2 Preschool Art Activities as Sweet as Strawberries

Simple Preschool Art and Math Activity using Strawberry Baskets

Preschool art activities can be inspired from anything!  Kids Activities Blog loves these two simple preschool art activities created with something that was left over from summer.  Isn’t it grand to find something to do with things that you already have at home?  Check out how strawberry baskets end up teaching both art and math… […]




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Homemade Baby Toy for Older Siblings to Make

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When I was pregnant for my third baby I was always looking around for things that would help my other two children share in the excitement of a new baby in the house.  Having activities for our kids lined up seems to help ease the transition and forestall feelings of jealousy a bit when older […]




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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 […]




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Websites for Children: Learning Online!

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Our kids LOVE playing computer games for kids.  I am amazed at how quickly they learned how to manipulate a mouse and navigate webpages.  We featured some of our favorite learning apps over the past few days, our free educational apps list is terrific and we have another list of Best Apps for Kids including […]




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Human Body System – learn about it!

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We are learning about the human body, what organs we have, what systems work together to form our bodies.  We are learning what the purposes of the various organs are and where they are located.  This is a great fall activity to do together as a family especially as there are so many skeletons and […]




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Printmaking: String Art

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Printmaking Printmaking is a fun activity that can be done a lot of different ways. You can make prints from woodcuttings, carved rubber, styrofoam, and even a painting on plastic. Basically, any raised surface that can be painted or inked may be suitable for printmaking. This printmaking idea is a twist on traditional string art. […]




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Felt: Apple Activity

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  Felt Apple Activity Your kids will enjoy this felt apple activity over and over throughout the year. My little guy loves the texture of felt and really enjoys playing with it so we have been working on lots of felt projects that you can check out over here.  If you are familiar with the […]




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Paper Crafts: Weaving

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My daughter loves paper crafts.  Playing with colorful construction paper, scissors, and glue sticks can keep her entertained for hours.  Recently she cut a lot of long strips of paper and it reminded me of this fun craft that I did when I was young. Paper Weaving Weaving paper is a wonderful craft project for […]




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Handprint Art: Owls

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Another fun hand print project! The past few months, Rory has been very into birds.  She loves all kinds of birds; ducks, flamingos, roosters, eagles, and owls.    Owls are one of Rory’s new favorite animals, she has a book called; “Say Hello to the Snowy Animals,” that she loves.  One of the pages has […]




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Games 4 Kids: Memory Game

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Can you tell what object was placed under the green cup? Look at the picture above and see what object is there, but is not in the picture below. Memory Game We had fun taking turns hiding objects from each other. My son decided I was too good at the game and needed to have […]




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Paper Crafts: Make a Boat

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Our summer has been filled with trips to coastal locations- Hawaii, North Carolina, Virginia, and Big Sur. My toddler and preschooler have spent a lot of time in the water and have been really excited by all of the boats they’ve seen. Today I wanted to share a simple paper boat craft we created based […]




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Paper Activity: Shape Monsters

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My son, like many kids I know, loves monsters. He likes to pretend monsters are coming over for parties. He likes to paint monsters. He was thrilled when I made him these 3D paper monsters from an origami paper cup. He had me drawing silly faces the other day. (He likes telling me what to […]




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Sense of Sound: Matching Game

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I love shopping the clearance section when major holidays pass – you never know what you’re going to find or when you might use it, but it’s nice to stock up on random inexpensive things.  For example, when all of the Easter items were 75% off, I grabbed a bag of plastic eggs, but had […]




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Back to School Activities

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It is hard to believe that we are talking about Back to School already!  The summer always seems to fly by, filled with fun activities, play dates, and staying up late. So to commemorate one last week of summer fun, we try to make the most of it with a “Back to School Week of […]




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Outdoor Adventures: Animal Hunt

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  Outdoor Adventures: Animal Hunt Sometimes my children need some imaginative prompts to set them off in their outdoor adventures. This simple animal hunt outdoor adventure is sure to have your little ones happily running, jumping and searching through your garden.   You’ll need an assortment of toy animals for your animal hunt. Have your […]




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Traveling with Children

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I recent flew cross country with my 1.5 and 3 year old. Here is what we carried with us to get us through the adventure of traveling with children: Early Literacy Imagine Cards – These cards are for your children to create stories. They are easy to carry and carry a big punch. Mini Board […]




