other things that look like they would be fun to use with the blacklight–but are kind of expensive: UV-Reactive Gaffer tape Blacklight Paint UV-Reactive Balloons 1)  Set up a mirror in a room that can be completely…

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients Latte: 1/2 cup black coffee 3/4 cup whole milk 2-3 TB pumpkin puree, depending on the pumpkin flavor desired (fresh or canned) 3 TB pure maple syrup (where to buy) 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (where to buy or homemade) 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (homemade) Whipped Topping: 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (homemade) 1 TB honey…

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Pumpkin Quesadillas

Try making a fun Halloween lunch for your kids this fall season! You can make these cute mini pumpkin quesadillas by using just two ingredients! I think any child would love to be served this meal or even to help make it. Materials Needed: Two tortillas Cheese Knife/Scissors Re-fried beans/ sour cream (optional toppings) Start…

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