Paper Bag Nest Counting Game
This time of year there are plenty of birds flying around building nests so I think this educational project is very timely.

Niccola, from An Idea on Tuesday, had some paper bags left over so she had some fun …

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Two Simple Shamrock Games
While Allison, from No Time for Flashcards, created these games for her kindergartener, they can be easily modified for younger and older children. She used craft foam supplies she found at the dollar store to make both of these …

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Alphabet Sounds Fishing and Matching Game
Not only can you use this homemade game to teach young kids the alphabet, you can use it to encourage older children to spell words. Anna was inspired to make this project when she got a great deal on a …

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Bee Theme Number Matching Game

These adorable bees, made out of chenille stems and pom-poms, will happily help your kids practice counting; however, I think they are adorable enough to use for other uses. Perhaps make them into magnets to hang on the refrigerator?

Carissa, …

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Make Your Own Play Doh Picture Mats
Get kids coloring in a different way, filling in the lines with Play Doh! You don’t have to be an artist to be able to make these reusable, laminated pictures — simply follow these little drawing tricks shared by Lisa …

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No-Sew Fabric Puzzle

Learn how you can make colorful puzzles for all your favorite kids both young and old. All you need is a piece of fabric with a large print, felt, and fusible web. You can cut simple puzzle shapes for younger …

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DIY Marble Run from Toilet Rolls

You might want to start saving toilet paper rolls now so you can have the kids try this fun game. Nicolette from, Powerful Mothering, explains how she created this marble run using 11 toilet paper rolls, a cardboard base, tape, …

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Mini Olympics Ice Hockey and Figure Skating

If you have a family full of hockey fans, like mine, you can make your own miniature hockey rink and challenge each other to hockey games while you watch the Olympic hockey games. You can even make your own fans …

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Sound Matching Valentine Hearts

Besides being a reason to give candy and cards to your friends and sweeties, you can use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to help kids practice letter and sound recognition. Mandi, from Moments With Mandi blog, shows how easy it …

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Thought I would share some printables and lesson plans for older kids. My daughter hates Math. I don’t know if this is because we ask her to work on it or if she really just hates it. I can’t really …

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Checkers1Nothing says hot summer nights quite like an outdoor checkerboard game. Why not make your own and teach your kids how to play?! Grab some lemonade, start collecting your bottle caps and get to playin! Find the tutorial over at …

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Here’s a cute idea to spend some quality time with your kids talking about how much you heart them.  Enjoy this game craft with your kid from Meaningful Mama.

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Make a Game for Number Learning at B-InspiredMama.com

Here is an easy game to put together that your children will love to play. It teaches them their numbers as well as counting. You can find the instructions over at B-Inspired Mama which is a great craft site!!…

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Kids Grocery Cards 2Sometimes I get a little anxiety as I unload my three children to do a major grocery shopping. This game is the perfect thing to keep them focused and occupied on something other than the exit! Head on over to …

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So this isn’t directly about a craft, but I just had to post about it anyway. I’m sure we can come up with some way that this relates to crafts and lesson plans right? This game involves stacking the conversation …

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