15 {Easy} Easter Crafts for Preschoolers

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These Easter crafts are lots of fun and are perfect for the young ones because they’re adorable but super easy.  If you’ve got spring fever and are ready to start crafting for Easter with your preschoolers, these will definitely get you started. We found these and so much more fun over on our Facebook page and our activity […]

11 Quick Crafts {That Foster Meaningful Connections}

11 Quick Crafts {That Foster Meaningful Connections}

We love making quick crafts with our kids.  It’s such a good feeling to do something creative and really connect with our little ones.  Here are some fun things to do with your kids that foster really meaningful connections. This amazing list of quick crafts is inspired by Crafting Connections.  11 Quick Crafts {That Foster […]

Colorful Finger Prints Make the Perfect Preschool Fall Craft

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This Preschool fall craft is perfect for little finger tips!  It is something that can be made at home to celebrate the beautiful colors of the fall season while also making a sweet keepsake of your little ones foot print and finger prints making it a treasured preschool fall craft. My daughter and I have […]

Preschool Fall Crafts – A It’s Playtime Roundup

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We love doing fall crafts with our preschoolers.   Thank you!!!  In our weekly Wednesday afternoon Kid’s Meme, It’s Playtime, there have been dozens of autumn activities linked up over the years!! There are tons of great activities for kids linked up each week. With the deepening days and the crisper temps – it’s the perfect […]

Turkey Craft Round-up

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Welcome to another week of It’s Playtime!  This week we are featuring recent link-ups of turkey crafts.  There were so many ideas linked up last week – thanks for making our weekly kids meme a success!  Thanks also to my co-hosts: Let the Children Play, The Imagination Tree, Messy Kids and Hands On: As We […]

Thanksgiving Crafts: Turkey Handprint Apron

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These adorable Turkey Handprint Aprons make wonderful gifts for your Thanksgiving guests & are a fun craft to do as you wait for the big day to arrive. I purchased plain white aprons in the restauraunt supply section of my local Sam’s Club.  If you don’t have a membership to a warehouse store, check online for Restauraunt Supply […]

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

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I was inspired by seeing all the Christmas craft supplies at Factory Direct Crafts to come up with something simple and fun to do with my kids with the clear glass Christmas ball ornaments. Surely this is something that my kids could help me do that we could give as gifts and decorate our own […]

Thanksgiving Crafts: Candle Dipping

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    Add an extra special touch to your holiday table this year…dip your own candles!  This is a fun project to do with kids, and they will take great pride in contributing to the holiday table.   You could purchase new wax at the craft store, but for this project I dug through my cabinets […]

Playtime Clay Craft

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Today’s featured activity from It’s Playtime is so simple! I love how Liberty, and her girls over at Our Creative Day, used air drying clay and nature items found around their home to create stunning ornaments. . . Many thanks to my co-hosts, for making this weekly link-up a lot of fun! If you are […]

Halloween Crafts: Recycled Bottle Cap Spiders

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You can keep some plastic bottle caps out of the landfill by recycling them into this fun Halloween craft project. Supplies: Plastic bottle caps like you find on gallon milk jugs Paint and paint brush for spider body Pipe cleaners for spider legs Googly eyes Glue (hot glue preferred but kids have more fun with […]

Activities for 4 Year Olds

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Four year olds love life and enjoy creating, tinkering, and exploring. Here are some of my favorite activities that I have used to help engage and interact with my four year olds. Build your own blocks from a tree.  These Tree Blocks are great for re-creating “natural” scenes. If you have pencils (or pens) toilet […]

Color Experiments – An It’s Playtime Round Up

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Kids love to color, love mixing the colors, love exploring with color – the brighter the better. Here are a few of my favorite color experiments that were linked up during last week’s It’s Playtime. Many thanks to my co-hosts for making this a great kid’s meme! Be sure to check out their blogs to […]

Crafts for kids… in the car (#KOAcampfire)

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This Monday night, October 3rd, 9pm CST, I am joining Toni of Happy Housewife on the KOA Campfire Community to talk about kids, traveling, and ways to keep youngsters entertained for long hours in a car. In anticipation of that live chat (Oh, make my day and join us!!), we are featuring our favorite crafts […]

Activities for 3 Year Old

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Three year olds are curious, active – at least mine seem to have an endless supply of energy.   They are beginning to make comparisons and differentiate patterns, colors and love to play pretend.  Here are just a few of our favorite three year old activities.  These activities were gleaned in part from from our weekly […]

Kids Meme: It’s Playtime

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Every week on Wednesday afternoons we host a kids meme called “It’s Play Time”.  Hundreds of fun ideas of ways you can play with and enjoy your kids are featured each week from bloggers around the world.  Below are some of my favorite posts that were recently linked up. . Make time to play. At […]

Exploring Chemical Reactions: Vinegar “Dropping”

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Sometimes, you just need 10 minutes to catch your breath, answer a phone call, send an email, or get dinner started.  It never fails…when you need to do something without little ones under foot, that’s when they need you the most!   This quick, easy, & interesting activity will keep kids of all ages occupied for […]

Craft Kits: A Creative Gift Idea for Kids (& a giveaway!!)

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Are you looking for gift ideas for creative kids – these kits are perfect!  Green Kid Crafts is a company that is mom-made and mom-run, and you can tell!  They understand kids and are spot-on with instructions.  Our kids love the variety and textures of the supplies included in the kits.  Congrats to April who […]

It’s Playtime Link Party

Natural Crafts for Kids

It’s time for another It’s Playtime Kids Activity Meme! I love getting to browse all the suggested activities and I hope you are too! This meme is up and running every Thursday morning (published sometime in the night Wednesday) and links submitted appear on this site as well as my pals: Hands on: We Grow […]

Fantastic Friday: Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!

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Want some decorating ideas?  Nifty ways to tie your shoes?  Want to make some adorable baby booties? Want to know how to make your shoes last longer?  Have an aspiring dancer (or a kids who likes to make noise)?  Maybe some of these ideas will inspire you!