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No Sew, No Glue Homemade Tutu

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Whenever we go out to the mall or playground Rory and I see little girls wearing cute little tutu skirts.  They are completely adorable and, in my opinion, completely overpriced!  I have looked at buying some for Rory, and have seen them on sale for about $20- $30.  I have a hard time spending that […]




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Vacation Essentials: Packing for a Playful Trip

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What are your vacation essentials when you’re packing for a trip with the kids? Space is always limited in our suitcases but I always like to make sure I have something to keep the children entertained wherever we are, and whatever the weather. Packing for a Playful Trip My number one item I always make […]




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Dinosaur Craft: Pasta Necklace

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Dinosaur Pasta Craft My boys adore dinosaurs. They love they way dinosaurs look. They love dinosaur names. They love playing with their dinosaur toys. They love pretending to be dinosaurs. As I do our weekly grocery shopping, I spot dinosaur pasta. How could I resist? With so many varieties of pasta, the pasta craft possibilities seem endless. Make […]




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Early Learning: How To Tie A Shoe

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  A Fun Way to Learn How To Tie A Shoe Is your child at that stage where they are learning to lace but still haven’t mastered tying?  Lacing and tying are excellent activities for children to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  This early learning shoe activity will help encourage them in these […]




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Memory Craft: Shells

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My husband and I love the beach, and our boys are following in closely in our footsteps. This summer we spent time with my parents in Aruba. It was a great time together and I wanted to create something special with our boys as a reminder of our vacation. Shells from the Beach While at […]




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Handprint Art in the Garden

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When the sun is shining and the children are feeling creative my girls love nothing more than heading out into the garden and creating some big, messy, joyful art. The extra space the garden offers, and the fact that tidying up is that much easier when you can just get out the garden hose to wash […]




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Chalk Drawings – Creating a Face

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Your driveway can become the perfect canvas for creating a portrait.  All you need is some chalk and a few treasures from around your yard. Chalk Drawings A simple chalk drawn oval in the color of your child’s choice is all that is needed to start the portrait making process. After drawing an oval for […]




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Busy Hands: Colanders, Coffee Stirrers, and Cheese Shaker

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After seeing a post on Chasing Cheerios, I went to the dollar store in search of a parmesan cheese shaker.  I was very happy when I found one!  Since I have a baby at home too, I was a little worried about the use of toothpicks (which was the item she used), so I went […]




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The Olympics for Children: Edible Olympic Torches

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Are you planning on watching the Olympics with the family? Do you have a favorite Olympic sport you like to watch?  I am always amazed at all the sports that make it into the Olympics, so fun. Here is a fun snack to get your kids in the Olympic spirit. We had our own backyard […]




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Trash to Treasure: Make It New with Stickers

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Trash to Treasure I love to browse garage sales for objects that I can turn from trash to treasure.  It’s a fun way to recycle items and put them to good use again. My most recent find was for my little girl and she helped to personalize it and make it like new with stickers. […]




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Craft Things To Make: Bird Nests

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We were walking outside in our backyard and Rory noticed all of the pinecones and sticks that had accumulated on the ground.  She immediately begin picking them up, throwing them, and kicking them. I tried to think of craft things to make with these great items from nature.  I decided to combine Rory’s two favorite […]




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Creative Learning: Use Edible Ink

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You can encourage creative learning in your child by giving them unusual materials to work with.  How about giving them some edible ink the next time they are completing a worksheet? What is edible ink? It is super easy to make and it tastes great too.  There are only 2 ingredients:  yogurt and food coloring! […]




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Art for Kids: Food Coloring Tie Dye

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On Father’s Day Weekend, my preschooler and I were busy filling up ice cube trays with food coloring and water and made a few spills.  After mopping up our mess with some paper towels, we realized that we accidentally had come upon a beautiful Paper Towel Tie Dye art activity. Materials paper towels water food […]




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Bubbles: Easy Art

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Colored bubbles and paper can make an easy art project that is fun to make and beautiful too. To make easy art with bubbles, you will need: Large sheet(s) of white paper Masking tape Food colouring Bubble soap (See our DIY Bubble Mix Recipe or DIY Baby Bath Bubble Solution recipe for bubble soap) Bubble blowing […]




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