I am a mom of 4 kids(13,12,10 and 8)who taught preschool for 2 years.
I hope you can use this blog as a resource to find fun activities to do with your children. Some ideas are new, while others have been around a while. This is a place where I can store all our activities without having to actually have to store them in my attic. I hope you find some fun and easy ideas.
Since crickets are considered good omens in many countries, I thought we would make some to help bring us some good luck for the New Year !!!!
Plus they are easy to make, cute and the kids like playing with them.
We used: Doll clothespin (round head), paint (green or yellow), chenille stems (green), small wiggly eyes, paint brushes and glue. First, paint the clothespin and allow time to dry. Place a small amount of glue on the chenille stem, insert it into the clothespin split, and bend it into legs. Repeat making 2 more sets of legs. Glue on eyes.
OH my Goodness !! Can you believe it is only one week until Christmas ?
I know everyone is busy getting ready, but if you have had time to do any kid projects, please share. Also, if you have a favorite Christmas projects or Christmas traditions you have done in the past, please share those too.
Thanks to all who participate, have a great weekend.
Cheyanne turned Cody into Santa Claus. This is a fun and easy craft. We used: A picture, cotton balls, scissors, glue, construction paper and a marker. Cut out the face from the picture. And cut out a hat and jacket. Draw on buttons. Add cotton balls to decorate. I need to thank Brooks for the idea!!!!!
Every year we made Birthday Cards to Jesus. I hope this is a reminder to the kids, what Christmas is really is about. We use: Construction paper, old Christmas cards, scissors and glue. We cut out the pictures and glue them on to the paper to make a card.
It is a simple craft, that is a reminder of what Christmas is really about.
Cheyanne and I made these paper cup angels. We used: Paper cup and/or Dixie cup, craft glue, muffin cups, 1 large circle and 2 small circles from foam or paper for the face and hands, gold chenille stem, markers, heart shape gem or paper, and something for hair. I do not know what it is called, that I used for hair. Draw the face and fingers on the circles. Glue on hair and halo to the head. Glue head and hands to the cup.
Fold the muffin cups in half and glue on to the back of the cup.
Today, the girls and I strung some colorful garland. We used: Yarn, Fruit Circle Cereal, and Chenille stem. I tied the yarn to a piece of chenille stem to use as a needle. The girls and I threaded and snacked. I think it was a perfect addition to our homemade tree.