Magnetic Craft Foam Tangrams
Learn how to make tangrams that will keep the kids entertained for quite awhile. This seven piece set can be used to make a large variety of designs. You can even do what Karin from Leigh laurel Studios did and …

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Water Bottle Sculpture
This creative project is a great way to encourage kids to use their creativity and it is also a great way to recycle plastic bottles. Use Vicki’s suggestions, shared in this blog post, but also make sure you let …

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Plaster of Paris Sand Prints
If you are headed to the beach anytime soon, you might want to grab some craft supplies to take with you. Read through this tutorial and learn how Jen from Balancing Beauty & Bedlam and her family created unique souvenirs …

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Painting on Wet Glue
The finished result of this project is actually a wonderful sun catcher: however, Tammy from Housing a Forest decided to focus this post more on the process. You will hardly blame her when you see the pictures. It is obvious …

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Crepe Paper Flag Craft
Start planning for 4th of July now by making a large flag just like this one shared by Jodi from Meaningful Mama. Hang it up in honor of Flag Day (June 14th) and leave it in place until Independence …

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Puppet Making Kit
While you might think that this homemade puppet making kit would be great to share around the holidays, but I am sharing it now because I think it can be a wonderful thing to surprise kids with when the summer …

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Crayon Name Storytelling Activity
Nothing is quite as inspiring as a new box of crayons…  Discover how Jill, from A Mom With a Lesson Plan, used a new box of crayons to encourage her kids to write their own stories.

She started out …

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Race Car Math
No little boy or little girl will be able to resist this fun game that will help them learn and practice math skills. Sarah, from Frugal Fun for Boys, had her boys choose 20 Hot Wheel cars and she …

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Kandinsky Citric Fizz
This activity is a fun way to combine an art history lesson and a science experiment. Brigette, from Life Lesson Plans, taught her kids about Wassily Kandinsky and chemical reactions at the same time. Many of us have done …

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Alphabet Learning with Chalk & Rocks
Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the funnest. Dyan, from And Next Comes L, came up with this idea to give her boys a project to do with sidewalk chalk. They started off by taking a walk to gather …

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7 science lessons with free printables

 

 

Budding scientists will love learning about the world around them with these 7 great science lessons, complete with free printables.  Kids will enjoy learning about the basics of the scientific method, the life cycles of plants and insects, …

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Rainbow Batik
When I found this project, I immediately went on a search around my home for a plain white anything I could try this with! Such a fun project to do with the family or even with a larger group of …

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Easy Lapbooks

Lapbooks are a great way to encourage kids to explore more about and have fun with different themes. These themes can be something more general, like the Mammel Lapbook Printables offered by Kirsten, or they can focus on a specific …

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Make a Reading Journal
If you are looking for a way to make reading more fun for your kids, check out this idea shared by Kaley on Less Than Perfect Parent. She made a reading journal with her daughter so they could keep …

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Tessellation Art for Kids

I find anything made using tessellations (A pattern made of identical shapes that fit together without any gaps and they do not overlap) fascinating. How about you?

Jodi, from Meaningful Mama, felt that same way so she did this …

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